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PCFP12656 Porter Cable Review

By Edited Sep 28, 2016 0 0

The pcfp12656 model air compressor and tool kits is a great value. This Porter Cable brand compressor and attachments are designed specifically for driving nails, but the air tank can also be used to power other tools and attachments.

The pcfp12656 is a popular model with both homeowners who are weekend handymen as well as contractors and roofers. The pcfp12656 comes with a 16 gauge finish nailer as well as a brad nailer. In addition to the brad gun and finishing nailer you will also get nails and brads. The only thing you need to add to this air compressor kit is your own extension cord.

PORTER-CABLE PCFP12656 Finish and Brad Nailer Combo Kit
Amazon Price: $538.38 $286.19 Buy Now
(price as of Sep 28, 2016)

Porter Cable PCFP1265612656 Finish & Brad Nailer Kit

Many inexpensive air compressors have 135 PSI. This Porter Cable has 150 PSI. Not only can you drive nails quicker with the extra pressure, but it also allows you to use a wide variety of air tools besides your nailers. This unit has 2.6 SCFM at 90 psi. The tank is quickly filled back up with compressed air so you are able to work as opposed to waiting for your small tank to charge.

Air Compressor Tank

This is one of the best buys for 6 gallon air compressor tanks. The unit is well-built and will last for many years of hard use. The trade off for the low-cost of this kit is that the compressor is louder than other more expensive tanks. Ideally you should use hearing protection so this may not be a limiting factor to you.

PCFP12656

This air compressor can handle everything from small jobs such as repairing a fence to completely roofing a house. It is only a 6 gallon tank, but when you are primarily driving nails you will find that generally it will be able to continuously power your nail gun attachments until your project is done. 

The unit comes with a 25 foot 1/4” hose.You will need to supply your own extension cord. Fortunately this unit uses a 120 volt electrical setup which will work in a regular household electrical outlet. 2 Regulator couplers are included which will allow you to easily operate 2 separate tools. The couplers are factory adjusted and ready to use out of the box.

PORTER-CABLE PCFP12234 3-Tool Combo Kit
Amazon Price: $634.56 $191.50 Buy Now
(price as of Sep 28, 2016)

Best Buy

For less than $300 you get a 6 gallon pancake compressor, a brad nailer with brads, a finish nailer wit nails, 2 regulators with airhose, a maintenance free motor as well as other features. The maintenance free motor means you will not have to add oil. You plug in to the wall, charge the compressor, and then use. If you have ever built a fence or re-shingled a roof by nailing by hand, then you will truly appreciate the speed and ease that a quality air compressor can offer.

The low-cost of this kit makes it very popular with homeowners, but the durability and lightweight if this unit also makes it popular with contractors and roofers. You can easily pack this unit to the worksite and run it smoothly all day. Yes the  unit is loud, but the quality is top-notch for a pancake compressor in this price category. 

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