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A few months ago I had the opportunity to try out two of the newer framing nailers on the market, Paslode's PowerMaster 5350/S PM and a prototype of Senco's FramePro 600. These guns are light-years ahead of the ones I used 30 years ago, and in many ways are better than their recent predecessors. Weight and Power Both nail guns are very light. At 7.5 pounds, the PowerMaster is the lightest framing gun on the market; the FramePro 600 weighs 8 pounds. Most carpenters prefer light tools because they're easy to handle and cause less fatigue than heavy ones. Neither gun had any trouble driving nails into framing lumber, but they tended to recoil when driving fasteners into harder