Internet #100672162

Model #FN250C

Store SKU #547395

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Pneumatic 16-Gauge 2-1/2 in. Nailer Kit

  • Drives 16-gauge straight finish nails, 1 in. to 2-1/2 in. L
  • Equipped with a maintenance-free motor that requires no oil
  • Ideal for finish applications including trim installation
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Product Overview

The Porter-Cable 16-Gauge 2-1/2 in. Finish Nailer offers durability and convenience in a compact design. It has a maintenance-free motor designed for long life and an internal piston catch for consistent power. The depth-of-drive is adjustable and jams can be easily freed without tools. This nailer has an adjustable exhaust port to help maintain a clean work surface and direct particulates away from the user.
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  • Internal piston catch for consistent power on every shot
  • Sequential trigger with lock off switch
  • Tool-free depth-of-drive adjustment with detents for proper setting of nail heads
  • Easy jam release
  • Adjustable exhaust port to direct particulates away
  • Compact design for portability
  • Drives 16-Gauge FN style finish nails from 1 in. - 2-1/2 in. length
  • Rubberized grip for comfort
  • Maintenance-free motor designed to deliver long life
  • Fasteners included
  • Adjustable belt hook
  • Integrated rubber grip for improved comfort
  • Special hardened driver blade
  • Kit includes 16-Gauge finish nails, 1/4 in. fitting, and carrying case
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Air Tool Type
Air Nailer Kit
Compressor/Air Tool Features
Adjustable Exhaust Port,Fastener Collation,Fastener Depth Control
Cordless/ Corded
Loading type
Maximum Fastener Size
2-1/2 in
Minimum Fastener Size
1 in
Minimum Recommended Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI
Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure (psi)
Nail Gauge
Nailgun Angle
Power Type
Tools Product Type
Air Tool Kit

Questions & Answers


I have one this gun and does not fire the nail

Asked by Tony August 16, 2020

This guns are of very low quality when build. You just must buy other brand name. I have a lot of issues with Porter-cable products.Trash the gun out wil save you a lot of aggravations.

how do I liad 2" nails I tried and they don't fit

Asked by PapaJack August 8, 2020

Hello PapaJack, there is a T-shaped opening at the rear of the magazine and that is where you will insert the finish nails. There is a pusher (lever) on the left side of the magazine, pull it all the way to the rear of the magazine and release. The spring loaded pusher will move the nails forward into firing position. Manual instructions: Insert fasteners into the rear of the magazine (E). 3. Pull pusher (G) back until the nail follower falls behind the nails

Will this gun work on masonite board when you hang it on your house or do I need another type of...

Asked by Bandit July 18, 2020

Yes, a finishing nailer is best used for masonite board also known as quartrboard, Isorel, hernit, karlit, torex, treetex, and pressboard.

My nail gun stop working it needs a piston ring for Model number BN200C

Asked by Betmall April 17, 2020

I’m fortunate to have a great pneumatic tool repair and parts business within an hour, but PartsDirect, eReplacementparts, partswarehouse, and similar large vendors on the internet have good reputations for selection, turnaround time, and shipping. Good luck in your home shop!

Can this be used for fences?

Asked by Antman April 1, 2020

This nailer would be good for attaching TRIM elements to a fence structure, but for the fence itself, you’d need a “framing nailer” with collated nails between 2-3.5-inch in length to attach 2x4s to 4x4 or 6x6 posts i.e. structural elements of the fence.

Does this nail gun have a safety, and if so, where is it?

Asked by UncleC26 March 9, 2020

Hi! I recommended for you YouTube. Where have video about this question.

What is warranty

Asked by Ted December 26, 2019

Warranty is a written guarantee, issued to the purchaser of an article by its manufacturer, promising to repair or replace it if necessary within a specified period of time.

18 gauge brad nailer, is it for 2 " brad?

Asked by Customer November 28, 2019

The BN200C is compatible with 18 Gauge 5/8"-2" brad nails.

Does this nail gun operate at 90 psi?

Asked by UncleLarry777 September 30, 2019

Yes have used mine at 90 psi and even a little lower. Have had no problems at all. Highly recommend this nail gun for multiple projects

I am looking for a replacement for my Porter Cable FN250A that is probably 20 years old. I still...

Asked by Brian March 6, 2019

I bought a Porter Cable FN250C a few days ago and have used it extensively since on a wood feature wall project. I replaced a FN250B that I basically wore out over many years of use. My decision was pretty much the price point compared to other similar nailers, plus my good past experience with Porter Cable "tools". I certainly think you can't go wrong with the FN250C! If your nails are 16 gauge between 1" and 2 1/2" they should work in the 250C.

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Customer Reviews

  • 223 Customer Reviews
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars overall
74% of customers recommended.
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I used this gun to secure oak stair treads to the sub floor and it worked beautifully! You could ...
I used this gun to secure oak stair treads to the sub floor and it worked beautifully! You could barely see the nail holes. This is the only job I have used it for.
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Worked as expected, no problem with the unit...
Worked as expected, no problem with the unit
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Nail gun won’t cycle nails...
Nail gun won’t cycle nails
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Bad quality - have had 2 break after very little usage
I have bought 2 of these from Home Depot and both failed after a short usage period. The first one came bundled as a set with an air compressor and an 18ga nailer. I only used the 18ga nailer at first. 3 1/2 years later, I went to use this 16ga one for some trim work and it failed after shooting about 40-50 nails. It would only blow air when pressing the trigger. Not knowing better, I took the loss and threw it away figuring that I got unlucky getting a dud. I did not bother with the warranty as this was past the 3 year warranty. I made the mistake of buying a second identical replacement. It worked fine for what I was doing, and then I stored it away. A year and a half or so later, I grabbed the nailer for some crown molding work and the same thing happened again. After a few nails, only air would hiss from the trigger. I searched on the web and this seems to be a common occurrence. Either I am the luckiest man in the world to pick 2 duds, or this nailer is just bad quality. I can buy a repair trigger only for about $17 but I am not sure it is worth the risk so I might just toss it. This is definitely my last Porter Cable purchase. So buy at your own risk...
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Bought it to replace my older one, which wore out...
Bought it to replace my older one, which wore out after 7 or 8 years.
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We Are Jammin’
It seemed like a great purchase initially as it worked well for my first small project but then it started jamming after about one band of nails. Just trying to nail some lightweight barn wood and it jammed. From there on it would nail several times and jam again. I was using Porter Gable nails, proper air pressure? I’m frustrated and going to return it.
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I bought several sets of Porter Cable Air Compressors and...
I bought several sets of Porter Cable Air Compressors and nail guns. The first set was stolen, so I replaced it. This nail gun out of the second set worked well. Several days ago while using it, it fell about four feet, not very hard, and now it won't function. A rebuild kit was $55 and a new gun was $129, so I bought a new gun. Could not justify trying to fix the old one and spending almost half of the cost of a new one. Have not used the new one yet. Only gave it four stars because that fall should not have killed the old one. I have about as dozen guns and have used some for forty years. Good gun, just not tough enough for construction.
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Works well, gets what i need done....
Works well, gets what i need done.
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I am happy with my purchase. Easy to use...
I am happy with my purchase. Easy to use
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Every 4 to 5 nails something jams. Terrible purchase. “No oil required” may be part of the problem. Buyer beware.
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