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
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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I've used paslode for years and whenever there was a "hiss" of air and no fire- it was o-rings- When were the o-rings changed last? And how do you know they are in 'good shape'? You can't tell by just looking at them. If that isn't the problem then I can't help. Just as an aside- do you oil the gun (down the air intake nipple) every time you use it? Lack of oil will wear out o-rings fast. Sorry if this isn't overly helpfull but most gun problems are o-ring or seal related unless you've worn out or damaged a mechanical part.
Most nail gun manufacturers make an assembly grease but a light grease like lithium will work, it's just to lube the rings during assembly. Most of it will get washed away by the gun oil you put in the gun each time you use it.
I'm not sure what you mean by "breaks the last 3-4 nails from the end' but because of the damage that can be done by firing an empty nail gun most manufacturers are making their guns stop working when the magazine gets down to the last three nails. You would need to check your operators manual to see if your model is one of these.
Orings /other parts tend to stick when nailer is new. Dewalt uses some vinyl orings that have been causing premature failure. Be sure to add a few drops of oil when used. Too much oil is not good. Wrong oil will cause orings to swell and cause problems such as yours. Your nailer's firing valve can be reset by rapping the nailer against rubber surface such as a thick rugger mat or coiled rubber air hose. Remove airline and nails, being carefull not to damage the head, rap had against rubber mat and retest gun. If it did not reset rap against nose of gun and test. If no joy, you will most likely need to remove head and manually move cylinder up/down and /or check vinyl orings for failure. Before you try to reset the gun, make sure that the safety is pushing the firing pin all the way in. Air removed, look under the trigger as you push down on safey, if it does go all the way in try bump-firing the gun (for test have nails removed). Hold in trigger and quicky /firmly strike gun against rubber pad. Good luck
We used nail guns for years. I still own 6 guns, but they aren't used much anymore. You have a 'blown head gasket.' Or there is debris from the air hose that got lodged into the gun. There is a head gasket and a trigger gasket. Both can blow out any time from use, lack of oil, or they can stick open from debris. You can take apart the head and clean it up and add oil to see if that solves problem. You can order a gun re-build kit for your model and put in the parts yourself. You can have a nail gun repair shop do the job.
Nail guns require gun oil. If you don't use gun for a while, oil should be put into air hose opening and then left to run down into gun. More oil is better. If you use 3-in-1 oil or some oil besides gun oil, then it will corrode the gaskets. When storing air hose and guns, put tape over openings so they stay clean. Before hooking air hose to a gun, you can also put a blower on hose and blow out the line first