Porter Cable PIN138 Pin Nailer

By Robert Robillard on Tool and Product Reviews

Porter Cable PIN138 Pin Nailer 23 Gauge

A Pin Nailer Is A Small But Handy Finish And Shop Tool:

The Porter Cable PIN138 Pin Nailer uses 23-gauge headless and slight head pin nails from 5/8-Inch to 1-3/8-Inch length.

Pin Nails

The headless nails are great for holding things in place until the glue dries.  Things like small moldings, dentil molding, bead molding, raised panels and miter returns that are prone to splitting are perfect.

Pin nails do not have great holding power bat are great for holding nice fitting joints in place until the glue dries or until clamped.

The beauty of the headless pin nails is that they are almost invisible to the normal viewing eye.  They disappear even more when you take pains to install the pin nails into creases, shadow lines or near a seam.

The slight head pins are just what they say, they have a slight head and have a slightly better holding power.  At 2.2 pound this little nails is super light and slightly larger than my  palm.

The Porter Cable PIN138 Pin Nailer uses 23 Ga. headless and slight head pin nails from 5/8-Inch to 1-3/8-Inch length. The tool automatically adjusts for different fastener lengths for easier loading and less problems with pins out of spec. It has a convenient side-load magazine that holds 130 micro pin nails, and a reversible belt clip to keep tool close to user. It also has an integrated rubber grip for improved comfort. Includes: nailer, 2000 pin nails of 3/4-Inch, 1/4-Inch plug with cap, wrench, and carrying case.


Magazine capacity: 130 pins.
Firing modes: Dual trigger feature.
Operating pressure: 60-100.
Fastener type: 23GA headless and slight head pin nails.
Fastener range: 5/8″ to 1-3/8″.
Height: 7-1/2″.
Length: 9-1/2″.
Weight: 2.2 lbs.

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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

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Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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