Last, but by no means least, in our framing nailer reviews is the 902600, a very capable cordless unit from the industry giant Paslode.
Using a pneumatic nailer makes perfect sense if you already have a well-stocked workshop with an air compressor in place. If you don’t, perhaps you’re reluctant to spend out all that extra cash simply to operate a relatively cheap tool like a nail gun.
The Paslode 902600 gives you the chance to sidestep the compressor at the expense of a little weight and a powerful lithium-ion battery that gives you plenty of juice on a single charge.
We’ll give you the honest lowdown on what is undeniably a strong contender for the very best cordless framing nailer on the market so you can see whether it would make a good fit with your nailing needs.
Paslode make first-rate power tools and, while they are not cheap, the best things in life seldom are.
Although this framing nailer is made of plastic, it feels super-solid and the material doesn’t cheapen the overall feel. The handle is treated so it’s non-slip and comfy enough to hold for long periods without your hand feeling like a claw.
Cordless technology is not for everyone and many purists will scoff at the idea of this nailer. If you’re not convinced, you’re far better of sticking with a pneumatic nailer.
For anyone prepared to give the benefits of lithium-ion battery technology a shot, you’ll be rewarded with a nimble and compact nail gun capable of firing 6000 nails on a single charge.
Charging only takes 1 hour so you can still use the gun on site without needing to down tools for the day if you run out of oomph. If you’re right at the tail end of a project and the battery gives out, you can generate enough of a jolt to drive 200 nails in just 2 minutes then you can pack up and head home with the job done.
While this element is outstanding, the magazine capacity is much less impressive. 48 nails might sound acceptable but when you consider this gun fires at a rate of 2 or 3 nails a second, you can see they won’t last you long. Put simply, the magazine should be bigger to get the very most out of this adaptable nail gun. As it is, you’ll need to resign yourself to pretty regular reloading if you’re working at full speed.
You’ll get everything you need thrown in down to the carrying case so you’re good to go the moment your nailer arrives.
We’ll list out the major pros and cons of this powerful Paslode before polishing off these framing nailer reviews and giving you all the information you need to get the best nail gun for your needs.