Three years ago when airless nail guns first came out, I had a chance to see them at a woodworking tool show. I was very impressed by their convenience, but depressed by the prices.
Then last year, i saw that Ryobi made a cordless pin-nailer. I already had other Ryobi 18-volt tools, so it was an easy choice to snatch one of those to try out.
In the first day of using it, I fell in love. I started getting all "Norm Abram" around the shop.. pin nailing everything in sight. The beautiful thing was that this less-expensive Ryobi nailer worked just as well as those expensive Big-Boy Brands I saw at the trade show.
In the year I've had it, it has only jammed once!
Jams are easy to clear with the tool-free nose clamp.
If I keep a full magazine and use a drop of oil on the nose at the start of each day, I get no jams.
So, based on that good experience, I got this larger-capacity nailer.
It works just as well as the other Ryobi pin nailer!
So far, I have fixed two fences, built a trash-can screen, and assembled long-needed shelves in the garage attic. Trust me, you don't want to be hammering nails into studs with blown-insulation everywhere! hand-hammering disturbs insulation and creates clouds of dust.
With the air nailer, by contrast, nails go in without a fight so you get done faster and inhale less dust.
This nailer requires no hose, so I could climb up the narrow attic stairs with ease and nail uprights without breaking a sweat. Given the 16" OC spacing of attic joists, a hammer would have been miserable work. With this thing? it was FUN!
For that one project alone, it was worth the cost.
I highly recommend this and the little Ryobi pin nailer. They both work great and cost FAR less than the competitors.
Durable, Easy to Use, Strong, fast & fun!
a bit heavy but i don't care