Paslode 16 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer
Paslode continues to role out new products including the all new Paslode T250A-F16 16 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer. We got our hands on this lightweight finish nailer recently and put it to the test. The Paslode T250A-F16 is the only 16 gauge pneumatic angled finish nailer on the market today.
The T250A-F16 uses 16 gauge angled finish nails ranging from 1-1/4 to 2-1/2 inches. Other features include:
- A convenient Quick Clear should nail jams occur
- A tool-free depth of drive adjustment mechanism
- A two-step follower allowing for faster, easier nail loading
- A no-mar tip to prevent damage to trim work surfaces.
Paslode T250A-F16 Review
Weight and Balance
The first thing we noticed when using the Paslode T250A-F16 is how light and compact it is compared to other angled finish nail guns that we use. The T250A-F16 is very well balanced and similar in weight to most larger size brad nailers. The light weight is certainly a great benefit if you use a finish nailer all day.
We tested the T250A-F16 on some standard FJP pine door casing along with some maple shoe molding. The 16 gauge finish nails were driven easily through both types of materials. The nailer has an easy to use tooless depth of drive knob on the front that works very well for setting the nail head depth. The T250A-F16 had no problem driving a 2-inch long finish nail completely into maple shoe molding and into the plywood sub-base.
The Paslode T150A-F16 comes with a hard plastic storage case that also includes a pair of safety glasses and an additional no-mar tip for the gun. Paslode storage cases are sturdy and easy to spot in their traditional bright orange color.
Paslode continues to impress us with both their cordless and regular pneumatic nail guns. The new T250A-F16’s small size make it perfect for jobs where larger guns just won’t fit. The no-mar tip works great and didn’t leave any marks or gouges in the work pieces.
We only noticed two small issues during our testing of the new nailer. Trying to remove nails from the holder was a bit tricky at times but not impossible. Also, using 16 gauge nails will result in slightly lower holding strength and it will likely take some time for the market to make 16 gauge angled fasteners readily available.
Overall we think the Paslode T250A-F16 is another great pneumatic nailer. Paslode builds really sturdy well built air nailers that stand up to the pounding that professionals deliver on a daily basis. We certainly think the T250A-F16 is a quality finish nailer worth buying.
Where To Buy Paslode T250A-F16
Lowe’s is carrying the Paslode T250A-F16 along with the appropriate Paslode nails for it. The T250A is also available through authorized Paslode retail outlets nationwide. To learn more about the product or to find a dealer, users can visit www.paslode.com or call 1-800-222-6990. You can also buy it from Amazon here.