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October 27, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Paslode

PTIA fasteners

2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Fasteners

It’s easy to overlook fasteners; but try to build a house without any, and you’ll quickly see how important they are. With that in mind, we wanted to properly award innovation in this category. It may not be as glamorous as a new cordless impact driver, but it just might be more significant in the […]

PTIA cordless tools

2013 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Cordless Tools

Cordless tools have taken on a very competitive nature in the past few years, with new models coming out every single year from various manufacturers across the industry. Each one seems to leap-frog the next in terms of run-time, power and features. But just because a tool is new, doesn’t mean it’s worthy of a […]

Paslode CR175C Cordless Roofing Nailer Review

As we’re fond of doing from time to time, we’ll take a tool and put it into the hands of a tradesman who really knows how to use it. That way we can see how they use a new tool in the field. This is especially appropriate when we don’t have an application in-house from […]

How Gas Nailers and Fuel Nailers Work

We like to break down the technology that we all pretty much take for granted. We consistently find ourselves using cordless fuel nailers or gas nailers. It suddenly occurred to us that this “simple” cordless tool actually uses incredibly complex components. Not content to simply take anyone’s word for it, we opened up a Paslode […]

Paslode 900600 Cordless 16-gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review

Paslode 900600 Cordless 16-ga Angled Finish Nailer Review

Going cord-free with trim nailers is the way to go, and the Paslode 900600 Cordless 16-gauge Angled Finish Nailer makes this easy to do. This nailer is best suited for the pro that focuses on remodeling and trim work. With an excellent line of sight and an angled nail magazine, getting fasteners into difficult-to-reach places is easy and can be done with great precision. The idea of not having to drag around a compressor, cords and hoses is a very compelling argument for going cordless. Not to mention, this Paslode is lightweight, compact, comes with a built-in hanging hook and is incredibly easy to use. This nailer makes our list of must-have tools!

Paslode IM250A LI Cordless 16-gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review

Paslode IM250A LI Cordless 16-gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review

We already did a pretty thorough review of the Paslode 900600 Cordless 16-gauge Angled Finish Nailer last year. That was an excellent tool (still is) and it transformed, in my mind, the potential for what a finish nailer could be. Apparently, however, that was the dry run – regardless of how great a run it was. This year, Paslode released an update/replacement that has more than a few tweaks to the former tool. They’ve been listening to their users and we have to say, these tweaks – present in the new IM250A LI – really refine this tool into something special.

Paslode TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System

Paslode TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System Review

Squeaking subfloors can be a homeowner’s nightmare and one of the hardest things for a contractor to fix once the final floors are installed. Potential problems can be eliminated from the onset in new construction and even renovation work with the new Paslode TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System. This system uses the proprietary TetraGrip Subfloor Fastener and the dedicated Paslode PF237C Pneumatic TetraGrip Coil Nailer. These fasteners drive like a nail, yet hold like a screw thanks to their revolutionary “barb-threaded” design which deliver the holding power of a floor screw. Productivity over using screws is greatly increased because you can drive these fasteners as fast as you can pull the trigger on the nailer. This nailing system may be a game changer for the residential market and we will try it out to see what we think.

Paslode PF150S-PP Positive Placement Strap Nailer Review

Paslode PF150S-PP Positive Placement Strap Nailer Review

With joist hangers, hurricane ties, straps and other and other pieces of perforated metal connectors requiring 1-1/2″ nails in wide use across the country, Paslode has updated their Positive Placement Nailer. The new Paslode PF150S-PP Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer is designed specifically for 1-1/2″ nails and is much more compact and lightweight than its predecessors. This nailer was designed for the job site, so you can be sure that you will get the durability you need to handle everyday use and, thanks to its many updated features, it should help boost your productivity.

Paslode T250A-F16 16-Gauge Angled Finish Air Nailer Review

Paslode T250A-F16 16-Gauge Angled Finish Air Nailer Review

The lightweight and compact Paslode T250A-F16 16-Gauge Angled Finish Air Nailer is a breath of fresh air in a market segment that is full of overweight and not so compact finish nailers. Even though this tool weighs in at just a little over three pounds, it is definitely a heavy hitter and will not wear you out after a long day of doing lots of trim. With a wide variety of fastener lengths, you can pretty much use this same nailer to install the smallest shoe moulding along with oversized crown.