After using my Milwaukee pneumatic 21 degree nailer (7200-20) for almost 7 years, I decided to retire the faithful nailer for Milwaukees cordless nailer. Before even getting into the specifics, the idea of not having to carry a compressor and deal with hoses already sold me on going cordless. The first thing I noticed was that the nailer was heavier than a pneumatic and throw in the battery and we are talking several pounds heavier. I made sure to get the extended magazine (48-08-2745) because not being able to load two strips of nails did not make any sense to me. I felt like the extended magazine should have been included with the tool instead of having to purchase separately. The nailer has two firing modes where you can either trigger each nail, or set it to bump mode where you keep the trigger engaged and the nailer fires each time you make contact with the tip of the nailer. The nailer has a hook built in so you can easily hang your nailer.
Once you get past the differences in weight, not having to deal with hoses or compressors makes this cordless nailer a game changer. I dont do as much framing as I used to, but the times I have used this nailer it has been consistent in the single fire or rapid fire mode. I recently put up some partition walls to build a sound studio for my sister and there were no issues building the framing using this nailer. I typically run the nailer with a 3.0 battery and two will last me a full day of framing. Any bigger size battery just makes the nailer more heavier so I think 3.0 is a good size. I have read so many reviews that complain about the extended magazine not being able to hold two strips of nails, but if you read the product specs and get the right nail strips and you wont have any issues.
No more lugging around a heavy compressor and hoses to my job sites and no need to have a power source to run the compressor. If you are on a job site with no electricity, this tool is a must have. I have used cordless nailers from other brands, and they all perform more or less the same, but I own everything Milwaukee and have all the batteries so I didnt even have to think about whether or not to buy this nailer. Worth every penny!!