NitroCat 1200-K ½ Inch Kevlar Composite Air Impact Wrench Review 2017

NitroCat 1200-K ½ Inch Kevlar Composite Air Impact Wrench

Are you fed up of those old boring wrenches which really consume a lot of your labor while doing even small tasks? Don’t worry here is a great solution for you. Get ready to do even most difficult of the tasks with great ease. Composite air impact wrench brought to you by Nitro cat may be the magical device you had been looking for. This device comes with a twin clutch mechanism.


  • It weighs just around 5 pounds which is often considered quite light
  • The overall dimensions of the product are 9.2 x 8.5 x 3 which makes it very easy to control
  • It is air powered
  • It has a noise level of 86db
  • Hard hitting twin clutch mechanism
  • 950 hits per minute
  • Working torque of 200ft to 900lbs
  • 2 year parts and labor warranty

The manufacturer claims that this product is best in its class. This product is officially used by NHRA top fuel race teams. However all these are the facts claimed. Let us discuss the hands on experience of this machine:

Hands on experience

We used this tool to remove some 9 year old rusted out bolts. It worked excellently and did my work with great ease. The overall body of the machine is very comfortable to grip. The nuts came out in just a few moments with just one trigger and one squeeze. After using it for a few minutes we came onto this conclusion.


  • This tool has very reduced level of noise.
  • It even has a great level of retaining power.
  • It has a great working torque.
  • It is a great gun when it comes to loosen the stuck bolts.


  • Slow hits per minute
  • It has a lower reliability
  • Not suitable for general overall use

Nitrocat Wrench versus Competitors

Its major competition is with Aircat 1150 killer torque ½ inch Impact wrench. When compared to this wrench Nitrocat offer much less hits per minute of just 900 while Aircat comes with more than 1400 hits per minute. It almost covers up each and every lag which is left behind by Nitrocat and serves great in reliability and performance. Aircat is also much of a general use machine whereas Nitrocat being more efficient in loosening stuck bolts.

Customer Reviews and Rating


This product had around 325 reviews out of which 80% people reviewed it 5 stars. Out of which here is one of a positive comment.

“An awesome machine to use, Very handy and compact. I would say it is a little beast. It can help you everywhere ranging from changing tires or loosening bolts.”


However 3% customers gave it a 1 star.


All on all this NitroCat 1200-K 1/2-Inch Kevlar Composite Air Impact Wrench is a great product if you want it for some beginners purpose use. However, it’s a less powerful product when compared to its major competitor in same price range.