Share your experiences and opinions about this tool.
The majority of my jobs are bathroom renos so I don`t use this tool all the time, but, it performs well when I do need it. Just have to do regular cleaning
May not be great for production work, but for times when you can't get the compressor out, or if hoses are just too much to reach where you are working, this paslode framer will shine!
This nail gun is perfect smaller jobs when it doesn't make sense to drag out the compressor with all it's hoses and cords. It isn't as fast as an air nailer when shooting multiple nails, so I wouldn't want to use it to frame a house, but it works great when your only shooting in a couple of nails then moving to the next joist when nailing deck boards. It REALLY shines when building a fence on a wooded lot. No more snags.
The tool works ok. I've found that if you are shooting more than a few nails you might as well get the air nailer out. It's loud and I don't like the you have to push on the work to get the gun to shoot.
I don't do whole house framing anymore but I do lots of general remodeling that requires a good power nailer. Hated the noise, weight & general aggravation of air tool & compressor and as I work alone 90% of the time the Paslode seemed like an obvious choice. I've used it hard since early last summer. It has been outstanding. No complaints whatsoever regards function but wouldn't want to work all day in a closed in environment - it's a gassy little thing.
I have this gun, as well as two of the previous model. It's a solid performer for punch-out work or small scale framing projects. It's great for "Grab-N-Go" projects, where setting up a compressor and hoses is not warranted.
Definitely a keeper.
We own about 50 Paslode nailers, but only 5 Impulses. With a crew's lack of responsibility for cleaning, making sure to have gas and a charged battery it has been difficult to keep Impulses running. This would be an excellent tool for 1 or 2 carpenters doing remodeling [who are willing to take it apart to clean it.] Do you keep your hunting rifle clean? If you are willing to clean and do preventative maintenance the Impulse will be a great remodeling tool for one or two carpenters.
Love it, but you must keep it clean. Beats dragging out hoses and a compressor every day.
For small remodeling it can't be beat for speed and convince.