If air powered ratchets are an option where you’re working, you might try the Znex CI-3120 cordless. It’s a bit chunkier than both a hand ratchet or an air-powered ratchet, but if you don’t have air and aren’t feeling like busting knuckles, the CI-3120 might fill the void.
The 3120 is powered by a 12V NiCd battery and comes packaged with a 45 minute fast charger — all in a molded case. Its business end features a 200 rpm free-load speed and delivers a claimed 45 ft-lb of max torque, though we’re a bit skeptical about that figure.
The $190 price tag is a bit hefty, too, when you consider that you could purchase a complete set of basic air tools and still have half left over to stash away towards an air compressor. And most air tools can deliver more torque as well.