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Congratulations to Mel Somerville!  Mel submitted the name "The 'Lode' Zone" and won a FREE CF325 Fuel Powered Cordless Framing Nailer!  We appreciate everyone's submissions and participation!  Please check in often to see any other blog topics, contests, rebates, etc... through The 'Lode' Zone from now on. 

As always, feel free to post questions or ideas you want insight on from fellow Paslode customers through The 'Lode' Zone blog.  Happy Nailing!

WOW !!! I cant believe i won .But extremely happy i have . I would like to thank everyone for voting for the " lode " zone. The CF325 will certainly come in handy .Thanks again.
Posted by: Mel Somerville at 9/15/2009 8:58 PM

What is the difference between the Paslode 900420 and the CF325 nailer. I don't know which one to buy. Thanks
Posted by: Jim Smith at 11/25/2009 8:49 AM

There are many differences between the two tools. For one, the CF325 lasts 5x longer (50,000 shots) between cleanings! Also, the CF325 uses Fuel + Nail Combo packs, which include 1000 nails and 1 quicklode fuel cell. This gives you plenty of fuel to drive every nail in the box, plus about 200 more. You will never run out of fuel. Also, the Fuel and Nail combo packs include the NEW PowerBoost Black Tip Coating, which gives the tool enough power to drive 3-3.25" nails into LVL consistently. Not to mention you can toe-nail from any angle, and the tool is 2x faster.
Posted by: Paslode Administrator at 11/30/2009 5:12 PM

here is my question. I do mostly finish work, and not lots of framing. I am in the market for a new cordless framer for the few stud walls i do...and ocational other things needing a framing gun(my tool trailer was broken into and all my nailers were stolen) Anyway i read that the new cf325 will leak fule if not fully used with in a month or so. my old paslode cordless framer did not have this issue. should i buy the 900420, or is what i have read incorrect about the cf325? thanks for reading my question, and for any information some one may have
Posted by: bill at 12/3/2009 11:17 PM

I recently bought a cordless framing nailer and am having a couple of issues. First I can't adjust the depth shallow enough to stop blowing through the my sheathing. Second, I am having alot of miss fires. I bought the paslode nails to go with the gun so its not the nails. any help would be appreciated
Posted by: Rich at 12/14/2009 11:38 AM

With the new cf 325 do you change fuel cells when you change nail sizes? Also, can i use my old nails or are they trash?
Posted by: Adrian Nurse at 1/8/2010 3:25 PM

I recently cleaned and oiled my paslode trim nailer It worked great after this but now it won't fire, I changed the gas, the battery is fine. I noticed the little rubber grommet holding the lid to the fuel cell is disintegrated could this keep it from firing? Does the spark plug go bad? is it a part I can change? Thank you, Steve Bavone 561-248-5911
Posted by: Steven Bavone at 1/20/2010 7:35 AM

G'day. I'm needing to purchase a gun for work. I like the portability of a gas gun, but we use a couple of 900420's and based on their performance I'm not sold. Like you, Rich, we regularly have miss-fires, and problems with the gas. Is this something other people have trouble with or have we just got a couple of duds? Has anyone got any comments in this regard about the CF325.
Posted by: Matt at 2/3/2010 5:24 AM

I live in san antonio and can't find the combo packs for myh cf325, I need nails now, can't wait for internet shipment. Where can I buy packs off the shelf?
Posted by: Tim Miller at 2/9/2010 3:48 PM


Go to the CF325 product page. From there, you can search your zipcode for the nearest location which will sell the Fuel + Nail Combo Packs. Any location that has the tool will also have the nail packs.
Posted by: Paslode Administrator at 2/9/2010 4:47 PM

I am trying to find out where your nails are made in rgards to dealing with Gov. Jobs.
Posted by: Bennett at 2/19/2010 9:54 AM

My 900420 has the same problem Steve has. It has been cleaned and now wont fire. I have checked the battery, fuel and nails. The fan doesn't come on at all. Could the spark unit or control circuit be bad? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Rick
Posted by: Rick at 3/12/2010 1:50 PM

i would like to comment on other post i have read. I have noticed if firing generic nails, the paper tape that holds nails together clogs the driver blade, so when trying to go back to the paslode nails you will get miss fires. the tool needs to be cleaned including driver blade and properly lubricated.
Posted by: james jones at 3/23/2010 8:54 PM

I am planning on buying a Paslode framing gun either the model 900420 or the CF325 which is the better gun for the money? I use it quit often but it could sit for a few months in between uses.

Pleas ehelp me decide.

Thank for your comments.
Posted by: John R. Vieau at 7/11/2010 1:11 AM

i'm going to build a treated wood basement. my question is:does passlode make nail that is suitable for this application.
Posted by: kenneth anderson at 9/7/2010 11:39 AM

My CF325 intermittently fails to have the fan come on when I depress the nose piece. If the fan comes on, it fires okay. If the fan doesn't come on it won't fire. If I take the fuel cell out, or just open the fuel door latch, the fan always comes on when the nose piece is pressed. Any thoughts?
Posted by: Jim Tidd at 3/30/2011 7:33 AM

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