Comments: The Ryobi felt very well balanced with comfortable grip; it is definitely a gun you could use for several hours. It weighs less than others in the battery-powered group, helping with fatigue. Thanks to its compact design, it has excellent line of sight, allowing very accurate nail placement. It was one of the better performers in tight workspaces. According to Ryobi, it can fire 800 nails per charge on a 4.0-Ah battery. This gun never jammed or misfired during testing; it does have tool-less jam clearing if it were to happen. A short delay between trigger pull and firing was not enough to impede efficiency. It was difficult to discern the difference in power settings on the dial, but it set nails fine just the same. We would rate this the best value because of its price point and features.
PROS: the best weight and balance of all battery-powered guns tested; excellent size and shape for tight workspaces; excellent LED lights with dedicated switch; bump and fire mode
CONS: no case or bag included; does not include battery or charger; pressure dial seemed ineffective
Nail size: 5/8 in. to 2 in.
Dry-fire lockout: Yes
Magazine capacity: 105 brads
Weight: 5.0 lb.
Warranty: 3 yr. (tool and battery)
Cost: $129 (bare)