Milwaukee M12 3/8" electric ratchet. Now with less worn out shoulders and forearms!

Is your arm tired from the constant ratcheting of the endless nuts and bolts that litter your engine bay? Let the Milwaukee 3/8th electric ratchet do it for you! Your retirement age self will thank you in the future.

If I am working on my Subaru, this tool is probably not too far away.  Milwaukee 3/8th electric ratchet

If I am working on my Subaru, this tool is probably not too far away. Milwaukee 3/8th electric ratchet

Being just slightly bigger than your typical 3/8th ratchet you will find the the jobs this can complete is near limitless. Instead of wearing yourself out you can just pull the trigger and allow the electricity do the work

s much as I like my favorite 3/8ths ratchets, I am always happy to let the Milwaukee do the bulk of the work.

s much as I like my favorite 3/8ths ratchets, I am always happy to let the Milwaukee do the bulk of the work.

My favorite jobs for this tool are running nuts/bolts down snugly which allows me to quickly torque them with the proper tool. Jobs like valve covers, spark plugs, oil pans, intake manifolds, belts, hose clamps and etc, are made so much easier with this tool. The tool has just enough power to snug the bolt down without overdoing it and snapping off bolts. Then pull out your trusty torque wrench and finish off the job.

Putting my Group N trans mount up, the Milwaukee helps get the job done. Running the mount bolts down to allow the torque wrench to finish the job.

Putting my Group N trans mount up, the Milwaukee helps get the job done. Running the mount bolts down to allow the torque wrench to finish the job.

A few weak points of this tool are the fact that it’s breakaway torque is quite low and thus must either be loosened with another tool or using the electric ratchet as a normal ratchet to break the fastener free. Which is a bit tricky, given it’s shorter length and the battery being at the end of the ratchet. When putting a good amount of force through this ratchet you can may feel the plastic twist a bit. Then again, maybe it shouldn’t be used on bolts that need that much force.

The best of buddies. My 3/8th socket sets from Grey Pneumatic and my Electric ratchet, they spend countless hours together.  Milwaukee 3/8th electric ratchet

The best of buddies. My 3/8th socket sets from Grey Pneumatic and my Electric ratchet, they spend countless hours together. Milwaukee 3/8th electric ratchet

It’s ratchet design also allows it to get in many places other electric impacts and drivers just can’t fit into. The led light mounted on the ratchet also helps illuminate the the fastener you are attempting to undo or tighten down.

Hanging out with other members of my Milwaukee family.

Hanging out with other members of my Milwaukee family.

Overall I truly enjoy this tool and find it amazingly useful in many facets. I love to use it alongside my 3/8 Milwaukee impact/driver for the one two punch. Allowing me to utilize two different socket sizes without swapping them out on one tool.


One of my all-time favorite photos, showing off just a few tools and the little electric ratchet.

One of my all-time favorite photos, showing off just a few tools and the little electric ratchet.

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