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Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer Review

Ryobi Air Strike P320 Kit

Editor Rating: 4.7/5

Build Quality

Power

Features

Price

Review Summary

Ryobi is a well-known manufacturer of power tools. Professionals and amateurs both enjoy Ryobi products because they’re innovated to offer the same power as other brands at a more affordable price. Those on a budget especially love the Ryobi products for this reason.

One Ryobi product we have been lucky enough to test out is the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer. This nailer is impressive because it offers the same power as expensive gas or corded models, but it is more affordable and comes with a convenient cordless design. Together, these features make it an excellent option for those who need a high powered but convenient nailer to use around the house.

Although this nailer is slightly on the heavier side and jams more frequently with time, you really can’t go wrong with the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer. Between its power, convenience, and price, no other nailer of its class competes.

To find out more about this product, read on.

Ryobi Air Strike Brad Nailer – A Quick Look

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Cordless
  • Offers the same power as gas models
  • Tool-less depth adjustment
  • Dual LED lights
  • Dry fire lockout
  • Low-nail indicator
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Cumbersome to use for long periods of time
  • Jams more over time

Specifications

Brand Name: Ryobi

Model: Air Strike P320

Tool: Nailer

Type: Brad

Power Source: Battery-powered

Voltage: 18V

Dimensions: 10” x 7” x 3”

Weight: 6 lbs.

Power

The problem with most cordless nailer guns is that they are simply not powerful enough for many jobs. However, the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer offers power that is comparable to many air-powered nailers. This tool can fire up to 700 nails at a time at 50 millimeters long. As a result, this tool is powerful enough for just about any job around the house, ranging from reinforcing joints to roofing tiles.

Thus, you might want to select the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer if you’re looking for a highly powerful cordless model. Very few other cordless nailers will be able to compete with this model in power and performance.

Ryobi Air Strike P320 profile

Convenience

Even though the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer is highly powerful, it is just as convenient and useful as any other cordless nailer. Being battery operated, this model is not limited by the length of the cord, and you will be able to take it with you just about anywhere.

Beyond its cordless design, the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer features several other convenient designs and functions. For example, this model comes with a tool-less depth adjustment. All you need to do is adjust the depth dial on the gun to adjust the depth for the job you are performing. This makes work much more convenient and faster.

Additionally, the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer comes with dual LED lights to help you light dim or tight areas. When working with nails as small as brads, it is common for you to be caught in a place with little lighting. The lighting on this model makes it much easier to see and get the best results.

Many other convenient features come with the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer as well. For example, it comes with a dry fire lockout and a low-nail indicator. The dry fire lockout prevents the model from firing without a brad, while the low nail indicator tells you whenever you are running low on them.

Battery Powered

Since the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer is cordless, it is powered by battery. Like other Ryobi products, this model is suitable for the Ryobi’s ONE+ system. The system will allow you to charge a 4-amp hour battery so that it lasts a long time and provides you a lot of power.

Price

Probably the most impressive aspect of the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer is its price. This model is incredibly affordable, ensuring that you get your money’s worth for the product. Especially considering how powerful and convenient this model is, the price is highly affordable and worth it.

Size

About the only drawback that we can find of the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer is its size. Even though this model is cordless and convenient, it is still much heavier and bulkier than other cordless options. Though this might not be an issue when first using this product, the weight will make it more difficult to use for longer periods of time.

Still, the size and weight can be slightly forgiven because of its high power and cordless design. The extra bulk and weight allow it to have power comparable to that of a gas model.

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FAQ

What gauge of brad nails does the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer take?

The Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer drives 18-gauge nails, ranging from ⅝-inch to 2-inch. If the battery is fully charged, it can drive up to 700 18-gauge nails at one time.

Is it easy to clear jams with the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer?

No matter what nailer you get, jams will happen every now and then. The Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer has a system where jams happen from the top. This subtle design change makes it easy to find and clear the jams within the model. The quicker you can clear the jams, the faster you can get back to work.

Does Ryobi offer a warranty for the Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer?

Yes. The Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer comes with a 3-year limited warranty and a 90-day exchange warranty. This warranty is much more impressive than the warranties of other comparable nailers, especially considering how affordable the Ryobi is from the beginning.

What the Users Say

To find out more about the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer, we investigated other users’ experiences with the tool by looking online. Overall, almost all users were impressed with this cordless model’s power and reliability, but there were some complaints about its weight and reliability over time.

Positives

Most users were just as pleased with their product as we were. Most users noted that the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer provided as much punch as air compressor-powered models in a much more convenient design.

More than the power, users noted that the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer provided reliable and consistent nail punches that they could count on. This means that the brads were fired at a consistent angle and depth, making the final product much more uniform and reliable.

As we expected, the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer users were completely blown away by the affordability of the model. Several reviewers went as far as to note that they compared it to other more expensive models and found that it performed better at a much lower price.

All in all, most users agreed with our general assessment of the model: it is highly powerful, reliable, and convenient, yet it is highly affordable.

Negatives

Even the most beloved products have a few drawbacks. Despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews of the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer, not everyone was completely sold on the product.

As we found ourselves, many users believed that the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer was a bit heavy for its design and function, leaving it more difficult to use over extended amounts of time. Many users were still willing to forgive this drawback because of its convenience, affordability, and power.

One setback we were unable to test was how the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer performs after many years of use. Our tests and other users’ initial use of the tool found that it performs exceptionally well at first. However, users who had used this product for over a year found that it jams more frequently the longer you use it.

Although most products do tend to break over time, this is still a set back of the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer. Luckily, most users who complained about this issue did note that jams were easy to fix thanks to its more intuitive and upfront design.

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Conclusion

The Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer is a highly affordable, powerful, and convenient brad nailer. If you are looking for a cordless option that boasts the same power as a gas one, this is the model for you. You will be hard-pressed to find a cordless nailer that packs the same amount of punch as this one at the same price.

Of course, expect for the Ryobi Air Strike P320 Brad Nailer to weigh a bit more than other cordless options and for it to jam more frequently over time. With these considerations aside, this model is a highly impressive cordless nailer that is comparable to more expensive corded or gas models.

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