The first time I saw a cordless drill, I knew it would change my life. It was clear to me after driving only one screw that I'd never be able to live without this tool.

Twenty-three-gauge pin nailers may not inspire the same broad enthusiasm, but they too are fast becoming an essential part of the professional trim carpenter's arsenal. Along with other new fastening tools, adhesives, and clamps, pin nailers are useful for preassembling crown, panel molding, baseboard, and casing, either on or off the site.

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