Makita has had a 18V cordless brad nailer on the market for some time, and then it introduced a 23 ga. headless pinner to its lineup a little over a year ago. Our reviewers found the brad nailer to have substantial power, and they appreciated that it could be easily switched between sequential and bump modes, but the design was unconventional and led to an unbalanced tool. It seems Makita has gone back to the drawing board with its newest 16-gauge straight finish nailer (model XNB02Z). Right off the bat, the tool is lighter than the older pin nailer at 7.5 pounds (with 5-Ah battery). It can drive nails from 1 inch to 2-1/2 inches from a magazine capacity of 110 nails. According to the manufacturer, the tool will drive up to 1,000 nails on a single charge. The nailer features dry-fire lockout - a much appreciated feature - as well as a selector switch to choose between bump and sequential modes. Additional features include an LED light, reversible belt clip, tool-less jamb clearing, and two no-mar tips. In lieu of a power button found on some cordless tools, this model features a trigger lock. The nail magazine is notably open, making it easy to see how many nails are left. It features nail length markings so you can easily identify what length nails are in the tool. Cost: $320 (tool only). Additional cordless finish nailer models include a 23-gauge headless pin nailer, available in 18V and 12V versions, as well as a 18V brad nailer.