Ridgid 18V Angled Finish Nailer

ridgid 18v angled nailer

Those who do a lot of woodwork know how important it is to have an angled finish nailer in their arsenals. Whether you’re building cabinets or installing trim and molding, you’re dealing with tight spaces and corners. That said, if you’re in the market for a new one, Ridgid’s 18V 15-Guage Angled Finish Nailer (R09899) may have what you’re looking for.

To help you decide, let’s explore what this cordless model has to offer in performance and design features.

Ridgid 18V 15-Guage Angled Finish Nailer Performance

Starting with this tool’s power plant, the R09899 utilizes a brushless motor powered by an 18V (2.0Ah) lithium-ion battery (included with the kit). However, you have the option of upgrading to a 4.0Ah pack, which is partly to thank for this unit’s standout capabilities.

Indeed, that seems to be the primary basis for many of the performance specs. For example, Ridgid says that this angled finish nailer can drive three nails per second using the more powerful 18V battery. And that’s with zero ramp-up time.

ridgid R09899


  • Model: Ridgid R09899
  • Battery: 18V (2.0Ah)
  • Brushless motor
  • Nails per charge: 1,425 (w/ 4.0Ah battery)
  • Sinks 1.25- – 2.5-in angled finish nails

In total, you should be able to drive about 1,425 nails per charge with the 4.0Ah MAX Output.

Of course, Ridgid was going for more than speed and runtime. There’s also the matter of quality and precision. In this case, the R09899 utilizes the brand’s CLEAN DRIVE technology. The goal is to drive nails flush at any angle, eliminate MDF trim blowouts, reduce jams, and minimize blade marks on the work surface.

ridgid 18v 15-guage angled finish nailer

This unit also has a selectable mode switch that allows for either contact actuation or single sequential driving. For even more control, Ridgid gave the R09899 a depth of drive adjustment dial to guard against overdriving.

And, last but not least, the 18V R09899 is, according to Ridgid, the industry’s lightest cordless 15-gauge angled finish nailer.

Ridgid 18V 15-Guage Angled Finish Nailer Price

The R09899 will hit Home Depot’s shelves this coming August. It will sell for $359 as a kit (R09899K) that comes with the tool, a 2.0Ah battery, and a charger. You can also buy it bare for $299 (R09899B).

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