Now it comes to nailing — possibly with Hitachi’s new 18-gauge finisher, the NT50GS. Powered with a combination of lithium-ion battery and gas fuel cell, the NT50GS needs neither a cord nor an air compressor attached to it. The two 3.6-volt lithium-ion batteries that come with the tool have an indicator light directing you to place them in the charger (also included), while the 0.6-oz. fuel rods have a life expectancy of 1,200 shots apiece. The NT50GS drives fasteners from 5/8″ to 2″ and has a magazine capacity of 100 nails, with a reload indicator on the magazine and a no-mar cap. The total package, which also includes a carrying case and 3.6-volt lithium-ion screwdriver that runs on the same batteries, has a suggested price of $299 as of 2010. The fuel rods are sold separately.