Updated February 09, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 8 Best Cordless Brad Nailers

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in January of 2019. If you need to place lots of nails where sunken holes or large heads would be an eyesore, you should turn to one of the cordless brad nailers on our list. They're powerful enough to get the job done without marring your wood, and many boast convenient features, like tool-free depth adjustment and jam release, as well as brushless motors capable of firing hundreds of brads without skipping a beat. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best cordless brad nailer on Amazon.

8. Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt

7. Ryobi P320 Airstrike

6. DeWalt DC608K

5. Hitachi NT1850DE

4. Dewalt DCN680B 20-Volt

3. Bostitch BCN680D1

2. VonHaus Lithium Ion

1. Porter-Cable 18GA Max

Editor's Notes

February 05, 2019:

The added bulk of a battery can make a lot of these tools difficult to get into tight spaces, so weight and size were big determining factors in the makeup of this list, as was the effectiveness of certain features like depth adjustments and battery performance. The Porter-Cable 790, coming it at under six pounds, is among the best with regards to bulk, and is all-around pretty reliable.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 09, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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