FCN200 Porter Cable Flooring Nailer
the Porter Cable FCN200 is a Pneumatic Flooring Cleat Nailer,
that uses a compressor to provide air at approximately 70-100
psi. This floor nailer comes preassembled with an angled
air hose nipple that I really appreciate. It does not interfere
The actual pressure setting for a
pneumatic nailer, can vary for a number of reasons, so make sure that
you experiment a little before hand.
Nails: The FCN200 uses "L" shaped
flooring cleats,, 1 1/2" -2" in length.
This gives you a great amount of flexibility because standard
3/4" thick solid hardwood flooring requires a 2" cleat
for secure installation, versus its thinner engineered cousin
that only needs a 1 1/2" floor cleat to meet the typically
installation guidelines. The Porter Cable design allows you to
get away with purchasing one flooring nailer. Floors of various
thicknesses are then easily accommodated.
Weight: 13 lbs, aluminum body.
Design: the Porter Cable Nailer is designed to be balanced.
In other words it's center of gravity is low to the floor to allow
it to stand independently without falling over. This may sound
kind of irrelevant until you have used other tools that seem to
be constantly tipping and leaving dents in your new hardwood.
That gets a little frustrating and expensive to say the least.
They have also shortened the hammer head to allow the machine
to get closer to the wall when installing the starting rows.....
and one last feature I like is the long upright handle... saves
the back a little
Price Range: $400-500
If you require servicing of your FCN200 Porter Cable Flooring
Nailer here is the link for the parts manual.
You are required to create a profile and log in to their service
portal but there is no cost and the site includes clear schematics
and instruction manuals for many of their tools.
Note: if you are outside of the US then select the box at the
very bottom right hand corner for "clients outside the US"
and you will be given a special login. You won't be able to purchase
parts online but will get access to the part manual directory.
... and if that doesn't work, then here is a part supplier that
has posted up the
Porter Cable FCN200 Flooring Nailer Parts Schematic
Installing Hardwood Flooring