By TOOLS OF THE TRADE Editors
Three all-new hose-free gas-powered finish nailers have been introduced, along with a hose-free gas framing nailer that is the first to use full round-head wire-weld nails, says Bostitch. The finish tools include a 15-gauge nailer with an angled magazine (GFN1564K), a 16-gauge straight-loader (GFN1664K), and an 18-gauge brad nailer (GTB1850K). Each of the finish nailers employs a high-pressure gas fuel cell cartridge fired by a 3.6-volt lithium-ion battery igniter. The framing nailer (GF28WW) uses a similar fuel cell fired by a 7.2-volt nicad battery. With batteries installed, each finish tool weighs less than 4.2 pounds, and the framer weighs 7.7 pounds. Price: $349 (framing nailer); $249 to $319 (finish nailers). 800-556-6696. www.bostitch.com.