Question about Stanley Bostitch 18 Gauge Brad Nailer 1 - 1/4IN - BT125K - 2

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Bostich gun problem

Gun fires but will not shoot nails. Sounds like it shoots but no nail shoots

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  • GW Segrest Apr 07, 2009

    Exactly the same problem.

  • GW Segrest Apr 07, 2009

    I also, have a stanley 18 guage brad/nailer. It is brand new. I loaded it with the prescribed brads (included with my kit). When I fire it, one would believe that a brad is getting 'fired', The air cycles (like with my other gun), leaves a dimple in the wood, but never a brad. ????



    Thanks,

    GW

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If the piston/driver is broken, the gun will fire however nailing will not take place because the piston will jam in the cylinder. Sometimes the cylinder will also crack when the driver goes. If the piston is not broken but stays down, then check the cylinder check valve, worn lower bumper, bent driver or cracked cylinder. 18 guage nailer has a very thin driver which will easily bend or break. Parts however are not expensive.

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