The Porter-Cable 20V Max Cordless Brad Nailer (PCC790) is the Perfect Finish Nailer as it Eliminates the Need for Dragging around a Noisy Compressor and Hose on the Jobsite
By Mark J. Donovan
In this video Mark Donovan of http://www.homeadditionplus.com reviews Porter-Cable’s new 20V Max Lithium Ion 18 gauge cordless brad nailer (PCC790). Porter-Cable introduces a state-of-the-art new 20V Max cordless finish nail gun that speeds up finish nailing projects.
I recently had the chance to get my hands on a new cordless brad nailer from Porter-Cable. Without a doubt this is one of the best new tools to have in a finish carpenter’s tool box or contractor truck.
It also has several useful tool-free features that I found very handy including, a jam release, depth adjustment wheel and stall release lever. With the stall release lever, the feature automatically resets the driver blade after a nail jam or stall to provide easier use on the jobsite.
The cordless brad nailer supports brad nails from 5/8” to 2” in length and has a magazine capacity of 100 nails. With the particular model I have, the tool can drive up to 450 1-1/2” brad nails into pine wood per charge, using its 1.5Ah battery. Another model of the tool comes with a beefier battery, a 4.0Ah battery that is capable of driving up to 1,300 nails per charge.
The cordless brad nailer also is extremely well constructed and rugged, yet only weighs in at 5.1 lbs without its battery attached. It’s also well balanced and has a rubber over-molded handle that makes it easy to hold and work with.
The brad nailer also has two LED lights that illuminate the work area, as well as blink, to alert you when the battery is low or if it has stalled or jammed. The brad nailer also includes a large belt hook and two no-mar rubber tips that help prevent material damage. In addition, the tool includes a safety lock-off switch for transport or storage. Besides the brad nailer itself, the tool I used comes with a 1.5Ah battery and a charger.
At the time of this review, the Porter-Cable 20V Max 18 GA Cordless Brad Nailer (PCC790LA) kit lists for $199, and can be purchased at Lowes, through commercial distribution, Amazon, and other online stores. The brad nailer also comes with a 3 year limited warranty and 90 day money back guarantee, and a 1 year free service contract.
So if you’re in the market for a finish brad nailer, I highly suggest taking a look at the new PORTER-CABLE PCC790LA 20V MAX Lithium 18GA Cordless Brad Nailer Kit, Includes Battery and Charger. Whether you’re a professional finish carpenter, remodeler or tradesman, or even a DIY homeowner, this tool is perfect for any type of finish carpentry job. It has got all the power and endurance of the traditional pneumatic finished nail gun, but without the expense and hassle of purchasing and dragging around a supporting compressor and hose. Again, I highly recommend this tool.
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