Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review
REVIEW OVERVIEW
Features
Quality
Performance
Value

Another member of the Ryobi Airstrike family of Cordless Nailers is the Brad Nailer. Ryobi has really changed the cordless nailer market with their Airstrike Nailers. Operating on their ever popular 18V ONE+ line of batteries, Ryobi continues to bring budget-friendly tools to their lineup. This Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer isn’t brand new to the market, but we still felt it was worth another look. Can Ryobi continue their well earned high praise with the Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer? I put it to the test, so about our Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review to find out.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review Overview

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Brad Nailers, in general, are one of the most useful tools a homeowner can have. In fact, if you asked me the top five tools a new homeowner should own, a Brad Nailer would be right in the middle of it. They use 18 GA nails, perfect for an array of applications without causing massive holes. Their best asset is their overall versatility. I can’t count the times I’ve pulled mine out to make even the simplest job, just a bit easier. Prior to this Ryobi, I used a standard compressor powered brad nailer. Even with the hassle of filling the compressor and wrestling with hoses and cords, I still used the brad nailer more than I ever imagined. Now, a cordless version takes away the hassle, and I find myself using it even more than before.

The Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer comes packaged with the bare tool, a manual, a pack of 500 1-1/4 nails, and a belt clip.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review Features

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

The Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer can shoot up to 1700 nails per charge, and the bare tool clocks in at 5 pounds.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

The Ryobi Brad Nailer works with the Ryobi 18V ONE+ battery allowing for easy interchanging on a wonderful battery platform.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Selectable drive shift with single sequential or contact actuation allows for ultimate customization for the user. In Contact actuated mode, the user can shoot up to 60 nails per minute.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

The rubberized molding makes the tool comfortable to hold and prevents slipping.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer ReviewThe trigger is a standard trigger that provided the perfect responsiveness to a users pressure.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Tool-free depth-of-drive adjustment allows for easier adjustments to the nail depth to suit the application. This is important for those looking for minimal patching, and a minor turn of the knob allows for ultimate control.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

The included non-marring pads keep the work surface free of any damage while using the gun.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

The LED lights are operated by a simple button just below the trigger, as always these lights help illuminate the workspace and provide better visibility for the user.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review The Ryobi Brad Nailer has a slide open magazine that is simple to load and holds 105 nails at a time. Sizes range from 5/8 to 2 inches, covering a wide range of applications.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Tool-less jam release for easy access to clear nails, simply open the latch and clear the jam, this feature is easy to use, although I had no jams to clear in the time I’ve owned it.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Rear air- pressure knob allows for adjustments to be made by the user.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

The Ryobi Brad Nailer has both a Low-nail indicator and Dry-fire lockout both preserves the life of the tool and preventing unintended damage to the workpiece.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

The included belt hook is installed with a simple screw and can be mounted on the right or the left side of the tool.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review Performance

The Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer performs flawlessly. In all the times I have used it, I have yet to have a jam or any truly discernable delay. The Brad Nailer consistently performed to the same standards as the Ryobi Cordless Pin Nailer I reviewed previously. The LED lights help to keep a clear firing sight, and the depth of drive adjustment worked flawlessly at allowing me to control the depth of drive depending on the application.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

You can see the size of the nails here, and notice the different head heights, these were slightly adjusted between shots just to show the sensitivity of the adjustments.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review Value

The Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer, model number P320 will set you back $129.00. For me, this is a wonderful value compared to other cordless brad nailers on the market. Not to mention, most compressor powered brad nailers fall right in that range. Ryobi has become absolutely known for their value based products, but they continue to set higher standards for features and performance. For me, this Brad Nailer is an excellent value and is one most homeowner can truly get their money out of. Professionals as well will see significant value in Ryobi’s conveniences and unique features for installing trim work and other household repairs, instead of lugging around a compressor and hoses.

Ryobi has an awesome battery lineup, and I tested with the 4.0 Ah 18V ONE+ battery. This battery individually retails on special at Home Depot for $79.00. Always remember though, their bundled batteries are absolutely the best way to increase the value even further.

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review Final Thoughts 

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Ryobi just can’t seem to make a mistake, at least lately. The entire line of Airstrike Nailers are awesome, check out the Ryobi Cordless Pin Nailer Review I did recently and more reviews are coming for them soon. I use Brad Nails for virtually everything, from making furniture to home improvements. A Brad Nailer is without a doubt one of the best investments you can make when building a tool collection. When looking for a nailer with features that lend itself to improved safety and performance but are also incredibly user-friendly, look no further than Ryobi. The Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer is another example of Ryobi sticking true to their roots by providing a quality tool at a reasonable price point.

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