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Paslode 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer – #THD-Prospective

 

#THD-ProSpective

We have a long history with Paslode nail guns. This isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last.  From the original impulse and trim pulse guns with old Ni-cad batteries up through several generations we have had a very good run with Paslode.  

We have always done our maintenance and kept our fuel fresh and we have experienced no down time with any of their nail guns. I will usually run a nail gun for a few years and then I will sell it to upgrade to the latest and greatest model.  

We have had great success with them in overall feel, balance weight and power. They  have enough power to drive full length nails into hardwoods like oak, walnut and maple. The power is very consistent. The newer fuel cells now have improved cold weather performance. 

Over the years many challengers have come and gone.  We have never found a cordless trim gun that equals or surpasses a Paslode in power to weight ratio or ergonomics.  Whether we are talking the 16 gauge angled or straight or the 18 gauge, nothing has equaled or surpassed it in our use.  Paslode guns are for the most part smaller, lighter and more powerful than battery only competitors.  They feel closer to a pneumatic gun than most.  The shot is crisp.  The recoil is minimal.  The hole that remains is no larger than the nail head itself.   The weight and balance are spot on for all day comfort.  

You will find that the nail guns rarely jam.  Usually there is a drywall screw involved if they do jam up on you.  When this happens, the easy clear nose takes only a few seconds to correct the situation and you are back in business.  

 We’ve been using this new compact 18 gauge brad nailer next to the standard 18 gauge gun and have found it to be equal in many ways.  It feels like it has the same motor.  The power is there, the shot is just as clean.  The major difference is the magazine has been reduced in size to allow better access in some tight spots.  Due to the shorter magazine it gives better clearance.   This allows you to tilt the gun to a greater angle than the standard model.  

To match the shorter magazine Paslode has developed a shorter nail  clip to go along with it.  There are 50 nails in these smaller clips so you will have to refill more often. Whether or not this is a good tradeoff for the tighter clearance will depend on your needs. 

In my experience, one advantage of the Paslode over battery only nail guns is nails per charge.  With a 7.4-volt Li-ion battery drives up to 12,000 nails per charge.  You can also get 200 extra shots with a 2 minute quick charge. 

 Either one of the Paslode 18 gauge brad nailers will do a great job for almost any trim carpenter.  The original is still my favorite however this new compact gun offers better clearance and lighter weight. 

The Home Depot – ProSpective

  • Drives into harder woods with total accuracy
  • Durable stainless steel magazine resists warping and jams and provides easy nail removal when switching nail sizes
  • 7.4-volt Li-ion battery drives up to 12,000 nailer per charge
  • 1-1/2 hour full charge; 2-minute quick charge for up to 200 extra shots
  • Battery stand-by position secures battery in off position to conserve battery power
  • Covered by Paslode 2 Year Service Promise – FREE repairs with no questions, no hassles, no cost
  • Reversible belt hook – Easily adjusts and keeps both hands free and the tool always at your side
  • Tool free depth of drive is easy to adjust, even with gloves on
  • No-mar tip protects premium wood
  • 5 year limited warranty

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134 Comments

  1. @paulnelson87

    Edinburgh scotland
    Instagram @paulnelson87

    Great little nailer. Would be very handy for instead of using my air compressed nailer. Look the part and lightweight. Can’t fault a paslode

  2. Robert

    Paslode for life @alderelitewoodworks

  3. Love it. Really need one of these for trim work in uk.

  4. Andrew Wederquist

    @drew_weder
    i have all Hitachi pneumatic nailers. Would love not dragging the compressor out! My Paslode framing nailers have never let me down

  5. John

    Great gun 18 gauge leaves clean holes quiet and very reliable
    Instagram: jsgdn33

  6. Dean Phillips

    Brisbane, Australia
    @d.phil93
    Starting up my own business at a young age is hard but it’s even harder to buy every single tool you need as a tradesman ( Contractor) We don’t have these in Australia yet and by the videos and articles iv been reading about them they are going to be a great addition to every tradesman !!

  7. Francisco Rodriguez

    @556bravoco
    I like it a lot, it seems compact and very quiet. I would like to see how it handles when you shoot a nail sideways? Does the nail deflect? Meaning go it comes out on the sides or does it still go straight? Other than that I would love to get my hands on one so can test it out.

  8. I build custom portables here in Perth, Australia. The list of things that I use brad nailers for could go on forever. Ply ceilings, door jambs, skirtings and a lot of trimming etc. What we are using has been on its last legs for a while now, this beast would definitely serve it’s purspose well through out the yard.
    Instagram: dutchbastard95

  9. I have never owned a paslode. But the thought process of the way this was built to be smaller and get into tighter spots has really peaked my interest! IG Handle @joshperfectpro

  10. Brett

    Like others I’m obsessed with going cordless. I’m usually just doing small jobs around the house (trim / woodworking projects). With 2 little ones running around half the time it’s nice to know there’s not a bunch of cables / hoses, etc. lying around whenever I can manage it. As always great review and keep up the awesome reviews and content coming on IG.

    @maac_n_cheese

    Thanks!

  11. Henry

    This nailer looks great compact. Great write up. @hb_gingerninja

  12. Nielsen Crist

    I have had/used a variety of cordless nailers over the years. I try to keep my life and small carpentry business simple and cordless guns help make that happen. I carry the impulse framer. I need a new cordless trim gun. I have appreciated your input in the past regarding cordless guns and subsequently have decided to get this gun sometime in the near future. Thank you for the helpful information that you provide!

  13. Would love to have a compact cordless nailer. I’m a novice trimmer, carpenter. Learning from doing things around the house. Heard awesome things about the paslode brand.

  14. Dana

    The shorter magazine certainly would help getting into the corners. Battery life sounds much better than my old dewalt cordless. @dana.kinnaird

  15. Mark Derthick

    Looks great for punch list items.

    @sprinter2006

  16. Noah Veach

    I would love this bad boy! As me and my friend are going off on our own here it’s a perfect gun for our new trim set up! @thedailyveach and @craftednorthremodeling

  17. Mark Freeman

    I’m a trim carpenter, recently gone to work for a self perform division of a GC. This gun would be awesome for those small punch lists.

    Thanks Mark
    IG Carp3nter25

  18. Jarod Moreau

    Great writeup as usual Paul! Sounds like a great gun.

    Ig. Cdm.woodworks

  19. I’ve never owned a paslode but this looks like an amazing gun. As a trim carpenter there are many times I wished I had a cordless nailer to carry with me

  20. Justin Steiner

    Looks like a great little nailer! Loved to add this to my collection
    IG name justins23

  21. Kevin_carpentry

    This is exactly what I need! No hose no cord. Perfect for the punch list or any trim job for that matter. Pasload is always the name to trust!

  22. Nick daloia

    Nailer looks awesome and compact!!! Would love to have one!! IG name – Ndaloiacontracting

  23. I have used the angle 16ga and am saving up for one of those. The price is the only thing holding me back from chucking my compressor in the dumpster

  24. Dean Fruin

    I’ve used the full sized 18 gauge paslode model and I love the size and weight of the gun. Not to mention the nail holes are just as good as my pneumatic nailers. Now with the smaller profile it’s much more suited for remodel jobs. @deanfruin

  25. Francisco Rivera

    Paslode has a reputation in the trim field for a reason. Great guns that last. Would be a great gun for punchout on projects also jumping around in larger homes and not have to trip over hoses and carrying your compressor around. Would love to add to my arsenal. Instagram handle poncho_villa

  26. Bill Bottesi

    I was just able to see the new 18ga Paslode a couple days ago, for some reason in upper peninsula of Michigan new tools and products seem to take months to show up on shelves- even in the big box stores !
    I listed my well worn current paslode trim guns on Craig’s list … it’s time for the new ones !
    b.bottesi on instagram

  27. Francisco Rivera

    They work well especially when you only need to do quick fixes so yoy don’t have to set up compressor and hose. Also has a convenient clip to hang on belt/pants. A little larger than my 18g trim gun. But you arent toting around a compressor and hose. Ideal for punchout and jumping around larger houses. Instagram handle poncho_villa

  28. Josh

    Have a pneumatic nail gun but it is loud and often a hassle to lug the compressor around. This would be a great addition and make projects / home remodel quick and easy! Keep up the great work! @indygrainandstain

  29. Pierre

    I just bought a house and this would be a good addition to my tools for home improvement. I have a lot of project I want to do to the house that I would need nailer.

    IG- @pandaramma

  30. Hey there. @aaronthomasaquinas here. I am very interested in this brad nailer. I currently run the angled 16g and could stand to add the 18g to my arsenal. I am curious to to see if the shortened nail magazine is noticeable in a work environment.

  31. Bryan A

    Always hesitant to go with paslode because they use different nails than any of my other tools @brynar_adlar

  32. I’m a young aspiring trim carpenter in Birmingham, AL. I’ve worked for 2 professional contractors now and neither one have cordless tools. I myself find them more convenient and would rather use them, so I’ve been building myself a tool collection mostly based on the makita platform but they are expensive. But I still have a pneumatic nail gun and would love to trade that out for this cordless Paslode. I feel like this could help me convince my new boss to maybe pick up some new cordless tools. I love your reviews and your Instagram account.

  33. Ben Fisher

    I’m the super intendent for a family residential construction business. I moved home to be the third generation to operate this business. I refuse to be a “truck boss” and am in the field with my crews constantly. Whipping out my Paslode guns and getting work done inspires my crews and keeps the work flowing and on track. This 18ga nailer will be perfect for fixing or modifying trimwork and cabinetry in my houses!

  34. Naim boutros

    I’m a carpenter and I do lot of finish work. I asked the best In the business and they recommended this gun. I’m currently working for a big contractor and I just got my GC license. Hopefully will open my own business soon and trying to work with the best tools on the market. This will definitely help.

  35. I am in the home improvement business here in Wisconsin taking on all sorts of jobs. From the biggest to the very smallest of finish jobs, having to set up my compressor and hose for any job has become inconvenient. This Paslode would make life easier! I could really use this even for LDC projects.
    Keep up the great posts!

  36. Elizabeth Carter

    Absolutely love this Paslode18g nail gun! As a female, I can really appreciate the weight of this cordless nail gun as well. My twin sister and I own a development company where we work with anything from mineral development on raw land to spec building homes. This is something we would put to good use in our spec building endeavors! Thanks for offering this amazing giveaway! I know a couple of southern twins who would be doing our happy dance if we won!

  37. Carolyn Carter

    This is a great giveaway! Who doesn’t need a cordless 18g nailer? My twin sister and I own a development company together. We invest in everything from raw land to residential new construction. We build several spec houses a year and would be the envy of all of our subs if we owned a shiny new Paslode. Would probably let our trim carpenters use it, too. Thanks! Love following your IG!

  38. Rich W

    I’m a hobbyist and home-improved and this would be a great addition to my developing tool chest!

  39. Matt Maguire

    Hello

    I’m a carpenter that works mostly on small projects. This would be perfect for the 1 or 2 day trim jobs that I take on! Always loved the Paslode framer both cordless and corded.

    Thanks
    Matt

  40. Caleb Ragan

    Hi, my name is Caleb. I used to work for a general contractor but I recently took the dive into doing independent work and I also got into rental properties. I would like to progress to where I could start flipping homes. I’m still relatively small and I’m still in the rut of borrowing tools from other relatives who are contractors. This would help me immensely. I feel like my quality and quantity of work would greatly improve if I had something like this. Your only as good as the tools you have. I currently live in Upstate New York near the thousand islands in a place where most the homes are hundred plus years old. I love bringing back the character of old homes but with some new age charm but it’s more about preserving our local history. Thank you and paslode for the opportunity but I’d also like to thank toolpig for your reviews on tools. Seeing how much work and the variety really makes me want to push my comfortability into other aspects of the field.

  41. Chris

    I’m a cabinet installer and this would work great for shoe and toe kick install

  42. Karissa

    I’m an electrician and we are just starting to build a house.

    This tool looks so easy to use especially with no hose to get in the way. It would be great to try out.

  43. I’m in the remediation and restoration industry and am constantly doing little jobs where this would be a god send. This not only looks useful but such a smart tool to use. Many times with dry outs from small water damages just one room is effected. Base is many or most times pulled to dry the wall properly. To not have to setup a compressor, hose and gun would bring a smile to my face every time.

  44. Ben Rooney

    I use cordless nailers all the time here in the UK.

    As a carpenter doing all sorts of chippy work I find the second fix nailer perfect for skirting boards and architraves.

    The power behind the gun also means there’s no need to get my apprentice to follow behind me with a nail punch!

    Brilliant tool and of love to have it permanent in my possession.

  45. Mike T

    I’ve worked up through a company over the last few years from digging holes and gutting worksites to now doing finish carpentry. I’ve started collecting tools of my own but would absolutely benefit from this tool! Please consider me in the draw, cheers!
    -canadian guy named mike

  46. lane gray

    As a small interior remodeller often my trim jobs are less than 100lnft. This gun would be great. And having been robbed of all my tools twice in the past 2 years, a free one would be even better!

  47. Riley Wallin

    I think this is an awesome tool I have a air finish nailer. But it limits me it’s my fathers ole nail gun from when he did cabinetry. I am a access control installer for work but, on the side I do work for family members including building cabinets, furniture, finish carpentry and repairs. I would use this tool on a daily basis. It would be fantastic to be freed from an air line. Hope I win.

    P.s. keep up the awesome work. Your reviews are in-depth and very knowledgeable.

  48. Christopher Walsh

    The people I work with have invested in Dewalts new 18 gauge cordless. I like it but still have to make up my mind for what I’m going to invest in. Is the noise a big factor? By no means is the Dewalt “quiet” but I imagine Paslodes to be quite loud in person….the reasearch continues

  49. Ricky Mejia

    This is a great solution by Paslode! As a remodeler I can see how helpful it would be to sacrifice the length of the clip for better access to those tight spots. I see the short clip as a good tradeoff because on most occasions I would go for the cordless option for the mobility so less weight and access to tighter spots is better. Thanks for the review and you just added one more tool to many carpenters’ wishlists!

    It would be awesome if you did a tool challenge to see how much of a tradeoff in speed you get from the regular 18ga to this compact model!!

  50. Filip Tobiassen

    On my last jobs have I thinked too myself that life would be so much easier if I had an electric nail gunner. And this will fit right in with my other Paslode tools. Would be very thankful if I won!

    Greeting from Norway! Big fan of the site btw. 🙂

  51. David Mcintosh

    I’m a commercial roofer, and do lots of carpentry work on the side. I’ve been using my ridgid 18g nailer for a few years now, and I’m staying to get tired of dragging around a air hose and compressor to every little job. My payload framing nailer has never let me down and sinks nails into lvls with no problems, if this 18g nailer is as good as the bigger versions, I’ll never have to haul out my compressor again!

  52. Doug Hanby

    Im a contractor for Pittsburgh , Pa
    Do kitchens,bathrooms, decks , additions pretty much anything .

  53. Steven Silvano

    Electrician by day, diy by night and weekend. The company size is a big plus. Would be much easier to fit in tight places.

  54. Shaun Donaghey

    I’m a carpenter/joiner, great gun for second fixing. Big plus not needing power transformers, compresses and hoses!

  55. Richard Cross

    I’m an apprentice carpenter (just waiting for my portfolio to be marked!) and we are always using the Makita air 18ga gun. Such a pain with the hose and loud compressors in peoples homes. Also been happy with the Paslode first fix guns and this like thing looks like it’s gonna be on par with them! Great addition to the van.

  56. Adam Powers

    Happy Easter! I am an American artist living in the Sweden countryside. I recently bought a 100 yr old house that has 20 year old water damage/mold and needs to be repaired. I will do the renovation myself and would like to do it in respect to the original craftsmanship. I will be making and installing trim and fitting cabinets. Also I NEED this for painting frames!!! Thank you, @holyfarmer

  57. When there’s a small room to trim out, am I going to bring my compressor and deal with annoying hoses? I really don’t want to.

    Am I going to use a hammer and nails? No.

    Will I rather use this cordless battery powered nailer? YES!!!

    It’ll be so nice not to take the compressor and hose especially for those small punch list jobs.

    But it seems like this gun is more than adequate for bigger jobs too.

    I don’t have a cordless nailer, and I’d love to have this.

  58. Angela Cole

    Hi! I’m a hygienist by day and does renos by evening and weekends. It would be awesome to have this! We are constantly borrowing this tool for our home projects.

  59. Jonathan

    I’m an industrial gas fitter that does home renovations. It’s so nice to not be attached to a chord or hose to get the job done.

  60. Jonathan Cole

    I’m an industrial gas fitter that does home renovations. It’s so nice to not be attached to a chord or hose to get the job done.

  61. Harold

    Excellent write-up, I definitely have not been fully sold on the current gen of battery only nailers. They are good, but the size/ergonomics/access along w some other items you mentioned are not quite there yet.

  62. I’m a remodeling contractor and used the 18g, 16g and framing gun years ago and was so handy for the last piece of trim on cabinets or a small job, and now that I’m on my own looking into investing in my business and this would be an awesome addition to the arsenal especially taking on a lot of small jobs and increasing probability. And even being a makita guy, I would never think of any cordless nailer than Paslode.

  63. I am a maintenance supervisor. Would love to have this in my tool kit. Thanks for the great reviews. Your guys are awesome. A wealth of information. JW from IN. @leal615gmailcom

  64. I’ve had great experiences with the Paslode cordless framing nailer. Would love to check out the cordless 16 and 18ga nailers. I feel like it would be a game changer for my work flow!

  65. Edirke simon

    Will be fantastic for trim work!!!! Love it!!!! @acoustic_pro

  66. Chris whitehead

    Home owner and diyer and cordless is the way to be

  67. I’m a carpenter, I do home repairs and small renovations.
    I love the idea of having one of these in the truck if needed. Especially on jobs that require just a little bit of trim or to do without having to take out the compressor and hoses for a few nails.
    Thx for the review my brother 👍😃

  68. Jarod Moreau

    I like how it’s a straight nailer allowing tight corner access.

  69. Gurvinder Aujla

    4th year carpentry apprentice, working in the restoration industry, doing everything from formwork, to framing, to finishing. Required to be very mobile as jobs change day to day and never know where we’re going to be. Would love this gun because it would allow me to increase my efficiency on the job because i wouldn’t have to carry a compressor or hose with me.

  70. Frank

    Easy cable free that would be Nice to have when i renovate my house.

  71. Jonathan Cole

    I’m an industrial gas fitter that does home Reno’s. It’s so nice to not be attached to a chord or hose to get the job done.

  72. Thomas Yerger

    Every second counts. While even the best laid out day can come down to how many times you are running back to the trailer . How light on your feet you can be while working and how minimal the chances are a cord knocking over their precious potpourri dish… dont ask..

  73. Matthew Szuba

    Just became a first time homeowner here in Gainesville, FL. Grinding through school after 5 years at Fort Bragg. Working at Home Depot spreading your advise any chance I get. Would love a Passload! Customers loved it when I worked in tool rental!

  74. Jason Paredes

    I’m a carpenter located in Pennsylvania. I currently own the 16g and framing nailer by paslode. Awesome guns with lots of power. I have the bostitch 18g but it’s been giving me a lot of issues lately. Lots of coworkers try to convince me togo gasless but I just can’t justify it. Gas powered is the way togo, no second guessing if the nail will set or not.

  75. Bill Bottesi

    We do renovation and new builds, this new Paslode 18 ga would certainly be a welcome addition to our projects. Not having air hoses dragging around new kitchens and bathrooms during the trimout phase is definitely the way to go!

  76. @basebreath

    I’m a young carpenter, sider, furniture builder. I can see this being an amazing tool for many trim applications, minimizing set up and love having the belt hook.

  77. B Williams

    I have used a Paslode that borrowed was very impressed, I do a little construction/remodeling on the side.

  78. James fox

    I’m a carpenter and This would be excellent for when I’m finishing up jobs with all the trim I do

  79. Clive Bennett

    4th year carpenter apprentice..they are the tried and tested product. There is a reason everyone uses them, because they are the best (@bennobro)

  80. I find my self torn I love the idea of cordless. For years my father has at one of the original 16 g crodless pasload nailers. But it was a bit fussy needed care and attention and if you forget to take out the batterie it would die over night. So the ease and reliability of a numatic nailer has always won out for me. But the reliability of cordless tool and longevity of batteries is so much better theses days I might have to make the investment. Just to make small trim jobs and quick repairs easier

  81. Chris Petersen

    As a carpenter a cordless finish nailer would be a fantastic addition to have in the tool box! Not needing to grab a compressor and hose but get the same quality nailing is super handy!

  82. henry jones

    Love my 16g angled nailer for all sorts of applications. Would really like one of these for doing built in wardrobes and other tasks.

  83. Elliott Robbins

    I’m a remodeling contractor and cordless guns are vital to my workflow, not having to drag out a compressor and hoses is key. This looks like an amazing gun, I’d love to try it out

  84. Drew Joice

    Love my nail gun, but always looking for a way to go cordless. Looks like a solid purchase in the future.

  85. Jordan Tornato

    I’m a Carpenter, this would make jobs easy cutting down setup and clean up. It would be great not to be tripping over a hose all day.

  86. I remodel houses, new kitchen, bathrooms, handle all facets of the job. I have a paslode framing nailer(needs the air compressor) and it’s amazing. Cordless finishers are game changing because there is no more dragging compressors, cords, waiting for the compressor to charge up. It would be great to win that!

  87. My framing gun is a pneumatic paslode. I practically endlessly research my tool purchases & it’s easily the best framing gun I’ve used. I would LOVE to get my hands on one of these. Like many, I’m doing my best to go all cordless on my tools. I am primarily a finish carpenter so my 18ga guns get the most use. As far as nail guns go I am really on the fence whether I should go cordless or get a battery powered compressor. Time will tell! Check out my instagram @salidaresidentialcarpentry!

  88. Joe miller

    As a framer who sets and shims all the windows in any home we build, the cordless option is awesome! We’ve tried all the other cordless options….. They don’t stand up to the paslode quality for consistency and reliability.

  89. I’m a solo carpenter doing remodel work and woodworking. This gun would make my life much easier for installing feature walls and replacing trim by not having to drag my compressor and hose into finished homes.

  90. I work as a chemist, but I’m also a diy’er that loves carpentry and constantly learning new things. Paslode is the high water mark for cordless guns, and I think making a new compact design is a cool idea for punchlist items when you don’t want to fire up the compressor and drag out the hoses.

  91. Colm troy

    Finish carpentry in Boston. I have the paslode 16ga angled finish gun. Love it. This would compliment it nicely. Love the shorter clip.

  92. Hi Toolpig (well probably mrs toolpig who seems to do the tech stuff lol)

    I’m a new multi trade.

    I haven’t owned a paslode before , unfortunately the finish nailer always go’s on the backburner when it’s shopping time so I keep having to buy off brands ,( it’s so dang expensive being a mulitrade , but I love it).

    I have a big job coming up next month where buying a reliable and quiet nailer is a must , so if I win this I will be winning before the job even starts!

    The money will then go into a new Bosch vacuum/dust collection 😊

    Bobby

  93. David Waldner

    Love the Paslodefamily. Ive been in the remodel business for 20 years now and Paslode has been right there beside me. I love seeing the new advances in technology. Id love to try this new nailer!

  94. Blair

    This would be awesome to have. Saves getting out the dirty/greasy air compressor hose on my nice finishes.

  95. Tim

    I’m an electrician by trade. But it looks like this year is shaping up to be different. For the same company, I jumped on board the framing and carpentry team, I did that before electeical. So I’ll be part of that team and oh how fun it would be to try this on the finish stage. Looks very compact like you mentioned and I’ve always wanted to try one.

  96. David Pierce

    I’ve had an older impulse framing nailer for years and it’s great. No hose to trip on and never worry about blowing a breaker or having someone unplug me while I’m working

  97. J. Woods

    Carpenter for 12 years. Done miles of case base and crown. Cant think of anything i dislike as much as the rats nest of hoses and cords on a busy site. Whether theyre dragging, knocking over or getting snagged its always a pain. Cordless would make a lot of jobs a lot easier.

  98. Carpenter that works on huge sf buildings hoses are a pain to run all over the place. This would be a great addition to my tools.

  99. I’m a flooring contractor in SoCal and this would be pretty killler for installation of prefinished glue down floors over a ply subfloor . No hoses to drag into the glue!! A nice quick/clean little tool to have for reinstalling trim and base over finished floors too!!

  100. Blake Stegeman

    I’m a union trim carpenter. I absolutely love my paslode guns. I’ve had mine for ast least 12 years. My only problem with the new one is the short mag, I understand why they did it though. I don’t like the fact you have to use their nails, at twice the price, or break up others nail strip. Which takes time. Yes it’s minute but it’s my concern.

  101. Colby Connel

    I’m an Oklahoma teacher that does some carpentry and remodeling work on the side. I have always really enjoyed using these Paslode guns. I don’t own one so this would be an awesome addition to my tool box!

  102. Matthew Thomas

    I work as a gc I install a lot of windows and therefore a lot of trim, this would make my life so much easier

    • Tim

      I’m really glad to hear this, especially what you said about the battery-only nailers. I’ve been eyeing the dewalt and milwaukee trim guns because we’re already running their batteries. But the ones I’ve had a chance to use have been underwhelming. The paslodes I’ve used (mostly framing) seemed so solid, but everything I read anymore swoons over the dewalt and Hitachi, writing off paslode as smelly.
      I just sent a bostitch pneumatic Brad nailer in for repair… I’m not optimistic that the gun is worth enough to warrant repair, so I’ve been thinking about taking the plunge on cordless. Thanks for the no-nonsense writeup.

  103. Damian findlay

    I’m a carpenter and love the paslode guns!
    Only downside is having to buy gas.

  104. Damian findlay

    I’m a carpenter, Love these guns! Got my hands on one last week and couldn’t believe the power. Only downside is having to buy more gas

  105. Brent Monroe

    Love all the Paslode cordless nailers. I have the spiker & finish nailers & both have over 10 years of hard work in them. I am currently a Facilities Manager at a College, but do a lot of renovations in my (spare?) time. Working on Kitchen reno #36 of the past 6 years right now.

  106. Jamie Goldman

    I’m a finish carpenter by trade and I just bought a new grex green buddy. Great gun but no matter what I do I’m always tripping people with my darn curly cord that was supposed to have “lay flat technology” … anyways. The idea of not being tied to the compressor is amazing to me right now. And if it truly replaced my other 18g than I would rarely need to pull the compressor out after we set all the doors. This would save lots of time running trim. Bitchen gun 👍🏻

  107. Zach

    Always loved paslodes guns and would love to pick one of these up. Would come quite in handy to trim out bathrooms once were done with tile.

  108. Rob De

    Im a carpenter who uses this for various types of finishings. All the usual paslode traits being a very long battery life which helps when don’t have time to charge in between jobs. Next to no recoil when using it. It seems more consistent in the depth that it fires the nails in at once the depth gauge is set.. The reduced nail capacity allows you to get into tighter corners.
    2 years free servicing which is great.

  109. Marco Fee

    Having owned the 16 gauge for years, I can see so many uses for an 18 gauge cordless nailer. Shoe molding tops the list in my mind.
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  110. Being a carpenter and handyman owner/operatorIt is cool to see that paslode is keeping up with other tool companies with a cordless solution for trim work! I think this is an awesome solution for dropping the compressor and hoses and would make any business with nailing needs more efficient.

  111. Randy roth

    I love my old paslode 18g nailer but this new design with the shorter mag looks like it would be great for those tight spots under cabinets, in closets, or on crown mouldings. I wouldn’t mind reloading more often and I would use this side by side with the old model anyways. This would be very cool to win. Thanks for the info toolpig!

  112. LeetheLawnGuy

    My only trim nail gun is from Harbor Freight. Would love to have a nice one like this Paslode.

  113. Tim

    I’m a Mechanic from California. Just doing home repairs, trying to step my tool game up. Look forward to trying one out soon.

  114. Good review I would love to get my hands on one of these to free up hoses and leaky compressors at the job site. Does it have bump fire capability?

  115. Jourdan Comeau

    Hey love the reveiws! I’m over in Canada B.C finishing my 3rd year apprenticeship for carpentry and always excited about new tools and models but can’t always aford the top notch gear. I do have the paslode stick nailer and have had no problems and this guy looks sweet! Thanks again for doing what your doing!

  116. Tim Drutowski

    Loving the new shorter design would be great in my remodeling!

  117. shea godberson

    Love this I would use this a lot

  118. I have a framing paslode… awesome! I’d love to have the brad nailer. I prefer cordless for everything… everything has it’s application but the convenience of not being tethered by air hose or chords for any power tool is ideal.

  119. Eddie Gomez

    I work for cold tech and we build freezers. I could use this nail gun to build the frames we use when pouring cement. The most attractive feature is It’s portability.

  120. Justin Clements

    I am a realtor in the Canton Ohio area. In addition to buying/selling real estate I flip/rehab properties in my hometown. I have been looking for one of the best nail guns in the game and after reading this article I may have found a winner. Thank you for the share! Appreciate what you guys do!

  121. Colton easter

    I have to agree with your perspective, paslode has always been consistent for us while doing it’s just every time we pick them up. It would be nice if the price of fuel cells were to go down though!
    I am a commercial carpenter, while we general every job we do, we typically try to sell perform everything we can. This nailer would sure look good next to my old ni cad 18 gauge, heading into the finish stage in a week on a 28 000 sq foot dealership

  122. Colton Browne

    Being in the renovation industry these guns have always been big on my radar, the ability to quick fix and knock off a small room ( or more) without having the noise of the compressor and hassle of an air hose is something no short of pure bliss. I am still navigating my way through tools and equipment and the price of a cordless paslode is a luxury I have not achieved yet , However it will remain at the top of my wishlist until its finally in my truck and doing its job helping make me a faster finishing carpenter.

  123. Elias

    Man i would love to go cordless for the bar I’m about to start building. Ya know what they say about time is money well that’s never been more true for me cause this is going to be my first business! Been working in the trades and restruant industry for ten years now and I’m starting one of my own putting everything I’ve leaned from both careers to use.

  124. Tony Cizinoski

    I have a couple air nailers and I would love to have this new cordless Paslode nailer.My buddy is in the reno business and he has the co2 cartridges in his cordless nailer. He loves his and probably should upgrade to the new design nailer. Thanks for the opportunity to win a new tool. Tony Cizinoski, DIYer.

  125. Cody Ross

    I’ve used the ol paslode brad nailer a ton on our trim outs but it’s always so hard to get it into tight corners. Looks like paslode got it figured out with this one!

  126. Gabriel DeLapp

    I do remodeling and painting for my own business. @integritycarpentry I have some old school paslode guns. They are rock solid. This new 18g model looks out of this world. The other cordless options are way too bulky. The ability to get into tighter spaces really makes it worth it. If I only had 1 18 gauge nailer, I think I would want it to be this one!

    Thanks again for another great review. Full, and in-depth. And I appreciate that you bring your past experiences with trades and other guns, and not just talking about this gun. Context is so important, and so often the other reviews miss that and are a quick hype restating mfg. Perspectives! Keep it up!

  127. I have had the older 16ga model and it was great. The framing nailer is by far the best. This is probably a leader in its field too.

  128. Glenn barclay

    Always used paslode framing and finishing guns, i work with my dad, we are based in scotland, we do roughing and finishing, take a look at our instagram or facebook page, D&G Barclay Joinery to have a look at some of the work we take great pride in, we only have the one finishing gun at the moment and could do with adding this to the collection!!

  129. I’m a Carpenter from England always liked the Paslode nailers always use the first fix gun and never misses a beat would love to try this out

  130. Brennan MacIsaac

    Paslode has always been my go-to when it comes to nailers. The compactness of this gun is big plus since the other batterie brad nailers I’ve used tend to be bulky (Ryobi and dewalt) as well the the driving power (constant misfires kind of defeats the convenience of a cordless nailer which is to save you set up time)

  131. Taylor Frazier

    I’m a carpenter and this would be awesome for a lot of the detail finish work. Paslode has plenty power while being cordless

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