Before I was a man. Then I bought a Ryobi 18V One+ AirStrike 18GA. I am now a GOD!
When society eventually crumbles back into lawlessness and savagery, and people run wild through the streets waving hammers and glue above their heads, my family will sleep securely knowing that I'll still be able to nail two bits of wood together quickly and easily with my Ryobi 18GA 18V One+ AirStrike brad nailer. Until the battery runs out, that is..
I'm a simple man, and my home handyman skills are even simpler. Does a screw need tightening? I can tightening it! Has a hole mysteriously appeared in a plaster wall? I can find a painting la...rge enough to cover it up! Is a cupboard door not closing properly? I can adjust it..eventually, because man, those doors have like 3 screws to adjust it up down left right in out and into the 5th and 6th dimensions. Lately I've had the overwhelming urge to make things in the time honoured fashion of sticking two bits of wood together. Traditionally, I would have achieved with tools such as hammers, glue, nails, sticky tape and sheer willpower. After a recent visit to my local Bunnings that all changed. Browsing their Ryobi One+ range I settled on a 18GA brad nailer which fires thin nail like brads using their patented air-bangy-strike-ahoy technology powered by their versatile One+ rechargeable battery range. So far I've used it on a variety of things, such as Tasmanian Oak, MDF, pine, laminated boards, ply, a book, some doors, some old 4x4 posts in my garden, skirting boards, a bench seat I made from old timber, picture frames, and wood paneling lining the walls in one of my rooms. It handled each with aplomb, which is French for 'overconfident guy with a nailgun'. It does have its limits though. Trying to drive a 50mm nail in a thicker hardwood will result in the nail shooting out the side of the wood or not driving in all the way, so consider the 16GA brad nailer or 15GA finishing nailer depending on the job at hand. It uses affordable brad nails from 15mm to 50mm so you just have to pick the right size for the timber you're joining. It has a depth adjustment to control how deep you fire the nail, a power adjustment dial so you can fiddle with it and pretend you know what you're doing when your wife is watching, a safe firing mode so it doesn't accidentally nail your head to the roof and and comes in a bright green colour so it's easy to find when you throw it at the redback spiders hiding your shed.
Very easy to use- light work
Great for skirting boards and light work. Did a few fence pailings did job but a little light. Fit for purpose- though only used for one job so far. Would not use hammer and nails again. Generally punches nails nicely too. Have big battery kept it going ages. Pity it can not take bigger fence nails.
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Picked up my Nail gun today and the guy at the shop was saying it's no good for hard wood decking, when I got it home I filled it up and dam the nails only went half way in, I was devo until I saw at the back the switch turned it to max and boom nails went it all the way plus some so happy days and hard wood decking DYI job is on its way
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Has been pretty good, did the job, light enough, good for light jobs. Used it for nailing some strapping for insulation and also used it for architraves. Did the job. Only downside is had to get the Ryobi batter as well. If you already have one, then no problems. Y.
Works well, but!!!
Narrow crown staplers are widely used in furniture manufacture as narrow crown staples hold components together much better than brad nails do!
The Ryobi has a distinct advantage in that it is completely self contained, No Power Cords!, No air Hoses!
It has it's own inbuilt aircompressor (Ryobi call it Airstrike technology!) making it very easy to use even though it is somewhat heavier than most other staplers.
On trying out me new stapler I found it sets 25mm staples perfectly, with the head of the staple set just below the surface of the ...
Questions & Answers
Hi my Ryobi cordless Brad air strike is not punching the nails in not even half way and the settings are on full and using the longer nails or shorter nails still wont punch them in was working a treat when I first got it but now it wont even go into a bit of pine and iv cleaned the Track where the nail down iv sprayed it with some WD-40 iv tried a new battery but still having the same problem the only thing I could think of is could there be a air leak in a hose from the compressor and its not getting the full burst to punch the nails in cheers
Using it for fence pailings - 6ASCRISIS said not recommended it. Is that for hardwood fencing or it's ok for treated pine palings?
Same goes for treated pine palings - it will do the job in an emergency and *hold* the paling in place if you need to replace one or two for a quick fix until you can nail them properly and use the longest brad (50mm I think?) (will be doing this myself this weekend) BUT the brads this nailer uses are not like the larger nails normally used for fencing. They are very thin, not as long, and won't have the longer term holding power of nails. The heads of the brads are very small and would probably slide out of the wood if you pushed the paling hard enough.
Thanks for your reply, very helpful.
Has anyone used this to attach thatching to a pogola hut which is suppose to be stapled down into place.
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