NitroCat 1200-K Air Impact Wrench Review
The NitroCat 1200-K ½ inch Kevlar Composite Air Impact Wrench is considered one of the most powerful ½ inch air impact wrenches in its class. For great durability its housing is composed from Kevlar, the material used in bullet proof vests.
For greater operator comfort and to reduce fatigue during those big jobs it comes with an ergonomically designed handle. To reduce the noise generated whilst operating the unit comes with patented quiet technology, reducing the noise to 86 decibels.To cope with any task the NitroCat 1200-K comes with a hard hitting twin clutch mechanism. To keep dust and debris away from an operator face the unit is built with a patented through-the-handle exhaust.
- Most powerful 1/2-inch impact in its class; Durable Kevlar composite housing with ergonomically designed handle (reduces operator fatigue)
- Patented quiet technology (86 decibels)
- Hard hitting twin clutch mechanism
- Patented through-the-handle exhaust to keep debris away from face
- Easy operation flip lever – forward and reverse
The NitroCAT 1200-K ½ inch air impact wrench is considered a no non-sense, hard hitting 1/2-inch air impact wrench that will outperform anything within its class! In fact it is the preferred option for many NHRA Top Fuel Race teams. With all that power you would expect a torrent of noise but with patented technology the AIRCAT tool line substantially reduces the level of noise while keeping the power and torque.
When tested, results have shown that the 1200-K operates at between 82-86 dBa (decibels), far below the OSHA guidelines. The patented tuned exhaust muffler technology, in all the tools, allows discharged air to pass without developing back pressure, thus retaining more power, while significantly reducing noise.
AIRCAT has innovated through-the-handle exhaust design, which incorporates its revolutionary worldwide patented internal muffler/filter. The benefits of this design include reducing the hazards from breathing exhausted air particulates, the elimination of blow-by into the operators eyes and lungs as well as reduced noise during operation.
To relieve stress and fatigue on the operators hands, wrists and arms the unit incorporates a patented ergonomically engineered handle design. The handle offers better overall weight distribution producing a more balanced tool and that provides a unique grip that makes it easier to use for longer periods of time.
Customer Reviews of NitroCat 1200-K
Most customers could sum up the NitroCat 1200-k ½ in a few words powerful, dependable, light, and quiet. It is considered by many to be one of the best models you can get on the market for your buck. It is fairly light weight for the power it has. And many customers are happy that this gun is a lot quieter than most others for those longer jobs. It has great torque specs in comparison to similarly priced wrenches.
The NitroCat 1200-K 1/2-Inch has been reviewed by 97 customers on Amazon with an impressive customer rating of 4.6 out of 5.
“Another fellow diesel mechanic bought this gun around 18 months ago, it has been used by every mechanic in the workshop everyday and is still performing extremely well.
This NitroCat has replaced my worn out Snap On gun, it totally out performs everything in our workshop, even some 3/4 guns. I’m very happy with the product and will definitely be purchasing further AirCat/NitroCat products.”
Mark Johnson, Amazon Customer Review
“Wheel bearing nut no problem. Greatest air tool I have purchased, everything I have thrown it at it it has taken care of. Highly recommended! Check out there fb page for the difference between the 2 models they sell.”
DJD “DJD”, Amazon Customer Review
“I work as a diesel mechanic. Don’t confuse the light weight and quietness for lack of power. I have taken off wheel nuts that were installed using a 1″ gun to 550 ft-lbs on max with no problems. I have taken off nuts that my shop’s noisy IR gun couldn’t take off.”
Lou, Amazon Customer Review
Whether you are a professional or hobbyist for the price there is no competition. The quality of the NitroCat 1200-K 1/2-Inch Kevlar Composite Air Impact Wrench is comparable to other, much more expensive air impact wrenches on the market.
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