|Item Weight||4.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10.4 x 12.9 x 2.9 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||PIN100|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 Year Limited|
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PORTER-CABLE PIN100 1/2-Inch to 1-Inch 23-Gauge Pin Nailer
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- The product is Pin Nailer Kit
- Easy to use
- The product is manufactured in China
- Uses 23 ga. micro pin nails from 1/2-inch to 1-inch long similar to Senco models
- Tool automatically adjusts for different fastener lengths for esier loading
- Convenient bottom-load magazine holds 170 micro pin nails
- Dual trigger feature
- Low nail reload indicator; Rubber comfort grip on tool handle
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I took it out of the carrying case, and the clear plastic wrap, and immediately put 5 drops of the oil that comes in the kit, in the air nozzle. I wanted to ward off any jamming problems.
Upon loading the nails, I noticed that there were multiple arrows printed on the side of the nail strip. That way you would load them in the right direction. If you ignored the arrows, and loaded them upside down, which is possible considering the small size of the pins, the sharp, fine, thin tip would be up, to do battle with the hammer coming down. Certainly, it would veer off to one side, thereby freezing the hammer and pin. In addition that kind of action could score the shaft, and that would lead to other possible misfires. People reporting problems with jams could have done just that.
The top of the pin has a blunt-flat end on it, and the business end is sharp. Since they are so tiny, if you don't notice the arrows on the side, it is easy to load them upside down.
These pins are not serrated, or ring shanked, but rather smooth on the sides. That way they don't receive resistance on the way down. Important considering their fine size.
I was able to take the 3/4" pins, that come with the kit, and drive several into a 3/4" piece of oak, without any problems whatsoever. I first tested it out on a piece of scrap pine. Since I loaded the nailer with oil, it came out of the nose quite readily, which made a slight black mark where the pin went into the wood. Since the pine is very light, it showed. It was worth it, I wanted to break it in properly.Read more ›
The longer the panel sits in clamps the better chance the glue has to "grab". To facilitate this I used two sets of clamps. I glued and assembled one panel in the first set of clamps, fired 5/8" pins into the joints and let that sit while I assembled a second panel in the second set of clamps. The clamps pull the joint together and the 5/8" long pins perfectly "pin" the tenon in the joint and hold the frame together once released from the clamps.Read more ›
The project at hand required a lot of crawling around and under, and using several different lengths of pins. The PIN100 never jammed. In retrospect the only small irritations occurred before I got used to the trigger safety. Which insisted on doing what it was supposed to do - keeping me from pinning myself. This is a very light-weight, easy to work tool - perfect for hobbyists and for professionals.
The nail size adjustment is automatic, if you follow the instructions. One thing to keep in mind is that the pins get driven below the surface only erratically. But they never stopped above the surface either. But remember to work with the air at about 100 psi. I wound up taking a nail and grinding the tip a bit to sink the pins, and this worked fine. On dark wood or with some carefil placement, they pretty much disappear.
The best recommendation I can give is that I find myself reaching for the PIN100 a lot when I'm gluing up small joinery. It has saved me a lot of time and added an extra element of security. I think that if you try it, you will see what I mean.
the surface, leaving a nicely visible small shiny dot. At least 50% of the pins would stick up above the surface How much work is it to fix that sort of thing.
I tried it on walnut, pine, poplar, and white oak with only marginal differences between species. I ran the air pressure way up at the nailer with no success. Pin length did not seem to make a difference either (I shot quite a few 1" and 3/4" pins).
The only way I could get the thing to set the pins below the surface was to push the nose firmly into the wood. You guessed it, a noticable dimple from the pressure was the result.
So am I crazy to expect that I can gently place the nose of the nailer against the workpiece, shoot a pin that sets 1/32"+ below the surface, wipe some putty in, and then stand back to admire the work? Such a nailer must exist, but it isn't this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used it to install fine moulding and glass stops on some kitchen cabinets and it works as advertised. Its small size allows you to get into tight spaces. Read morePublished 4 months ago by annk126
Excellent micro pinner, several have been in use for years and have never had the issue of pins jamming or the driver wearing out. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric
Absolutely the worst decline of a company in history. I have pneumatics I purchased from Porter Cabler over twenty years ago that still work great. Read morePublished 9 months ago by J.Colvin
It works like it is suppose to. The grip is comfortable. I like the auto pin height adjustment. The case allows for some pin storage.Published 15 months ago by gared