Best Cordless Nail Guns (2024) [+ Buying Guide]

Best Cordless Nail Guns (2024) [+ Buying Guide]

Cordless nail guns and staplers are powerhouse tools, effortlessly driving nails and staples into various materials. They outshine traditional hammers with their power, precision, and speed, becoming indispensable for roofers, joiners, carpenters, carpet fitters, and more. From decking in sunny seasons to securing roof tiles in colder months, they tackle tasks with ease.

At ToolStore UK, we boast a diverse range of cordless nail guns and staplers from trusted brands like DeWalt, Makita, Hikoki, Milwaukee, and Paslode. Whether you need a Framing/First Fix Nailer for heavy-duty tasks or a Brad/Second Fix Nailer for precision work, we've got you covered.

With countless options available, choosing the best cordless nail gun in 2024 can be daunting. In this guide, we'll showcase our top sellers, industry favourites, and DIY essentials to help you find the perfect tool for your needs.

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First, let’s go over the basics. 

1. What is a Nail Gun For?

A nail gun, also known as a nailer, is a power tool designed to drive nails into various materials with ease. It replaces traditional hammering, significantly speeding up the process of fastening.

Nail guns are used for a wide range of applications, including framing, trim work, molding, and more. They offer precision, speed, and consistency, making them indispensable in woodworking, construction, and DIY projects.

2. What Types Of Nail Guns are There at ToolStore UK?

At ToolStore UK, we offer two types of nail guns, each tailored to specific tasks. Before investing in a nail gun, it's crucial to assess the type of work you'll be undertaking. Here's a breakdown of the key differences between Framing/First Fix Nailers and Brad/Second Fix Nailers to help you make an informed decision:

a. Framing/First Fix Nailers

Framing nailers are designed for heavy-duty tasks like framing, sheathing, and subflooring. They use larger, thicker nails and are ideal for structural work.

b. Brad/Second Fix Nailers

Brad nailers are smaller and more lightweight, suitable for precision work such as trim, molding, and finishing. They use thinner nails, leaving smaller holes that require minimal touch-ups.

3. What to Consider When Buying a Cordless Nail Gun

Apart from the type of work you are doing, you’ll need to consider a number of things before purchasing a nail gun. This includes:

a. Determining Nail Gauge:

Nail gauge signifies thickness, with common sizes from 15 to 23. Each nail gun suits a specific gauge, though nail length varies. Typically, 15 and 16 gauge nails suit finishing nailers, 18 gauge nails work with brad nailers, and 23 gauge nails are for pin nailers.

b. Check Compatibility:

Nail guns require specific nail sizes tailored to their gauge. Using the wrong type can damage equipment. Verify compatibility before use.

c. Prioritise Safety:

Wear goggles and avoid triggering nails accidentally. Direct exhaust away from yourself with air and gas-powered models to minimise risks.

4. ToolStore UK's Best Cordless Nail Guns (2024)

Let's explore recommendations for ToolStore UK's best cordless nail guns in 2024. We've organised this section into two categories: Framing/1st Fix Nailers and Brad/2nd Fix Nailers, making it simple for you to discover your next nail gun.

Framing/1st Fix Nailers

DEWALT DCN692N 18v 90mm Framing Nailer BODY ONLY

For those prioritising convenience and user-friendliness, the DeWalt DCN692N Framing Nailer stands out. While it's slightly heavier at 4.1kg compared to other nailers and operates a bit slower, handling up to 2 nails per second, its array of features, ease of use, and reliability make it a standout choice. 

Ideal for heavy-duty tasks like timber framing and roof battens, this nailer boasts a brushless motor, tool-free depth adjustment, and a quick-release nose for easy jam clearance. Its cordless design adds convenience, with two-speed settings for precision or high-speed production and a reversible belt/rafter hook for enhanced portability. 



DCN692N Best Cordless Nail Gun 2024

PASLODE IM350+ Framing Nailer

For over three decades, PASLODE has led the way in timber construction tools. Their PALSODE IM350+ Framing Nailer maintains this legacy. As part of the 7th generation, it meets the demands of carpenters and structural workers.

The IM350+ packs exceptional power, perfect for various timber construction tasks. Compared to the IM360, it's lighter, more compact, and emits less vibration and noise. Its ergonomic design, including a non-slip soft grip handle, ensures comfort during extended use.

Equipped with advanced features like a multi-angled teeth nose probe and easy depth of drive adjustment, the IM350+ offers precise placement and convenience. Powered by a gas fuel cell and a 2.1Ah Lithium-ion battery, it delivers 9,000 shots per charge, surpassing previous models.

PASLODE IM350+ Best Cordless Nail Gun 2024

Brad/2nd Fix Nailers

DEWALT DCN660N 18v Brushless 2nd Fix Nailer BODY ONLY

The DeWalt DCN660 2nd Fix Nail Gun punches well above its weight, with exceptional power and precision all packed into a lightweight 2.6kg design. It's 1kg lighter than its predecessor, 20% quieter, and boasts a 2.5 times longer lifespan, making it an ideal choice for finishing and snagging tasks like skirting, dado rail, and picture rail installations.

The DeWalt DCN660N 18V Brushless Nail Gun offers exceptional runtime and efficiency in a compact build. With sequential and bump modes, it suits both precision work and fast production. Its ergonomic design fits snugly between studs, and the non-mar contact tip protects surfaces. With mechanical operation and gas-free tech, it's cost-effective and reliable in extreme temperatures. No more trailing leads—this cordless nailer ensures safety and convenience on any job. Ideal for carpenters, roofers, and fitters, it's the ultimate choice for professional finishing tasks.

DCN660N Best Cordless Nail Gun 2024

PASLODE IM65/F16 Li-Ion Impulse Gas Brad Nailer

The Paslode IM65/F16 Brad Nailer stands out for second-fix timber-to-timber applications. With clear sight lines and a durable, non-marking nose, this cordless nailer offers both precision and convenience. Its compact design allows for easy manoeuvrability in tight spaces, ensuring comfort during extended use.

Powered by a quick-charge lithium battery, this nailer delivers up to 10,000 shots per charge in just 90 minutes. Its tool-free depth adjustment, rear loading magazine, and quick-clear nose cover ensure smooth operation and hassle-free maintenance, making it indispensable for woodworking tasks.

Ideal for various applications like architraves, skirting boards, and stair rails, the IM65/F16 Finish Nailer comes with safety glasses, an allen key, lithium battery, charger, manual, and carry case.


PASLODE IM65/F16 Best Cordless Nail Gun 2024

Purchase Cordless Nail Guns From ToolStore UK

We've covered the basics of nail guns: what they are, what they are used for, and which professionals use them, as well as what to look out for when purchasing a cordless nail gun. We've also shared our recommendations for the best cordless nail guns in 2024. We hope this has helped you with your purchase.

If you have more questions or want to know more about our products and services, contact us here or call 0333 004 3777. We're happy to help. 

Posted by Alexander Gregoire
11th April 2024

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