Comments: This nailer is one of the two fly-wheel-style drivers among the battery-powered nailers. It felt a bit heavier than the other models we tested, but has a nice balanced feel with a comfortable grip. The large front housing makes nailing difficult in tight spaces, especially in corners. Despite the large head, the gun does have good line of sight for accurate nail placement. According to Porter-Cable, it can fire 450 nails per charge on a 1.5-Ah battery. This gun never jammed or misfired during testing; it does have tool-less jam clearing. There is a short delay between trigger pull and firing. It’s the only nailer with a built-in lever for retracting the driver pin should it get stuck, so you don’t need to push it back manually—a nice feature.

PROS: good balance and weight; completely tool-free jamb clearing, depth adjustment, and driver reset; excellent lights
CONS: spools between each firing, causing a delay; does not come with a case or bag; poor performer in inside corners and tight spaces; no dry-fire lockout; no bump mode

Nail size: 5/8 in. to 2 in.
Dry-fire lockout: No
Magazine capacity: 100 brads
LED: Yes
Weight: 5.9 lb.
Warranty: 3 yr. limited; 1 yr. free service
Cost: $179 (tool, battery, and charger)