Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 32
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy Well Built, Powerful, Easy to Load, Fast Depth Adjustment
The Paslode CF325 is a top notch framing nailer. It's powerful, portable and eliminates the need for an air compressor without sacrificing nail driving capability.
When you get your nail gun you'll see Paslode includes a nice bright orange case for the nailer, battery and charger along with a pair of safety glasses. They also have a wonderful quick start guide with full color pictures and diagrams on how to get started. The directions are well done. You will need to buy nails for your project and a fuel cylinder. These are available in Paslode combo packs from Home Depot.
Loading of the nailer is intuitive and can be accomplished in well under a minute. Charge the battery, snap it into place, drop the fuel cylinder into it's compartment and snap the lid down, load your nails and you're ready to get to work. It's that simple.
When you fire a nail you'll hear the exhaust fan running to remove the fumes from the firing chamber. It smells like a cap gun, or a used firework. It is not unpleasant.
Adjusting the depth of nailing on the fly takes seconds using the slider on the front of the nailer.
The gun uses fuel efficiently. The fuel cylinder is good for 1000 nails and the battery can fire up to 6000 nails before it need to be recharged. To store the nail gun simply slide the battery pack back to the off position. You won't have to stop working to constantly charge batteries or replace fuel cylinders.
Cleaning the air filter is simple and the manual says general maintenance is only needed every 50,000 nails and can be accomplished by the owner with full directions and allen wrench included.
Couple the sturdy built nailer with the great case and top it off with Paslode's 2 year no questions asked service guarantee and we have a winner for the regular remodeler or professional home builder.
Convenience is the game with a cordless nailer and Paslode 'nails' it with the CF325. No dragging hundreds of feet of airline up stairs, over roofing or into a basement. Have a quick job and don't want to drag the big compressor with you? This is the gun to get. There is no sacrifice in power compared to a regular air nailer. I highly recommend this to anyone needing to do some heavy nailing and an air compressor isn't available or can't be readily used.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cutworm Paslode Nailer
A super nice high quality cordless nailer that exceeds all expectations. The nailer is powered by a lithium ion battery combined with a small fuel cell eliminating the need for both air and electricity. This is convenient and fast with no waiting for the air compressor to pump up and no searching for extension cords to run the compressor.The fuel cell will fire about 1200 nails and the battery will go well beyond that. That's enough capacity for most projects.
The nailer has an adjustment that controls how deep the nail is driven into the wood and it works well I tried a range of different depth settings and the depth followed my setting nicely.
The head also has sharp teeth that grips the wood for toe nailing without slipping and the magazine capacity is large.
This nailer is solid, powerful and built to last with awesome performance. Paslode has set the benchmark with it.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Texas No hose or compressor required.
Supplied with a rugged plastic carrying case, rechargeable lithium ion battery and charger, and safety glasses, all you need to add is the fuel cell, and of course the nails.
This framing nailer is perfectly suited for use where a air compressor and hose are not available , or you simply want the freedom to use a cordless tool. The cordless nature means no more dragging hoses around the job site, and also prevents fatigue caused by the drag and restrictive nature of a air hose hanging out of the back of an air powered nailer.
Setup time is very quick. The battery clicks in to place, a simple thumb operated release to load the nails, and a quick attach for the fuel cell. The lithium-ion battery provides plenty of run time in a small lightweight battery. The battery acts as the power switch. Push the battery in to the nailer and the unit is off, a second push of the battery engages the power. You might consider adding a spare battery, but unless you are doing a huge job I don’t see the need. The Lithium-ion battery has a quick charge feature that allows you to drive 200 nails from a 2 minute charge, and a full charge takes just 1 hour.
Depth adjustment is quick and effortless, simply press in the two orange prongs. This is very handy and it allows you to dial in precisely to get a perfect shot each time.
Nail capacity is average to good. If you want a lightweight tool, then this is the perfect balance of capacity verses weight.
This nailer is well balanced, solid, tough, and a real workhorse.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TXRemodeler There is no better framing nailer on the market.....period
This nailer uses a fuel canister to administer a small amount of combustible fuel into an engine like cylinder that then uses its small lithium ion rechargeable battery to initiate combustion which is used to drive a single nail. The battery recharges very quickly and the fuel canisters last a long time and are not that expensive. This is such an innovative and cleverly designed tool - I love this thing. I'm a little bit spoiled now - no hoses to drag around. As long as you perform some regular basic maintenance on the gun it won't let you down.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LittleBigHart How do I love thee...
Let me count the ways:
1. Very lightweight and so am I. (I could use this all day.)
2. Comes with easy to follow instructions. (I'm not dumb, just inexperienced.)
3. Goes wherever I want it , when I want it. (Charges up fast and lasts a long time.)
4. No baggage. (Who needs a lot of hot air following them around.)
5. Low maintenance. (A little oil goes a long way)
6. Accessories are easy to find and don't cost me an arm and a leg. (I like to shop around.)
7. Has its own space. ( I don't want it just laying around all the time.)
8. Hits hard and fast but doesn't stink too much. (Enough said.)
You're a tool, but I love you.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by astonman Finish Your Projects in a Fraction of the Time
For a professional contractor, purchasing this Paslode Framing Nailer is a no-brainer. On the other hand, the average do-it-yourselfer may hesitate to buy this due to the cost. While I'm not a Pro, I've found a number of projects where this came in very handy. I repaired the wood railing on my back patio, helped my neighbor repair her wood fencing, and helped my father build a new deck.
First off, this nailer is so easy to use. You put in the charged battery, the fuel cell, and nails. There's no compressor, hose, or electrical outlet to worry about. Repairing the wood railing on my patio took minutes. I would estimate that fixing my neighbor's fence would have taken over an hour with a hammer, but with this nailer it took 15 minutes. My father's new deck was a weekend project. He was thoroughly impressed and very happy I came to help and brought this nailer with me. It has worked flawlessly every time I've used it. While this is a PRO Item, I highly recommend it to anyone with a few DIY projects. You'll never want to use a hammer again.
October 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheHammer Great performance and easy to use
First nailing gun I pruchased. My freinds are all contractors and have air driven guns. Whenever they help me out on projects they always prefer to use my cordless. It is easy to use and has yet to jam up. Battery life lasts a long time between charges. Purchasing air cartridges is better than dragging around a hose and listening to the air compressor. I would certainly recommend it to a friend.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thebighash They Nailed It!
I am by no means a pro, but after using the Paslode CF325 Li-ion Cordless Framing Nailer, I can confidently say that Paslode nailed it! This is a very solid piece of equipment. Instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Once you start prepping and using it, you immediately start feeling that someone really did their job right, and thought about everything. They even added safety glasses to the package, which is a nice surprise.
The case is solid and pro-grade. The gun itself is the right size and weight. I don't have a current project to test it to its limits, but I fired some test nails in 2x4s and it works like magic. I also fired some nails at an angle without trouble. You need to buy nails separately (at least 2" size), and also you need to buy the fuel. It is very easy to use, just insert the battery, insert the fuel, load the nails, and start shooting. You can easily adjust the depth of the nails. I absolutely love how I don't need to run my compressor to use this nailer.
The nailer comes with more than a warranty. Paslode call it the 2-year service promise. They say "no questions asked", which gives me confidence in their support should I ever need it.
September 7, 2014