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18V Brushless Cordless 18-Gauge 2-1/8 in. Brad Nailer (Tool Only) with CLEAN DRIVE Technology

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  • CLEAN DRIVE Technology - Less jams. Increased productivity.
  • More Compact and Lighter Weight
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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RIDGID introduces the 18V Brushless Cordless 18-Gauge 2-1/8 in. Brad Nailer (Tool Only) with CLEAN DRIVE Technology. This 18V Cordless Brad Nailer is more compact and lighter weight compared to the previous model (R09890B). Featuring CLEAN DRIVE Technology, this brad nailer boasts 17X more consecutive perfect drives than the competition. CLEAN DRIVE Technology means you can spend less time fixing and more time working. This brad nailer has a small nose for visibility, drives flush at all angles, and no driver blade slip. Paired with any RIDGID 18V battery, you get all the power of a pneumatic nailer in a cordless tool. With no compressor, no hose, and no gas cartridge, this cordless brad nailer enables faster set-up and easier maneuvering on the job site, driving 18-gauge nails from 5/8 in. to 2-1/8 in. Best of all, this tool is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries, and with registration, is backed by the Industry Leading Lifetime Service Agreement, providing FREE seals, FREE pistons, and FREE driver blades - For LIFE. The 18V Brushless Cordless 18-Gauge 2-1/8 in. Brad Nailer includes 2 non-marring pads, and operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
  • Brushless Motor Technology delivers more runtime, power, and longer motor life
  • CLEAN DRIVE Technology for 17X More Consecutive Perfect Drives
  • CLEAN DRIVE Technology: Small nose for visibility, drives flush at all angles, and no driver blade slip
  • More compact and lighter weight compared to the previous model (R09890B)
  • Dry-Fire Lockout extends motor life and prevents misfires
  • 3,500 nails per charge when using a 4.0 Ah battery (not included)
  • Selectable mode switch allows contact actuation or single sequential actuation mode
  • Tool-free depth of drive ensures accurate depth control to protect work surface from overdriving
  • Tool-free power adjustment regulates power for optimum results
  • Tool-free jam release for easy access to clear jams
  • 2 non-marring pads keep work surface free of tool marks
  • Grip Light engages light independently of trigger to illuminate workspace
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with Registration within 90 Days
  • Includes: (1) R09891 18V Brushless Cordless 18-Gauge 2-1/8 in. Brad Nailer with 2 non-marring pads and operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Ratings
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Cord StylePneumaticCordlessCordlessCordless
Power TypeAirElectricElectricElectric
Voltage (v)20v18v18v18v
Nail Gauge18 gauge18 gauge18 gauge18 gauge
Nailer FeaturesFastener Collation,Fastener Depth ControlComfort Grip,Dry Fire Lockout,Fastener Depth Control,High/Low Power Adjustment,Lithium Ion Battery,Low Nail Indicator,No-Mar Tip,Selectable TriggerComfort Grip,Dry Fire Lockout,Lithium Ion Battery,No-Mar TipFastener Depth Control
Maximum Fastener Size2-1/8 in2-1/8 in2 in5/8 in
Minimum Fastener Size5/8 in5/8 in5/8 in2 in
Motor Type BrushlessBrushed
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Specifications

Dimensions

Battery Charge Time (Hours)
0
Nail Gauge
18 gauge
Nail Gun Angle
0 degree
Product Depth (in.)
3.5 in
Product Height (in.)
10 in
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Air Tool Type
Air Nailer
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Condition
New
Cord Style
Cordless
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Firing Mode
Contact,Single Sequential
Included
Brad Nailer
Loading type
Strip
Magazine Capacity
1
Maximum Fastener Size
2-1/8 in
Minimum Fastener Size
5/8 in
Motor Type
Brushless
Multi-Purpose
Single Purpose
Nailer Features
Comfort Grip,Dry Fire Lockout,Fastener Depth Control,High/Low Power Adjustment,Lithium Ion Battery,Low Nail Indicator,No-Mar Tip,Selectable Trigger
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Type
Electric
Returnable
90-Day
Tool weight (lb.)
5.4
Tools Product Type
Air Tool
Voltage (v)
18v

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Customer Reviews

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Reliable and Convenient
No jams so far with this system. Setting depth is straight forward and as the manual recommends, have a scrap set available to fine tune. Battery life in pneomenal and i have yet to change out the battery during a job
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    • Recommended
    If it works it could be ok!
    Purchased one brand new out of Home Depot. Used it for 20 min. Shot about 30pc 18 gauge nails before nailer completely stopped working.
    by
    Response from RIDGIDDec 28, 2021
    Hello, Rade - We're very disappointed to hear that your nailer has stopped working! We'd like to hear more, so we can try and move this experience in a positive direction! Would you mind sharing more with us at Reviews@RIDGIDmail.com? ridgidtti
      1 found this review helpful
      Amazing
      I decided to close in my hen house before the snow flies this winter. I used 1 11/2 inch and 5/8 inch brad nails and a 2 ah battery. I shot 700 1 1/2 nails and 400 plus 5/8 nails on one battery. The only thing I don't like about it is the 5 nail count stop. Ryobi airstrike does the same thing. When theres 5 nails left the gun won't fire again. In some instances that would be good. But I prefer emptying the mag before stopping. I dump the 5 and pop in another stick. Absolutely an amazing tool. Good job ridgid. Look close and you'll see the star of this picture.
      by
        • Recommended
        This is a really nice easy to use brad nailer. I loaded with 9/16" brad nails as well as 2" for t...
        This is a really nice easy to use brad nailer. I loaded with 9/16" brad nails as well as 2" for the use test and it performed great with both, easy to load nails into the tool. I was very impressed with the power, it can be adjusted to meet the demands of the material and nail size you are using. The drill depth is also adjustable, you can leave the nail head showing or drive all the way into the material. It has a perfectly positioned light that helps brighten dark areas. The tool itself is heavy, adding the battery (not included) to the tool doesn't seem to have much impact to the overall weight and the batteries are pretty light weight. In the end I think this tools is awesome for DIY or smaller jobs. For large jobs it will probably be too heavy and a air nailer might be better. The tool is awesome and performs to the standards you would expect form Ridgid.
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        • Recommended
        1 found this review helpful
        This RIDGID 18 Volt Lithium Ion brushless cordless 18 gauge 2-1/8 inch brad nailer is a handy tool for the home or shop. The best thing about this nailer is that you don’t need to have a small compressor on hand, just a freshly charged battery. This nailer is perfect for finish work like door or floor moldings. It is not light weight but is lighter than an air compressor operated pneumatic nail gun. I have a few 2 A/Hr. batteries and they don’t add much weight. This nail gun holds 105 18 gauge brad nails from 5/8 inch to 2 1/8 inches in length. The gun has a no-mar rubber tip to prevent marring softer woods. To Adjust for the nail length and hardness of the wood use the drive power knob on the top of the nailer. There is also a fine depth adjustment knob. The nailer can be set by a switch to single sequence actuation or contact actuation. I also like how easy it is to clear a jammed nail from the head, just lift the lever and the head opens to remove a jammed nail. I was surprised it did not come with a Ridgid 636181001 Belt Clip. Its handy to slip the nail gun in your belt instead of having to put it down especially if you are on a ladder. It even has a handy LED light built in. I am very pleased to add this versatile tool to my collection and it works with all the Ridgid 18 Volt batteries. Be sure to register your tool within 90 days to get the full lifetime warranty .
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        • Recommended
        2 found this review helpful
        I can't stress how nice it is to not have a coiled or straight air hose to deal with! This Ridgi...
        I can't stress how nice it is to not have a coiled or straight air hose to deal with! This Ridgid 18 volt brad nailer is great for my needs in the shop. I'm not a commercial or even professional woodworker. I make or install much of my own trim around the house and I make some smaller furniture, valances, and other decor. Having a versatile brad nailer that isn't tethered to an air comprrsssor has been wonderful (I imagine a professional would be even more impressed) and I can't recommend this one enough. It has depth and pressure adjustments to dial in the appropriate amounts you need for your project and ergonomics are comfortable. Compatibility with my other 18 volt Ridgid batteries means I don't have to buy new batteries, too. The see-through cartridge helps to know how many nails you have remaining which is a bonus. The only downsides I have experienced is the weight and light. I have been using my 6ah Octane battery (this isn't an Ocatane tool so it doesn't have to be an Octane battery) and the nailer can get a little heavy after extended use. For the light, simply pit, it doesn't work. The light shines above the nail head so you can't really see where it is when it's dark. But let's be honest.. who is installing trim or building cabinets in the dark anyway?
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        • Recommended
        I was very impressed with the power of this cordless variety. I did not have any misfires or any ...
        I was very impressed with the power of this cordless variety. I did not have any misfires or any nails that did not go in all the way. Most of the other reviews commented on how this was lightweight. I actually found it to be pretty heavy for a brad nailer. It was easily 3x the weight of my air compressor varieties. However, it does seem to be very well made and seems like it would last a long time. I used this nail gun with a 4AH 18 volt battery. It lasted an extremely long time. I long finished my baseboard project long before it ran out of power. I would have had to recharge my air compressor a few times in the same time period. The convenience of not using an air compressor is priceless. One difference between the cordless and one that uses an air compressor is that this tool has a slight delay after you squeeze the trigger to shoot a nail. That took some getting used to.
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        • Recommended
        1 found this review helpful
        If your sick of lugging an air compressor to power up your Brad Nailer , especially for smaller j...
        If your sick of lugging an air compressor to power up your Brad Nailer , especially for smaller jobs look no further then the RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 18-Gauge 2-1/8 in. Brad Nailer (Tool Only) with CLEAN DRIVE Technology. This compact and light weight brad nailer has clean drive technology which means less skewed brads that you have to remove and replace. This nailer takes any Rigid 18V battery to power it, and is fully compatible.With registration this tool is backed by the Industry Leading Lifetime Service Agreement, providing FREE seals, FREE pistons, and FREE driver blades - For LIFE. The 18V Brushless Cordless 18-Gauge 2-1/8 in. Brad Nailer includes a belt clip, 2 non-marring pads, and operator's manual. Please note this does not come with a battery or charger.
        by
        • Recommended
        RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 18-Gauge 2-1/8 in. Brad Nailer (Tool Only) with CLEAN DRIVE Technology Wow, I really love this tool. It’s light weight and could be carried around all day if necessary. I couldn’t wait to use it because I don’t have to have a noisy compressor and a long hose to fight with and trip over all day long. Plus without the hose i can flip it from one side to the other quickly. This thing is a game changer for sure. It will shoot 5/8” to 2 1/8” nails. The overall length without a battery is about 10 long It does not come with a belt clip but it does have a place to put one if you want to add it. It fits my large hands very well and this tool can easily be used by left or right handed people. The light at the front definitely makes it easier when working in tight spaces. You can set it to shoot one nail at a time or you can set it where you just hold down the trigger and it will shoot every time you push the nose down onto a workpiece. Overall I really like this tool and I can’t wait to use it again and again. Ridgid makes some really good tools and this one is a home run for sure. I would definitely recommend this tool to anyone.
        by
        • Recommended
        1 found this review helpful
        This thing works great right out of the chute, a pro-quality tool. I used an existing Ridgid batt...
        This thing works great right out of the chute, a pro-quality tool. I used an existing Ridgid battery I own, and had at it. Tried it out with four different size nails, 1 ¼” to 2”. Other than some slight adjustments to the power dial as I got longer, it worked very efficiently on all sizes. Tool seems heavy at first, especially if you're using it for a long time, but compared to being attached to a hose, it's pretty fabulous. Works for all styles and sizes of trim. Works for wood fencing. Also great for those touchy little repairs that come up occasionally. This is a nice tool...glad I have it (I do wish it came with a carrying case, tho’).
        by
        • Recommended
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