Ryobi has come out with a new 18V One+ cordless stapler, P317, capable of driving in 3/8″ crown staples, including Arrow T50 staples.
The new Ryobi cordless stapler features an on-board screen and wire attachment that allows for staples to be guided in without penetrating your wire or screen material. It also has a rear knob for quick driving depth adjustment, an improved GripZone handle overmold for user grip and comfort, and a belt clip.
The Ryobi P317 stapler can work with 3/8″ crown T50-style staples 1/4″ to 9/16″ long. It has an 85 staple magazine capacity and can drive in up to 5500 staplers when equipped with a 4.0Ah battery.
Price: $79 for the bare tool
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The new Ryobi P317 cordless 3/8″ crown stapler features “Compression Drive technology,” which Ryobi says uses “automated convenience to eliminate fatigue,” although they don’t elaborate beyond that. So, you hold the tool against your work, pull the trigger, and out comes a staple? Just like the other cordless staplers on the market? Sounds great, although I don’t quite know what it means.
AirStrike, Compression Drive, the name doesn’t matter as the tool gets the job done.
The features and specs seem good, and I like that it comes with a screen and wire mesh guide attachment. I really could have used this last year, when I made a couple of planter enclosures using deer fencing and later plastic hard plastic barrier mesh.
I’d say that the stapler looks small, although not quite as compact as Milwaukee’s M12 cordless stapler.
Looking at the manual, there doesn’t seem to be a bump-fire mechanism, meaning it’s a sequential-only stapler.
The tool will drive another staple each time the trigger is depressed as long as the activation foot is depressed.
That’s not a bad thing, but I figured it’s something someone was bound to ask about.
Overall, it looks like a well-featured tool, and its $79 price point seems appropriate for the Ryobi 18V One+ platform, and for what you get.
Ryobi also offers an 18V 1/4″ narrow crown stapler, P360. The new stapler isn’t just a scaled-down version of that AirStrike tool, it’s a complete redesign.
Ryobi 18V One+ users, are you going to buy one?