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A year ago I had an opportunity to review the IM250A 16-gauge angled finish nailer (Toolbox, 12/00). Paslode’s new IM200F brad nailer is actually a close cousin to that tool, especially in size and weight. Paslode produces various types of cordless nailers under the Impulse name. All of them use liquid hydrocarbon fuel to power a linear-drive combustion motor, eliminating the need for a compressor. Our firm still relies on air hoses for most work because we find pneumatic tools faster, sturdier, and easier to maintain. And because we typically have three carpenters in a house all day, setting up a compressor requires relatively little effort. But we find cordless nailers very useful for pickup and service work. It’s convenient