PORTER-CABLE Pin Nailer Review

Will Barinas
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It's been long overdue, but today we finally got around to publishing our expert review on the PORTER-CABLE Pin Nailer.

Does the good reputation hold up or not? Let’s find out!

Our rating: 8 / 10


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  • Great quality/price
  • Smart design
  • Lightweight and very durable
  • No hiccup – nails are fired precisely
  • Easy to use; no hassles
  • Affordable; save money on your projects
  • Smooth wooden surface


  • Pin nailer is ideal for minor projects
  • Nail magazine could be better designed

PORTER-CABLE has been around for a long time, making some quality tools and their Pin Nailer will not disappoint. It gives you the ability to use up to 1-3/8-Inch pins with the proper and reliable, consistent power and penetration to safely and accurately go in to the wood.

Porter-Cable has made it much easier to switch from pin to pin when working on projects as they have made the load tool easier to use. You won't have to worry about the system slowing down or anything like that, as the tool automatically adjusts for different fastener lengths for easier loading.

Safety is an important feature in any tool and Porter-Cable Pin Nailer has included a safety nose, deflector shroud, and no-rip nailing head to see to that. If you a looking for a pin nailer that won't let you down, the Porter-Cable Pin Nailer is for you.

The Pin Nailer is also packed with safety features so you won't worry about a thing as well. These include a nose safety, shroud, and no-rip nose head which help to prevent dangerous conditions that can happen if a pin nailer malfunctions, or is used improperly. You will also find it safer and more convenient to use than those nailers that use nails with caps as the PRO Series Pin Nailer uses pins without caps.

Some of the safety features include a safety nose, shroud, and no-rip nose head. A nose safety doesn't mar or grove the work area and a deflector shroud protects the surrounding area, preventing personal injury from flying nails.

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