Porter-Cable BN200A 18 Gauge, 2" Brad Nailer Kit--Includes 3/8" x 25' Air Hose a $12.99 ValuePorter-Cable
Shipping weight: 6.7 pounds
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Great for attaching decorative moldings to furniture projects where smaller diameter fasteners are a must.
This Porter-Cable 18-gauge, 2-inch brad nailer is a compact, comfortable-to-carry unit that might not offer quite as many extras as other (more expensive) units, but it's very reliable and does its job well. This nailer shoots standard brads from 3/4 to 2 inches long and has an anodized magazine with a reload indicator. The die-cast aluminum body is lightweight but still very strong, and the handle is comfortable to hold, even over long periods of time. The quick-release nosepiece lets you clear jams quickly and easily. Other features include a sequential fire trigger, a safety that's located behind the driver guide for driving brads in tight spaces, an easy-to-adjust depth guide, a directional exhaust port, and a removable rubber nose. The kit comes with a 1/4-inch male coupler with dust cover, a rugged plastic carrying case, oil, and 1,000 brads.
From the Manufacturer
NOTE: This nailer comes with a restrictive-fire trigger standard. A bump-fire trigger, which allows holding the trigger down and bumping the safety contact to fire, is available free-of-charge by calling 1-800-321-9443. Please provide the model number and serial number of each nailer requiring a trigger. For identification purposes, the bump-fire trigger is black and the restrictive-fire trigger is red.
Two nailers in one, September 9, 2002
Reviewer: danube1from Detroit, MI USA
In addition to the features listed for this nailer, I discovered that it will also shoot 5/8" brads. With this much flexibility, it's really an all-in-one tool. If I could find 1/2" 18 ga. brads, I think it would shoot them as well. I have a lot of respect for Porter-Cable and hope this doesn't make the BN125 obsolete. Great nail gun!
Great Gun, September 7, 2001
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org from Leucadia, CA United States
Excellent for use around the house on moldings, chair rails, etc.
A great addition to the tool box!
So far so good, August 27, 2001
Reviewer: rhenchen from Cottage Grove, MN United States
I have just recently purchased this gun from a local hardware store. .... I really like the way it feels, the grip is very comfortable and the countersink setting is handy. I need to use it more to really write a fair review. I was also looking at the Senco. Based on what I have read and on the way this gun works, for the money this is the way to go (the Senco is twice the cost). When I get more hours with this gun I will edit my review.
Great gun!, August 7, 2001
Reviewer: P.J. from South City, CA United States
I'm a wood worker and being in the business has made me a hard to impress consumer when purchasing tools for my home. I have had good luck with other Porter Cable tools and this gun is no different. I used this gun right out of the box to install 1500 feet of baseboard and crown molding. Other projects have included frames and redwood planter boxes. Its depth is easily adjustble, the handle is comfortable, and the air release is easily adjusted on top. Best of all is the easy loading of nails. I have used the unit alot in the past couple months and have yet to have ANY jamming. Add to that the capability to shoot 2" pins and you won't hear any complaints. Take it from someone that is dissappointed more often than happy when it come to buying online..this is well worh the price...its a home run.
I bought more Porter-Cable air tools because of this one, July 3, 2001
Reviewer: Keith Lammon from Fort Payne, AL United States
I bought this to put the molding around doors, baseboards, etc. Before I bought this, I would hammer the nail in, and then get a nail set to sink it, and the put a bunch of caulk in the hole. This nailer made it way easier, and I never have had a problem with it. One squeeze of the trigger, and it was sunk.
I liked this thing so much, that I bought a Porter-Cable Framing nailer.
Great tool and well worth the money, June 6, 2001
Reviewer: MICHAEL J. GODWIN from Gautier, MS United States
I purchased this tool for restoring an old dresser which I inheireted from my Mom. This was my first "finish nail/Brad nailer" and, honestly, I sure was pleased and surprised just how much "easier" it is to reuse old wood (70-75 years) and NOT have it split! I wanted to use all the original wood, small blocking etc. possible and this little nailer made it reality. Thank you Porter Cable for making such a quality tool at a reasonable price. I'm very pleased and the Dresser turned out excellent! Again, thanks to Porter Cable for the good tool and price.
Awesome nail gun, May 25, 2001
Reviewer: Lauren K. Insco from Clovis, CA USA
I already owned a Craftsman electic brad nailer but it couldn't drive bigger brads and had truoble sinking brads in hard wood. As soon as I got this I grabbed some 2" brads and drove them into oak just to test. No problem. Never had a jam. Just put in new baseboards throughout the house. Easy job. Great quality. I would buy this again.