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Framing a 2x6 wall

Built the wall and got down to the last stud and it stopped shooting nails....oiled the gun ( before and during ) and there were nails in it!
I was able to shoot a nail out by pulling the nose piece back and pulling the trigger.....I know I shouldn't do that , but...
There is not a nail jammed in the gun.The temp is about 20 degrees.We are in Wasilla Alaska.
What should I do?
Thanks Wayne

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  • mustang 2 Oct 30, 2008

    Hello , I looked closer at my Bostitch F21PL and noticed a button that adjusts the nose piece in or out... How does it affect the shooting of the nails if I adjust it in or out?
    Thanks


  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    just stopped shooting has worked real good since i got it but won't shoot and is spittin air out around trigger and just makin that PFUU!!! sound. not that old of a gun really need to get it fixed

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Does the nose piece go back as far when you actually use the gun as when you pulled it back? I had the same problem with a different model, The nose piece acts as a safety to stop the gun firing when not up against whatever you are nailing. If it a similar design to mine (and most are) if you follow the nose piece up the gun somewhere along that will be some sort of bend in the metal to form the safety. it sounds like this needs to be bent a little more so it actuates the safety off valve/switch. Be careful though that safety is there for a reason, dont bend it too far and make the safety too sensitive. Hope this helps

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