Ridgid’s Compact Pneumatic Palm Nailer Drives Nails With Less Bulk
Palm nailers make it more convenient to drive nails into your workpiece in areas where hammer swings aren’t practical. Their compact, convenient design makes them a popular tool on construction sites, particularly on the framing side. Ridgid’s newest palm nailer features an improvement in size against the previous iteration, but how does its performance add up in comparison? We’re taking a look.
Ridgid Palm Nailer Performance
- Model: Ridgid R350MPF
- Ideal for installing metal connectors during framing
- Drives most common nails (4d – 16d)
- Maximum fastener size: 3 1/2-inch
- Pressure range: 50 – 120 PSI
- Self-cleaning inlet filter keeps debris out
The Ridgid R350MPF palm nailer helps you drive nails into your work surface in tight areas. The brand tells us this tool is ideal for installing metal connectors on framing jobs.
Like Ridgid’s previous palm nailer (R350PNF), this model has a pressure range of 50 to 120 PSI, giving it enough power to drive nails into solid wood. It also keeps the same nail size compatibility, with the ability to drive 4d to 16d nails up to 3 1/2-inch in length. A magnetic nail channel ensures your nail stays in place before you drive it, enabling one-handed operation.
Additionally, a self-cleaning inlet filter keeps debris out of the air valve and extends the life of the tool.
Ridgid Palm Nailer Design
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.75 x 2.25 x 4 inches
- Weight: 1 pound
- Air inlet size: 1/4-inch
- Up to 65% more compact than previous model
- Magnetic nail channel allows for one-handed operation
- Integrated quick-connect swivel coupler
This palm nailer is very lightweight and compact, weighing just 1 pound. In fact, Ridgid tells us it’s 65% more compact than the previous model, the R350PNF.
It has a 1/4-inch air inlet nozzle and an integrated quick-connect swiveling coupler to deliver more maneuverability and fewer hose kinks.
It’s worth noting that this design nixed the hand strap that was present in Ridgid’s last model to keep things as compact as possible. However, if that’s not something you’ll particularly miss, we think the $20 savings on the new model is well worth it.
Ridgid Palm Nailer Price
This tool retails for $59 and you can find it exclusively at The Home Depot or their website. Ridgid backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty and a Lifetime Service Agreement when you register your product within 90 days.