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RIDGID 2-1/8 in. 18-Gauge Brad Nailer
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RIDGID

2-1/8 in. 18-Gauge Brad Nailer

  • Powerful motor able to drive 2-1/8 in. brad nails into solid oak
  • Dry-fire lockout helps motor life and stops marring work surface
  • ACCU-drive tip design allows for accurate placement of fasteners
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The RIDGID 18-Gauge 2-1/8 in. Brad Nailer features an industry leading feature set with Fasten Edge Technology. It has a selectable trigger that can be set to contact or sequential fire. The magazine allows a wide range of fastener lengths and the internal piston catch delivers consistent driving power. It is designed for clean operation and long life and equipped with no-mar pads that help prevent scuffing or damage to the work surface.

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  • Powerful motor able to drive 2-1/8 in. brad nails into solid oak
  • Oil-less motor eliminates daily oiling and oil splattering on the work surface
  • Dry-fire lockout extends motor life and prevents marring work surfaces
  • Jam-clearing mechanism for easy access to clear jams
  • Hex grip enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Side load magazine allows for quick and easy nail loading
  • ACCU-drive tip design allows for accurate placement of fasteners at the desired angle
  • Semi-transparent magazine door allows for convenient view of the nail supply
  • No-mar pad keeps work surface clean of tool marks
  • Adjustable rear exhaust with muffler puts the exhaust where you want it without any tools
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Do you have to own a compressor to make this work?

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February 5, 2014
I am totally new to this. I want to install some molding in my house. I do not want to spend a ton of money on tools nor buy a compresor. Will this do the job? Also does the 2 1/8 size dictate the thickness of the trim I can use?
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Yes. A small one will do. An air compressor is useful for filling tires etc. also
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February 15, 2015
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you need a compressor
you could rent one from Home depot.
2 1/8 is the length of the nail not size of trim
if your going to install crown moulding used 16 gauge with 2 in nail
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January 11, 2015
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You need a compressor to make it work. You might be able to borrow or rent one. The tool is a major time saver.
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December 13, 2014
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Own? No. You can always borrow or rent a compressor, but you WILL need air to use this tool.
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June 3, 2014
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This particular one uses a compressor. There are other nailers that are battery operated. The length of the nail does determine the thickness of wood being used on. 2 1/8 is long enough for 95% of all jobs.
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Definitely need a compressor to use this tool. You may want to get a battery operated nailer like Dewalt or Ryobi. And no, the 2 1/8 size refers to the longest size of NAILS you can use not trim thickness. With this nailer you can use nails ranging from 5/8" up to 2 1/8" nails as long as they are 18 gauge nails (all nails are labeled right on the box what gauge they are, for example the nails for this Read More
Definitely need a compressor to use this tool. You may want to get a battery operated nailer like Dewalt or Ryobi. And no, the 2 1/8 size refers to the longest size of NAILS you can use not trim thickness. With this nailer you can use nails ranging from 5/8" up to 2 1/8" nails as long as they are 18 gauge nails (all nails are labeled right on the box what gauge they are, for example the nails for this nailer would be marked "18GA". So depending on the materials you're using, you have plenty of choices in nail sizes. Read Less
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If you want to use this nailer you should buy a decent compressor of at least 80psi to make it work. Also driving a large nail would sometimes made a mark on your molding and you have to fill and sand it to cover. The smaller it gets the less vissible it gives to your molding. Hope this helps. Peace.
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February 6, 2014
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Yes, it does require a small compressor. A 1 gallon compressor (perfect for the brad nailer) can be purchased through Home Depot for $66. I used one like it for several years until I upgraded to a bigger compressor to power my paint sprayer. The compressor can be found here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Campbell-Hausfeld-1-Gal-Air-Compressor-with-Basic-Inflation-Kit-FP2028/202581673?N=5yc1vZc27hZ12l2
Yes, it does require a small compressor. A 1 gallon compressor (perfect for the brad nailer) can be purchased through Home Depot for $66. I used one like it for several years until I upgraded to a bigger compressor to power my paint sprayer. The compressor can be found here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Campbell-Hausfeld-1-Gal-Air-Compressor-with-Basic-Inflation-Kit-FP2028/202581673?N=5yc1vZc27hZ12l2
The 2-1/8" refers to the maximum length of the nails that can be used.
Hope this helps! Read Less
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Orange, Ca.
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February 6, 2014
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Hi Melissa, unfortunately this nail gun requires a compressor.
You can rent a nail gun and compressor, however I would want all my trim to be cut and ready to install to save rental money.
There are manufactures that make battery operated nail guns. These do not require a compressor.
Also the 2 1/8" indicates the brad size you can use in the nail gun.
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Can a Brad Nail gun use staples?

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Rigid 1-1/8 brad nail gun
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February 15, 2015
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No this gun uses only brad nail
you need a 2 in 1 gun
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No
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No it cannot do that. The staple gun uses specific crowned two point staples and are wider than in the brad nailer. In certain cases the staples are better, for example if you are putting together lattice or working on picture frrames or furniture. The brad nailer is built specifically for a single shank nail and works better for the trim and light molding.
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Not typically. There are "some" guns that will shoot both, but you have to get one made to do it. Most guns won't.
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Not this particular one. Most are designed for one or the other.
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No, not with this one nailer. I have a Dewalt mechanical (non air-operated) stapler that you can use either nails or staples. I did see that Ridgid makes a pneumatic stapler but i didn't bother to see if it also nails.
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Orange, Ca.
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April 10, 2014
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Hi Tweety, unfortunately this brad nail gun shoots only brad nails.
There are other nail gun combos, that can shoot a brad nail or a crown staple.
Here is one example. Open the link below to see this model.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Campbell-Hausfeld-1-1-4-in-2-in-1-Brad-Nailer-Stapler-CHG00100AV/100668720
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I am doing a project that calls for 1-1/4" finish nails. Can 1-1/4" brads be used instead?

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Totally depends on application, required strength of the nails and how big a hole you are willing to leave. In some projects, absolutely. In others, no. Cannot give a certain answer without knowing what you're doing.
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Depending on what kind of project.
If for some trim yes or woodworking project
but door jam no to small diam.
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Probably , but it depends on how much holding power you need . The 18 gauge brad nails are not as strong as a 15 gauge finish nail, but they do have holding strength to a degree, if well placed.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
Yes, the R213BNE can accept and use 1-1/4” brad nails for finish work.
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RIDGID
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can I use it for fancing?

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fencing????????/
No you need 16 gauge or finish nailer not brad nail
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It depends on the fencing. If you're working with a thin wood like a lattice, this nailer would work fine, though you'd want to use galvanized nails. If you're talking about normal fencing such as 2x2 pressure treated, then I'd recommend a (larger) framing nailer with ring-shanked nails, or using decking screws instead of nails. It all depends on the size of the project...
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I believe you can, but because fences may be subjected to high winds, the thickness of the nails used by this nailer may not be thick enough to hold a fence in place. I would recommend using screws or a nail gun with a capacity to use larger nails.
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Hi Alice, this is for what I call light work. Since this brad nailer shoots a finishing nail, the diameter of the brad is small and there is no real head on the nail.
You didn't provide much detail on what type of fencing you're planning on doing.
You could use this brad nailer, for making a fence using light weight materials.
Depending on the fence type and materials, you might consider renting a Read More
Hi Alice, this is for what I call light work. Since this brad nailer shoots a finishing nail, the diameter of the brad is small and there is no real head on the nail.
You didn't provide much detail on what type of fencing you're planning on doing.
You could use this brad nailer, for making a fence using light weight materials.
Depending on the fence type and materials, you might consider renting a framing nailer and use 2 inch or 2 3/8 inch galvanized nails. Read Less
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 87 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Best I've ever owned... Except for 1 thing... By far the best 18 gage nailer I've ever owned or used. The magnesium body is tough and so light weight. Ridgid makes some outstanding tools. The ONLY issue I have with the design is the "dry fire lockout" feature. I don't know if my gun is defective or if they all do this- but my gun WILL NOT fire the last 5 nails on a sleeve. It will lock the trigger like the gun is empty. If you are a pro (like I am) who is firing hundreds of nails in a day, you just load another sleeve behind the remaining 5 from the last one and keep going. It's just a tad annoying but I'm used to it by now. I've had my gun for close to a year now and have fired well over 20k nails through it. It's a beast! Fires with almost no recoil, super quiet, and out of 20,000 shots I've only had 2-3 jams! pretty impressive! Again, GREAT gun... Just wondering if I'm the only one with a gun that won't fire the last 5 nails. The ONLY reason I didn't give it 5 stars. October 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by high quality and very precise. This was purchased after I returned the Ryobi 18 gauge cordless which failed miserably after 1 rack of nails. October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good stuff You get what you pay for. This product worked great for what I needed and I like the feature that allows me to clear any jams easily, that was the damage to my previous nailer October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Should have bought one 20 years ago Purchased to put on some baseboards and toe molding - worked like a charm. Took a 2 hour job and turned it into a 10 minute one. Some reviews voiced concern that to 2" 18 gauge nail would hold baseboards, but I didn't have any problems. I also used to trim out some columns, so much easier than nailing in with a hammer and having the parts move ever so slightly which leads to caulk job to fill gaps created by slight shifting in parts. I used window glazing compound to fill small nails hole in baseboards, couldn't even see them in oak toe molding so I left alone. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A quality tool First purchase of a Rigid brand power tool and it did not disappoint. Accurate nailing. Feeds different sizes of brad nail without any problems. Very light weight makes it easy to use. September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by This saves a lot of time. I brought this product home, plugged in and used it right away. I am amazed at how much time this product saves. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really like this nailer After a day of use, I can say I really like this nailer. It's a feather light compared to my older nailer. It's easier to use all day and doesn't pull on your belt when hanging on your side. It has never misfired since purchase and it will stop firing all together when low on brads. My old nailer would just shoot holes in the wood when it ran out. The rear exhaust is great, no more exhaust blowing dust in your face. It has a composite nail clip so the brads are delivered smoothly without binding. The rapid fire option was appreciated and saved time. This nailer was quieter than my old nailer and I don't know how I put up with the old one for so long. I plan on getting the finish nailer shortly. October 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shot a couple hundred nails with it this weekend... Used this for putting up trim this week. I worked great. Shot nails through oak baseboards and shoe molding with no problems. These are the lightest guns available A couple of nit picky things... 1) Unless you get the protective tip perfectly square to your piece, the gun won't fire. This is probably good in most circumstances but made it tough on round surfaces like the shoe molding. 2) will not shoot the last 4 nails July 27, 2016
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