Tool Tech: Compact Framing Nailer
The Paslode F325R weighs less than 6 lb. and its shortened magazine fits between studs, joists, and rafters.
The Paslode F325R framing nailer accepts 30° nails from 2 in. to 3-1/4 in. long. It’s 13-in.-tall housing and its compact magazine makes it perfect for the tight spaces often encountered in remodeling work. Despite its small size, it has all the features a carpenter would expect on a pro-quality framing nailer, including an aggressive nosepiece for toenailing, a selectable trigger to choose between contact and sequential fire, and a sturdy, functional rafter hook. Its real-loading magazine accepts 44 nails. In this episode of Tool Tech, host Patrick McCombe walks you through the nailer’s features and discusses its pros and cons.
Paslode Framing Nailer
Senior editor Patrick McCombe has been testing power tools on behalf of national publications for more than 15 years, and he regularly meets with product manufacturers to try out new introductions. In the Tool Tech series, Patrick reviews the latest tools and materials, discusses building technology, and shows time-tested techniques for better, more-efficient home building.