CFN325XP nailer from Paslode

Paslode’s Cordless XP Framing Nailer

The new model CFN325XP nailer from Paslode (item 906300) looks a lot like the company’s traditional gun but there are some improvements. This model drives 1,200 shots per fuel cell ($13.67 apiece) and 9,000 shots per full battery charge. At only 7.2 lbs., Paslode says it’s the lightest cordless framing nailer on the market – even lighter than pneumatics. It has a drop-in fuel cell system and a longer runtime on the fan, so there’s improved cooling and greater productivity. There’s also a tool-free depth control, a two-sided rubber grip, a rear loading magazine where you just load nails and pull, and easy battery removal.

The gun measures 14.5″ x 12″ x 4″ (which is handy for working between 16” O/C studs), fires three nails per second, and the nail range is 2″ to 3-1/4″ with 0.113 to 0.131″ shank diameters. These are thirty-degree paper-tape nails with a Paslode RounDrive offset full head that are available in brite or galvanized. The gun works down to 14 degrees F, and has aggressive teeth for toe-nailing. The fuel is good for 27 months (check date code on bottom of fuel cell), and there’s a 2-year Service Promise and a 5-year limited warranty. WoodEzine saw it listed at for $339.