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Milwaukee 3/8 Ratchet

Tools Review Milwaukee 3/8 Ratchet

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I got this as a Christmas present, so not sure the cost just to get that out of the way first.

So what are the thoughts, firstly it is the first powered ratchet i have used so it has taken time to get use to picking this up rather than the manual one in the toolbox.

Now i do use it quite a bit so now I feel i can give some points on this.

It is relatively small as this is the 12v version, this has actually been one of the best things about this that it gets into quite tight spaces, it really shines though when you have manual ratchet or spanner that you can hardly move once on the nut, we have all been there doing the one maybe two clicks at a time, where as this just powers them off in no time.
Again the speed of taking nuts off is far faster than manual, makes any removal or fitting much quicker.

Swapping direction is similar to many other ratchets so no great deal. So far it has not run out of charge while i have been using it during a day of work. Though if that is a problem you can get this with larger batteries, the one fitted is the slim 2amp version.

What it can't do is remove stubborn nuts, sometimes you need to crack them off first with your manual ratchet/spanner, though once started i find it powers though the rusted threads to get the nuts off.

Now I am use to using it, i would not do without, for me this is a good tool and worth having when working on a Land Rover, now i am hoping that i can get the extended reach version to give a bit more flexibility. Highly recommended.
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