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Two years ago I tested the Paslode Impulse framing nailer (see Toolbox, 8/89). While this tool proved slower and noisier than a pneumatic framer, I found it very convenient to use. The Impulse is cordless, so it is safe and very maneuverable over open joists and rafters. And I liked being able to walk straight to a task, climb a ladder, or hang off scaffolding without having to deal with the long pull of a hose. Of course, I couldn't help thinking that these cordless advantages would be great on a finish tool. At the time, Paslode claimed to be testing a finish Impulse — to be dubbed the Trimpulse. Late last year they finally introduced this tool, and we