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RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer
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18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer

  • Sleek design makes the nailer compact and light
  • Cordless design for efficiency and convenience on the jobsite
  • Includes compact 18-volt lithium-ion battery for extended use

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The RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer features a sleek design that makes it compact and light. The nailer is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can drive up to 500 nails per charge. It has a strip-style magazine that holds glue-collated fasteners. The nailer's trigger allows bump fire or sequential fire mode for high productivity and precise nail placement. The tool-free depth adjustment lets you consistently drive nails to the desired depth with accuracy to protect the work surface from overdriving.

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  • Strip-style magazine
  • Powerful lithium-ion battery drives up to 500 nails per charge
  • 1-1/2 Ah battery
  • Trigger allows bump fire or sequential fire mode for high productivity and precise nail placement
  • Tool-free depth adjustment consistently drives nails to the desired depth with accuracy to protect the work surface from overdriving
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • For driving glue-collated, 15-Gauge fasteners from 1-1/4 - 2-1/2 in. (fasteners not included)
  • Includes compact 18-volt lithium-ion battery for less user fatigue, charger and contractor bag
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The gun does not shoot nails. The depth gauge is on six and the light is on and nothing but a slight buze, but no

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Ken
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July 9, 2012
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October 1, 2014
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Loosen the two cap head screws on front. this will release the pusher pin and retighten.
Change your nails Poter Cable nails have burrs that hang up the nails
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September 5, 2014
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Is your battery charged?
Also make sure to the gun is not jammed...be sure to remove battery first.
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Morristown, nj
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August 26, 2014
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I have the same problem. The battery seems to drain if it is left in the gun. The buzzing goes on after the head is depressed and the the gun "fires" a second later. When shooting a 1 1/4 nail into particle board, the nail sticks out a quarter inch. It has the be sunk (and counter-sunk) by hand.
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September 21, 2013
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battery is dead or low charge.
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Show Low, AZ, USA
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August 21, 2013
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I've had this same problem. Sometimes removing and reinstalling the battery helps. Often I have to recharge the battery, even after only a few nails. I don't think it's the battery, but that's what has worked for me. Sometimes I have to remove, then forcefully reinstall the battery. It may be a connection issue.
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Broomfield, CO, USA
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June 5, 2013
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It may be defective. If it is humming then the air is pumping.
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Vilas, TX 76534, USA
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May 4, 2013
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Make sure your battery is charged. There could be a nail jammed at the driving pin.
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Missouri
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March 6, 2013
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Use Cable Porter 15-gauge nails, DA angle. Other brand nails are not set at the correct angle for this nailer.
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February 17, 2013
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If you decided to keep the gun (I would return it if still possible) you can upgrade the battery to the larger capacity one (about $100) and give it a go. That worked for me for about 6 months. However, it eventually did what yours is doing.
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January 5, 2013
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Try reseting a fully charged battery and set on sequential fire mode. Thats the only way mine will work.
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September 11, 2012
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There are alot of different angled nails. Try the nails that came with the nail gun and make sure you purchased the correct angled nails.
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July 10, 2012
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If the product is not working properly and the trouble shooting tips in the manual do not aid in resolving the problem you will need to contact a local service center for repair. You an find local service centers in your area on www.ridgid.com under support and service centers. Please enter your zip code and the type of tool (Power Tools) and it will compile a list for service centers in your Read More
If the product is not working properly and the trouble shooting tips in the manual do not aid in resolving the problem you will need to contact a local service center for repair. You an find local service centers in your area on www.ridgid.com under support and service centers. Please enter your zip code and the type of tool (Power Tools) and it will compile a list for service centers in your area.
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Are 15 gauge nails tyhe correct ones to be used for securing baseboard molding and crown molding?

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Dennis
Albuquerque
July 9, 2012
I am considering the purchase of a Ridgid 18Volt cordless nailer.
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September 7, 2013
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As far as Base board goes it would be fine but a 16 gauge would hide the holes better. I would not use a 15 for crown because it tends to be looked at and scrutinized more also crown tends to be finicky when it comes to nails driven thru it. the best thing would would be18 brad nailer and16 finish nailer for that.
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September 2, 2013
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i installed the crown molding at kitchen with this. but result was not so good.
1. heavy 2. hard to shoot nails correctly
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Show Low, AZ, USA
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August 21, 2013
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I believe that the Ridgid 18v cordless only shoot 15 gauge, but that's what I use.
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Broomfield, CO, USA
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June 5, 2013
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15 gauge is ok to use but 18 is just as effective and cheaper to buy.
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May 23, 2013
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Dennis do your research and read the reviews first before you buy. I love ridged products but the 18v finish nailer is not one of their better products. I have a ridgid 24v kit and love it and have had it using it every day for 5 years and never had a problem other than batteries which are life time warranty! DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST. Tommy OKC
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Yes
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March 6, 2013
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Yes. That's what I used for mine. Good results using two-inch nails.
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Acworth, GA, USA
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February 17, 2013
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While the gun actually worked I used 15 gauge for both baseboard molding and nailing down hardwood flooring. However, be prepared for the Ridgid coldless nail gun to suddenly die.
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January 5, 2013
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The 15 gauge nails are fine. The smaller gauge nails will work also. Don't buy the Rigid Nailer however its junk!
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July 13, 2012
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Yes, that is what the nailer is designed for, finish work such as molding and trim.
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Chicago
July 13, 2012
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Hello this is Tangelo from the Home Depot Community!
Most finish carpenters go with either 15 or 16 gauge nails for either Crown or Baseboard, sometimes it depends if your nailing into drywall or plaster board. Plaster board is very dense almost like concrete, so it may require 16 gauge. For some, it's a matter of preference.
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Hello this is Tangelo from the Home Depot Community!
Most finish carpenters go with either 15 or 16 gauge nails for either Crown or Baseboard, sometimes it depends if your nailing into drywall or plaster board. Plaster board is very dense almost like concrete, so it may require 16 gauge. For some, it's a matter of preference.
I hope this helps, if you have any more questions you can find me on our website at community.homedepot.com Read Less
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Are the angle of the nails the same as Paslode and Porter Cable

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They ar 15 gauge 34° nails
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March 17, 2015
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yes i used porter cable 15 ga home depot reccomended
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September 15, 2014
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34 Degrees, Porter Cable Works
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September 5, 2014
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Yes....most if not all 15ga nailer have the same angle....I use Porter nails in my ridgid nailer
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August 26, 2014
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You can get the right nails at your local HD store.
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August 21, 2014
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I used Porter Cable nails in my Rigid. You'll want to double-check, since PC makes a variety of nail strips.
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August 19, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The RIDGID R250AF18 can use 15 gauge 34 angle degree collated finish nails from: Grip-rite, Hitachi, Porter-cable, and SENCO. If Paslode makes a 15 gauge 34 degree collated finish nail, they possibly could be used, as well.
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Has anyone used the nailer on Hardi Board; 1 inch thick. This is a common need for me.

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It will not get the job done on hardi I have tried it so im back to pre drilling and hand nailing my hardi
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i used a Dewalt on hardy board worked great. Ridgid does not work well on 3/4 oak have not tried it on hardy
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September 5, 2014
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I can tell you it will set a 2" nail in oak....I would think it would do the same in hardi board BUT have not tried it.
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August 26, 2014
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I would not count on it working properly. The gun is under-powered.
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February 13, 2014
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If you haven't purchased one yet, don't. These nailers only work some of the time. the battery needs to be charged every time you want to use it. I purchased mine for small projects at work but it would only work 4-5 times out of 10. The battery shows its charged but go to use it and nothing. Which is extremely frustrating when your on the job and have to break out the hammer and nails, if you have them Read More
If you haven't purchased one yet, don't. These nailers only work some of the time. the battery needs to be charged every time you want to use it. I purchased mine for small projects at work but it would only work 4-5 times out of 10. The battery shows its charged but go to use it and nothing. Which is extremely frustrating when your on the job and have to break out the hammer and nails, if you have them with you. As far as going through hard wood, you might get the first nail through but it will be very inconsistent. Even on pine not all the nails make it in. Just read the reviews. Great idea but just doesn't work. Read Less
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18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from JUNK QUIT AFTER A FEW HUNDRED NAILS. NO trouble shooting guide available.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gotta use the right ammo Thanks to another reviewer, I was able to actually use this product. Originally tried to use Bostitch nails, and they jammed three times out of four. Switched to Cable-Porter 15ga DA nails and the thing has worked beautifully ever since.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Initally impressed later let down twice I was originally impressed with the nailer and the power. I used it for doors and trim and it worked great. Originally only down side was I didnt care for it using 15 gauge harder to find nails and prefer smaller nail head holes to patch. After about a month of use the nailer locked up. Thanks to Home Depot backing their products up they replaced it with a new one off the shelf no questions. The Second one has been used lightly and has lasted 8 months now but it doesnt always counter sink nails its been fussy. I will be going back to gas Paslode, Dewault cordless I have used as well but its slow, heavy and to large for tight areas. If the Ridgid only held up when working it was better then all the rest but both over time seem to have not lasted the test of time.....disappointed
Date published: 2011-06-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wanted to badly to love this unit I have been researching cordless nailer to replace my Passlode finish nailer and to avoid lugging around my small air compressor unit. I have 4 other RIGID products and love them (warranty). I read the bad reviews on this, but ignored, because they don't alway represent products fairly. This unit had the sleekest design (compared to Bostich and Dewalt). The dewalt was WAY TOO BULKY and still used the archiac 18V Ni-Cad!! The unit design was sleek, generally light, and easy to handle and had slim Li-On battery. It even looked COOL! Unfortuantely after shooting just 6 nails, I determined that it did not have the power necessary to drive a nail into wood and had numerous failures trying to shoot nail. Would have preferred they focus on 18g nailer with better power since this is better suited for finish work like crown/base etc. BTW - They don't even include nails to test!!! Still love RIDGID and hope they improve on this one. Until then, I purchased $69 blackfriday compressor kit and it works.
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favorite Ridgid tools. I just bought my second Ridgid 15ga. 18v nailer to be used while the first one is in the repair shop getting a fix done on the nail magazine (free of charge through the Lifetime Service Agreement). The spring loaded nail advancer quit working. The first one I bought was in 2010, shortly after they came out, and had some issues right away with consistently firing and the battery would have to be frequently re-snapped in place to keep the gun working. It also required a completely charged high capacity (3 ah) battery to function (even though it came with a low capacity (1.5 ah) battery. When it finally quit working I took it in to HD and they sent it out for repairs. When I got it back it was working the way it should have from the beginning. I suspect there were some early design or part flaws that the repair fixed. It had been working perfectly for about 3 years until the nail magazine problem. The new one came with the new style battery and charger and has been flawless (I have a pneumatic 15ga. nailer I could have used while the original gun was being repaired, but I prefer cordless tools) It gets used a lot in rapid fire mode for hours on end driving 2 to 2 1/2" nails into softwoods. This gets the front metal housing pretty hot, but it has been unaffected so far. Some report batteries going dead when left in the gun overnight. I ran a test and a fully charged battery was still fully charged the next morning. The worklight on the gun has an actuation button which has to be manually shut off or it will continue burning, not so noticeable in the daylight and so easy to leave on. Maybe that is the source of the batteries dying. There is a depth adjustment dial on the back numbered 1-6. It seems to be an electrical adjustment, not a manual depth gauge like some guns. I run on 6 most of the time and it will drive 2 1/2" nails countersunk in hardwood. Using the right nail will eliminate jamming. Porter-Cable and Senco, both interior finish nails work perfectly. On the other hand, Porter-Cable exterior nails (look closely for the "exterior" "interior" designation on the box) look to have a slightly thicker galvanized coating and will jam with regularity in both of my guns (the heads get stuck entering the firing chamber). Are these guns perfect? Obviously not. But the newer ones, or repaired older ones, are such an improvement over dragging air lines all over the job site, that I find them to be indespensable. I have replaced virtually all my corded tools with cordless, so that is my bias. This tool will shoot hundreds of nails on a charged small battery, if you have 2 of the new style small batteries you could run all day non-stop.
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 50/50 SO got tired of my cordless Paslode finish nailer not firing and finally quiting on me, so i decided to by this rigid finish nailer because i already have rigid cordless tools that i like, the price is 100$ cheaper then the next gun, and the lifetime service warranty makes me feel good inside! It is nice to know that i shouldn't have to spend another dollar to have a working gun for the rest of my life! went to store, bought it with the porter-cable 2inch nails, went home, took out of box to nail together a 23/32 plywood box that i was building to hold kids toys. FIRST nail goes a third of the way in, the second nail jams. Clear the jam, Gun wont fire another nail!!!! i lose my mind! take it back to the store, take another rigid gun off the self, use 2.5 inch porter cable nails and this one works like a beauty!!!! smooth! so the moral of my story is make sure to try the gun in the store before you leave! hope this helps the next person.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Generation for RIGID Pneumatic, I would say. This is the best and lightest since Paslode had the Aluminum Finish Nailer; and that was Air hose and Compressor Trouble. This Puppy has it all; and portability. It surpasses theCompetition; all Portable and Butane versions, like a new generation should. I can not wait to see the Micro-PInner and the Spiker. Easy to Load, Fire and Free Jams. Your Moldings and Trims will thank you at the top of a ladder and in the Efficient and Fast, especially in the far corners, and there always is a nail left out there when the distance and the hose and the awkward come into play.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I do with it. I live in an apartment complex...love to hobby with tools and yet have to keep the noise down. This is the perfect tool for what I do. The tool is light weight and easy to use. It holds a lot of nails so I don't have to be reloading it all the time. It's built tough so I don't feel I have to baby the thing. The depth adjustment works just like they said it would. So far I have made a couple of fences, bird houses, a miniature barn, several doors, and all sorts of cabinets with no problems. Like everyone else, I think the batteries could last a little longer but it only takes about the same time as having a cup of coffee to charge it up again.
Date published: 2013-05-14
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