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Can the carriage on a dewalt dc618 nailgun be adjusted

The nails keep jamming

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  • anthony green Feb 28, 2012

    I have checked the carriage and it is clear and I'm using the proper dewalt nails .batteries are charged still keeps jamming

  • Repair Ahjoshe Feb 28, 2012

    You may have a bent, broken or worn driver blade. The driver blade is inexpensive to replace, part number 624742-00SV for about $25, but the gun's insides are very compicated and I would caution agianst going inside the gun unless you're very mechanically inclined. If you are not a service center may be in line.

  • anthony green Mar 27, 2012

    Can the depth adjustment be made stronger by opening up the dewalt dc618 as the adjuster is at 6 the batteries are fully charged and the nails want go all the way in



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The only adjustment on nail guns is for the nail drive depth, the magazine is hard mounted to the nose piece. If you are having problems with the nail clips feeding, first make sure the entire feed path is clear of any nails, parts of nails or other foreign things. Then make sure the nails you are using are fully compatable with your nailgun. Your gun needs 16 guage nails set at a 20-degree angle no shorted than 1 1/4" and no longer than 2 1/2" long. Any deviation from those requirements will only give you a headache worse than what you have now.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012


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its probably jammed. i have one of those and it tends to jam everyonce in a while. either that or the battery is dead. those two reasons will keep it from firing.

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