By Max Fischer
Posted 09.11.2010 at 1:20 pm 0 Comments
First came rocks. Then hammers. After that came pneumatic nail guns, and then the pneumatic palm nailer, a hand-sized tool that can pound nails accurately in even tight spaces, such as between wall studs or ceiling joists. But it still requires an unwieldy hose and air compressor, and battery-powered alternatives have lacked the force that contractors need. The Milwaukee M12 Palm Nailer is the first battery-powered version that’s almost as fast and powerful as a pneumatic.
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