Updated February 23, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 8 Best Cordless Ratchets

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Get ready to minimize your on-the-job fatigue or make your DIY projects fly with one of these cordless ratchets. Instead of relying on the manual strength of the user, they run on batteries to save you both effort and time. They're available as bare tools or in kits, and commonly offer between 30 and 55 foot-pounds of torque, which is enough for most general tasks. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best cordless ratchet on Amazon.

8. Bressanon Electric Kit

7. Prostormer Ratchet Wrench

6. Aoben 3/8-Inch Kit

5. Husky 12-Volt

4. ACDelco G12 Series

3. VonHaus Electric Wrench

2. Ingersoll Rand 1/2-Inch

1. Milwaukee M12 1/4-Inch Kit

Editor's Notes

February 21, 2019:

We looked at the offerings from some of the most popular tool companies, including Milwaukee, ACDelco, and Ingersoll Rand. The Milwaukee M12 is a top choice for several reasons, such as the fact that it fits right into the prevalent M12 system and that it's got plenty of little touches that make it a snap to use, such as an on-board fuel gauge. The Ingersoll Rand 1/2-Inch also has this usability, but it doesn't come cheap, so it's just not for everyone. For casual users, the ones who don't necessarily need to rely on their tools to make a living, the Aoben 3/8-Inch Kit and Prostormer Ratchet Wrench may be perfectly acceptable, but it's worth noting that they don't offer all of the beefy features found on more expensive, heavy-duty models. Users have to decide whether the extra usability is worth more of an investment.

Melissa Harr
Last updated on February 23, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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