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Model#: PCBNPIN138

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Brand new items;Full manufacturer warranty available
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Porter-Cable PIN138 23-Gauge 1-3/8 in. Pin Nailer

  • Porter-Cable PIN138 23-Gauge 1-3/8 in. Pin Nailer
New $119.00
Recon $89.00
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  • 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
  • Consistent power and penetration to sink 1-3/8 in. nails sub-flush into Oak
  • Rear exhaust to keep contaminates away from work
  • Dry-fire lock-out alerts user to re-load nails and eliminates empty nail holes
  • 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


Length: 9.5 in.
Height: 7.5 in.
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Depth of Drive: Adjustable
Dry Fire Lockout: Yes
Fastener Capacity: 130
Fastener Collation: Adhesive
Fastener Gauge: 23
Fastener Type: Pin Nails
Firing Modes: Contact / Sequential Actuation
Fitting Type: NPT
Jam Clearance: Latch
Lubrication: Oil-Lube
Magazine Angle: Straight
Magazine Type: Side Loading
Max. Fastener Length: 1-3/8 in.
Min. Fastener Length: 5/8 in.
Operating Pressure (PSI): 60 - 100
Tip Style: Non-Marring



4.4 / 5.0
33 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Would you recommend?
Yes (30)
No (2)
Easy To Use (17)
Powerful (14)
Lightweight (8)
Best Uses
Home Repair (12)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
One SWEET Machine - 23 Gauge PIN138
This is one sweet machine. super small. working with oak, walnut, and cherry most of the time. this is so much better than the brad nailers I've used in the past. at 23 gauge, I find this thing great for setting pieces before I clamp them. hole is a speck. great tool to have around.
April 23, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Porter Cable Pinner
I use this to pin nail crown moulding, and it worked perfectly!
January 27, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Porter Cable does it again!
It was real nice to use on jewelry box trim and I didn't even have any nail holes to fill as the wood was wormy spaulted maple.
March 20, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I bought this to use on a project with basement windows where swinging a hammer would be difficult. It will also come in handy when I resume building furniture. I'm very impressed with it's ease of use and power.
October 14, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Great Customer Service
Tool adds another option to pins and nails sor glue or fine installs. Just as important, the unit had a malfunction and the customer service was all over it. No haste, immediate shipping, great feeling of trust even thou the product had a problem. Can not over state that the customer service made the issue go away and build great customer loyalty.
October 16, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Compares to Grex
I am familiar with Grex 650 2" pin nailer which I have used in the shop for years and this purchase was intended to provide the same level of consistancy and capability (although only up to 1 3/8") that I am familiar with. Since I don't have the experience of shooting hundreds of various pins I can't speak to the long term reliability. However, so far I am very impressed with what I have purchased, at half the cost of the Grex. Pins shoot cleanly and sink properly and jobs went smoothly. That is what a tool is all about.
April 17, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Does as advertised
Used to stake glue joints for additional strength. Use on furniture or equal where wood is dry and easy to split or break. The small diameter of pin, quality and manufacturer reputatuon for a good product is reason for purchase. Have several Porter Cable nail guns which have proven to be reliable.
December 22, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
good value
fills the gap left by 18 ga nailer.
January 28, 2015
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Defective Product
Bought a reconditioned one. Looks like it has seen years and years of use -- very worn looking. Wouldn't drive 3/4" 23 ga. pins into poplar. Consistently left the pins about 1/8" proud regardless of air pressure from 50 to 100 psi. Very disappointed. Will be returning as a defective product. Thought Porter Cable was better than this. Surprised CPO sells something this bad. Previous experience had been good.
January 23, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great product great price
Great for the smallest details.
January 17, 2012

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The details describe dry fire lock out alerts; the specifics entry for dry fire lock outs is NO. Which is correct?
DIY MBB on Jul 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: According to the manufacture's website this pin nailed is equipped with Dry-fire lock-out alerts.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 23-Gauge 1-3/8 in. Pin Nailer - PIN138,
(2,000) 3/4 in. Pin Nails,
1/4 in. Air Fitting with Dust Cover,
Carrying Case
23-Gauge 1-3/8 in. Pin Nailer - PIN138R,
Carrying Case
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $119.00 $89.00
You Save: N/A $30.00 (25%)


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 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

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.