Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 38
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RB2V Framing Nailer
I bought this nailer to install fence boards with 2 in nails. I got to about 175 nails and the nailer would not fire anymore. I went back to exchange it and they did not have any in stock so I got the Ridgid framing nailer. I would not go back to the Paslode nailer, the Ridgid nailer is less expensive, has more options on it and works great.
July 6, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BooUrns The quintessential air nailer...
I have found the Paslode F-350S is the best air nailer in the industry. I run a light framing business and the Paslode F-350S is my air nailer of choice.
The F-350S is easy to use, durable and dependable. I've used a variety of air nailers and have found this tool to be superior to all others.
The Paslode F-350S has an excellent firing rate and is less likely to jam (in my experience) than other similar products. The elegant design and lightweight body make this tool easy to use. The quick loading magazine holds two nail strips which means less time reloading and more productivity. A rafter hook (which is a standard attachment on all Paslode F-350S's) makes using this tool more convenient in any location or at any elevation.
The Paslode F-350S has optional accessories that include a soft nozzle for the safety release tip that protects the surface of the material you are fastening. Two different types of trigger assemblies are available. One for rapid rate firing (orange) and one for sequential firing (grey) which requires the safety release tip to be engaged before the trigger is pulled. Since safety is foremost in my mind when working with construction tools, I use the grey trigger when working at heights or in confined spaces but I can easily and quickly switch to the rapid-fire orange trigger when I want to get a wall built fast.
After months of neglect and high usage, I found servicing the Paslode F-350S was easy to do. The o-ring kits (available online or locally) were easy to install and returned my tool to like new performance (and don't require any expensive valve replacement kits such as other competitors tools require).
February 28, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jarett A Must Have for Contractors
The first comment i would like to point out is that this nailer DOES take round headed nails as well. Not just Clipped nails. Has a very sturdy feel and at the same time is light weight and comfortable to hold and use. Has a very low recoil and doesnt wear you out. I love the depth adjustment and the fact that this doesn't jam. Paslode is by far the leader in the nail gun industry.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trogo Very Reliable and High Quality Framing Nailer
I recently obtained the Paslode F350S Framing Nailer for use on deck repairs and home improvement projects. The first thing I noticed out of the box is how big the body is on this tool. However, it feels very comfortable in your hand and has great ergonomics. After using the F350S replacing deck spindles, I am very impressed with it’s performance. Further details are discussed below.
Despite it’s daunting size, the F350S Framing Nailer is lightweight, weighing only 8.4 lbs. and balances right over the trigger. At 13 inches wide, it fits between standard 16 inch stud walls.The magazine holds 84 nails and is very easy to load. It uses 30 degree paper collated nails ranging in size from 2 – 3 ½ inches, and has a rafter hook for your convenience. There is a depth adjustment screw on the tool, requiring an onboard hex wrench. Once you get the depth honed in, the F350S drives nails very consistently and fast. It comes with two triggers, one for sequential fire and another for rapid (bump) mode. The exhaust port is also adjustable.
The only negative thing I found is there is no quick connect coupler included for the air hose, and it requires a 3/8 inch coupler. If you are looking for a pneumatic framing nailer that is lightweight, reliable and powerful, look no further than the Paslode F350S.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JamesC Great nailer! A powerful metal beast that will withstand use and abuse on the job site.
As an avid DIYer, I own an assortment of pneumatic tools and use pneumatic framing nailers all the time, but this is my first experience with a Paslode brand nailer and I have to say that I’m impressed with it. Before you can use the nailer, you will need to install an air hose adapter and load the magazine with nails, neither of which is included however, a pair of safety glasses is provided. I placed a strip of 2-1/2-inch 30-degree paper tape hot dipped galvanized nails into the magazine, which I unloaded into various types and thickness of scrap wood, mostly pine and cedar, left over from an earlier DIY project, without any jams. I had to fiddle with the air pressure and depth adjustment to drive the nails completely into the wood, but once adjusted, I was able to continually drive nails without having to go back and finish with a hammer, which saves time. The capacity of this nailer is excellent; holding up to 2 strips of nails in the magazine, from 2-inches to 3-1/2 inches. Although I ran whatever brand of nails I had on-hand through the nailer without issue, the manufacturer recommends using Paslode paper collated nails because they state using inferior nails or nails not specific to the nailer can cause jams and place additional wear and tear on the tool. The nailer is constructed of durable metal, except for a few plastic parts. A hex tool, which is conveniently stored in the end of the magazine, is included for making adjustments. Since I generally am not hard on my tools, I expect this nailer will provide years of reliable service if I do my part and take care to oil it. At 8.4lbs it’s lighter-weight than other framing nailers, with good balance and low recoil. The 30-degree angle is handy for toe-nailing and driving nails in tight spaces. The nailer features a soft, comfortable, rubber, non-slip grip and a built-in heavy-duty utility hook which could be used to suspend the tool from a belt, but is better suited for hanging on rafters. The aggressive tip allows you to drive nails at any angle without slipping. The nailer is capable of firing off up to 12 nails per second. An optional bump-fire trigger is included to prevent accidental bump-firing, but requires installation prior to use. For my test, I didn’t install the bump-fire trigger, but since I tend to slowly and deliberately land each shot with precision, when it counts, I plan to install the optional trigger. One thing to note is that the nailer won’t fire with less than 8 nails remaining in the magazine. While some users may dislike this feature, anyone who has ever driven nails and then realized the magazine was empty for the last dozen or so trigger pulls will appreciate this feature. Having been there and done that, I know I do. Overall, this is a great gun, and I have no complaints, but my biggest con would be the Operating and Maintenance Manual. Although the manual is illustrated and provides detailed step-by-step instructions, it's a generic manual covering all of Paslode’s nailers, so you really need to pay attention to what you are reading or you could find yourself following instruction intended for another nailer. Paper collated nails are costly. This Paslode nailer ensures that every shot counts.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by highflier450 Great nailer
I am building a large log home myself. I am not a professional builder, but need quality reliable tools as we do live in a remote area. I bought an off brand framing nailer thinking that it would surely get me through the project...should have known better! After problems with double shots, jamming, miss fires, etc decided I'd better bite the bullet and buy a good gun.
Decided on Paslode after lots of research and glad I did. This gun is comparably light and never misses a shot. I like the ability to change the trigger to suit you needs for bump nailing or single. This is an oak log house with oak timbers, drives nails effortlessly and easily adjusts as needed to properly sink in a variety of materials, framing, decking, sheathing... love this nailer. Like the quality of the Paslode nails as well.
January 7, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by palaranda The best on the market
This is one of the best air tools I've ever used for shooting in nails. It took me about ten minutes to figure that 80lb PSI was good for me and the depth adjustment as well, but once it was set, it was bang on every time. There were no problems at all. The tool magazine has quite a large storage and so reloading is not as often. The rubber grip is a good feature, and it’s well-balanced. I’ve used about 350 3-1/2” nails, and so far and I have yet to experience any problems with misfiring or jamming..... My little compressor handles the tool well. I have used the nail gun for siding but for framing, it certainly comes into its own field of excellence.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shinypenny Paslode Nailer
Paslode makes the best brand of nailers on the market. We use them on jobs, and the Paslode nailers are always the first to get picked, which says a lot. If you're too slow, you end up with the dud tools, which can sometimes make a day on the job go bad- working with shoddy equipment. They stand up to being abused and dropped by the crew, which just naturally happens when people are using tools they didn't personally have to buy. They are dependable, and never fail.
Great product made in the U.S.A.
October 12, 2014