Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer

Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer

Over the years, nailers have come a long way.  In the past decade, we have been able to cut the air hose and lose the loud compressor.  While that is true for a lot of nailers in the finish, brad, and pin nailer range, it’s still not true for the framing nailers.  Let’s face it, if you are framing all day long, you are still tied to an air hose and compressor.  However, if you are doing smaller jobs or punch list items, cordless is the way to go, which brings me to the Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer.

We reviewed the Milwaukee Cordless Framing nailer a while back but if you haven’t read it, here is a quick rundown.  As of today, it’s our favorite cordless framing nailer.  While other nailers use gas cartridges, the Milwaukee doesn’t.  While other nailers have a ramp-up time before firing, the Milwaukee doesn’t.  While others still are not consistent in driving nails deep, the Milwaukee is consistent.

So when it comes to cordless framing nailers, Milwaukee has the edge on the competition in every way.  I have been using it on my house project and can not find one complaint about the nailer.  Sure it’s pricey but worth every penny for the build quality, the convenience, and the reliability.

Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer – Information

Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer – Features

There is nothing like having a powerful framing nailer that doesn’t make the user tied to an air hose or listen to a loud compressor. The Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer offers a ton of features in a cordless nailer.

  • Fire 3 nails per second
  • Works with dense engineered lumber
  • No gas cartridges, just the Milwaukee battery
  • Tool-Free drive depth
  • Dry fire lockout
  • No-mar tip
  • Zero ramp uptime
  • Sequential or bump mode
  • Rafter hook
  • 20-22 degree nails
  • 10 lbs
  • Nail length – 2″-3-1/2″

Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer – Impressions

If you read the full review of the Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer 30 degree nailer, you know in our opinion this is the best cordless nailer on the market.  With zero ramp-up time, a consistent fire, and sinking all most every nail with precision, it’s hard to beat.

I love the way this nailer works, everything from adjusting the depth to turning it on and off to switching between bump and sequential mode.  I also love how a user can expand the magazine capacity if they want.

Milwaukee Cordless Framing Nailer – Wrap Up

Bottom line, while this won’t replace a pneumatic nailer for those who are framing all day long and shooting nails like Yosemite Sam chasing Buggs Bunny, it’s the perfect solution for smaller jobs down to punch list items.  I put a 1500 sq ft addition on my house with two other guys and this is a nailer I would have used for a majority of the job. In my opinion, this is the best cordless framing nailer on the market.


  1. Eric,

    You say this is the best cordless nailer on the market… does that include the paslode guns that have gas?

    • The Paslode is great and used it for many years. However, I do like Milwaukee much better. With the Paslode, the gas expires which means if it’s old or I run out, I have to run to the store, plus it’s another expense. If it’s cold outside, the Paslode has a hard time operating while the Milwaukee doesn’t. Bottom line, I was a huge fan of the Paslode and still like them. However, with battery-only nailers coming out, Paslode hasn’t adapted. When it comes to true battery-only framing nailers, the only two that beat the Paslode are the Metabo and the Milwaukee for speed, reliability, and consistency. I think Paslode beats the rest of the battery only framing nailers on the market.

  2. Eric, Here we go. I looked at this gun several times before purchasing, deciding wether to buy it. I use to have the Milwaukee pneumatic one and liked it because it held 2 rows of nails and it was lite weight . My friend wanted it since I was not using it, so sold it to him. Regretted doing so because I needed one later but wanted a cordless nailer, tired of dragging around hose and compressor . I had a 200ft fence to install so I bought this nailer , loved it. It is extremely heavy compared to the pneumatic one, and it only holds 1 row of nails. They do make a longer nail holder but there is no way I would be able to use it, just to heavy. Out of 250 boards I installed NOT one time did it jammed , miss nail or give any trouble, worked like a charm. Thats 1500 nails shot into the fence and it did great!


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