Metabo HPT’s New 18V Cordless 18-Gauge Compact Brad Nailer

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The Metabo HPT 18V MultiVolt 18-Gauge Compact Brad Nailer in action.

Metabo HPT today has introduced the newest addition to its cordless nailer lineup with the 18V MultiVolt 18-Gauge Compact Brad Nailer (model NT1850DF). 

This brushless cordless nailer is 30% more compact and 31% lighter than its predecessor (model NT1850DES) at only 4.4 lbs., making it easier to fit into tight spaces and to nail crown overhead for hours without getting fatigued, Metabo HPT said.

The nailer can deliver a driving speed of 3 nails per second with zero ramp-up time saving valuable time and increasing productivity. This compact brad nailer is a convenient alternative for any trim application offering the freedom to move without the hassle of dragging a hose, lugging a noisy compressor, or having to deal with gas cartridges. 

This 18V cordless brad nailer drives 1,650 brad nails per charge with the included compact 3.0Ah battery (or up to 4,000 brad nails per charge with an 8.0Ah MultiVolt battery) while delivering the “feel” of a pneumatic - thanks to Metabo HPT’s unique Air Spring Drive technology that uses compressed air to drive each nail. 

The NT1850DF  cordless brad nailer drives 5/8” up to 2” 18-Gauge brad nails up to 0.31” in diameter. The tool-less depth of drive adjustment, now located on the left side, is easier to operate for right-handed users, which adds convenience to quickly change to flush drive or countersink into varying material. The side-loading magazine is designed for quick nail strip replenishments. This cordless compact brad nailer has the capacity to accept 100 brad nails at a time. 


Users can choose between sequential actuation for precision nailing or bump fire mode for rapid nailing. It’s equipped with a compact belt hook to hang securely from a  tool belt and the narrower striking head makes for more accurate placement of brad nails. 

The brushless motor delivers more runtime and extended durability with essentially no  maintenance. With zero ramp-up time, there is no waiting for the tool to warm up – simply  turn on the tool on the simplified control panel, and you’re ready to go. It has the power to  drive 2” brads into any softwood, trim, and MDF as well as sink brads into hardwoods.

For increased user safety, this tool features an LED light and a side-lock switch to prevent accidental firing. A long-lasting non-slip rubber grip helps maintain superior control and comfort during use. At only 4.4lbs (without battery) and only 11-1/4” in height, its compact size is dramatically smaller and lighter making it much easier to grab and go. 

The NT1850DF 18V 18-Gauge Cordless brad nailer is part of the expanding MultiVolt System of 18V and 36V power tools from Metabo HPT. 


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