Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 51
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg What a gun!
I just framed a 20' x 40' workshop with this gun and WOW! This thing is powerful, easy to use, durable and accurate. I've dropped it, covered it in mud, wedged it in between joists and generally abused it and it just takes the abuse and asks for more. I can toenail with it, line it up to drive nails into brackets, speed nail, etc. I recommend removing the plastic tip, you don't need it. The hook on the back of the gun is really useful as well. I use it to lower the gun down and hook it to my ladder or I'll hook it to my pants when climbing up on something. The safety can be used with one hand, and the depth adjustment works well also.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TrapperJ66 Outstanding quality
The Porter Cable Framing Nail Gun was a good value and is an excellent product. First, the no-mar nylon foot slides right off to reveal barbs that help to hold the gun in place when toe-nailing framing projects. Second, a few drops of included oil in the air inlet is all it takes to complete preventive maintenance on the tool. The case keeps all the components together in one place.
At just over 100 3" nails so far and not one jam or mis-fire. I have other Porter Cable nail guns that I have been so impressed with and plenty of framing to do on my remodel. I might even build my own shop with this gun to make the most of it!
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Even though I have two framing nailers, I could not pass up the deal on this one. Home Depot and Porter Cable nailed it.
Great quality nailer at a fantastic price. Just remember to turn the exhaust port on the top of the nailer so it doesn't hit you in the face when leaning over the nailer. I'm very happy with it . It appears to be as good of quality as my more expensive Hitachi and better than my Cambell Hausfeld. It uses the plastic sleeved nails and sometimes leaves plastic pieces under the nail head. This can be a problem if the nails are exposed like the top of a deck but otherwise perfect so far. Most of the plastic pieces are easily brushed away. Every now and then I would have to pull a plastic piece out from under the nail head. This is nit picking and not a problem for framing.
October 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SpinkFence Solid nail gun
I bought this for my company use and it's very solid. The only problem I have is the higher price for the nails the gun uses. The upfront savings will definitely be lost due to the cost of the plastic-collated nail strips.
October 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gooseberry Works fine.
Not being familiar with air nailers this one seems fine. It is a little difficult sometimes to get the angle just right to trigger it but we have done our small addition and it works fine. Kind of big for between stringers but we are green so maybe did it wrong!
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Great nailer
I bought this in preparation for a decking construction project, and couldn't be happier. It really helped get the job done. Don't forget to buy a small bottle of pneumatic tool oil to keep it firing smoothly.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SoCalDIYer Time Saver
I bought the FR350B to help build an oversize shed. Worth every cent considering time saved, and not having to use my arm up pounding nails. I have nailed plywood shear walls, roof ply, and floor ply before and there is no comparison in the time and energy saved. Planning on using it to nail the exterior siding next weekend.
I also have a Porter Cable PIN nailer, Brad nailer, and Finish nailer that I used when remodeling the house prior to starting the shed, along with the C2002WK pancake compressor. All have worked flawlessly. Not a single missfire in about 5000 nails. The C2002WK pancake compressor will power the FR350B framing nailer just fine for a single user. You'll need to let it catch up every 20 nails or so when nailing plywood for shearwalls, roof, or floors but this is not a big deal for a DIYer. I have a larger 6.5 hp 30 gallon compressor that I could use but it was not worth the hassle for a relatively small project. If you are building a house get a compressor larger than the C2002WK.
The FR350B drives 3-1/4"x0.131 nails easily. I used these nails cause they are more than adequate for framing and readily available. If you need to drive 16d commons you will need a bigger gun, but it will probably split your lumber if moisture content is low so I would say it's not worth the added expense unless you are a Pro doing commercial work where 16d commons are specified.
Overall, I have been very happy with all my Porter Cable products mentioned above, would buy them again, and would recommend them to anyone considering purchasing pneumatic nailers. They have saved countless hours of work and hassle, and have allowed me to easily do all my without assistance.
February 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by timewasted Junk
Didn't work that well when I got it, now it doesn't work at all, was not in stock so I had to order it, now another hour to screw around returning it, thanks home depot
February 25, 2015