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My air ratchet does not work. Head will not turn and air comes out of breathing vents, like it seized up

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I put some lubrication oil into the air line then made sure that it goes in there by moving the anvil (1/2") back and forth then tapped the lower handle making sure the oil goes everywhere. it worked on mine.

Posted on Nov 05, 2011

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