Porter-Cable PIN138 23-Gauge 1-3/8 in. Pin Nailer

Porter-Cable Model: pcbnpin138
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Porter-Cable PIN138 23-Gauge 1-3/8 in. Pin Nailer Porter-Cable Model: pcbnpin138
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Product Features & specs :

Porter-Cable PIN138 23-Gauge 1-3/8 in. Pin Nailer

Details Features:
  • Consistent power and penetration to sink 1-3/8 in. nails sub-flush into Oak
  • Uses 23-Gauge headless and slight head pin nails from 5/8 in. to 1-3/8 in.
  • Long life maintenance free motor to keep from staining the work surface
  • Rear exhaust to keep contaminates away from work
  • Dry-fire lock-out alerts user to re-load nails and eliminates empty nail holes
What’s Included:
  • 23-Gauge 1-3/8 in. Pin Nailer - PIN138
  • (2,000) 3/4 in. Pin Nails
  • 1/4 in. Air Fitting with Dust Cover
  • Wrench
  • Carrying Case
Dry Fire Lockout
Power Source
Fastener Length (Max.)
1-3/8 in
Nail Gauge
Fastener Type
Pin Nails
Operating Pressure (PSI)
60 - 100
Fastener Length (Min.)
5/8 in
Jam Clearance
Fastener Capacity
Magazine Angle
Tip Style
Air Inlet Size
1/4 in
Firing Modes
Contact/Sequential Actuation
Fitting Type
Fastener Collation
Adhesive Collation
Depth of Drive
Magazine Type
Side Loading
9.5 in.
2 in.
7.5 in.
2.2 lbs.
Warranty Term
3 Year

Reviews :

4.5 / 5.0
47 Reviews
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Would you recommend this product?
Yes (40)
No (2)
Easy To Use (26)
Powerful (19)
Lightweight (13)
Value (7)
Best Uses
Home Repair (18)
Small Projects (7)
Jobsite (7)
Frequent Use (4)
A great pin nailer
This is a very nice pin nailer. It is easy to load and use and is really light. I am very happy with it.
April 22, 2020
Originally posted at
It WAS a great product...
Now, after cleaning it good for the 3rd time in a year, it does not fire anymore...
Also, when you click on the Manual in the Porter cable site, it jumps on the repair page. I just want to study the manual and maybe order maintenance parts ...
It is frustrating...
April 11, 2020
Originally posted at
Pretty good tool...but...
I would give this nail gun 5 stars if it had a depth setting. As it is, in order to sink the nail below the surface you have to press it to the wood hard enough for the gun tip to leave a dent, even with the rubber tip guard...and yes, even on hardwoods like oak and maple.
March 26, 2019
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Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Very nice 23ga pin nailer,
Since the introduction of 23ga nailer i have owned and used several brands. This one by far has been the most durable, shoots the longer pins and does not jam. The only thing i wish they would do is sell a 10 pack of the nose guards.
July 30, 2017
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Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good nailer
This nailer has no problem sinking long nails in a native red oak 4x5 timber
August 28, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Nice tool for trim work
August 10, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
2nd time is the charm
Great for tacking small parts while glue dries and leaving almost imperceptible hole when used in finished pieces. My first refurb didn't completely seat the 1 3/8" pins but excellent customer service got me a replacement within 2 days.
July 27, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
2nd time is the charm
Great for holding small pieces during glue up. small tip is a plus but easy to leave a dent in the workpiece. First nailer wouldn't sink 1 3/8" pins, great service from Tyler Tool and second gun works great.
July 14, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Good Quality Build, But . . .
I bought this pin nailer because I like the quality of Porter Cable tools. Then I found out that there is no safety feature (pins can be fired in the air by accidentally pressing the trigger, it happened twice the 1st day I tried to use this). Besides, having two triggers is awkward and can pinch one of your fingers (because you have to use two fingers to operate the two triggers). I did some research and found out that no manufacturer has a pin nailer with the safety feature built into the nose. I don't really understand why.
June 3, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Reconditioned is the way to go. Great Price.
Reconditioned is the way to go. Great Price.
February 16, 2016

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Is this tool battery operated?
A shopper on May 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is not battery operated. It runs on compressed air. It requires an air compressor.


Nailer and Stapler Warranty - PORTER-CABLE LIMITED THREE YEAR WARRANTY (1 year for reconditioned products

PORTER-CABLE will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit www.deltaportercable.com or call (888) 848-5175. This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

In addition to the warranty, PORTER-CABLE tools are covered by our:

  • 1 YEAR FREE SERVICE: PORTER-CABLE will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.
  • 90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your PORTER-CABLE Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund – no questions asked.
  • LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, see country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see website for warranty information.

To register your tool for warranty service visit our website at www.deltaportercable.com.

To obtain information on warranty performance, please write to: PORTER-CABLE CORPORATION, 4825 Highway 45 North, Jackson, Tennessee 38305; Attention: Product Service. THE FOREGOING OBLIGATION IS PORTER-CABLE'S SOLE LIABILITY UNDER THIS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PORTER-CABLE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.