Bostitch recently upgraded its 15-gauge finish nailer with an eye toward making life easier for the trim carpenter. The gun has a small, thumb-operated blowgun for clearing away dust and debris and a small battery-powered LED on the nose. The exhaust has been moved to the back of the handle. Also, the nail magazine is marked 16 inches from the tip, for use as a quick reference when running baseboard. The tool is oil-free, so there's no need to worry about leaving oil spots on stain-grade lumber. There's even a small pencil sharpener at the base of the magazine. That's a lot of features for a gun that weighs just over 4 pounds. Be careful buying this tool – it has the same product number (N62FNK-2) as its predecessor.
¦ Price: $179. 800-556-6696. www.bostitch.com.