4.0Ah battery (sold separately). It has several tool-free features including a tool-free jam release, tool-free depth adjustment wheel, and a tool-free “stall release lever” that resets the driver blade after a nail jam to reduce downtime.
NAILERS To drive a 3-1/2-in. framing nail through solid lumber requires a little more oomph than a battery delivers alone. To cut the hose for a framing nailer requires a combi- nation of both battery power and gas fuel rods. When the nose of the gun is pressed to the work surface, flammable gas fuel is released into the combustion chamber where a fan mixes it with air. When the trigger is pulled, a spark ignites the gas mixture, creating combustion that drives the nail. Sounds cool right? They are; in fact, every pro builder I know is in love with these things. But that coolness comes at a price, as the flagship tool in this category— the Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer—can run $300 to $400, depending on model. Whether or not the cost of the tool makes sense for you depends on how much nailing you do (and how much you just love owning cool tools). I will say this: The reason all those pros are so in love is because the cordless framers offer all the performance of an air-powered tool without the hassle of the extra machinery, which means time saved on the job. To a contractor, time can equal money, and that saved time will soon justify the cost of the gun. For a DIY’er who’s wondering if such a purchase would prove to be a sound investment, I recommend first determining the scope of your upcoming framing projects and The Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer is generally considered the flagship of this class of nailer.