Pneumatic Palm Nailer

The International Builders' Show is the premier place to get a sneak peek at the coming year's hand and power tools before they hit the home center shelves. In this gallery, the tool editors of This Old House round up the products you'll want to add to the toolbox in the coming months.

This tool drives nails up to 3½ inches long, yet fits comfortably in your palm—showing the ergonomic versatility of compressor-driven tools. With no motor to power the action, the 2.8-pound Palm Nailer can squeeze nails into tight corners, toe-nailing framing members or fastening joist hangers with either your right or left hand. Available September '07 for approximately $79, www.ridgid.com

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