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CF-325 Cordless Framing Nailer

Paslode - CF-325 Cordless Framing Nailer

Paslode CF-325 cordless framing nailer has been redesigned with an improved nosepiece, updated fuel cells, and a loading chamber that doesn't require twisting off caps or realigning nozzles

$400.00 (As of 1/1/1900)

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Editor's Review: Cordless Nailer Gets a Makeover

review date: July 1, 2009

Building on the success of its popular model #900420 cordless framing nailer, Paslode has released the CF-325. Functionally, the biggest change I noticed is in the nosepiece, which I criticized in my review of hose-free framing nailers (FHB #185, and online at The redesigned nose is sturdier and digs in more aggressively for toenailing. Also, it takes less pressure to depress the nosepiece and activate the gun, reducing the fatigue factor common to cordless nailers. Paslode’s fuel cells have been updated, too, and now can be dropped into the redesigned loading chamber without twisting off caps or aligning nozzles.

Although the small savings in time isn’t important to me, I like not having to discard all those extra plastic tops. But I’ve found that the new fuel-cell door pops open on occasion. Each box of nails now comes with its own fuel cell, which is guaranteed to shoot every nail in the box. The new nailer sells for about $400;

Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Paslode
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 847-634-1900
Weight 7.5 lbs. with battery
Dimensions 14.5 in. x 12 in. x 4 in.
Nail Sizes 2-in. to 3-1/4-in. long inkshank diameters of .113, .120 and .131
Nail Capacity 1 strip (48 nails)
Nail Type Paslode RounDrive Offset Full Head (Brite or GalvGuard)
Safety Guard N/A
Special Features N/A

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