Most of the companies that produce pneumatic framing guns and collated fasteners make them for multiple types of collation. Not so Paslode, which except for its metal connector nails and nailers, has long focused on 30-degree paper tape collated nails and the guns used to drive them. But that’s about to change. Paslode is introducing a 21-degree framing gun and 21-degree full round head (FRH) plastic collated nails.
The new 21-degree stick nailer (F350-P) greatly resembles the company’s existing 30-degree gun (PF350-S). At 8.1 pounds, the F350-P is light as framing stick nailers go. It accepts two strips of fasteners and drives 2 to 3 1/2-inch nails. Features include tool-free adjustable depth-of-drive, a dual-mode trigger for sequential or contact trip, and dry-fire lockout to prevent you from firing when empty.
To coincide with the introduction of the F350-P, Paslode is introducing resin-collated nails that will fit any 21-degree framing gun (including Hitachi, DeWalt, Ridgid, Porter-Cable, and Senco). The collation material is said to be more resilient than the plastic used by competitors, so strips are less likely to jam in the magazine, break when dropped, or pelt you with bits of flying plastic as nails are driven.
The new gun and fasteners will initially be sold through Home Depot and will be released first in the South, where plastic collation is popular, and then later in the West—where that type of collation is dominant. Home Depot is headquartered in Atlanta so it makes sense they would start close to home. It’s unclear if or when the tool and fasteners will be available in the Midwest and East, where 30-degree paper tape and 28-degree wire weld are the preferred types of collation.
Collation: 21 degrees; resin/plastic
Nails: full round head; 2- to 3 1/2-inch
Weight: 8.1 pounds
Height: 13 inches
Warranty: 5 years