*Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. Must be consulted before purchasing.
In the garage or car repair shop one of the key tools is a wrench. The pneumatic versions differ from the electric versions in terms of higher torque and better safety because they do not have sparking brushes. Air flow acts on an impeller, which creates a mechanical rotation of the tool. You only need a compressor with appropriate power and performance. Let’s find out what pneumatic nutrunners are time-tested and considered the best of those that are sold in Russian stores.
Rating of the best pneumatic wrenches
In compiling our list of the best pneumatic wrenches, we focused on the following parameters:
- maximum torque and the ability to adjust it;
- the size of the seating square;
- tool weight;
- ergonomics for a secure hold;
- the durability of the body in case of a fall;
- spindle speed;
- air consumption.
In addition to these features, the experts also looked at feedback from owners regarding reliability and other features. All this will help to more consciously approach the choice of a wrench, so as not to be disappointed in the purchase.
|Rating of the best pneumatic wrenches||1||JONNESWAY JAI-1054||9 700€|
|2||AIST 90146120||13 550€|
|5||Fubag IW900(100195)||7 710€|
|6||Wester PSS-10||5 300€|
|7||Thorvik AIW12717||4 690€|
On the first place the experts put a wrench from brand Jonnesway with torque of 920 Nm. Pneumatic impact wrench that spins the tool at up to 7000 rpm for high impact performance. The heads are fastened to a 1/2″ square. The manufacturer allows the pneumatic tool to work with nuts and bolts up to M16 in size. The supply of air to the actuator is through a connection 1/4F and inside the body is designed for pressure 6.2 atm. But the screwing force cannot be adjusted here. But the thick rubber pad on the handle perfectly damps vibration and makes the tool more comfortable to work with.
this pneumatic model stands out due to its reliability even in the toughest tire service conditions. Testimonials show that the impact wrench can handle more than one season with 20-30 cars coming in for “re-shoeing” every day. Owners are also happy that the pneumatic device works with a compressor with a capacity of 118 l / min, while competitors have this characteristic is up to 200 l / min and more.
- fits comfortably in your hand;
- The actual torque corresponds to the declared one;
- high-quality construction;
- Weak impact transmission to the handle.
- Sold in a box without a case;
- high cost;
- Tightening torque is not adjustable;
- the body scratches quickly.
Russian brand “Stork” offers a worthy competitor to foreign pneumatic nutrunners in the model 90146120. tool is made of metal and will withstand higher loads. Body surface is finished with rubber, which prevents slipping. Handle pad has two ridged spacers for extra grip and reliability. The impact wrench weighs 2.45 kg, and its dimensions are 77x220x230 mm. At a pressure of 6.The air tightener with a torque of 59 atm and an air consumption of 152 l/min confidently manages even with hardened fasteners. The 1200 Nm torque is adjustable, and forward and reverse rotation extends the reach of the handheld equipment.
Experts liked the speed of the spindle 10000 rpm, so it is the most high-performance model among pneumatic analogues. We recommend it for busy service stations, which allows fast mounting / dismounting.
- the torque is adjustable;
- long working life;
- Anti-slip coating on the handle;
- simple reversing switch;
- higher power.
- air flow rate of 152 liters per minute;
- high cost;
- only suitable for studs of passenger cars;
- it is sold in a paper box.
German brand Fubag produces a more affordable screwdriver with a tightening torque of up to 880 Nm. It can be reduced in three steps by turning the small round knob on the side. It protrudes on both sides of the body and is available for both right- and left-handed rotation. Flattening knob in housing reverses direction of chuck rotation. Requires compressor that can deliver up to 360 lpm for full pneumatic performance. In the reviews the owners share that in the second position the impact wrench tightens the wheel bolts very strongly – the subsequent check and retightening with a wrench is not necessary.
The nutrunner is notable because it comes in a plastic case that facilitates transportation and storage of the inventory. Even the pneumatic version comes with 10 heads and an extension, giving you the range you need to work with fasteners. This is relevant for the beginner and your own garage, to gradually assemble the right tool for self-repair auto.
- rotation with impact;
- easy tightening torque adjustment;
- Suitable for fasteners M27;
- 8000 rpm spindle speed.
- requires unscrewing the air connector for installation in the case;
- airflow rate is 360 l/min;
- Some are confused about torque control.
Among tested pneumatic wrenches, the experts found Wester PSS-10, which has a torque of 570 Nm and rotation speed of 7500 rpm. Model consumes up to 200 l of air per minute, which is fed from compressor through a valve with 1/4 inch connection. The tool weighs 2.4 kg. Includes Euro nipple, but can also be ARO/Orion – customer’s choice. The ratchet has a 1/2″ square locking ring that prevents the sockets from coming off even when the ratchet is lowered. Comes with an Allen wrench and grease gun.
The experts put the air tool in the list of the best because of the handy grip on the handle and the limiter at the end. The tool also has an optimal weight distribution with a T-shaped housing that reduces hand fatigue. Recessed wrap stiffness switch doesn’t cling to clothing, which means settings won’t get messed up.
- has a shock and reverse function;
- handy torque switch
- rubberized handle;
- low vibration;
- reasonable price.
- air flow 200 l/min.
Finally, a product from the Russian brand Thorvik. Pneumatic tools require a pressure of 6.3 atm with 133 l/min flow and produces a maximum torque of 717 Nm. But it can be reduced, and the direction of rotation reversed. The chuck speed reaches 7500 rpm. The impact wrench weighs 2.7 kg with a body length of 188 mm, so it is considered small among competitors. In reviews it is praised for its reliability when used not aggressively. Owners advise to connect the gun directly from the air reservoir through the moisture separator and to lubricate it more often, then the pneumatic tool will last a long time. Users are also happy that spare parts are available in most stores, so there are no problems with repairs even after the warranty expires.
We gave our attention to the impact wrench because of its excellent price-performance ratio. This is an unpretentious and rugged model for the garage. More pneumatic tool stands out for its advanced capabilities to adjust the hardness of the screwing. here a side regulator provides 5 positions for installation, what allows selecting a force for a concrete fastener more precisely.
- The thick rubber grip damps vibrations;
- Hardness can be adjusted with either hand
- affordable price;
- body length 188 mm.
- Can’t handle some wheel bolts.