Porter Cable BN200B Review (18 Gauge 5/8-2 inch Brad Nailer)

For the home beauty cautious people brad nailers are a huge help. Porter-Cable BN200B, this durable beauty comes at a relatively reasonable price with most of the features you look in a brad nailer. Internal piston; a special feature also allows you to hop into the maximum power on every time you fire using the nail which is indeed a dynamic help to get rid of unconventional jams on doors and others.

On the other hand that stands out from Porter Cable bn200b review, durability is one of the biggest things to look on nail guns and this brad nailer comes with long life maintenance and is stronger than most of the other brad nailers you are going to come across.

Porter Cable bn200b: Why this Brad Nailer?


Porter-Cable BN200B 18 Gauge brad nailer is without a doubt the best choice for the people who like to have tools at home because of their cautiousness.


First of all, most brad nailers require maintenance on every 2 to 3 months, some require maintenance on every month two whereas this brad nailer doesn’t require any maintenance as it is maintenance free which puts away a huge burden from the mind of the users of this product.

As its mechanism is totally tool-free, if any part of the product endures damage or wreckage then you can easily get the parts from the nearest tool store and replace it immediately after you find out about it.

PORTER-CABLE BN200B 5/8 Inch to 2 Inch 18-Gauge Brad Nailer
  • Long life maintenance-free motor to keep from staining The work surface
  • Internal piston catch for consistent max power on every shot
  • Rear exhaust to keep contaminants away from work
  • Drives 18 gab nails from 5/8-inch to 2-inch length; Tool-free depth-of-drive...
  • Measures 9-3/4by10.4 inches; weighs 2.6 pounds

However, it is really unlikely for this product to face any kind of wreckage according to my personal experience with this awesome Porter Cable’s brad nailer.

Finally, the astonishing feature of driving 18 gauge nails from 5/8 inch to 2 inches in length is just marvelous for the people who like constructing on their own.


Porter-Cable bn200b definitely has an astonishing list of specifications for a brad nailer. Here is the list of specifications:

  • This nail gun is for 18 gauge nails
  • The item only weighs only 2.6 pounds
  • It can hold up to 100 Nails at once
  • For clearing the jam inside it you will have to open the front and release quickly
  • This product comes with a warranty of 2 years and a return policy of 90 days.
  • The nails are of 5/8 inches to 2 inches
  • No batteries are required on this product
  • It is a corded electric brad nailer


While buying a brad nailer you must look into the features it is coming up with, I would love to say that Porter Cable has many features which are extremely effective and gradually make the user’s job simple and easy.

So, here are the features this Brad Nailer:

Maintenance Free Long Lasting Motor

Its maintenance free long lasting motor will keep you in ease because you will not need to go for any maintenance work for the brad nailer, unlike many brad nailers. On the other hand, it will also help you to prevent from getting stains in the area you work on, mostly, when you do not go through proper maintenance of a brad nailer it starts giving stain on the surface you work on which is a huge problem. This brad nailer is an exception.

Rear Exhaust Keeps The Unwanted Substances Away

Keeping the unwanted substances away from the brad nailer improves its durability, many brad nailers don’t have this advantage, however, this one has it and that is why it is a very long lasting product. Nevertheless, it also improves the quality of the output by keeping the unwanted substances away from the brad nailer as the unwanted substances slowly damage the brad nailer which makes the product deteriorate its quality in a very gradual manner.

Extremely Portable

It only weighs 1.24 pounds which makes the work extremely easier for the user as most brad nailers weigh way more than Porter-Cable BN200B. Lifting the brad nailer to finish wood word becomes makes the nailing tougher than you can imagine. On the other hand, carrying it is also easier than the other brad nailers as it only weighs 2.6 pounds. Portability and the weight is one of the predominant features to look in a brad nailer as when the brad nailer is heavy it becomes really tough to do the work in an efficient way.

Reasonable Price

As I have mentioned before that most of the brad nailers cost more than this product. There might be brad nailers which cost less than this but they are not going to have all the features I have mentioned, moreover, Porter-Cable is a brand and it has a good name for making such good brad nailers. I would discourage you to go for brad nailers which have a lower price compared to this product as they do not last long and the quality deteriorates in a very fast manner. On the other hand, going for the brad nailers which are more expensive compared to this one will not be a good decision.

Provide Complimentary Equipment

The carrying case it is going to provide you have a smart design and you can travel using it. Another bright side of this product is that it comes with 500 free brad nails which are a great deal.

The Sequential Style

Most people look for this style on the brad nailers, on the other hand, this product has a feature which you operate with a switch. The switch helps you to lock off which lets you freely use the nail gun without holding down.

Long Life

As I have mentioned before that this product is maintenance free, however, it has a long life too. First of all, it comes with a warranty of two years. It is its driver blade which assists this product to carry on forever.

Damage Prevention

Its nose tip is exceptionally protective which has the ability to deflect the unwanted substances from coming inside the product and destruct its durability or performance in a gradual way.

Final Words

Overall Porter-Cable BN200B is an excellent tool for any DIY project. The USP of this nail gun is its safety features. But the only drawback for some people is that its size which is a little big than other nailers of porter cable, for example, bn200c which sometimes create problem nailing in delicate places. So, Those who have no problem with its size can go with this one with their eye closed.

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Jerry Jhonson

Jerry Johnson is a tech & tool geek who loves to talk, discuss and review different tools used for our day to day life. All the tools reviews and guides described in this site are completely from his personal experience and own observations.