Good on the 1 1/2 inch. I had to set the tension all the way up to drive it in enough so that it would sit inside the wood. Just not quite enough power for the 2 inch. Used for standard crown molding, Baseboards and toe kicks
The only Ryobi tool so far I’ve been disappointed with
September 21, 2020
I have a ton of Ryobi tools and so far, this is the only one I’ve found to be a big disappointment. I used this to renovate a staircase in my house and needed to cut off 1.5 inch stair nosings. The saw is highly underpowered and would freeze up constantly. It’s fine for cutting down a 2x4 but for ripping down a 2x10 or even a 2x10 crosscut it really can’t handle it even with a better blade. Maybe the brushless version is better, but I’ll be going with another brand for the next circular I buy.
I bought this sander a month ago for smoothing plaster prior to painting. It worked fine for nail...
September 3, 2020
I bought this sander a month ago for smoothing plaster prior to painting. It worked fine for nail hole patches, but for larger areas - the sandpaper slips off the base within 30 seconds - consistently! I tried different densities & brands of sandpaper, but the slippage continues. In addition, the bag that holds the dust is too small ands needs to emptied frequently. I've learned that not all sanders are created equal - even though the price was right - it may be too small or the job. I am going to see if I can trade this one up because I like the Ryobi product and the convenience of the interchangeable battery.
Awesome tool , and welcome addition to my Ryobi 18v collection ! Bought it to do an under sink repair , long over due ... To hard to bang nails in that position so purchased this , Wow am I glad I did !
Sometimes, you just need something... and you don't quite know what that thing is until you hold it in your hand. THIS. This is that something. I can't imagine life before nor after it.
No more unsightly screw heads. No more clamps. Glue-ups just became a breeze. Cabinet fabrication has never been easier. $99? Yes, please! Would HAPPILY pay twice that for the amount of value this tool has afforded me.
If you're a skilled tradesman/woman, you really shouldn't be looking past this tool. I primarily use Makita, but their brads leave something to be desired. The Ryobi has never, not one single time, misfired or not driven a brad all the way in. Once it's set, you can sort of just forget it and ride!
It's a blast to use, and sometimes as a way to release boredom, I'll just go light up a board with a hundred or so nails. I've never even gotten the battery indicator on a 3aH battery to drop a single bar, and I've used this thing for hours!
Ryobi is, hands down, the best tool value out there. When you just need a one-off and are already invested in another platform, give Ryobi your money. This brad nailer and the router are two of my favorite tools of all time.
Add it to your bag... don't think about it for a second. Your value as a craftsman will exponetially increase with this tool.
I purchased this tool for making my wooden American flags and toy boxes, a great time-saver. I had my doubts on how good it would work? But put about 10,000 nails in with it and I am glad I purchased this item. I have the router, skill saw, weed eater and blower. I.will be getting more of the tools and adding them to my collection. I do also of small projects made out of wood..
I just got this nailer and love it. I'm a 70 year-old grandma who loves doing DIY projects. It doesn't scare me. It is quiet and I don't notice any kind of kick back. Easy to load the nails, and I can actually hold it against my work and press the trigger with one hand. So many tools are made for men with larger hands. The pressure adjustment sinks the nail just enough to caulk over it. I have many Ryobi tools and am very satisfied with them.
I used it to nail up some base boards with the brads that came with the tool. It worked great. Way less of a hassle than messing with the air compressor and dragging a hose around behind you. So I scaled up to 2 inch brads for some carpentry work. First try, with no adjustments, it penetrated about an inch of plywood. So I adjusted the nail depth to the max and got the same result. Then I adjusted the pressure dial on the back to the max turn (only traveled a 1/4 turn) and got the same result. Figured I might have done it the wrong way and dialed the pressure all the way in the other direction and it didn't even fire a brad. Then when I went to dial it back up to the max, the dial broke off in my hand.
This is one of my favorite investments this year. ...
August 19, 2020
This is one of my favorite investments this year. My husband suggested getting a Brad Nail gun to install barn wood in my art studio shed and it’s amazing!!!! I can see this becoming one of my go to tools. I didn’t get the battery because I can borrow my husband drill battery and that was nice.