Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 2 out of 5Â by jkirk handyman grade
i bought this gun 2 1/2 years ago roughly, it gets used lightly for remodels and new home construction.. its definitely not geared to production framing. the motor cant keep up for bounce firing sheathing and cant consistantly sink spikes when bounce firing even when running 3/8 house from a 20 gallon compressor.
framing guns are meant to be beasts made of metal,,, this has a fair amount of plastic the trigger included which is a terrible design.. . my trigger broke right off turning it into a unsafe tool it can still fire but because of no trigger the nose doesnt have to be pressed in
if your looking for a quality gun stick with paslode, max air, older style hitachi. if your only going to be pulling it out once every 6 months fine but be easy on it
November 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by ChopperJoe Don't Recommend This Tool
I bought this tool to use for my home renovation and I have to say I was dissapointed with it. My other Ridgid tools have been great so I was surprised when this one didn't live up.
This tool just doesn't have the power to drive 3-1/2" nails flush into wood. Even with the depth setting set as deep as possible it just can't seem to do the job. I end up having to take out my hammer and drive each nail flush. Most times the nail will be driven flush when shooting perpendicular to the wood, but when shooting at an angle, the nail will almost never be driven flush. Before you think my compressor is the problem, I have been using a Bostitch stick framing nailer with the same compressor (same pressure settings, hose, etc) and have had zero problems. The nails are always driven flush with ease both when the nailer is perpendicular or at an angle to the wood.
What I do like about this nailer is that it is relatively light, has a tool belt holder (which REALLY comes in handy) and is very quick and easy to reload. The Bostitch stick nailer doesn't have these things, which is a pain, but since I can't do my work as quickly with the Ridgid nailer as I can with the Bostitch nailer, this tool is an automatic fail for me.
The only reason I give it 2 stars is for the perks mentioned above. I will be taking this back to buy a Bostitch stick nailer for sure.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ridgidfan66 excellant nailer
I own several Ridgid tools and love everyone of them, this is no exception, I actually bought two of these guns last year because I was planning on building a large garage and garden shed with my brother in law.
I ended up using them to not only build my garage (30'x40') and shed but also my 16'x20' deck as well as my brother in law's garage(24'x30') without any hitches, in fact my bro in law bought his own nail gun to build his garage(not a Ridgid) and it lasted for about a day and I had to bring in my Ridgid gun to finish the job.
I actually sold my second gun to my bro in law because he liked it so much. The features are really nice to use also, like the trigger switch from one shot to Multi- shot and the hanger, you can hang it from a joist or your belt, as well as the swivel air connector. Highly recommend this nailer.
December 27, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5Â by iamcdn 3 1/2 In. Clipped Head Framing Nailer
Excellent product. With my past experience with nailers I was always waiting for a miss fire. This nailer has yet to miss fire. I spent the first couple hours waiting for it to and by the time I finished my basement I realized I didn't have to clear one jam. Easy to load, easy to use, easy to adjust and tons of power. What more do you want? The only issue I have is that I now want to replace all my other nailers with a Ridgid.
January 2, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 Awesome Value, Very Light
This spring I hired new employees which had framing experience. Like most other contractors, they where used to the Paslode and Bostich framing nailers. When I pulled out my Ridgid they all had to jump on it to try it. They loved it. Light, easy to use, and just a very reliable gun. And for the price, how could you go wrong.
June 11, 2008