When to use 1 4 3 8 or 1 2 drive?

When to use 1 4 3 8 or 1 2 drive?

Drive sizes

  1. 1/4 inch – Used for smaller sockets and precision work.
  2. 3/8 inch – The middle sized, and in my opinion, most useful size for general use on a car.
  3. 1/2 inch – 1/2″ sockets are generally used for nuts and bolts from around 10mm and up.

How much torque does a Milwaukee 3/8 ratchet have?

55 ft-lbs.
The M12 Fuel 3/8″ Ratchet Has industry leading torque output at 55 ft-lbs. With up to a 20% smaller head size, it’s the most compact ratchet and allows access into tight spaces.

What is the most common ratchet size?

The most common ratchet sizes are ¼ inch drive, 3/8 inch drive, and ½ inch drive. There are also larger ratchet sizes including ¾ inch drive and 1-inch drive available. Most ratchets used with sockets contain a gear mechanism that is designed to allow for rotation in one direction only.

How do I know what size ratchet to buy?

Drive Hole indicates the size of the drive hole (also referred to as the “driver hole” or “square hole”), which determines the torque size of the driver tool you’ll need. For example, you’d use a ½-inch drive socket with a ½-inch drive ratchet. L indicates the overall socket length.

How strong is the Milwaukee ratchet?

Milwaukee M12 Fuel High-Speed Ratchet Features Like the other M12 FUEL ratchets, the new Milwaukee Cordless High-Speed Ratchets feature a brushless motor. These turn up the speed to 450 RPM while still managing to produce 35 ft-lbs of torque.

What’s the difference between m12 and M18 Milwaukee?

M18™ is the other most common battery size. Whereas M12™ is ideal for tools that require less power, the Milwaukee® battery M18™ is best for tools needed for heavier-duty jobs that require more power. This 18-volt battery features a larger design and base, which means it is a little heavier.

Which cordless ratchet has the most torque?

The AC Delco G12 Series 3/8-inch Cordless Ratchet develops 57 foot-pounds of torque, about as powerful as a cordless ratchet gets. You need the extra power for heavy construction or automobile engine work.

Is DeWalt going to make a cordless ratchet?

DeWalt Xtreme 12V Max Brushless 3/8 in. Another size variation, the DeWalt 3/8-inch Xtreme 12V cordless ratchet is much like the 1/4-inch listed above. It bears the same glass-filled nylon tool housing and you get the same 250 RPM maximum speed. The main difference between these two tools is power and torque.

What should I look for in a cordless ratchet?

Head size: A small ratchet head makes the tool more maneuverable. Weight distribution: The best cordless ratchet has balanced weight distribution and an ergonomic design, with the ratchet head and the handle weighing about the same. An unequal weight distribution makes the tool harder to hold and operate.

Are Milwaukee tools better than Ryobi?

Milwaukee drills come with extra features, more speed, and longer runtimes to fulfill the needs of professional and extreme DIYers; however, those extras come with a higher price tag. What is this? Bottom line—if you’re on a budget and you need a drill to do small jobs around the house, Ryobi is your best option.