New Ryobi 18V Nailers, Miter Saw & Flooring Saw

Ryobi just announced an assortment of new tools and in this article we will cover their new cordless 18V carpentry power tools. These include a new 7-1/4″ sliding miter saw, flooring saw, and three new nailers, more on each tool below.

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Ryobi 18V Flooring Saw PGC21

Flooring saws are nothing new however most people may not be familiar with them. I’ve seen them before while shopping at the big box hardware stores from the Skil brand. These saws are designed for just as their name suggests, as a flooring saw to cross cut flooring materials such as hardwood and laminate flooring. Ryobi is now introducing one of their own. These saws are good for crosscutting flooring planks which means you would still need another tool to do rip cuts such as either a table saw, circular saw, or jigsaw. I used to install laminate flooring and my tools of choice were a miter saw to handle the bulk of the rip cuts and a jigsaw which served as double duty for rip cuts and detail cuts. I would still recommend users go with a miter saw instead as that can do what this can and more such as cut your trim pieces as well however I can see this as more of a specialized tool, one tool good for a single purpose with the addition of being smaller and lighter than something like a miter saw. Small and light might attract certain DIY’ers that wouldn’t want to hassle with a larger bulkier and heavier tool.

Ryobi mentions this saw is also good for cutting similar flooring materials such as vinyl tiles and vinyl planks. I’ve cut those before with jigsaws and I quickly saw that vinyl flooring quickly eats through blades like crazy so I wonder how effective a carbide tipped circular saw blade will fare in terms of longevity when cutting vinyl?

Ryobi calls it a 5-1/2″ flooring saw, which I believe is describing the size of the blade on the cross cut capacity as that would be too small for many flooring planks. The base also has a material clamp to safely hold the piece as you cut it. I also saw some table saw safety features built into the saw such as a riving knife and anti-kickback pawls as well. The saw also comes with a dust bag and its dust port doubles as a vac port good for indoor use. This tool will launch September 2021 for $199 as a baretool which means you will still need to buy a battery and charger to operate if you don’t already own these.

  • Makes miter, rip, and crosscuts on Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP), laminates, and hardwood flooring
  • Cuts up to 240 linear feet on a 9Ah battery
  • Includes a thin kerf flooring blade optimized for clean, fast cuts
  • Dust port compatible with 1-1/4″ vacuum accessories
  • On-board storage of saw accessories for user convenience
  • Integrated carry handle and lightweight compact design
  • Part of the RYOBI ONE+™ System of over 225 Cordless Tools
  • This tool will be available in tool only and various kit configurations in stores and online
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Includes: 18V 5-1/2″ Flooring Saw, 24T Blade, Blade Wrenches, Push Stick, Dust Bag, Rip Fence, Crosscut/Miter Fence, Material Clamp and Operator’s Manual

Ryobi 18V Airstrike 16ga Straight Finish Nailer P326

Part of the new tool announcements were three new Airstrike nailers. Although all three nailers have new product model numbers, they are revisions of previous Airstrike nailers and appear to be more compact than previous iterations. For example, this 16 gauge straight magazine model is said to be 12% more compact (though they didn’t say if it was when compared to their previous model or other nailers on the market). Their previous 16 gauge nailer had a large tip and the new contact tip is said to be 78″ smaller as can be seen in the above image. It works with up to 2-1/2″ 16ga straight magazine nails and runtime is said to be up 1000 nails per charge with a 4ah battery. Other amenities include tool-free depth of drive and jam release, and it appears it has the grip light button that has been long missing on Ridgid tools but seen on previous Ryobi Airstrike nailers. Just like previous Airstrike nailers, it runs on Ryobi’s 18V battery packs so no need for a compressor and hose. This tool will launch September 2021 for $179 as a baretool which means you will still need to buy a battery and charger to operate if you don’t already own these.

A big thanks to DrewBHAM who wrote in about this nailer prior to official launch!

  • Features AirStrike™ Technology: no gas cartridges, no compressors, no hoses
  • Enhanced motor for a reliable drive with the ability to sink nails 2-1/2″ in hardwoods
  • Drives up to 1,000 nails per charge
  • Features a 78% smaller nose for superior drive quality* and easy access in tight spaces
  • Tool-free depth of drive adjustment for increased accuracy and a protected work surface
  • Convenient adjustment dial regulates air pressure speed for optimal performance
  • Tool-free jam release for easy access to clear nails
  • Part of the RYOBI ONE+™ System of over 225 Cordless Tools
  • This tool will be available in tool only and various kit configurations in stores and online
  • 3-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Includes: 18V ONE+™ AirStrike™ 16GA Straight Finish Nailer, (2) Non-Marring Pads and Operator’s Manual

Ryobi 18V Airstrike 18ga Brad Nailer P321

Part of the new tool announcements were three new Airstrike nailers. Although all three nailers have new product model numbers, they are revisions of previous Airstrike nailers and appear to be more compact than previous iterations. For example, this 18 gauge brad nailer is said to be 12% more compact than the previous P320 model. The new contact tip is said to be 45% smaller than the previous model as can be seen in the above image. It can accept up to 2″ 18ga nails and runtime is said to be up 1,900 nails per charge with a 4ah battery. Other amenities include tool-free depth of drive and jam release, and it appears it has the grip light button that has been long missing on Ridgid tools but seen on previous Ryobi Airstrike nailers. Just like previous Airstrike nailers, it runs on Ryobi’s 18V battery packs so no need for a compressor and hose. This tool will launch September 2021 for $129 as a baretool which means you will still need to buy a battery and charger to operate if you don’t already own these.

  • Features AirStrike™ Technology: no gas cartridges, no compressors, no hoses
  • Enhanced motor for a reliable drive with the ability to sink nails up to 2″ in hardwoods
  • 12% more compact design for enhanced maneuverability*
  • Features a 45% smaller nose for superior drive quality* and easy access in tight spaces
  • Tool-free depth of drive adjustment for increased accuracy and a protected work surface
  • Convenient adjustment dial regulates the air pressure for optimal performance
  • Tool-free jam release for easy access to clear nails
  • Part of the RYOBI ONE+™ System of over 225 Cordless Tools
  • This tool will be available in tool only and various kit configurations in stores and online
  • 3-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Includes: 18V ONE+™ AirStrike™ 18GA Brad Nailer, (2) Non-Marring Pads and Operator’s Manual

Ryobi 18V Airstrike 18ga Narrow Crown Stapler P361

Part of the new tool announcements were three new Airstrike nailers. Although all three nailers have new product model numbers, they are revisions of previous Airstrike nailers and appear to be more compact than previous iterations. For example, this 18 gauge narrow crown stapler is said to be 7% more compact than the previous P360 model and offers a 26% smaller driver blade for superior drive quality than the previous P360 model. It can accept up to 1-1/2″ 18ga narrow crown staples and runtime is said to be up 1,700 staples per charge with a 4ah battery. Other amenities include a drive switch to choose between single shot or bump fire modes, tool-free depth of drive and jam release, and it appears it has the grip light button that has been long missing on Ridgid tools but seen on previous Ryobi Airstrike nailers. Just like previous Airstrike nailers, it runs on Ryobi’s 18V battery packs so no need for a compressor and hose. This tool will launch September 2021 for $149 as a baretool which means you will still need to buy a battery and charger to operate if you don’t already own these.

  • Features AirStrike™ Technology: no gas cartridges, no compressors, no hoses
  • Enhanced motor for a reliable drive with the ability to sink staples up to 1-1/2″ in hardwoods
  • 7% more compact design for enhanced maneuverability* compared to P360
  • 26% smaller driver blade for superior drive quality* compared to P360
  • Tool-free depth of drive adjustment for increased accuracy and a protected work surface
  • Convenient adjustment dial regulates air pressure for optimal performance
  • Selectable drive switch with single sequential or contact actuation
  • Part of the RYOBI ONE+™ System of over 225 Cordless Tools
  • This tool will be available in tool only and various kit configurations in stores and online
  • 3-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Includes: 18V ONE+™ AirStrike™ 18 GA Narrow Crown Stapler, (2) Non-Marring Pads and Operator’s Manual

Ryobi 18V 7-1/4″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw PBT01

Ryobi also announced a new 18V 7-1/4″ sliding miter saw, the PBT01 model. Although if you follow Tool Craze, this is not a new tool for many of you as we covered this tool back in January 2021 when it was spotted by reader Daniel Morgan. You can read my full scoop on it by clicking here.

  • Best in class crosscut up to a 2″ x 10″
  • Portable and lightweight design
  • Adjustable bevel from 0° – 45°
  • 10 precision miter detents with bypass for accurate cutting
  • Up to 800 cuts per charge*
  • Increased portability with integrated carry handles
  • Built-in dust collection and included dust bag for a cleaner work environment
  • Miter stops located at the most common crown molding angles 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45° left and right for quick cut settings
  • Machined cast-in miter scale for accurate table alignment
  • Miters 47° left and right to accommodate a variety of cuts
  • Spindle lock for easy single wrench blade changes
  • Electric blade brake stops the blade in seconds
  • Part of the RYOBI ONE+™ System of over 225 Cordless Tools
  • This tool will be available in tool only and various kit configurations in stores and online
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Includes18V ONE+™ Sliding Compound Miter Saw with 40-Tooth Carbide-Tipped Blade, Blade Wrench, Dust Bag, Work Clamp, (2) Carrying Handles, and Operator’s Manual

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James C

I’m very happy with my three Airstrike tools. Of course I buy the stapler a month ago and now the new version is coming out. Oh well, I put it to good use on a job already.

So no update to the 15 ga nailer? Also I was sort of hoping for a framing nailer but that might be out of Ryobi’s wheelhouse. Maybe the same story with the 15 ga. I bet it’s their least selling model.

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