TOWSON, MD – PORTER-CABLE announces its first line of 20V MAX* Lithium Ion cordless finish tools which include an 18 GA Brad Nailer and an 18 GA Narrow Crown Stapler.
Each of the 20V MAX* Nailer and Stapler eliminates the need for big noisy compressors, hoses or costly fuel cartridges. The tools operate on any PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX* Lithium Ion battery. The motor design provides the consistent power needed to complete finishing applications, from baseboards and crown molding to cabinet and furniture assembly.
The 18 GA Brad Nailer has a fastener length capacity of 5/8” to 2” and a magazine capacity of 100 nails. The nailer is capable of driving up to 1300 nails per charge using a 4.0Ah PORTER-CABLE battery (sold separately), and up to 450 nails per charge** using a 1.5Ah PORTER-CABLE battery (included in kitted offering). Weighing only 5.1 lbs without a battery, this lightweight and balanced tool contains a rubber over-mold ergonomic handle that provides maximum comfort and control during use. The Brad Nailer includes several tool-free features including a tool-free jam release, tool-free depth adjustment wheel, and a tool-free stall release lever. The tool-free stall release lever resets the driver blade after a nail jam or stall to provide ease of use on the jobsite. Two LED lights illuminate work surfaces as well as blink to alert the user when the battery is low or if it has stalled or jammed. The nailer includes an oversized belt hook and two no-mar rubber tips that help prevent material damage and features a safety lock-off switch for transport or storage.
The 5.3 lbs bare 18 GA Narrow Crown Stapler incorporates many of the same features that the 18 GA Brad Nailer has, excluding the tool-free jam release. The 18 Gauge 1/4" Crown Stapler accepts a fastener length capacity of 1/2” to 1-1/2” and a magazine capacity of 100 Staples. The stapler is capable of driving up to 1300 staples per charge using a 4.0Ah PORTER-CABLE battery (sold separately), and up to 450 staples per charge*** using a 1.5Ah PORTER-CABLE battery (included in kitted offering).
Michael Dougherty, Construction and DIY Product Manager commented that, “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.”
Optimal for use in remodeling and fine woodworking applications, PORTER-CABLE nailers are ideal for tradesmen of all types, including general contractors, remodelers, woodworkers, and enthusiasts. In addition to its initial 18 GA offerings PORTER-CABLE will expand its nailer line in 2016 with a 16 GA Straight Finish Nailer (PCC792LA & PCC792B). Available starting in December 2015, each of the 20V MAX* nailer and stapler come with a 3 year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and 1 year free service contract.
*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
**Driving 2” brad nails into 2x pine
***Driving 1-1/2’ staples into 2x pine
PCC790LA - 18GA Brad Nailer with 1 20V MAX* 1.5Ah battery MSRP $199 Dec 2015
PCC790B - 18GA Brad Nailer (bare) MSRP $149 Jan 2016
PCC791LA - 18GA Narrow Crown Stapler with 1 20V MAX* 1.5Ah battery MSRP $219 Jan 2016
PCC791B - 18GA Narrow Crown Stapler (bare) MSRP $159 Jan 2016
Retail availability: Major retailers including Lowes, commercial distribution, and e-commerce retailers at the above dates.
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