Hammerhead by Ingersoll Rand – Impact Tool not Air Ratchet

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 The IR Ingersoll Rand Hammerhead impact tool at a recent trade show.
Summary: Ingersoll Rand introduced their newest air tool at a recent trade show in Orlando Florida. The new tool is an angled air tool with advantages of an air ratchet and the power of an impact gun. It has a 90 degree angle to fit in tight areas that a conventional impact gun will not access. The image above is of me trying out this monster at Ingersoll’s award winning booth in Orlando Florida on June 26, 2010. Read on for my tool review and more information on this new product.

The Ingersoll Rand Hammerhead takes a little getting used to. It may look like a ratchet however it is NOT. Just as an impact gun doesn’t allow you to feel the tightness after a fastener is ran down, the Hammerhead doesn’t either. Most are accustomed to checking the final torque with an air ratchet after a nut or bolt is tightened; the IR Hammer Head doesn’t allow you to do that. With that being said, this is a great tool. The head is low profile and has no openings to the mechanical parts that would allow dirt or grime to enter and cause wear like a conventional air ratchet. In tight areas a regular air ratchet’s head can be damaged if the external parts interfere with surrounding components of the car. 

Below is what the company has to say about the newly released Hammerhead Impact tool.
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From Ingersoll Rand, the company that invented the Impactool in 1934, comes a revolutionary product that is unlike any other on the market today. The Hammerhead Low Profile Impactool offers the power and speed of an impact with the reach of a ratchet, and it’s going to change the way you work. The combination of MAX power, MAX control, and MAX access now allows you to use an Ingersoll Rand Impactool for virtually any application. Say goodbye to awkward extensions and swivel sockets, and watch your productivity soar as you conquer tasks in minutes that once took you hours.
MAX Control: A feather-touch trigger, two-position forward power regulator, and conveniently located forward/reverse ring provide precise control.
MAX Access:A head height of under 2″ and reactionless torque allow you to safely use this powerful tool in tight spaces.
Knuckle-Saver reactionless torque eliminates kickback
Ingersoll Rand impact mechanism uses proprietary
advanced metallurgy, which provides increased durability 
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3 Responses
  1. dennisb - Auto Tool Sales :

    Date: December 11, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    Plenty of 3/8″ (IR2015) hammerheads and 1/2″ (IR2025) drives in stock at this time.



  2. dave :

    Date: December 16, 2011 @ 12:09 am

    I bought a hammerhead last summer. Nice tool, it soon became my favorite. Then,to my dismay, it fell from about 4′ and broke in two. Seems to me it should be a lot tougher than that. Now I need to by (if I can) a whole new cylinder assembly or a new tool. Not too happy with the lack of durability.

  3. dennisb - Auto Tool Sales :

    Date: December 16, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    Dave, sorry to hear about this. I know I’ve dropped my air ratchets and impact guns plenty of times over the years and have never had anything more than a new scuff mark or a broken air fitting. I’ve forwarded what you’ve said to Ingersoll Rand’s Customer Relationship Manager. I’ll get back with you when I hear back from him. Ingersoll has been terrific to deal with for other minor issues when they first rolled out the Hammerhead. Hopefully they can assist you in some way.

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