Porter-Cable Expands Cordless Nailer Line with 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer
Following the recent launch of Porter-Cable’s 20V Max 18 Gauge Finish Nailers, a new 16 gauge model has been announced. This is great news for trim and finish carpenters looking for a more complete line before jumping into the battery platform. The new Porter-Cable 20V Max 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer meets the need for a larger fastener.
Despite the large profile, Porter-Cable’s cordless nailers are weighing in a little less than the competition. The new PCC792 comes in at 5.7 pounds without the battery.
If you’re going for the kit, expect to get in the neighborhood of 375 nails on one charge of the included 1.5 amp hour battery. If you don’t mind trading off a bit of weight for more run time, grab the bare tool and use a 4.0 amp hour battery for up to 1000 nails. Those nails fall into a range of 1″ to 2-1/2″ in length.
“PORTER-CABLE is synonymous with woodworking and finishing –battery-operated nailers are the natural progression of the 20V MAX* system. This new line will provide the tradesman with convenience and efficiency over pneumatic equipment.”
– Michael Dougherty, Construction and DIY Product Manager
The Porter-Cable 20V Max 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer is dialed in with the power needed for just about any application you’d turn to a pneumatic 16 gauge nailer to handle. While the Porter-Cable is technically a DIY brand for this class, many pros have been turning to cordless nailers to eliminate the need for compressors and hoses.
Looking forward, a 15 gauge angled nailer seems to be the most logical next step. Several people have commented that they’d like to see more investment in smaller pinners since they’re dead useful and should be easy on a cordless platform. Either way, look for more cordless solutions for woodworking from Porter-Cable in the coming months.
Porter-Cable 20V Max 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer Specifications
- Model Number: PCC792LA/PCC792LB
- Power Source: Porter-Cable 20V Max Battery
- Nail Size: 16 Gauge
- Nail Length: 1″ – 2-1/2″
- Run Time: 375 nails (1.5 amp hour), 1000 nails (4.0 amp hour)
- Weight: 5.7 pounds without battery
- Warranty: 3 years
- Price: $199 (bare tool), $279 (kit)
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