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Ryobi 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer Review

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By: Chris Baylor

The Ryobi 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer (Model #P320) is an 18-volt cordless brad nailer that doesn't require an air compressor or an air canister to drive the nails. Instead, the unit uses Ryobi's AirStrike Technology to create enough compression to drive up to a 2-inch 18-gauge nail. The entire unit, with battery pack and a full load of nails weighs about five pounds, but it is relatively well-balanced enough to allow for easy use over head when installing crown moldings. The unit uses any of Ryobi's One+ battery packs (either Lithium Ion or NiCad), but the battery pack and the charger are sold separately. If you already have other Ryobi One+ tools with a charger and a battery, you can swap out those batteries into the brad nailer as needed, keeping the initial cost of entry into this tool much lower. The package does include the P320 brad nailer, 500 1-1/4 inch nails to get you stared, a belt clip that can be attached to either the left or right side of the base of the nailer and an operator's manual.. Read More


New Product: HP64LK 4V Lithium-Ion Right Angle Drill

The New RYOBI® 4V Lithium-Ion Right Angle Drill offers the convenience of a right angle drill in an ultra-compact design. This drill is great for drilling and driving and perfect for tight spaces and hard to reach areas. The right angle drill is powered by TEK4 technology and the 4V battery is a compact and lightweight solution for most household projects. One TEK4 battery powers all TEK4 tools, giving the user a full complement of tools with one battery system.

Specifications:

Drill

  • Battery: 4V
  • Speed: 220 RPM (No Load Speed)
  • Chuck:1/4” SpeedLoad+®
  • Torque: 50 in./lbs.
  • Weight: 1.35 lbs.

4V Charger

  • Battery: 4 Volt
  • Input: 120V, 60 Hz, 6w
  • Output: 4.0V DC
  • Cord: 6 ft.
  • Tool Weight: 0.40 lbs.

Features:

Drill

  • Ultra-compact design allows use in tight spaces and overhead areas 1/4in. SpeedLoad+® chuck makes changing bits easy, and works with all hex shank bits
  • Built-in Tri-Beam™ LED light provides optimum illumination and eliminates shadows on work surface
  • 3-Position switch easily changes from forward, reverse, and light-only mode
  • Soft rubber grip for added user comfort

Compact 4V Battery

  • Ultra compact battery

Includes: HP64L Right Angle Driver, (1) AP4001 4V Rechargeable TEK4 Battery, AP4800 Charger, (2) 1 in. Bits, and Operator’s Manual

Warranty: 2 Years

Launch Date: October 2013



New Products: Hole Saws

1” 1-PC Carbon Hole Saw

1-1/4” 1-PC Carbon Hole Saw

1-1/2” 1-PC Carrabin Hole Saw

1-3/4” 1-PC Carbon Hole Saw

2” 1-PC Carbon Hole Saw

2-1/8” 1-PC Carbon Hole Saw

2-1/4” 1-PC Carbon Hole Saw

1-1/2” 1-PC Carbon Hole Saw

5-PC Carbon Hole Saw Set

Model Numbers: A10HS01, A10HS02, A10HS03, A10HS04, A10HS05, A10HS06, A10HS07, A10HS08, A10HS09

The RYOBI® Hole Saw lineup features innovative Easy Plug Removal Ejection Slots. Each hole saw offers a deep cup that allows cuts completely through 2”x4”s. This line is perfect for wood applications and all drill bits have a ¼” hex shank to fit into the SpeedLoad+ chuck.

Features:

  • Easy Plug Removal Ejection Slots
  • Deep Cup cuts through 2”x4”s
  • Nail Resistant Aggressive Teeth

Warranty: This product is a consumable item. Therefore it is warrantied against defective parts and labor only and not from misuse or deterioration of the product through normal wear and tear.

Launch Date: Q4 2013 at select Home Depot stores


New Product: P212G 18V ONE+™ Hammer Drill

The Ryobi ONE+ 1/2 in. Cordless Hammer Drill features a variable 2-speed transmission for precision and versatility and delivers up to 1,500 RPM and 19,500 BPM for powerful performance. Its 24-position clutch handles high-torque applications, and the clutch override allows quick mode changes from drilling to driving. The GripZone™ overmold enhances user comfort, and the MagTray™ magnetic holder accommodates screws and bits.

Specifications:

  • Battery: 18 Volt
  • Chuck: ½ in. Heavy Duty
  • Arbor Size: 10mm
  • RPM: 0 – 400 / 0 – 1,500 (No Load Speed)
  • BPM: 0 – 5,200 / 0 – 19,500
  • Clutch: 24 Position
  • Tool Weight: 3.7 lbs

Features:

  • 1/2 inch all metal, single-sleeveless chuck with spindle lock for quick, easy bit changes
  • Clutch override for quick mode changes from drilling to driving
  • Drill Mode: For drilling holes in wood, plastic and metal
  • Drive Mode: For driving screws and bolts
  • Hammer Mode: For drilling holes in masonry and concrete
  • MagTray™ magnetic holder for convenient placement of bits and screws
  • 2-speed gearbox and 24 position clutch to match your drilling and driving needs
  • Built-in bubble level to improve drilling/driving accuracy
  • GripZone™ overmold for optimum grip and user comfort

Includes: P212G Hammer Drill with Screwdriver Bit, Auxiliary Handle, Depth Stop Rod, & Operator’s Manual

Warranty: 3 Years

Launch Date: October 2013


New Product: P523 18V ONE+™ Jig Saw with BladeSaver™

RYOBI delivers value and performance with more power and upgraded features than ever before. Introducing the RYOBI 18V ONE+ Jig Saw, featuring the patented BladeSaver™ innovation to get the most use from every jig saw blade. A first-to-market innovation, the BladeSaver™ features a drop base design that allows users to adjust the base to utilize unused teeth, resulting in optimal blade use. This high performance jig saw has a variable speed of 700 – 3100 SPM and allows for true flush cutting all the way to a vertical surface. The RYOBI 18V ONE+ Jig Saw’s BladeSaver™ innovation, combined with the tool’s high performance cutting capabilities, make it a must-have addition for any tool enthusiast.

Features:

  • BladeSaver™ feature allows user to adjust shoe height to extend blade life
  • High performance cutting feels like an AC saw
  • Variable speed 700 – 3100 SPM provides improved cutting performance
  • True flush cutting allows cutting all the way to a vertical surface
  • 3 orbital cut settings allows for faster cutting
  • Lock on feature so there is no need to hold the trigger
  • Toolless blade change allows for quick blade changes
  • Adjustable bevel shoe provides more versatility
  • LED light provides light directly on cutline

Warranty: 3 Years

Launch Date: October 2013