Question about Astro Pneumatic 3/8" Palm Ratchet Wrench
Lets picture a helicopter. the rotors on top spin. Why doesnt the bottom part spin? it is controlled by a back rotor to keep from spinning. Same concept with the air ratchet. you have a loose bolt that you are putting back together. right now that bolt is loose. Once it tightens and stops, guess what is stopping that ratchet from turning? Your hand... good guess!! now lets say you have a Snap-On FAR 7200 air ratchet rated at SEVENTY foot-lbs... When that bolt tightens and stops turning, your HAND had BEST be prepared to take on that FULL SEVENTY pounds of torque! just a fair warning! I LOVE my air ratchet!!!
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
Air ratchets can hurt you. Please be careful if you are new to working with this type of tool. You can get your fingers caught between the ratchet and things you are working on, and due to the fact your hand is caught, your fingers are still pressing on the trigger you can't get loose. Watch for this and learn how to feather the trigger only going full throttle when you have room and a good hold on the ratchet.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Like any power tool, air tools are safe to operate when the proper precautions are followed. Always read and follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Jan 20, 2013 | Campbell Hausfeld 3/8" Ratchet
Place a catch pan under the drain valve of your Venture radiator.
Open the radiator valve and drain at least 2 quarts of coolant. Then close the drain valve.
Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly from the top of the engine to gain access to thev thermostat housing. Use a screwdriver and a ratchet and socket if necessary.
Disconnect the crossover exhaust pipe using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
Follow the upper radiator hose towards the engine to locate the thermostat housing.
Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing. Use a pair of rib joint pliers to loosen the clamp, and then slip it off the thermostat housing towards the radiator. Other Venture models may use a worm clamp type, which you can remove using a standard screwdriver or ratchet and socket.
Remove the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing by carefully twisting and pulling the hose off the fitting.
Unscrew the two mounting bolts from the thermostat housing using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket. Detach the thermostat housing from the engine.
Note the exact position of the thermostat so that you install the new one the same way. Then remove the thermostat and gasket.
Apply a light coat of room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) sealer to the threads of the thermostat housing bolts.
Set the new thermostat and new gasket in place.
Set the thermostat housing in place and start the two mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the bolts using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
Connect the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing.
Tighten the upper radiator clamp over the thermostat housing using the rib joint pliers, standard screwdriver or ratchet and socket.
Connect the crossover exhaust pipe using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
Install the air cleaner and duct assembly using the screwdriver or ratchet and socket.
Add coolant to the radiator using a 50/50 mixture of distilled water and anti-freeze.
Start the engine and check the upper radiator hose and thermostat housing for leaks
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