Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 15
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jmat2317 Good palm nailer for the price
Good nailer for the price. However, the troubleshooting guideline should be a bit more comprehensive. I had to add 4 drops of air gun oil right out of the box in order for it to operate. But overall, a great palm nailer.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by hardyta Great performance and durable
I used this nailer a lot with installing 2x10 blocking on my deck. Large framing nails are driven in easily with around 80-90 psi. I've had the nailer for a couple of years now and have used it for other miscellaneous framing jobs into 2x lumber of all types. It performs very well at toe nailing when you need to slowly star to set the nail. I've never had it jam on me or blow out o-rings or anything like that. Then again, I put a few drops of oil in it before the start of any job--Like everyone should. I read other reviews and I'm amazed that people think using air tool oil in an air tool is an option. It's in the manual, it's common sense unless the tool is specifically made to be used without oil.
I think the quality is very good and the lifetime warranty from Ridgid covers any shortcomings.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by stebonf A little maintenance.....
Like these reviews are sayin mine leaked air the 1st time too. I loosened & re"torqued" (as accurate as can be had by hand) the allen heads on the main body & have never had it happen again. That was over 4 months ago & it does get used (I'm a contractor). Oiling before each use helps too. I've killed a few not oiling thru the years. I never fail to oil my guns these days.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by OldManPatterson Great palm nailer!
The palm nailer was ready to go out of the box (after you put a little oil in it, of course). I love the adjustable depth setting on the nose piece, and you barely get any transmission of vibration into your arm. The shape of the nailer feels nice in the hand, and the built-in swivel on the air inlet is a nice touch. I've bought two of these palm nailers recently, and I'm very happy with both.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Greg Great tool, but it does need regular maintenance.
This little powerhouse has the ability to drive anything from a 6 penny to a 16 penny nail in both hard and soft woods. It's fairly lightweight and runs well on a standard air compressor. The body shape and strap allow the tool to fit comfortably in your hand.
I did notice that you sometimes need to guide the nail with your fingertips for the first couple of strikes. Once aligned and heading in the desired direction, you can just get after it and drive it home.
The nailer does require regular oiling and tightening, or you will find it blowing air out the side of the body. There are 4 cap head 1/4" hex screws on the back that tend to work themselves loose over time. Just crank them down a bit every once in a while and you'll be fine.
I had to hang hundreds of hurricane straps and joist brackets and without this nailer, I'd probably still be working on getting those all up.
May 23, 2013