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New Ridgid Clean Drive Cordless Brad Nailer

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Ridgid has come out with a new 18V brushless brad nailer, model R09891B, that features Clean Drive technology for more consecutive perfect drives.

The new Ridgid R09891B nailer features a brushless motor and is said to be more compact and lighter weight than its predecessor (R09890B).

The new Ridgid cordless brad nailer has a small nose for increased visibility and is said to drive nails flush at all angles and without slipping.

Ridgid describes the new nailer as delivering all the power of a pneumatic nailer in a cordless tool.

Ridgid 18 Cordless Clean Drive Brad Nailer R09891B

The 18 gauge brad nailer can drive nails from 5/8″ to 2-1/8″ long.

Ridgid Brushless Brad Nailer Features & Specs

  • 18 gauge brad nailer
  • Drives brad nails up to 2-1/8″
  • Brushless motor
  • Clean Drive tech for more consecutive perfect drives
  • Small tip for better visibility
  • Transparent magazine for easy monitoring
  • Dry-fire lockout
  • Drives up to 3,500 nails w/ 6Ah battery
  • Works with all Ridgid 18V batteries
  • Selectable mode switch (sequential or contact actuation)
  • Tool-free depth adjustment
  • Tool-free jam release
  • Non-marring nose pads
  • Independently activated worklight

Price: $199
ETA: June 2021

Ridgid’s Lifetime Service Agreement (with registration) provides free seals, pistons, and driver blades for life.


It has been nearly 6 years since Ridgid released their first 18V brushless brad nailer. That model, R09890B, has had a fairly good run, earning a solid reputation.

A lot can happen in 6 years, and Ridgid says that their new model is more compact and lighter, which is always a good thing when talking about cordless nailers. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the new model’s LED worklight is also a new development not found on the older version.

This new Ridgid 18V brad nailer is part of a broader expansion of their cordless power tool lineup in 2021, with more tool news on the way.

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