New Ridgid 18V Brushless Framing and 18 Gauge Nailers & Brushed Grease Gun

Ridgid just announced a bunch of new brushless power tools to their 18V line up! There’s a lot however in this article we will discuss their new 18V brushless framing and 18 gauge nailers and brushed motor grease gun. The 18V grease gun is said to launch April 2021 while the 18 gauge brad nailer is said to launch June 2021 and the two framing nailers are set to launch July 2021. Buy now are links provided for each tool. If the link doesn’t work, it’s because they haven’t been listed yet for sale.

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Ridgid 18V Brushless 21 Degree Framing Nailer R09894B

Ridgid introduces their latest addition to their cordless nailers with two new framing nailers. A 21 degree framing and a 30 degree framing nailer with the spotlight being on the 21 degree model. They give us specs on the 21 degree model like it featuring a strong brushless motor with performance similar to a pneumatic nailer and is capable of driving 2″-3-1/2″ full round head framing nails with an up to 3 nails per second driving speed. They say that there is zero ramp up time so expect the nailer to shoot as fast as you press the trigger, so it looks like TTI is borrowing tech from sister brand Milwaukee’s line of nailers to pull of instant no ramp up firing. It offers solid runtime with up to 750 nails driven when paired with a 4.0ah battery so expect more nails per charge with a larger battery or less with a smaller capacity battery. You’ve got the usual nail gun amenities like the ability to do single fire and bump fire modes, tool free depth of drive, tool free jam release, and integrated rafter hook. There’s also an optional extended capacity magazine that accepts two full strips of nails for less reloading. One thing to note is that Ridgid says that this nailer will get the best performance with their new Max output batteries that were discussed here. It will be priced at $329 as a baretool.

  • Maximum Performance. Longer Runtime.
  • The powerful brushless motor drives 2 in. to 3-1/2 in. full round head framing nails into engineered lumber
  • Drives 3 nails per second with no gas cartridges and zero ramp-up time
  • Drives up to 750 nails per charge when using a 4.0Ah battery
    The selectable mode switch allows contact actuation or single sequential actuation mode
  • Tool-free depth of drive ensures accurate depth control to protect work surface from overdriving
  • Pair with MAX Output batteries for maximum performance
  • Integrated rafter hook for additional storage options
  • No-mar tip included keeping work surface free of tool marks
  • Compatible with RIDGID Extended Capacity Magazine (AC102EM21) – Accepts two full strips of nails for increased productivity (product sold separately)
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days

Ridgid 18V Brushless 30 Degree Framing Nailer R09895B

Ridgid didn’t supply any specifics in their press release regarding this 30 degree model however it does share the same body with the only visible difference being the magazine that can accept 30 degree nails. Another Ridgid promotion mentioned that both framing nailers offer the same up to 750 nails per charge, zero ramp up time, and up to 3 nails per second, so I would assume this model is practically the same as the 21 degree model except for the magazine that accepts 3o degree nail strips. Because of the additional angling, it will be able to shoot at more severe of an angle. It will also be priced the same at $329 as a baretool.

Ridgid 18V Brushless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer R09891B

Ridgid already has an 18V brushless 18 gauge nailer however this new model is more compact and extremely compact by the looks of the image. Unlike the framing nailers, I did not see any mention of zero ramp up time so it appears this model does ramp up before it shoots but if it’s anything like the previous model, it should still shoot very fast after pressing the trigger. It features a marketing statement called “Clean Drive” which is their way of claiming 17x more consecutive perfect drives. They also mention a small nose tip for better visibility and is said to be able to drive flush at all angles with no driver slip. Only the reviews will tell if this is true as usually in the past, you don’t get flush nail fires the larger the angle of fire is but will be great if their claim is true on this model. Runtime is great with up to 3,500 nails per charge with their 6ah battery. It also has the ability of single fire and bump fire modes, dryfire lockout so it should not shoot blanks when empty, tool free depth of drive, tool free power adjustment, and tool free jam release. It will be priced at $199 as a baretool.

  • Maximum Performance. Longer Runtime.
  • Powerful Brushless Motor
  • CLEAN DRIVE Technology for 17X more consecutive perfect drives
  • Small nose for visibility, drives flush at all angles and no driver blade slip
  • More compact & lighter weight*
  • Dry-Fire Lockout extends motor life and prevents misfires
  • Drives up to 3,500 nails per charge when using a 6.0Ah battery
  • The selectable mode switch allows contact actuation or single sequential actuation mode
  • Tool-free depth of drive ensures accurate depth control to protect the work surface from overdriving
  • Tool-free power adjustment regulates power for optimum results
  • Tool-free jam release for easy access to clear jams
  • Non-marring pads to keep the worksurface free of tool marks
  • Grip Light engages light independently of trigger to illuminate the workspace
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days

Last but not least is their new 18V grease gun. I don’t know much about these tools because I’ve never owned or operated any machinery that required the use of one so for this I’ll let Ridgid’s official press release info do all the talking below. I will say that it will be available April 2021 for $179 as a baretool.

Introducing the highly anticipated RIDGID 18V Grease Gun. Unleash maximum power and versatility with a powerful 10,000 PSI max operating pressure which provides enough power to push out old, built-up grease. The 2-speed design allows users to prioritize maximum flow rate or maximum pressure for versatility on the job site. Complete jobs faster with a maximum flow rate of 9 oz/minute. Designed with the end-user in mind this grease gun features a pre-set dosage dial for increased efficiency with the ability to dispense precise amounts of grease. The 39″ flexible hose and right-angle coupler are ideal for accessing those hard-to-reach areas. The grease gun delivers impressive runtime with up to 23 grease cartridges per charge on a single 18V 4.0 Ah battery. As always, this RIDGID 18V Grease Gun is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is backed by the Industry’s Only Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for Free Parts, Free Service, For LIFE.

  • Maximum operating pressure of 10,000PSI to push out old, built-up grease
  • The maximum flow rate of 9.0oz/minute allows for faster greasing
  • 2 Speed design allows user to select between max pressure or max flow rate for complete control
  • Pre-Set dosage counter dial for efficiency and precision
  • 39″ flexible hose for hard to reach fittings
  • Air bleeder valve: priming mechanism
  • Lock-on/off trigger reduces user fatigue
  • Up to 23 grease cartridges per 4.0Ah battery charge
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Battery and charger sold separately


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Ecotek

I’m pumped for a cordless framing gun! I use one with 21° nails so thats what I’ll get. Selling a longer magazine separately is weird, but ok. I’ve also been wanting a cordless grease gun. Alas this one costs almost $100 more than I’d expect but, maybe thats where the competition is. Multiple speeds on a grease gun? Weird. Why wouldn’t i just want it to fill up as fast as it can? Either way, I’m in.

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