There’s nothing like the accuracy and speed of a metal connector nailer when you’re installing straps and hangers. Paslode has always been a name we’ve turned to for this specialty nailer, but there was some room for improvement on their 1.5-inch model. The F150S-PP Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer addresses two of the biggest pain points.
One change makes the switch to a single strip magazine that features a more compact, inline design. Even though it holds fewer nails (29 at a time), it’s able to fit into tighter spaces and there’s some improvement in the balance.
The other big change is on the business end. With a new nose and a crescent-shaped driver blade, you should experience fewer jams. The shape of the driver blade makes it able to strike a larger surface area on each nail and give you more consistent driving results.
If you want the new driver system and still keep the larger capacity, Paslode offers an extended capacity magazine separately.
The other attributes you expect from a Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer are still on the F150S-PP:
- Power to drive nails flush even in LVL
- Fast hole-to-hole driving speeds
- Dryfire lockout
- Bypass follower
- Accurate probing tip
- Wide approach angle
- Tool-free adjustable exhaust cap
- Comfort grip
- Lightweight yet strong aluminum housing construction
Paslode 1.5-Inch Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer Comparison
|Operating Pressure||90 – 120 PSI||90 – 120 PSI|
|Nail Range||1 1/2-inch||1 1/2-inch|
|Capacity||44 – 47 nails||29 nails|
|Weight||6.31 lbs||6.25 lbs|
|Height||11.7 in||11.7 in|
|Length||17.4 in||13 in|
|Width||3.7 in||3.7 in|
This version of the Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer replaces the PF150S-PP that we reviewed way back in 2010. The improvements we’re seeing in driving reliability are certainly welcome and the fact that this is a replacement should help eliminate any confusion with the previous model unless you’re buying on the used/refurbished market.
Plan to pay $369 for this 1 1/2-inch metal connector nailer.
Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer Specifications
- Model: Paslode F150S-PP
- Operating Pressure: 90 – 120 PSI
- Nail Range: 1 1/2-inch metal connector nails, 0.131 or 0.148-inch
- Nail Capacity: 29 (single strip)
- Magazine Angle: 30°
- Height: 11.7 inches
- Length: 13 inches
- Width: 3.7 inches
- Weight: 6.25 pounds
- Price: $369
- Warranty: 90 days on wear parts, 6 months on magazine parts, 1 year on housing and caps