June 2, 2011

Win a Paslode CF325 Cordless Framing Nailer from Tool Snob


Paslode has been nice enough to donate one of their slick new Cordless Framing Nailers to one of you lucky readers. They've also supplied some runner-up prizes in the form of their nail/fuel packages. We reviewed this gun a while back (here) and found it to be really nice. Since the review, we've kept using it and our opinion has remained the same and possibly improved. If you're a tradesman, you already know the benefits of the cordless nailer and if you're a DIYer, it means that you can have a nice framing gun without having to buy hoses or a compressor.

So to enter to win, leave a comment at this post telling us the first thing you would do with the gun...what would you build? Since this is a Father's Day giveaway (that's when we'll announce the winner) you also have the option of telling us the first thing you would browbeat your husband into making for you.

Easy enough. And like we said, we've also got 5 fuel/nail packs to give away, so also include in your comment if you want to be in the running for those. Paslode is now selling them with little adapter pieces, making the fuel tanks compatible with their older model guns.

So have at it.

Or if you think that contests are for the lazy and insane, you can get the gun at Amazon.com for $350

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at June 2, 2011 6:02 AM
Recent Comments

My father recently lost a leg and has numerous projects at his home that need to be completed in order to make it fully accessable to him.

Posted by: Duane Crawley at December 5, 2011 7:39 PM

Winning this gun would help me eliminate the never growing honey do list. Rebuild front porch. Rebuild back porch. Build shed and ccanopy over patio.. and on...and on... and on..

Posted by: Peter Wood at June 23, 2011 12:09 PM

I would give my son my old paslode and he wouldn't have to get me a new one,this would make a excellent father's day gift for me and my son would be a winner at the same time

Posted by: Bert O'Dll at June 19, 2011 10:16 AM

I would use it to build a shed, put up some garage shelves, and for other DIY projects. I've used Paslodes in the past, and it sure makes a job go quicker.

Posted by: Benjamin Crismariu at June 18, 2011 4:56 PM

I'd get hubby started on the gazebo he keeps promising me. djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Posted by: Debbie jackson at June 18, 2011 7:17 AM

i'd use this tool to make......money. same thing i use my other tools for. :)

Posted by: darrell britt at June 17, 2011 9:51 PM

I would use the cordless nailer to build a much-needed shed.

Posted by: Benjamin C. at June 17, 2011 8:58 AM

I'll use this nailer to build new wall in our "new" old house. This tool could give a rest to my wrist!

Posted by: Gilles Belley at June 16, 2011 9:03 PM

I would frame out a pocket door for my laundry room!

Posted by: Jeff at June 16, 2011 3:16 PM

My sister just bought a new house and my house warming gift is to help her remodel parts of the house. The framing nailer would be used for a major kitchen remodel.

Posted by: Oscar at June 16, 2011 3:01 AM

As a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, I'd like to use the gun during an upcoming home build in Fairfax County, VA.

Posted by: Mark at June 15, 2011 9:14 PM

I'm looking to purchase a home in the coming year, and as an avid DIYer, a cordless framing nailer would be a big help on lots of projects.

Posted by: Benjamin C. at June 15, 2011 6:17 PM

My two big dogs, a Mastiff and a Boxer, are in serious need of a big dog house. This framing nailer sure would help!

Posted by: Pat at June 15, 2011 3:58 PM

I have been needing a garden shed.

Posted by: Tom at June 15, 2011 12:25 PM

I would finish up what framing I have left to do on finishing my sister's basement to give my mom a place to live/retire in.

Posted by: Ethan at June 15, 2011 12:01 PM

I just got done demo'ing a bathroom in my house and found quite a lot of rot in the studs behind the old shower/tub. A shiny new paslode would come in really handy for setting new studs and adding a closet to the bathroom.


Posted by: Patrick at June 15, 2011 10:12 AM

I'd have to say I'd give this one to my dad (although it's tempting to keep it as a backup gun). Most of my framing work makes it worthwhile to drag out my compressor and coil framer but he doesn't do much more than the average DIY stuff and constantly has to borrow my nailer to do it with. At his age, it'd be nice for him to not have to deal with a 50+ pound compressor and lug a 10 pound nailer around for half a day's work. I'm not sure what his first job is but I've overheard some browbeating in regards to a new attic stair...

Posted by: Matt Jones at June 15, 2011 9:22 AM

My garage overfloweth, so I would put the Paslode to good use on a shed for my family!

Posted by: Masher at June 15, 2011 8:28 AM

If I won the Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer, I'd build a workshop addition onto the back of my garage. I need the added space for my woodworking and woodturning activities. It takes a lot of framing to build an addition like this and the Paslode Nailer would be ideal for the purpose!

Rob Moore

Posted by: Rob Moore at June 13, 2011 12:58 AM

I would use this to build a roof over our deck, man it is getting so hot out there we don't even have to light the grill. LOL

Posted by: Chad at June 10, 2011 6:33 PM

Many many years ago I bought a paslode 900420 framing gun to do renovations on our previous house and used it on so many other paid jobs. I used to be a landscaper and a general building subcontractor It was a great nailer but it has simply given up the ghost, It's done a great job but after one complete overhaul and then heaps more subsequent use, It's time for her to go to god. I still have to build the cubby house for my son (a relatively easy task) however recently my wife presented me with "the list" and I can see the word "extension" and "house" in the same sentence,and so I will need a reliable nailer to get me through. I have plenty of nails and gas cartridges still, so the other guys are welcome to these. Thanks :)

Posted by: Simon Mansbridge at June 10, 2011 6:12 PM

I'd love a window seat and some built in shelves. My husband and I have also discussed re-doing our closet.

Posted by: Homa at June 10, 2011 5:57 PM

I’m itching to raze the 1.5 car detached garage(8-foot ceilings) and construct a true 3-car shop. Not sure I could do all the framing myself but I’d be willing to try!

Perhaps I'd start with a nice solid workbench, though.

Posted by: Adam at June 10, 2011 5:49 PM

The first thing I would do with the gun is give it to my husband so he could finish our barn. Browbeat? LOL I'd have to say the barn :)

Posted by: Darla Williams at June 10, 2011 5:38 PM

I am about to begin rebuilding all 3 pourches on my home. This nailer would make the job so much faster and easier. Since no compressor is involved I could get the job done while my wife is sleeping just to show her how much I can get done on the honey do list.

Posted by: Peter Wood at June 10, 2011 6:45 AM

Sorry for the double post, I'm used to looking at the bottom of a webpage for new posts

Posted by: PutnamEco at June 8, 2011 12:35 PM

I have many projects where this would come in handy (I need to build a fench in order to sell my house, build a backyard fort for my son, restore many things around my mother-in-law's house).

But, despite how great it would be to win one of these, I say give it to the guy volunteering in Joplin.

Posted by: Jerrick at June 8, 2011 11:14 AM

I would use this fine tool to complete the playhouse that I started (but never finished) for my daughter before she reaches puberty.

Posted by: James J. O'Hara at June 6, 2011 2:27 PM

I would use it to build a 10ft x 10ft shed.

Posted by: Lee at June 6, 2011 2:14 PM

I would use this tool to finish a repair job to a kiosk that I'm volunteering to build in Ravine Gardens State Park, that a tree fell on before I finished building it.
I already have this nailer, so I would like to be included in the drawing for the fuel/nail combo packs.

Posted by: PutnamEco at June 6, 2011 1:55 PM

I don't have any current projects lined up for a framing nailer but I've yet to obtain a tool I didn't soon find a use for.

Posted by: Wesley Womack at June 6, 2011 1:13 PM

I would use this to finish my basement.

Posted by: barry gardner at June 6, 2011 5:54 AM

Hey I am in the process of raising a total reroofing progect on my 20 x 20 2 car garage its over 30 years old so we are going to raise the pitch from 3 on 12 to 5 on 12 this will complement my other shop that is 4 on 12. So I will need lots of nails and cartriges. The wood I`m using was sawn from local wood from my freinds sawmill so this gun will see many more projects other than this one.

Posted by: Timothy Land at June 5, 2011 2:10 PM

I would put it to work repairing a kiosk that I'm volunteering to build at Ravine Gardens State Park, that got hit by a falling tree before I was finished building it.


I already have a cf325 though, so you can put me in the drawing for the fuel/nail boxes.

Posted by: PutnamEco at June 5, 2011 1:06 PM

First thing I would do is use it to refinish the basement... love the Paslode!

Posted by: Brian at June 5, 2011 11:33 AM

I'd use it at work; I work for Habitat for Humanity and there's plenty of times when I'm doing a nail-check on sheathing or subfloor where a quick and easy nail gun would be handy.

(And if I don't win the gun, I'd definitely be able to use the fuel/nail packs)

Posted by: Ian at June 5, 2011 8:22 AM

I have about a half dozen projects I need to do including, but not limited to: a structure to move trash & recycle to out of the garage 100' away from the house, gable attic vents, "heavy" duty shelving in the garage, a wood work bench, finish the basement (big project), picnic table that'll not blow away in 70+ mph winds, a HD shooting bench... I could go on & on & on.

Posted by: cyberranger at June 5, 2011 2:02 AM

well, I'd probably rebuild the poorly built sheds on my property.
well, I'd say that's about it. maybe I'd use it to rebuild the few walls, door frames, and window frames that got smashed from square in the last storm. while I'm at it, all the trusses and joists in the roof need to be replaced (tree landed on the house.) the entire roof frame needs replacement, as well as the framework in the ceiling over the living room, dining room, hallway, and kitchen.
got a lot of work to do.

Posted by: Cole Paquette at June 4, 2011 4:51 PM

I would browbeat my husband into making a playhouse for our children. Of course, aside from using it at work, the first thing he would probably want to do is use to make a shed. How is that even fun? :)
Either way, he would love this for Fathers Day. Thanks for the chance to win!

Posted by: Melanie at June 4, 2011 1:14 PM

I just bought a new home that is in need of a deck and a finished basement. I would give this gun quite a workout.

Posted by: Jason at June 4, 2011 7:10 AM

The first thing I would use it for is to fix my brothers fence that is rotting away. There are many other projects going through my mind that I can start with this framing nailer.

Posted by: Seth H at June 3, 2011 10:31 PM

My fiance and I just bought a house originally built in 1791. We have a roof to fix, a barn to restore, a deck that's falling apart, etc. Needless to say the gun would not go to waste on this fixer upper. With planning a wedding in couple months it is hard to budget for a new tool like this.

Posted by: Tom at June 3, 2011 6:36 PM

I had all kinds of plans for which this would be useful. But I am going to agree with Lamar and say give it to the guy rebuilding Joplin.

Posted by: Joe Folger at June 3, 2011 8:30 AM

This would be the perfect motivation for taking on my basement finishing project. I'd start by framing in my laundry room.

Posted by: Moore at June 2, 2011 11:05 PM

I'm looking at buying some land here soon. A nice shop & house will be down the road a little bit after that.

Posted by: Devin Noel at June 2, 2011 9:16 PM

I have been planning on building my girls a mudroom locker and bench for all their school stuff, gear, and whatever else they seem to collect. This would definitely make the job easier. After that, I've had visions of building a shed. That's where this sucker would really be needed.

Posted by: Ted at June 2, 2011 8:19 PM

I'd build an overhang over my deck....it's June and I am still seeing SNOW FALL 8.5" just Saturday night! I am tired of shoveling my deck, digging out my planters, and taking snow off the BBQ. I need an overhang to to keep the snow clear!!!

Posted by: rob at June 2, 2011 4:27 PM

Planning on building a gazebo in the back yard this summer. This Paslode would sure come in handy plus save me some scratch. I don't have a framing gun so figured I'd have to buy one for the project. Can't go wrong with a twofer!

Posted by: JD at June 2, 2011 4:08 PM

I would use this to rebuild my shed that is currently falling apart. Aside from the mice, the holes in the roof that let rain drip in onto my lawn mower are really becoming a pain. This framing gun would really get me motivated to get started on this projet because I would be looking forward to using this new toy.

Posted by: Tim at June 2, 2011 4:03 PM

The first thing I would do is put up the trim around our carport door. Yep, it's currently missing trim.

Posted by: Ryan at June 2, 2011 2:34 PM

This would a be a great tool to have. My honey Do list involves finishing off out basement. It's been on the list for several years now. I went down to do some work last week and my cheap Harbor Freight gun has stopped working. I have been looking at new guns lately so please pick me and save me some money this basement is already gonna cost me.

Posted by: Lamar at June 2, 2011 2:32 PM

Oh shoot, I'd give it to the guy helping rebuild homes in Joplin.

Posted by: Jeff Schwandt at June 2, 2011 2:24 PM

I've got great plans for a pergola over the deck. I have the lumber and everything. I'm great at starting projects, not finishing them. The Paslode might cure that problem. Or, it will add to the problem because I'll want to frame something serious like a new addition and then abandon that project right around the time we tear out an exterior wall. At that point I'd start the pergola. But around that time I'd decide I need a new tool shed...

Posted by: David Mulholland at June 2, 2011 12:52 PM

My husband and I were just married on May 16th and I would like his first father's day to be great! He builds furniture as a hobby and we want to replace all of the molding in our new home. He has mentioned that an air gun would make the job much easier and I love to research on line and found your site.

Posted by: Patricia at June 2, 2011 12:45 PM

I am getting ready to build a play house for my daughters and a new toolshed, so I could definitely put this to good use.

Posted by: Karl at June 2, 2011 12:15 PM

I'd use this for some framing I need to do in the attic to add an air handler.

Posted by: Mike at June 2, 2011 11:58 AM

I would use this tool to add several built in shelves in our home as well as replace the poor floor molding and crown molding that came with the house.

Posted by: Ron Leuang at June 2, 2011 11:28 AM

I would use this to rebuild my shed which was built in 1970. Yeah, I don't think it's been touched since, so it is in pretty bad shape. I'm planning on rebuilding it this summer and one of these nailers would make the process a whole lot faster.

Posted by: adam at June 2, 2011 11:01 AM

I would help my father in-law build my kids their new playhouse. Currently I'm going to be on hammer & nail duty!

Posted by: Pete at June 2, 2011 10:51 AM

I have always wanted a Paslode framing nailer ever since I used one on a roof project. This would come in handy all of the time since I am a handyman always working on several projects. Mostly I remodel bathrooms and build partition walls. I have three kids so this would make a perfect Father's day gift for me. Thank you for your consideration.

Posted by: Joe De Leon at June 2, 2011 9:44 AM

Just got back from Joplin, MO where the May 22 F5 tornado hit and killed dozens of people. The devastation is just strikes awe into you. Our little group cleaned up/organized more than 10 square blocks worth of debris. My church group is heading back at the end of July to help do some housing rebuild. My house was nearly destroyed in a flood where my church had a hand in finding skilled labor to help me restore it. When you are given knowledge like that I think its befitting that you take all the knowledge you learned and give some back.

Posted by: Dave A. at June 2, 2011 9:36 AM

I would build a shed for storing my junk which would make my wife happy. Then I could add the nailer to my cordless tools cache that make my corded tools and my hammer more obsolete. I use my Trimpulse nailer all the time and love the fact I don't have to set up the compressor.

Posted by: Eric at June 2, 2011 9:07 AM

Hey Guys,
First off, the very first thing I would do is stop borrowing my dad's Paslode! Being a new homeowner and self-proclaimed handy man, it went from, "Hey, can I borrow your Paslode for a day?" to borrowing it for about 6-8 projects! I am currently finishing up a 8x12 shed with his Paslode as we speak! Anyway, I have a FULL basement remodel coming up this summer/fall (full bathroom, extra bedroom for when I become a dad!) and this bad boy would sure keep my dad happy this fathers day by keeping me from always borrowing his! (And if I don't win, I could still use some fuel/nail packs!)

Posted by: Nick Heine at June 2, 2011 8:44 AM

I am a DIY'er and have been looking into purchasing a compressor and Finish Nail gun for a new project. My wife and I are expecting our first child this fall, and I have a list of things to do before then. Formost is to move the office from the upstairs to the downstairs so that the existing office becomes a nursery. We also have decided that the shelving we want to put up will be made up of tettris shapes. Because the shelves will need more nails than a simplier design I want a compressed air nailer to help me meet my deadline. If I were to win a Paslode CF325 it would be a great help.

Posted by: Andrew Thomas at June 2, 2011 6:57 AM
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