Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 35
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â by Mauricio I like the quality for the price!
This is one of the lightest nail guns that I have handled. I have several that are too heavy, this one is good quality at a good price.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â by PhillipS Porter Cable Products Are Definitely Impressive
I own a Porter Cable Finishing Nailer and just love it. This is my first experience with their framing nailers and I'm quite impressed.
We're throwing together trusses for a gambrel roof and the gussets (six per truss) take 28 nails each. We've knocked out 12+ trusses so far and not a single jam or misfire.
There have been a few no-fires, but this seems to be caused by the plastic collated nails.
Really like the depth adjustment and the hook for hanging it on the rafters/ladder/truss. Felt heavy at first, but the more we use them, the lighter they seem.
Easy to load.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RLH1955 Save a ton on Workers Comp and Health Insurance
Sorry to say but this Nail gun just saved me the cost of a Framer... I was able to frame more by myself in one day than if I had help swinging a 24 oz. hammer. Now I must find something else to frame or shoot nails at... I would seriously recommend this gun to anyone with the need, it is light, smooth and is a workhouse... I wish I didn't wait a lifetime to buy one... I love it...
December 3, 2013