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Porter Cable nail gun

Shoots once, plunger doesn't return

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  • dexterblack Feb 01, 2009

    I had not used mine for a year> i oiled it before I used it . it fired once and will not fire again.

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I had this same problem. The factory repair store sold me a Driver maintence kit. it worked but I didn't need the actual driver as mine was not that worn. I only really needed the O-rings from the kit and grease applied to them to getting working again. It was a pretty easy fix. I think the air is slipping around the O-ring so it cannot pull back the driver piston. I probably didn't keep as well oiled as I should have.

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