From Ryobi’s 18V ONE+ line, the P325 and P326 are two incredible finish nailers that serve really well for small DIY projects as well as for professional tasks equally well.
The Ryobi P326 is just a few modifications apart from the P325. Although not a lot of differences can be seen between the two, there are a few that’ll make you want to choose one over the other.
So let’s get right into that and find out the features that set these two nailers apart from each other!
The P325 and P326 vary in terms of their trigger modes. The P325 features a single fire as well as a bump fire mode. On the contrary, the P326 offers just the single fire mode.
The lack of the bump fire mode in the P326 is kind of justified by the fact that it is advertised as a finish nailer only. So a bump fire mode isn’t even required for that, to begin with. The P326 is primarily aimed at controlled and precise finishing work with its single fire mode.
Despite that, we’ll easily give brownie points to the P325 because it offers both modes. It can perform the neat finishing work with the single fire mode and also, allow quick nailing and framing work with its bump fire mode.
You can check the price of Ryobi P325 and P326 below.
To be fair, we think the P326 is a pretty bad deal keeping in view the fact that it lacks the bump fire trigger. In contrast to that, the P325 features both single fire and bump fire modes for less than a $20 difference.
Since everything ranging from the airstrike technology to the magazine capacity and the efficiency is just the same in the P325 and P326, I’d say you go with the P325.
A few changes in the design are also seen in the latest Ryobi P326. However, it is not something that’s going to transform the user experience much.
One thing which is definitely worthy of mention is the slimmer tip of the P326 which enhances precision and also, allows you to operate the gun accurately even in those hard-to-reach spaces.
Another thing that you’ll see in the P326 is the change of size in the air pressure adjustment at the back. Ryobi has also tweaked the depth gauge dial a little bit in the latest P326. But then again, it’s just a change in the design and has nothing to do with efficiency.
The Ryobi P325 weighs around 7.59 pounds. On the other hand, the P326 weighs around 7 pounds only.
The weight will increase by a pound or a half with the addition of batteries of course. But these nailers are quite well structured and balanced which makes working around with them almost a breeze.
Anyway, the Ryobi P326 weighs slightly less than the P325 which is definitely a plus point. However, it doesn’t really downplay the P325 at all.
Shots per Charge
The P325 is capable of delivering 800 shots per charge whereas, the P326 can fire around 1000 shots per charge.
This number varies depending on the battery capacity that you’re using with your nailing tools. This particular number is for the 18V 4Ah batteries.
Nonetheless, this capacity is quite impressive as you can work all day long without having to recharge your tool or replace batteries amidst demanding work sessions.
Both the P325 and P326 boast a magazine capacity of 105 nails.
These 16 gauge finish nailers can hold up to 100-105 nails at a time which ensures that you can work continuously for a long time without having to do the hassle of reloading over and over again.
Finish Nail Length
Both the Ryobi P325 and P326 can work with nails ranging from ¾ to 2 ½ inches.
These nailers have the ability to fire 16 Gauge nails ranging from ¾ to 2 ½ inches into quite a lot of varieties of wood easily. You can work around with softwood, construction lumber, oak, etc.
Both of these nailers by Ryobi are cordless and hence, derive power through batteries.
Both these nailers are compatible with all lithium-ion batteries from the 18V ONE+ series. Your best bet would be a 4Ah battery to maximize efficiency during prolonged work hours.
The P325 definitely outshines the P326 mainly due to the availability of different trigger modes i.e. the single fire and bump fire mode which the P326 lacks despite being more costly than the former. Other than that, both of them are super easy to use with tool-less nail loading, depth adjustments, and jam clearing. So the choice here is pretty clear!