I remember when pneumatic finish nailers moved from factory floors and industrial workshops to residential construction sites. Their superiority over hand-nailing was unquestionable when I was trimming a new house, but on smaller remodels I found the time saving was frequently offset by the extra setup time.
Everything changed when Paslode introduced its Impulse cordless trim nailers in 1991. Powered by a disposable fuel cell and rechargeable battery, these tools eliminated the hassles of hooking up a compressor and dragging out the hoses. For many years, Paslode's trim nailer was the only worthwhile cordless on the market, but recently a couple of...
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