Coming to Lowe’s® stores and other major tool retailers this month is PORTER-CABLE’s latest addition to a line of 20V MAX* lithium-ion cordless tools: an 18-gauge Brad Nailer (model PCC790LA). Battery power eliminates the need for a noisy compressor, hose or costly fuel cartridges, and it enables the tool to be used conveniently anywhere — in remote spots outside, high on a ladder or at the jobsite.
Its motor design provides the consistent power needed to tackle finish-nailing applications, from baseboards and crown molding to cabinet and furniture assembly. The nailer will accept straight clips of 18-gauge brad nails ranging from 5/8- to 2-in. long, and its magazine will hold 100 nails at a time. It will drive up to 450 nails per charge with a 1.5Ah 20V MAX* battery installed, and that performance increases to 1,300 nails with a 4.0Ah battery.
Weighing 5.1 lbs. without a battery, this lightweight and balanced tool contains a rubber overmolded ergonomic handle to provide maximum comfort and control during use, plus a belt hook. For other features, it has a tool-free jam release, depth adjustment wheel and stall release lever. The stall release lever resets the driver blade after a nail jam to keep the tool up and running. Two LED lights illuminate work surfaces as well as blink to alert the user when the battery is nearing depletion or when the gun stalls or jams. Two no-mar rubber tips protect delicate nailing surfaces from being damaged during fastening, and a safety lock-off switch prevents accidental firing when storing or transporting the gun.
In kit form, the tool comes with a charger and 1.5Ah battery for $199. You’ll also be able to purchase the nailer without a charger or battery next month as model PCC790B for $149, if you already have other 20V MAX* tools and can share their batteries and charger.
See all of PORTER-CABLE’s 20V MAX* tools, and other options, by clicking here.