Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 468
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pickycdn Save your money and skip this one
This nailer is a real piece of junk, you can find lots of people complaining about the same issues with the nailer dying after very short usage. I've had 2 die on my so far with less than 100 nails put through them. The driver blade eventually stops retracting, you can reset it manually by open the front snap and sliding it back, but after one more nail its stuck again.
I have lots of other ryobi products that have worked well but skip this one if you are planning to add to your collection go for the P325.
March 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Domer Brilliant Product
Using this to add pine boarding to our dome ceiling. Running off existing batteries from other Ryobi products and it works a treat. Excellent product and the fact that it is cordless makes a world of difference, very little noise, like the lights at the side to show you where you are going to nail, easy to load, have tried several nail sizes with perfect results. I'm now waiting for the cordless Miter Saw that's being sent from the States since it can't be ordered through Homedepot.ca due to it being on backorder, it's in the mail as I speak.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Neuf350Z Great tool
I've owned this nail gun for over a year now and have found many different projects to use it on. I recently used it to install Wainscoating in a 1/2 bath that I renovated myself. I was able to get the entire bathroom done on a single charge, it's easy to use, easy to load and am glad I decided to purchase it. I also like that I can use this battery with the other 18 volt Ryobi tools I have and will be buying in the future.
I haven't experienced any problems with it jamming or anything else that some others have mentioned.
Definitely worth having in your tool collection if you're a DIY'er like myself or have a wood working hobby.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GarageWorkshop Fantastic tool
This tool is an excellent addition to my workshop. I don't have a lot of space to work with, nor do I need a brad nailer very often, so having a nailer and compressor both isn't a good option for me. I have borrowed both in the past, so I can compare this to that option. This nailer is quite a bit heavier than an air nailer, but the freedom of movement without dragging an air hose around plus the quietness of this unit (no ear protection needed!) makes this an excellent option. It's not nearly as fast at nailing as a conventional air nailer (especially for bump firing), but for most jobs you don't need that maximum speed anyway, so you won't really notice a difference. This will come in very handy for tacking pieces in place as glue sets or to hold items while they are screwed together. I used it recently to help build a mobile rolling workbench, and plan to use it in the near future to build drawers. I think this will be one of my favorite shop tools. No problems with power - if anything it might have a little too much for the shortest brads in soft wood. I'll probably add the 16-guage finish nailer in the future as well.
July 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 8FingeredPro Don't hesitate to buy this gun.
I received this gun today. I run a cabinet shop and have used 'many a gun'. I just loaded this thing with 2 inch brads, running off the smallest Li-ION battery they make. I placed a piece of 13/16 thick solid hickory over a piece of 5/8 thick solid red oak, over a 7/16 piece of 7 ply cabinet plywood and finally a piece of 13/16" thick solid 'soft' maple (total thickness of all a little over 2.5 inches). It drove the nail every time, one right after the other, all the way and countersunk just below the hickory top board. One nail ended just proud of the surface (see photo). Depth and pressure were set all the way, but still......air powered guns off the compressor wouldn't do much more if any. I usually have to set some nails a little more by hand in hickory before putty anyways. This thing is amazing.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CMG100 Another great tool from the Ryobi clooection
I purchased this tool a few days ago for some shelves I had to make. I was surprised by the power it packs...say goodbye to the hassle of an air compressor and hoses. It really does make your life easier owning this tool. It's easy to use for anyone and the features are pretty cool especially the LED lights. It doesn't drain the battery fast like i thought it would considering I have the compact lithium plus. Overall I'm glad I purchased it hopefully can purchase more Ryobi tools in the future to add to my collection.
March 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SGMillerDesigns Convinced me to go with Ryobi18v Line
This nailer is absolutely brilliant. It was pure coincidence that I was looking to replace my 18V Porter Cable line-up. After trying a demo of this tool in-store, I decided to heavily research into Ryobi 18V to determine if this tool was worth it at all, and after several weeks of research, I know have several weeks of use with this nailer.
For the pros out there, Ryobi is up and coming in a professional setting. They are trying to get out of their weekend warrior mindset and integrate better features, at prices that are very, very good. Ryobi is manufactured by Techtronic Industries (TTI), which also manufactures Milwaukee, Hart, Hoover, Dirt Devil, Homelite, VAX, and AEG, along with Ridgid power tools. The quality is quite impressive at this price range.
I would consider this nailer revolutionary, as far as battery powered nailers are concerned. Other companies have made battery nailers before, but they fall short in terms of quality and price. This tool delivers just as well as my pneumatic equivalents, with the simplicity of not needing to haul around hose and a compressor. It makes it extremely simple to do smaller jobs and touch-up work. I used to look for any excuse to not drag around a compressor, now I look for reasons to use this thing just because it is so simple and easy to use.
I will note, that I have shot several hundred brads through this tool. I have not had any jam, and as such, I also have not had to deal with the major issue of the feeding mechanism not working. Maybe there were a couple of lemons that made it past QC, or maybe they are all time bombs that havent gone off yet. Either way, I am currently very happy with this nailer and the ease of use. If this changes I will update this review.
September 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BIOSMonkey Fantastic product - but it does need maintenance or it will misfire
I have been using the brad nailer to install trim in my bedroom (I also have the stapler and finish) and it has been absolutely fantastic. Super convenient without having to deal with hoses, especially since I am a DIYer and the project can take many more days than usual if I work on it a few hours here and there. For me, it has worked really, really well, but I will say this - it DOES require regular maintenance. All the people who are complaining about the gun suddenly not firing are right - but there is a simple fix. The reason it is misfiring is because the glue (or whatever) that holds the nails together in the strips will eventually gum up the firing mechanism, and the drive pin won't retract all the way and reset back in the gun. If you undo the firing latch, you will note that the underside is completely flat as it creates a slot for the nail to be driven when it is closed. If that flat part isn't nice and smooth, the gun can misfire. So before you give up on it, take a qtip and a few drops of pneumatic oil and clean both the slot (on the gun side) and the underside of the latch to make it nice and clean. Then see if it doesn't work again. I have done this at least twice. I don't know why Ryobi didn't include this info in the manual. I suppose there are cases of broken guns, but I think a lot of cases are just cleaning related.
May 25, 2015