The Impulse cordless nailer has been
on the market for a few years. Early
models had some problems with dirt
entry. It was not uncommon for firstgeneration
Impulse guns to jam,
misfire, or stop working altogether.
Paslode (Illinois Tool Works, 1
Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL
60015; 800/323-1303) has improved
this nailer with new seals, a better
filter, and a redesigned cap assembly to
make cleaning the filter easier.
According to distributors, Paslode has
also taken the responsibility to upgrade
the early models with a conversion kit.
This on-the-job development effort
seems to have produced a very competent
and convenient nailer that can
compete with any pneumatic nailer,
including Paslode's own.
The Impulse 300 is a self-contained
nailer that will drive common