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If you do not know anything about brad nailers, choosing the best option will take you a lot of time. That is why we want to help you. Use the list of the best brad nailers, presented on this page, to pick the most suitable brad nailers for you.

We have been working for many hours to make this buying guide. Our team thoroughly compared many brad nailers from the marketplace to find the best products. Review score, material, brand, weight, and many other specifications were taken into consideration. However, if you still think that there is a way to make our guide better — contact us and share your ideas.

Top of Brad Nailers of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Makita Af505n Brad Nailer (Editor’s Choice)
“tool-less quick release cam-lock opens nail guide assembly to easily clear jammed nails.
Makita Af505n Brad Nailer
5.0
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2. Porter-cable Pcc790la 20v Max Lithium 18ga Cordless Brad Nailer
Our depth adjustment wheel allows you to properly countersink nails consistently.
Porter-cable Pcc790la 20v Max Lithium 18ga Cordless Brad Nailer
4.5
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3. Ryobi P320 Airstrike 18 Volt One+ Lithium Ion Cordless Brad Nailer (Best Transitional Design)
Deliver up to 700 brad nails on a single charge with a 4 amp hour ryobi lithium ion battery.
Ryobi P320 Airstrike 18 Volt One+ Lithium Ion Cordless Brad Nailer
4.3
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4. Vonhaus 18-gauge 2 In 1 Electric Brad Nailer
8mm (5/16 ) 10mm (3/8 ) 12mm (1/2 ) 14mm (9/16 ) 16mm (5/8 ).
Vonhaus 18-gauge 2 In 1 Electric Brad Nailer
4.3
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5. Vonhaus 18v Lithium-ion Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer (Best Versatility Features)
15mm (9/16 ) 16mm (5/8 ) 18mm (5/7 ) 19mm (3/4 ) 21mm (13/16 ).
Vonhaus 18v Lithium-ion Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer
4.0
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6. Powryte 18 Gauge 2-in-1 Air Brad Nailer
Tool-free depth of drive adjustment allows precise countersinking of nails or staples quickly and easily.
Powryte 18 Gauge 2-in-1 Air Brad Nailer
4.0
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Style
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
Makita AF505N 14 x 14 x 4 inches
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Tool hook can be rotated 180 so tool can remain close by, but never in the way. Cast and machined nose piece for precise contact. Narrow nose design allows easy nailing access in confined areas. “tool-less quick release cam-lock opens nail guide assembly to easily clear jammed nails; efficient design minimizes downtime. Easy to use “tool-less” depth adjustment dial for a wide variety of finish applications. Non-marring rubber nose and bumpers protect the wood’s surface from being scratched or damaged.

 

 
The good
Narrow nose design allows easy nailing access in confined areas
“tool-less quick release cam-lock opens nail guide assembly
Non-marring rubber nose
Tool hook can be rotated 180 so tool can remain close by
The bad
It is absolutely flawless.
 

 

 
 

Style
3/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
PORTER-CABLE PCC790LA 13.9 x 5 x 12 inches 8.16 pounds
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3 year limited warranty: porter-cable will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. Increased productivity: a tool-free release lever, jam release, and depth adjustment wheel make your life easier. No compressor needed: this cordless brad nailer is battery-powered, eliminating the need for a compressor, hose, or expensive gas cartridges. Better runtime: included 1.5 ah 20v max lithium-ion battery lasts longer than nicad, charger included.

 

 
The good
3 year limited warranty
No compressor needed
Better runtime
Consistent driving depth
Increased productivity
The bad
The manufacturer offers awful customer support services.
 

 

 
№ 3. Ryobi P320 Airstrike 18 Volt One+ Lithium Ion Cordless Brad Nailer (battery Not Included, Power Tool Only)
 

Style
3/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Ryobi P320 10 x 3 x 7 inches 6.15 pounds
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Tool-less depth adjustment: you can easily change the depth of this nailer with the onboard dial. Deliver up to 700 brad nails on a single charge with a 4 amp hour ryobi lithium ion battery. The ryobi p320 airstrike brad nailer drives 18-gauge nails from 5/8 in. No compressor necessary: integrated air compressing technology means that you only need a lithium ion or nicad battery for power. Dry-fire lockout: do not worry about damaging your wood, as the p320 will prevent you from firing without any loaded nails. This improves the longevity of the tool and protects your work surface. Dual led lights: work in dim lighting conditions with the built-in led lights that shine bright on your target.

 

 
The good
Dry-fire lockout
Dual led lights
Tool-less depth adjustment
Deliver up to 700 brad nails on a single charge
No compressor necessary
The bad
It is inconvenient.
 

What should be the warranty period for a good brad nailers?

If you do not want to buy a new brad nailers or spend your money every time it malfunctions, consider a model with a good warranty period. Otherwise, you will have to waste a lot of resources to repair or replace it.

 

 
№ 4. Vonhaus 18-gauge 2 In 1 Electric Brad Nailer and Stapler Gun Kit, Includes 400 Crown Staples and 100 Nails
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
VonHaus 3.27 pounds
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Boasts low recoil levels for smooth controlled operation, as well as a safety switch to prevent unintentional firing. 11a electric nailer/stapler creates fixings and fastenings – ideal for light duty decorating and construction jobs. The tool comes with 400 x 14mm staples.100 x 15mm nails. So you can get started right away. Fires 18 gauge (1/16 ) 2mm (1/16 ) crown brad nails in the following lengths: 15mm (9/16 ) & 16mm (5/8 ). Fires 20 gauge (3/8 ) (10.7mm) crown staples (equivalent to arrow t50 staples, stanley tra700) in the following lengths: 8mm (5/16 ) 10mm (3/8 ) 12mm (1/2 ) 14mm (9/16 ) 16mm (5/8 ).

 

 
The good
The tool comes
11a electric nailer/stapler creates fixings
Fires 18 gauge
Fires 20 gauge
Boasts low recoil levels
The bad
It works well, but the price matches the quality — it is very high.
 

 

 
№ 5. Vonhaus 18v Lithium-ion Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer and Stapler Kit, Includes 2.0ah Li-ion Battery, Charger, Belt Hook, 500 Staples and 500 Brad Nails 15 396us
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
VonHaus 7.59 pounds
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Features adjustable impact control for use with varying work-piece materials. Anti-jam mechanism allows for uninterrupted nailing. The tool comes with 500x staples 3/4.500x brad nails 1 and inner hexagonal spanner. 18v lithium-ion cordless nailer/stapler creates fixings and fastenings ideal for medium duty decorating jobs indoor & outdoor. Fires 18 gauge brad nails.2mm (1/16 ) crown (equivalent to tacwise 18g, arrow bn18, bostitch 18g & rapid no. 8 brad nails) of the following lengths: 15mm (9/16 ) 21mm (13/6 ) 25mm (1 ) 30mm (1-3/16 ) 32mm (1-1/4 ). Fires 18 gauge.5.7mm (1/4 ) narrow crown staples (equivalent to type 90, no.90 narrow crown (5.7mm.1/4 ) ) of the following lengths: 15mm (9/16 ) 16mm (5/8 ) 18mm (5/7 ) 19mm (3/4 ) 21mm (13/16 ).

 

 
The good
Fires 18 gauge.5.7mm
Features adjustable impact control
18v lithium-ion cordless nailer/stapler creates fixings
The tool comes
Fires 18 gauge brad nails.2mm
The bad
Not enough value for such a high price.
 

 

 
№ 6. Powryte 18 Gauge 2-in-1 Air Brad Nailer Narrow Crown Stapler with Tool-free Jam Release Mechanism
 

Style
3/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
PowRyte 1001920 10.2 x 9.7 x 2.2 inches 3.4 pounds
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Reload indicator for easy visual recognition of low nail quantities to avoid dry firing. Tool-free depth of drive adjustment allows precise countersinking of nails or staples quickly and easily. Tool-free jam release mechanism for easy nail removal. Operating pressure: 60-100 psi; nails length: 5/8 to 2-inch brads & 5/8 to 1-5/8-inch crown staples. Get two tools in one with this air nailer that saves space and money.

 

 
The good
Reload indicator
Tool-free depth
Get two tools in one
Operating pressure
Tool-free jam release mechanism
The bad
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

How much money should I spend for a nice brad nailers?

If you want to buy the best brad nailers on the market, remember that it does not have to be the most expensive one. Of course, costly models are usually good, but there is always a possibility that you can find an option with better price/quality ratio. If you want to get the most value out of your brad nailers, choose wisely and consider all its characteristics, not only the price.

What factors did you consider while making the TOP list of the best brad nailers?

We compared over a hundred of brad nailersfrom various manufacturers. To make our buying guide as honest as it is possible, we took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, weight, material, assembly quality, and many more. If you want to find the best brad nailers for the least amount of money, our TOP list will be very useful for you.

Do good brad nailersrequire a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your brad nailers, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive brad nailersmight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good brad nailers is five years.

What do I have to do in order to get a refund for a brad nailers?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning brad nailers, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

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