Following a most infuriating influencer-hype teaser that provided zero hints, Ryobi announced that they will be launching all-new One+ 18V HP cordless framing nailers.
There will be two new Ryobi cordless framing nailers – a 21° round head nailer (PBL345), and a 30° round and clipped head nailer (PBL350).
Both nailers are part of Ryobi’s AirStrike cordless nailer family and require no air compressors, hoses, or gas cartridges to operate.
Interesting, features include an “on-board air fill valve for field serviceability,” something we have not yet seen on other cordless nailers.
Additional features include:
- Power to drive 3-1/2″ nails
- Sequential (single) and contact actuation modes
- Tool-free driving depth adjustment
- On-board air fill valve
- Integrated rafter hook
- Shock absorber to “manage battery movement”
The new framing nailers are said to be able to drive up to 750 nails per charge on a 4Ah High Performance Li-ion battery.
Both nailers weigh 9.1 lbs. With an 18V One+ HP battery, (1.7 lbs), the operational weight would be 10.8 lbs.
Price: $329 for tool-only (each)
Ryobi says that the nailers will be available at Home Depot in tool-only and kit formats. They have only provided tool-only pricing; kit pricing will be available when the nailers launch.
$329 each for tool-only!
Then again, Lowe’s is charging the same for Craftsman’s cordless framing nailer, which has been out since 2021.
I also don’t know how I feel about having a “built-in air fill valve.” Most other brands with pneumatic-like actuators promise sealed air canisters that never need filling. Then again, Ryobi might be looking at 5 or 10 years down the road, and knowing that DIYers aren’t going to be keen on paying money to a service center.
Kudos to Doug, MFC, G New, for hitting the nail on the head (ha!) with their guess as to what the cheesy social media influencer hype teaser was for!