Paslode® Launches Faster, Easier and More Productive Cordless Framer

Industry’s best gets even better with improved features and new fuel-cartridge design.

(MARKHAM, ON) – The Paslode® cordless nailing story goes back more than two decades. In fact, 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of Paslode’s invention of the first cordless framing nailer. During that time, the company has repeatedly earned accolades from end users, trade groups, industry press and others for its innovative cordless nailers and staplers. In 2008, one respected industry publisher named Paslode cordless 30-degree framer “Best Overall Choice” in its end-of-year tool guide issue because of the tool’s outstanding maneuverability, performance and convenience.

This year, Paslode is making the “best” even better with the Canadian introduction of the groundbreaking CF-325 Cordless Framing Nailer. “Our previous model was already the most popular cordless framing nailer in the nation,” says Paslode Canada marketing manager John Tzortzidis. “The new CF-325 takes everything that was great about that tool and incorporates some key improvements to address the wealth of feedback we have gathered from our end-users.” Those improvements begin with productivity in mind. The most notable enhancement is a newly-designed nosepiece that is far more aggressive than its predecessor. The new nosepiece allows sure-footed toe-nailing at any angle.

predecessor or competitive tools, particularly in hard-to-reach spaces. The CF-325 drives reliably from the first nail to the last, with no delays between drives. The end result is greater productivity in any situation. Another major improvement can be found at the heart of the tool – the fuel cartridges that power Paslode’s drive system.

The company’s new QuickLode™ Fuel System employs a completely re-designed “no-step” canister that eliminates the pre-use snapping, twisting and aligning required by previous models. Users need only drop the fuel into the tool, close the fuel compartment door and begin nailing. The new fuel is guaranteed to deliver at least 1,200 shots.

And, because of the new fuel design and an internal upgrade to steel O-rings, the Paslode CF-325 can go five times longer (50,000 drives) between recommended cleanings. When it is time to clean the tool, a re-designed air filter access door makes the task faster and easier than ever before.

Along with the debut of its new fuel design, Paslode is introducing an exclusive Fuel + Nail Combo Pack system to keep users from ever running out of fuel. Packs include fuel cartridges and exclusive Paslode RounDrive® nails, so users no longer have to worry about being caught on the jobsite without fasteners or fuel. Paslode offers the Fuel + Nail Combo Packs in packs of 1000 nails (+1 fuel cartridge) and 3000 nails (+3 fuel cartridges). These Fuel + Nail Combo packs also include a patented Twist-N-Lock™ adaptor so they work in all previous Paslode cordless framing nailers as well.

The Paslode CF-325 Cordless Framing Nailer is optimized to drive Paslode RounDrive™ 30 degree paper tape full head nails from 2” – 3.25” in length and from .113”, .120” and .131” in diameter in smooth, ring shank, brite and hot-dipped galvanized finishes. Nail capacity is up to 47 paper-collated fasteners (one strip + 5 nails).

The “Made in USA” Paslode CF-325 is also the most durable cordless framer on the market. Steel O-rings offer best-in-class performance and significantly reduce downtime due to maintenance. The integrated heavy-duty utility hook is specifically designed to take jobsite abuse. Meanwhile, a comfortable, yet tough, non-slip grip reduces wear and tear on the user.

The CF-325 comes complete with a rugged carrying case, rechargeable battery and charger, safety glasses and a comprehensive owner’s manual. The tool has an MSRP of $529 and is covered by a one year full warranty and a five year limited warranty.

Paslode’s CF-325 is available now across Canada, including leading hardware retailers and construction distributors. To learn more about the product or to find a dealer, please visit call 800-387-6472.

Paslode Canada, a business unit of ITW Construction Products Canada (, a division of Illinois Tool Works (, is a leading manufacturer of Cordless and pneumatic nailers, staplers, and fasteners. The company’s products are widely used by professional remodelers and carpenters for framing, sheathing, trim and finish applications, fencing, floor and roof decking, siding, and insulation.