Porter-Cable PN650 Palm Nailer Review

Porter Cable PN650 review introduction. The Porter-Cable PN650 Palm Nailer Kit is a very compact and easy to use nail gun. It’s light weight and compact design makes it the ideal choice for use in very restricted areas where space is at a premium and a larger nailer may not a practical solution.

Although technically not a nail gun due to the fact the palm nailer shoots only one nail at a time, and requires each individual nail to be loaded, while a nail gun holds a magazine of nails or brads which can be ‘fired’ in quick succession.

Porter Cable PN650 Review







The Palm nailer is a reasonably versatile pneumatic nail gun, with the ability to accommodate a wide range of nails from 1 ¼ inch to 6 ½ inch nails and with 4 different nose tips the Porter-Cable PN650 Palm Nailer Kit is one of the most versatile nailers on the market.


Features of the Porter-Cable PN650 Palm Nailer Kit

  • Nailer type: Pneumatic
  • Light weight
  • Accepts 1 ¼ to 6 ½ inch nails
  • Single shot
  • Operates at 50-120 PSI
  • Magnetic tip
  • Steel hammer tip
  • No mar tip
  • Standard tip
  • Depth of drive control
  • Compact
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs.
  • Size: 3.2 x 10.5 x 14 inches
  • The palm nailer comes complete with a handy carry case, with storage for additional tips etc.
  • Warranty: 1 Year

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Porter Cable PN650 Review

The tiny Porter-Cable Palm Nailer may be small but it packs a mighty punch. Fitting into the palm of the hand the nail gun is perfect for those very tight hard to reach areas where a larger nail gun simply won’t fit.

The depth of drive control means you decide how deep the nail should penetrate, ensuring a clean and professional finish.

Thanks to the choice of tips, the Porter-Cable PN650 Palm Nailer can really pay for its self in no time, as the palm nailer will rapidly become the called on power tool for many of the more difficult or tricky tasks.

The magnetic tip is a real bonus as it makes alignment so much simpler anchoring the gun to the target, in a tight squeeze the magnetic tip could also be used to retrieve a dropped nail or screw for example. The hammer tip is ideal for anything would normally have hit with a traditional hammer for example driving wood through a doweling plate.

The no mar tip is widely available of many nail guns and is an excellent attribute as it saves the wood from being scarred when using a power nailer, which can be a real pain and completely spoil the final overall look of the work.

Although the Palm nailer only drives one nail at a time the variation of nails it can cope with is pretty impressive even 8 inch serrated barn nails being driven into 6 x 6 inch wood is no problem for the tiny palm nailer.

Granted driving one nail at a time isn’t ideal for many jobs, but there are times when a single shot delivery is all that’s needed, and because the nail gun is able to cope so expertly with just about anything thrown at it the Porter-Cable model PN650 Palm Nailer, is a must have for the amateur and professional. It’s like turning your hand into a mighty power hammer!

The Palm nailer is also ideal in situations where a more delicate touch is required, rather than the more aggressive rapid fire approach provided by more traditional nail guns or for those very tight spaces or hard to reach areas where a larger tool simply won’t go.

Many readers may be surprised to hear that although this is a very powerful pneumatic nailer there is no kick back, which will no doubt come as good news for many people.

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Final Comments about the Porter-Cable PN650 Palm Nailer

Overall the low Porter-Cable PN650 price makes it an excellent buy, its light weight, ease of use and practicality make it the ideal choice for working in confined areas, while the ability to cope with nails of such a wide variety of sizes makes it as useful as a traditional hammer, it can hit just about anything you care to throw at it.






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