It would not be wrong if we call Porter-Cable 'A pioneer in power tools'. What began as a small tool shop in the garage of R.E Porter, G.G Porter and F.E Cable is today one of the largest names in the power tool manufacturing sector with net sales of a whopping half a million dollars. Porter-Cable power tools were the first to make one of a kind helical drive circular saw and first introduced the dust collection concept in 1931.
Porter-Cable Nail Guns
Porter-Cable covers almost all the varieties of nail guns present in the market which include coil nail guns, finish nail guns and framing nail guns in over a broad spectrum of series and model numbers.
The framing nail guns by poter-cable are known for their stylish looks and classy exterior. Though it may appear slightly heavy or bulky, you are in for a surprise when you pick it up for the first time - light weight and sturdy. The 'Contact actuation' mode is the highlight of Porter-Cable nail guns. This enables the machine to shoot a nail when it just comes in contact with the surface. Though this option saves the user's arm an enormous amount of strain, it has to be exercised with caution in case of a person who is unacquainted with the tool.
Another unique feature of some of these nail guns is that even compressors with really small capacities can power the gun to a large extent. The depth adjustment is hands free and astonishingly easy. Since it is located in the interior portion it only enhances the simplicity of the working.
The nail loading is done from the rear and is straight and simple. With the selectable trigger handling also being tool free it just takes seconds to dart between the single fire and bounce fire options.
The safety technique harboured in all the porter-cable nail guns is witty. Only if both the trigger and the head are depressed the nailing mechanism will work. One sure thing about all porter-cable power tools is the low maintenance factor. Another key factor for its success is this low maintenance factor.
The weight balance ratio of porter and cable nail guns is surely a speculative factor giving a nominal amount of discomfiture. The nail guns stop firing when the coil comes down to 2-3 nails, though this cannot be stated as a major drawback.
Safety glasses are a must for some models of porter and cable nail guns as there is a pronounced tendency for these tools to spew splinters all over the place. The nail gun does recoil a bit but that's totally dependent on the length of the nail and it's really not such a big problem. Porter and Cable nail guns do not have any particular modification to make toe nailing any easier. A more convenient model carrying the alteration is recommended.