LI-ION FINISH GUN
Paslode updated its 16-gauge cordless finish gun and added a load of new features, the most prominent of which is a lithium-ion battery that's smaller and lighter than the nicad in the previous model. According to Paslode, this translates to 50 percent more runtime and the ability to fire 6,000 nails per charge. Fully charging a depleted battery takes an hour, but two minutes of charging will provide enough juice for 200 nails. The tool has a large thumb wheel for easy depth-of-drive adjustment, a belt hook, and a contact tip that angles back at the end (instead of forward) so you can see more easily where you're placing nails.
Price: $399. 800-222-6990. paslode.com.