Q on Ryobi YN801CFK Compressor/Brad Nailer kit

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Forum topic by Jeison posted 01-07-2010 11:36 AM 3032 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2010 11:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question ryobi compressor home depot nailer

I spotted this at Home Depot going for $100, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. Its not a powerhouse, its a 3 gal, 135psi model. But really I just want something that can drive some brads and pins and blow dust off tools, and this looks like it’ll fit the bill, also at a hundred bucks cheaper than some of the other compressor/nailer kits I was looking at.

I’ve never used Ryobi, tho I’ve seen some decent reviews on some of their other tools, but I’ve learned to be very wary of deals that seem too good (“wow, this harbor freight place is great, look at how inexpensive theyre stuff is!!” God I was such a noob lol!) I don’t like spending more than I need to on an overpowered tool, but I’d rather spend more up front and get something I can count on then throwing a fistful of cash away, yknow?

Thanx for any advice/opinions guys!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 01:04 PM

When it comes to compressors for woodworkers most any will “just…drive some brads and pins and blow dust off tools.”
Answer this question first and you’re home free forever: What is TRULY important to you?
If lowest cost sprinkled in with value, or some value, is your only criteria then you’ve already—intentionally or not—mocked the low-priced leader.
Know this, I personally would not buy certain tools from HF. Though I love HF, their business model and easy-to-do-business-with policy. As of this writing, certainly not compressors.
Ryobi has been relatively good value stuff. Get it with a solid return policy. Take it home. Set it up. Turn it on. If the noise doesn’t make you insane, you got a good deal.

Best to all,

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