Craftsman has quietly introduced their new C3 19.2V cordless brad nailer. The new SpeedShot nailer is engineered with Air Core technology, which we presume is akin to the built-in air compression technology Ryobi uses in their Airstrike brad nailer and new stapler.
The new nailer can drive 5/8″ to 2″ long 18-gauge brad nails and features single fire and sequential bump-fire settings. It also features tool-free driving depth adjustment and a tool-free jam-clearing mechanism.
The kit comes with a single compact li-ion battery (60 minute charge time), and a charger. A pack of 500 starter nails and a belt clip are included in the kit and with the bare-tool version as well.
MSRP: $140 for the bare tool, $220 for the 1-battery kit.
Thank you to Shawn for the tip!
The only potential downside I could see is the price of the Craftsman Speedshot nailer, as Ryobi’s comparable Airstrike nailers are a little less expensive. But, with Sears being Sears, regular sales will likely bring down the price to near equal ground.