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Paslode Trimmaster

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Paslode’s latest TrimMaster is built from the ground up with performance and reliability at its core. The end result is an impressive, redesigned tool that offers greater reliability, precise nail placement and depth of drive, and better ergonomics.

The internals have been redesigned for even better durability and a longer fan cycle improves rapid-fire performance. On the off chance there is a jam, a new quick-release nose-plate has you back to work in next to no time at all, while a redesigned nose eliminates work-surface damage and proud nails. A new nail lip allows for easier, fast, one-handed loading, and the improved nail thumb wheel gives a great level of control and precision.

The features just keep on coming with the Trimmaster, from the slip-proof head cover, improved rubberised grip and new magazine channel, right through to the wear plate. There’s also a new fuel-delivery system which provides consistent power and depth of drive across a wider range of temperatures and substrates, and Impulse technology gives best-in-class weight, power and balance. All of this is packaged up as the most compact and light weight tool in its class.

For our testing we caught up with subbie John, working with FOX+KO, who was finishing off with architraves around several new windows and bi-fold doors.

TEST #1: RELIABILITY AND PERFORMANCE
As you would expect and hope with a brandnew gun, the Trimmaster performed brilliantly with no jams – just perfectly placed nails and amazing control.

The sound of the new gun is an indication of its power. Its not loud by any means, but it just has a ‘crack’ sound as you squeeze the trigger. Then, when you look at the nail placements and depth, it shows just how consistent the Paslode actually is.

I spoke to several tradies who all owned previous editions of the Trimmaster, and all had commented on the guns having some jamming issues, so it’s great to see Paslode has redesigned the tool for improved durability.

John chatted about his experience with the new Trimmaster: “The Paslode worked brilliantly over our day of testing. Its power and depth was consistent and perfect from shot to shot. The new nail-depth well has been significantly improved, making it so easy to get that perfect depth. Then you can set and forget.”

TEST #2: ERGONOMICS & USABILITY
The new Trimmaster looks slicker and the ergonomics have been refined.

First, the contours on the top of the gun have improved the line of sight, while the feel of the rubberised grip and trigger makes handling the gun a very comfortable and easy experience.

“It’s light and extremely well balanced,” gripped John, “making it very easy to use with excellent pinpoint placement. The No Mar tip and redesigned nose doesn’t mark the material you’re working, and the tool-rest feature means I can quickly and easily place the gun down with it standing up, ready to grab again when I’m ready to go.”

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Impulse technology is still delivering the bestin- class weight, power and balance, and the all new Trimmaster is going to set new levels of performance and reliability. Nail loading can be completed with a single hand, fast and effortless, with the By-pass follower, and changing the battery is now easier than ever.

That all adds up to less downtime.
All in all, it’s great to see and experience the new additions and improvements in this Trimmaster, and I know tradies are going to appreciate the extra reliability when getting through a pile of finishing.

Visit: www.paslode.com.au

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