In 2012, I reviewed the Paslode and Bostitch fuel-powered framing nailers for Tools of the Trade. At the time, I could take or leave cordless framing nailers and didn’t end up using them after writing the article. In 2014, I also reviewed the DeWalt cordless framing nailer. This gun doesn’t use an internal combustion engine, but the rotor of the brushless motor acts as a flywheel. You can also see the battery level, which is an obvious plus. We ended up using this gun quite often, especially for pick-up work. So I was curious to see how the new cordless Paslode compared.

This article originally appeared in Tools of the Trade.