Anyone own Paslode's Newest cordless CF325XP & older model?

Old 02-28-17, 06:43 PM
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Anyone own Paslode's Newest cordless CF325XP & older model?

Paslode claims their newest CF325XP framing gun is 15% stronger than all previous models. (well actually I didn't see them say that exactly about 'all previous models' but they just say "15% more powerful". But I found 2 tool review site articles that says it's %15 more powerful than previous models (the model before the CF325XP was the CF325Li).

I emailed Paslode, and I guess they will tell me it's %15 stronger than ALL previous models but has anyone have a lot of experience with both and notice any difference? It might be one of those 'under perfect conditions' type things that doesn't really translate to most usage.

Other than that, I don't see much reason to spend for the CF325XP vs a nice used older model (as long as it has the quick depth adjust on the nose). The CF325XP does shoot down to 14 Fahrenheit but if you use their All Weather fuel cell in ANY paslode, it'll work down to 18 , so no big difference there between 14 and 18 .

Other than that, I don't care for it being lithium battery or not (it'll shoot so many nails per charge either way).

That's the only differences that I know of between the CF325XP and older guns except that the older ones have 2 o rings inside if ever need be replaced, which isn't hard to get to both if you're going to change just one, but maybe the electronics etc are more stable in the CF325XP? I dunno why they would make a new model if all it does it shoot to 14 vs 18, but I guess the 15% is the reason they made a new one (along with possibly better long lasting internals), but do you even notice the 15% power difference?

Not trying to derail this with pneumatic suggestions for more power, I'm very considering a pneumatic set up and compressor but trying to see if the CF325XP is justified. Thanks
Old 03-01-17, 12:07 PM
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Paslode internal combustion nailers are convenient, but you need to remember you are firing a gun and when you are through, unless it is cleaned thoroughly, it will gum up just like a M16 and fail. While I see their attributes, I don't own one. I own several pneumatic framers/trim/staple guns, and take the compressor/hose set up as a necessity.

"Power" difference is an advertisement gimmick, so don't fall for it too heavily. 15% really isn't squat when it comes to framing, anyway.

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