Paslode T250A 16 Gauge Finish Nailer
Paslode T250A 16 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review
Paslode has a great reputation for cordless and pneumatic nailers.
I was curious if it lived up to that reputation.
I noticed that this nailer, at 3.8 lbs, felt noticeably lighter and appeared smaller than my 16 gauge straight nailer.
I also noticed that although this nailer appeared to be solidly-built, I was concerned by the amount of plastic Paslode used in it’s construction. My curiosity got me thinking of ways to test this nailer under job site conditions.
Comparing the Paslode T250A to my other finish nailers’ showed it was definitely smaller and the 20 degree angle will no doubt prove helpful fitting in those tight corners and hard to reach areas. [photo above]
The nailer has a nice soft grip and felt comfortable in my hands.
The over sized trigger is a nice feature and was easy to access, as was the ease in adjusting the depth of drive. [photo above]
The Paslode T250A Angled 16 Gauge Trim Finish Nailer uses a 16 gauge nail which is important to finish carpenters because the thinner nail produces less risk of wood splitting and results in smaller nail holes.
PASLODE T250A SPECIFICATIONS:
- Paslode 16-gauge Pneumatic Angled Trim Finish Nailer drives angled finish 1-1/4- to 2 1/2-Inch nails.
- Depth of drive adjustment.
- Nail lock out feature.
- 20 degree angled magazine fits nailer into tighter spots than with straight finish tools and easier access to corners.
- Comfortable soft textured grip.
- Compact case.
- 90-day limited on wear parts, 6 month limited on magazine parts, 1 year limited on housing and cap parts.
The Paslode T250A-F16 16-gauge angled finish nailer was easy to adjust and use right out of the box. It is a straightforward design and all of its features are easy to use and adjust.
The nailer never misfired or jammed. Paslode equipped this nailer with a tool free way to get at the top latch assembly in case of a jam. To access, just flip the plastic quick clear cover up and the entire latch assembly disengages allowing you to clear nails or jambs. No tools required.
The depth gauge is easy to use and allowed me to set nails at a precise depth that I chose.
I was concerned about the exposed depth adjustment knob spring behind the adjustment knob. Job sites can be tough on tools and it’s possible that this spring could catch on something like a screw driver sticking out of a tool bag, or protruding nail and become damaged. I would like to see Paslode better protect this spring.
At the jobsite my initial concern about the Paslode T250A having too much plastic was quickly relieved after I droped the nailer several times off a step ladder and onto a concrete walkway. There was no visible or apparent damage from the fall.
The Paslode case this nailer comes with provides space for only two nail sizes [boxes].
It’s a nice nailer for a great price, at approximately $ 189.00. You can purchase this nailer online through Paslode site or on Amazon.com.