Oil-Free Nailer, Oil Safe Finish
Porter-Cable 18GA 2" Brad Nailer Kit
Woodworkers cringe over silicone contamination on their projects, but most fail to consider a leading culprit of the oil stain—until your air nailer spits a few drops in the area of your fasteners. Lucky for us, Porter-Cable has redesigned their nailers to be oil-free, eliminating one more potential cause of fi nish problems. Like its oil-using predecessor, P-C’s new 18-gauge gun drives 5/8"- to 2"-long brad nails and sports a depth-of-drive adjustment. The 18GA comes in a carrying case complete with a pair of back-up safety glasses, so there’s no excuse for not wearing a pair. I already own a small arsenal of pneumatics, but I’m buying this gun for my workshop. The chance of some mini-oil spill ruining my next project is slight, but considering the number of times I use brads instead of clamps for assembly, this gun is an affordable insurance against a flawed finish.