If you work in or own a garage where cars and other vehicles are repaired on a regular basis, you will no doubt be familiar with tools such as wrenches, the aim of which is to help you achieve more with the tool that you would using your strength alone.

Often, wrenches use an air compressor system to help you produce a large amount of torque for a minimal amount of effort. For example, a tool such as an impact wrench – often known as a ratchet wrench – uses an air compressor to complete tasks such as turning bolts and other fasteners. As you might expect, these types of air compressors are particularly popular for use in garages and for other bodywork purposes.

When choosing air compressor systems such as ratchet wrenches, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. One is that there are different varieties of air compressor wrenches available, so it’s important to evaluate your needs so you can choose the one with the level of power that would be best for you. It can also be useful to choose a tool with a pistol grip to aid comfort and ease of use.