|Item Weight||8.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||23.5 x 19.5 x 6.25 inches|
|Item model number||FR350A|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
PORTER-CABLE FR350A Round Head 2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer
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- Uses 20 degree to 22 degree nails, 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch by .113-inch to .148-inch plastic collated round-head framing nails
- Power to drive nails (up to 3-1/2-inch by .131-inch) into engineered lumber
- Compact body design for better balance and style
- Consistent power on every shot with internal piston catch mechanism
- Selectable trigger - restrictive or contact actuation mode; Tool-free depth-of-drive adjustment with detents for proper setting of nail heads
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What's in the box
Ideal for carpenters, woodworkers, and do-it-yourselfers, the Porter-Cable FR350A 3-1/2-Inch Round-Head Framing Nailer Kit has all the power you need to drive round-head framing nails into engineered lumber. Its compact body is well-balanced for a natural feel, and its user-friendly design allows for fast reloads, tool-free adjustments, consistent power, and more.Enough Raw Power to Tackle Tough Jobs
The FR350A nailer helps simplify everything from siding jobs to framing work to furniture construction. Whether the job is big or small, the FR350A works fast and provides high-quality results nail after nail.
Powered by an operating pressure of 70-120 PSI, the FR350A supplies the necessary raw power to sink nails fast. And thanks to its internal piston mechanism, its power remains consistent throughout the job, which means you'll enjoy smooth, trouble-free operation.
Selectable Trigger and Adjustable Depth-of-Drive
For additional flexibility and versatility, a selectable trigger lets you choose restrictive or contact-actuation modes. For convenience, tool-free adjustable depth-of-drive eliminates guesswork with detents for proper nail-head setting.
Time-Saving Design with 64-Nail Capacity
A great time saver, this framing nailer has an in-line, hard-coat anodized magazine that holds up to 64 nails. And to keep you on track, a nail lockout mechanism lets you know when it's time to reload. The reloads themselves are quick and easy thanks to the bypass nail pusher. And to save you even more time, a tool-free adjustable exhaust minimizes downtime.
An added bonus, a removable non-marring nose tip offers on-tool storage to helps keep you from dropping or losing nails.
What's in the Box
FR350A framing nailer; carrying case; 1/4-inch air fitting with dust cover; and oil.
From the Manufacturer
Porter-Cable FR350A Round Head 2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer
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I bought it right after I purchased the Porter-Cable CFFN250N combo kit. After breaking in the compressor (very important I might add), I set the regulator at 100 psi, and connected and loaded the nailer with 3" .120 coated framing nails. I found a couple of scraps of 2x4, stacked them one on top of the other, and let her go. At 100 psi, and with no adjustment to the gun right out of the box, it went through both pieces and sank the first nail perfectly flush, no problem! After a few more test shots, I gave the depth adjustment on the gun a quarter turn just to see what difference it would make. At the same pressure, it put the head of the nail slightly below the surface of the wood, just as it should. As expected, there was quite a bit more recoil with a nailer this size, and I found that just a little more pressure on the board helped when firing a nail. After all, it is shooting a 3" nail in one shot! I also changed the trigger to the "contact actuation" mode, which shoots a nail every time you touch the tip to the wood. This is a great feature, but as one other reviewer noted, I would suggest using it with caution. In the hands of someone unfamiliar with it's operation, it could be very dangerous! Nevertheless, it worked flawlessly, and all initial indications are that this gun will serve me well for many years to come. It's amazing what having the right equipment can do for your confidence level, especially if you're an amateur like me!
On a side note, I was also very pleased to see that such an affordable and relatively small compressor (2HP, 6 gallons) could produce more than enough pressure to power this gun. The compressor will produce 135 psi, and the gun's operating range is from 70-120 psi. As noted above, I had no problem with 3" nails at 100 psi.
Also, I can't say enough about the deal I got here at Amazon on this nailer. I caught it on a good day at less than $200, ordered the 17-piece accessory kit with it, took advanatage of the $25 off and free shipping offer, and still came out almost $50 cheaper than I would've paid for the nailer alone at the big orange store!
Thanks Amazon. You are an asset to the online shopping community!
Overall I give it five stars, because despite the loudness and the rubber guard, it works, and works well, and for the price it cannot be beat. Allowed us to build a 10 x 10 Storage shed with 2x4 16 inchs on center with custom made rafters, in one weekend. And the price is almost unbeatable, makes me wonder what exactly would be the difference for a nail gun that is double the price.
Anyway, for weekend warriors on a budget this is the nail gun for you.
I used it to build a deck recently, using 3-1/4" 16d nails for the framework, and 2-3/8" nails for the decking. I used ~1,200 nails total, and the nailer worked flawlessly. Up until this time, I wouldn't use nails in a deck because with the temperature and humidity extremes that a deck sees, the nails will always back out. I've always used screws.
The nail gun though, can drive the nail heads ~1/8" into the wood, and they are effectivley held in place. You can also go maybe 4 times faster than with a screw gun.
It has quite a kick to it and often needed 2 hands when driving the large nails.
I actually found it very helpful when it would not operate if there were 2 or so nails left.
I have a Hitachi finish nailer and I'll be out of nails, just driving holes into the wood when I finally realize that I'm out.
With this one, when it stopped firing I knew that it was time to reload.
I highly recommend this nailer