Ryobi just came out with a new 18V One+ cordless power tool – a brad nailer, model P320. The new nailer features Ryobi’s AirStrike technology, which provides in-tool air compression without the need for a separate compressor, air hoses, or gas cartridges.
The P320 AirStrike nailer can drive 18GA brad nails 5/8″ to 2″ in length – up to 700 nails per charge using a high capacity Li-ion battery.
It features single and bump-fire modes (up to 60 nails/min), tool-free drive depth adjustment, tool-free nail jam adjustment, dry-fire lockout, an LED worklight, low nail indicator, and an adjustable belt hook.
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The price is $129 for the tool-only, and if you don’t already own a Ryobi One+ battery or charger you can buy a starter kit for as low as $60.
Pulling out and firing up an air compressor is a pain if you just want to sink a handful of brad nails. At jobsites, compressors can be bulky, in the way, noisy, and one more thing to have to lug around.
When it comes to cordless nailers, there are a couple of options: electric models, cartridge-powered models, and hybrid electric models like the Senco Fusion I reviewed. From what I’ve seen, hybrid electric air nailers, which don’t require a separate compressor, air hose, or consumables, provide a good balance of power and speed. Plus they don’t require regular maintenance.
It seems to me that this will be a popular addition to the Ryobi 18V One+ lineup.