A 23-gauge pinner is perfect for fastening small returns and delicate pieces that would be destroyed by a brad nailer. Cadex, known for well-made and feature-laden guns, has just released the CP23.30, a low-price alternative to some of its fancier tools. What it lacks in added features (there's no blowgun or adjustable exhaust), it makes up for in performance: It shoots up to a 13/16-inch pin, which is a longer fastener than most tools in its price range can drive.
¦ Price: $119. 604-876-9909. www.cadextools.com.