Ryobi Airstrike Review: P320, P325 and P330 Nailer Compared

If you are planning for any woodwork or going for a renovation of your house, then you are surely going to need a nailer. I have been using nailers for a long time and have used many nailers from the market. But nothing comes closer to the Ryobi Airstrike. In this Ryobi Airstrike Review we compare three Nail Gun by them P320, P325 and P330 considering convenience and performance.

You are going to love all their innovative features and they are all within your budget! Sounds fascinating? Go down for learning more amazing ones.

 

Ryobi P320 Review (Brad Nail Gun)

If you are planning to go for Ryobi P320 Airstrike 18 Volt One+ Lithium-Ion Cordless Brad Nailer, then our review team will give you a big thumb up considering the product’s convenience and performance. By doing all the Ryobi Battery Nail Gun Review we find that Ryobi P320 is surely yours must pick choice as you may not get such an incredible tool. Before going for a detailed elaboration, you might want to take a fast look on it. So let’s start with the specifications and have a complete look eventually.

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Specifications

  • Product Model: P320
  • Weight: 6 pounds, with battery 9 pounds
  • Item Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 7 inches
  • Nail Gauges: 18
  • Nails Volume: 700 per charge
  • Nails size: 5/8 to 2 inches
  • Body Material: Plastic
  • Power: Battery Powered
  • Voltage Level: 18 Volts
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion battery (required:1)
  • Warranty: 3 years period

Features

  • Dual LED features

Where working very close with the furniture and putting holes there more precisely, you need to get rid of dim lighting. Ryobi P320 comes up with the ultimate solution as there is an arrangement of twin LED lights on either side of the nailer. They are also easy to handle as you just need to grasp the grip of handle for making them activated. There won’t be any shadow, and you can strike the target region more accurately for great finish.

  • Higher nails per charge

What’s your thinking regarding the average number of nails per charge for Ryobi P320? 400? 450? 500? You are then still far from the actual figure. It is 700 nails per charge! A 4 ampere hour lithium Ion battery makes this possible for you. Now you don’t need to worry about interruption in your flow of work, do you? Grab the piece as fast as you can.

  • Integrated belt clip

Personally I have used P320 for multiple tasks, and do you know which feature impresses me the most? It’s the attached belt clip of this machine which makes it handier. It perfectly fits and suits best with your contact. Try for once, and you are also gonna be in love.

  • No need of compressor

Do you know what I hate most of using a compressor in finish nailers or pneumatic guns? It’s the continuous buzzing and the shaky nature. I never feel it comfortable to work with. If you are like me, then you will get the solution with P320. All you need is a Lithium Ion or NiCad battery as the power source. No compressor, no botheration.

  • Depth of drive adjustment settings

Another future that has made P320 more versatile and capable of framing almost all types of wooden surface is its adjustable depth of drive setting. You can drill to your desired level with the nailer. Play as you wish with P320 and make sure of finest tuning.

  • Prevention of dry-fire

There’s an old and universal saying “safety comes first”. You will see the best of its implication while using P320. You need not to worry about damaging your valuable furniture as the dry fire lockout feature of this tool will give the best protection and make the tool more sustaining over time.

  • Jam releasing mechanism

If there is any clogging of nails in magazine, you can easily open up the above part of the magazine and clear it away. This convenient mechanism is surely a plus for your use of the tool.

  • No-mar pad on grip

Flexibility in handling of a nailer depends on the quality of the grip. Likely no-mar pad of P320 ensures the best one for your use. You won’t bother carry this for a long time and enjoy the framing time.

Performance

Performance depends on certain factors- volume of nails being driven, comfort of work, safety mechanism, faster operations, etc. Ryobi P320 can drive up to even 700 nails with fastest operation due to its ease of use and other convenient features. In case you need to charge up the machine, it will take only 30 minutes to have the full recharge. The nailer can perform better on solid and heavy hardwood like maple or oak. For any of your finish work, you can rely on this device without any second thought.

Use

You can use Ryobi P320 to some greater extents apart from almost all the basic functions.

  1. Trimming wooden surface.
  2. Molding furniture.
  3. Installing building materials like roofing tiles.
  4. Reinforcing joints.
  5. Any finishing works.
  6. Framing nails into any wooden surface.
  7. Installing chair roll, window casing or door.
  8. Suitable into tighter spaces.
  9. Door frame or crown molding.
  10. Renovating home.
  11. Remodeling your house, etc.

Ryobi P320 Review

Ryobi P320 problems and Solutions

How to repair a P320 in case of it not working?

Sometimes your P320 might not work and end up with endless cycles of effort, but not being able to penetrate the wooden surface. What to do at that very moment? Here is your solution. First remove magazine and nose piece. Then remove all torx screws to split cases. You will have to cut the sticker under the trigger too. Make it very sure to unplug the power connection of the device.

Now remove the all 4 torx screws holding the cylinder. You will now see that the cylinder has run dry and friction on the O-ring has taken its toll. You can now change the O-ring, or improvise the current one by giving some added silicon to take up the missing bits. Before assemble again, don’t forget to add plenty of O-ring grease inside the cylinder to avoid further frictional issues. In case of changing, you obviously need to order the exact sized O-ring. That’s how you can repair your thing.

 

Ryobi P325 Review (Finish Nail Gun)

Ryobi P325 One+ 18V Lithium Ion Battery Powered Cordless 16 Gauge Finish Nailer is the third one of Ryobi’s One+ family of 18 V Lithium Ion battery platforms. Like the previous one, this tool has also all the alluring features to make your competition a little tougher. So, let’s start with the specifications.

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Specifications

  • Product Model: P325
  • Weight: 15 pounds
  • Item Dimensions: 1 x 11.6 x 12.7 inches
  • Nail Gauges: 16
  • Nails Volume: 800 per single charged battery
  • Nail size: 3/4 to 2-1/2 inches
  • Nails angle: 0 degree with magazine
  • Magazine capacity: 105 fasteners
  • Body Material: Plastic
  • Power: Battery Powered (cordless)
  • Voltage Level: 18 Volts
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion battery (required: 1)
  • Warranty: 3 years period
  • Batteries included: 0

Features

  • One+ Compatible

Ryobi P325 is a member of Ryobi’s One+ family. You can use this tool with 18V batteries like P100, P102, P103, P104, P105, P107, and P108.

  • Air pressure and depth drive adjustment

One thing that has made P325 more compatible is its tool-free adjustment systems. On the back side of the body, there’s an air pressure adjustment to set the précised level for your operation. All you need to do is just move it right or left, and thus by adjusting pressure level, you will maximize the efficiency of your machine. There is another dial option to adjust the depth level. By balancing these two, you can do your tasks whatever you need to do.

  • No air compressor

As P325 runs on battery, you are no more in need to carry a heavy air compressor along with you while trimming around your house. This saves you from many hassles.

  • 800 nails driving per charge

This is a totally insane feature! This is the part where it’s legit to get excited to grab this piece. 800 shots of nail per charge! Yes, you have sounded me right and this will come up with P325.

  • LED lighting

To even make this machine work in dim conditions, there are LED lights with this one. There is a separate trigger for activating the light rather than the one for firing nails. You won’t fire at the blank positions or at the wrong spots due to the presence of this light. Thus, you along with your furniture will be safe.

  • Low nail indicator

In case your nails will get over, you will get the update by this indicator. This will ultimately prevent the tool from dry firing and causing any damages of furniture, eventually protecting you from any hazard.

Performances

I have used P325 and I personally can assure you that this one is one of the smoothest tools that are designed to make your works done with ultimate comfort. Like the main feature of Airstrike technology, P325 also can produce a powerful punch. You can use the nailer in a wider range of applications and shoot any nails ranging from ¾ to 2½ inches.

As there is no hassle of carrying compressor or air hose or using other fuels to operate the machine, you can handle the tool all day long without spreading your money unnecessarily. More to add in your comfort, there are other cooler features like easy jam clearing mechanism, dry fire lock out system, two ways of depth control configuration, an option to alter between sequential or jump mode of fire, and so on. You can enjoy the best of it keeping your surrounding safe, sound and clean. That’s the best of P325.

Use

  1. Installing trims.
  2. Framing nails on wooden surface.
  3. Installing roof tiles.
  4. Reinforcing joints.
  5. Being suitable for all finishing works.
  6. Completing woodworks.
  7. More compatible into smaller home projects.
  8. Renovation of you home.

Ryobi P325 problems and solutions

How to pull off the battery of P325?

If you are a newbie using a nailer for the first time and need to change the battery; it’s so much easy to do. The battery of P325 locates at the below part of the machine. There are two latches at both side of the battery. You need to press them up and pull the battery off. The battery will come up right away. Then you can change the battery with another 18 V Lithium ion one and re-fix it again. That’s all.

Ryobi P330 Review (Finish Nail Gun)

Ryobi Airstriker has diversified their products depending on certain parameters like the variety of nail gauge. You have already known about 18 and 16 gauged Ryobi nailers, now it’s time to introduce a 15 gauge one and it is Ryobi P330 18V ONE+™ Angled 15 Gauge Finish Nailer. Being in the same class, P330 share some common specifications and features like P320 and P325, but still there are also some differences. Let’s take a look then.

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Specifications

  • Product Model: P330
  • Weight: 8 pounds without battery (a 4-ampere hour battery will add an additional 1.5 pounds)
  • Item Dimensions: 5 x 6.1 x 14.7 inches
  • Nail Gauges: 15
  • Nails Volume: 750 per charge of battery
  • Nails size: 1 to 2½ inches
  • Fastener Collation: Glue strip
  • Magazine capacity: 105 finish nails
  • Body Material: Plastic
  • Power: Battery Powered
  • Voltage Level: 18 Volts
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion battery (4-ampere hour)
  • Warranty: 3 years period

Features

  • Convenient uses

Unlike pneumatic nailers, you don’t need to use an air compressor. Apart from that due to its cordless feature, you don’t even need to drag around a hose. As it is battery powered, you don’t even need to use and replace any fuel cells. So it’s much more convenient than many of the same class.

  • Angled magazine configuration

Ryobi P330 comes up with an angled magazine configuration attached side of the nailer body. This configuration allows it to fit into the tight corners very easily and so you can shoot at an angle more precisely and easily with this gun as the magazine wraps around the side and isn’t straight down the way.

  • 15 gauge nails

I know some of you might think that the bigger the gauge value, the larger the nail thickness is. So you might think 16 gauges or 18 gauges are thicker and suitable for heavy duty works. But you are completely wrong then. The fact is the lower the gauge, the larger the nail thickness is. Again the thicker the nails, the more grips they have. This nail is going to allow your nail things together with greater strength.

  • Adjustable pressure settings

You can regulate the compressed air pressure through the back to increase or decrease pressure. You can thus use this nailer with either softwood or hardwood. On top of that, you can also adjust the nail depth with a knob attached to its body. It will decide how deep you want the nails to go either flush or below the surface.

  • Dual fire mode

You also have two options of firing nails. You can set it the single fire mode and make contact with the surface and press trigger to fire. Again, if you want to move a bit faster, you can set the bump fire mode. In this setting, you need to press the trigger on contact with surface as many times you want to fire.

  • Non marring pads

Non mar pad on the grip ensures more of your comfort while working for a long time.

  • Dry fire lockout

This feature prevents the nail gun from any of the accidents and also extends the longevity of the tool.

  • Belt clip

While going up with ladder or move from one place to another, you will need the nailer being attached to your body. This is possible with this belt clip feature. No matter whether you are left or right handed, you can mount the tool on the right side of the handle or the left of the bottom of the magazine.

  • Built-in LED light

For the purpose of working in dim light, P330 has come up with a built in LED light place on above of the tip.

 

Performances

I have tried P330 15 Gauge model a bit of days earlier and I am satisfied with the performance. The driving power is well satisfactory and it can punch way better than many other options. The inbuilt depth setting mechanism and air compression have made the device easier to go with.

Dual mode operation will also suit along with your purpose. You can either go very steadily or a bit faster; it depends on how you wish. The only drawback is this tool is a bit heavier than the pneumatic ones. It also makes it a good option for heavy duty works. If you don’t have works that require long time overhead trimming, then it’s absolutely okay to choose P330 for your carpentry jobs.

Uses

  1. Framing
  2. Trimming
  3. Molding
  4. Finishing
  5. Installing
  6. Building wooden stuffs.
  7. Reinforcing

P330 problems and solutions

How to clear the nail jam manually?

One of the very common issues you might face while using nailer is the nail jam on top of the nailer. You will find a little gray lever on the top. When you will press it, it’s gonna pop right up. Now you can remove the jam and set the lever back down. Click it shut and now you are good to go. Thus, you can clear such issue within only 1 or 2 seconds.

Comparative Ryobi Airstrike Review of P320, P325 and P330 Nailers

Though all these three nailers (P320, P325 and P330) are from the same family, still there are some variances among them. It’s mainly due to the modifications made by Ryobi considering customer requirements over time. Let’s have a comparative analysis of these three airstrike guns considering their types of mechanism and structure, uses and performances during operations.

Type

All of these 3 Ryobi branded Airstrike brad nailers have come from the same One+ class and have almost the same specifications and features. Even their physical constructions have also same configurations. They are all battery powered, don’t need any air compressor or air hose. They are all cordless; require same Lithium-Ion battery of 18 voltages.

They have no hassle of using or replacing any fuel cells. The only difference to differentiate them is the size of finish nail gauges used in them. P320 has finish nails of 18 gauges, where P325 use 16 and P330 nailers have 15. These numbers of gauge also represent variation of the thickness of the finish nails used in them.

The lower the value of nail gauge, the thicker the finish nails are. So, P330 nailers have comparatively thicker and stronger finish nails than those of P320 and P325. Thus, they are more suitable for heavy duty works as well.

Moreover, P330 nailers have angled magazine configuration unlike the earlier ones as they have straight magazine attached to their body. P330 nail guns are also bit heavier as they are around 7.8 pounds where the other two nailers weigh 6 and 6.15 pounds.

Use

Being brad nailers, all the Ryobi nailers are suitable for trimming, framing, finishing and other precision tasks.  As the finish nails of P330 guns are stronger and more compact than those of other twos, P330 can penetrate through both soft and hardwood and are suitable for heavy duty works like building cabinets, tables, and other wooden staffs. You can also do such tasks with P320 and P325, but up to at a particular extent.

Performance

Performance of a nail gun depends on the nail driving ability per charge. Considering the three of Ryobi Airstrike Nail guns, P325 holds the highest number of driving nails per charge of a battery, 800 times. On the other hand, the number of P320 and P330 are 700 and 750 accordingly.

Apart from this, the finish nailer numbers holding a capacity of a magazine is another crucial performance determining factor. On this parameter, all of them have equal ability to hold 105 fasteners. The nail sizes of the guns also vary. P320 and P325 guns carry nails of smaller sizes starting from ¾ or 5/8 inches and end at 2½ inches.

On the contrary, P330 can drive nails starting from 1 inch. This variation is mainly due to their work field variation. The other features like dry fire lockout, jam release mechanism; LED features, depth drive adjustments setting, etc. are similar for all of them.

Brad or Finish

Brad nailers like Ryobi, Senco, Ridgid , Porter Cable BN200B or Porter-Cable BN200c are more useful rather than finish nailers considering their lightweight. Moreover, mostly they have a smaller head and thinner gauges which have made these types more suitable for smaller duty ventures and home projects. Your hand won’t shake due to heavyweight; you don’t need to bother the heavy troubling sound like finish nailer as well. The thinner gauges will allow you to complete your task without making any massive holes.  No worries regarding the exposed heads of nails or the split ones. Trimming will never be easier than ever with these tools.

Check out the differences of finish and framing nailer here.

Final Verdict

Ryobi Airstrike has certainly brought a revolution in the nail gun industry. I have used other brands brad and finish nailers, pneumatic nailers, gas powered nailers, and so on. But, I have never felt more comfortable with any other nailers than those are from Ryobi Airstrike.

It’s true that they gain much weight than pneumatic ones. But, all the carpenters I have seen in my life are well strong, and this added weight won’t add any of their problems. So, you can rely on them very much without having any dilemma.

If you are an amateur one and want to use nailers for household tasks only, then this will also a good option for you as well due to the convenience features they widely provide. Trimming, framing and finishing have got a real new dimension with Ryobi Airstrike nailers. So why not take a chance with them? I bet you won’t regret for that.

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Jerry Jhonson
 

Jerry Johnson is a tech & tool geek who loves to talk, discuss and review different tools used for our day to day life. All the tools reviews and guides described in this site are completely from his personal experience and own observations.

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