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Paslode’s battery-and-butane technology lets you truly “cut the cord” on framing nailers.  Jason writes: “It means that I’m able to build furniture all over my house without having to drag an air compressor and hoses around with me!  Plus, the idea that the it drives nails via the same method that powers my car — by a fuel-explosion-driven cylinder — is awesome.”

The Paslode’s 30-degree framing nailer’s battery ignites a small charge of butane — stored in a replaceable “fuel cell” canister — to drive up to 1,200 nails on a single ‘cell and over 4,000 nails per battery charge.  It can fire two to three nails per second, and accepts 2″ to 3-1/4″ nails in 48-nail-strips.

Street pricing starts around $340 for the nailer and fuel cells run about $13 each, yielding a disposables cost of around one cent per nail.  Paslode also offers 16-gauge finish nailers (angled and straight) and 18-gauge brad and standard crown staplers in the same line.

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6 Responses to 1,200 Nails, One Charge, No Cord

  1. Scraper says:

    I helped a guy build a deck who borrowed one of these from a friend. It was awesome to use. No hoses to mess with, no noisy compressor. And it worked great. And besides anything fuel powered is cool in my book!

  2. James says:

    I tried one of these during a demonstration at Home Depot. It really does rock.

    They also rent them out for CDN$30 a day, which is great if you’re only going to need one for a day or two.

  3. My dad has the Paslode framing nailer and finish nailer. When we meet up at my Grandparent’s house (I live in MD, they live in IL and my dad lives in AK), it’s a really good portable method for getting nailers on the spot without a compressor. The cordless aspect of it makes it very convenient. There are a couple huge down draws people should take into consideration before buying these though.

    The framing nailer has the distinct issue of not being able to keep up with fast framing tasks. If you’ve ever laid a ton of subfloor and flown across it with a framing nailer and compressor (and you’re good at it), you can nail an entire floor down in a matter of minutes. The Paslode framer has to recharge it’s ignition from the cylinder and you have to wait for it, so it really slows you down if you can do fast work. This is less of an issue for the finish nailer if you’re doing things like trim work, but if you’re putting up tongue and groove on the walls, you get this problem too.

    Also, if you’re not near a hardware store and you run out of butane it can make your day a pain.

  4. Mel E. says:

    It’s a ok tool if you absolutely can’t use a regular air powered one. It isn’t a real good replacement for the traditional setup, due to the recharge issues and fuel issues. Don’t get me started on the finish nailer from paslode because the dewalt is hands down better. I still think that there is still room for improvement for a real cordless frame nailer.

  5. Colin says:

    I bought one of these to frame out my basement when I was finishing it. The cordless aspect and the fairly light weight are great, but Donald and Mel are right, it will not take the place of a traditional air powered framing nailer for speed.

  6. Jeff W says:

    what kind of fuel do these use? What do you have to recharge?

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