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Floor nailer, 2" nail not going into harwood

When using the pne. nailer, the nail goes in half an inch? anyone know why that would be, the compressor is in good condition and so is the nailer.

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  • Lou544 May 11, 2010

    Try turning up the air pressure. Do it a little at a time and use a scrap piece of wood to test it b4 continuing.

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Sounds like a bent shaft has the driver had any nail stuck or came out the side? whats the presser on?Are you nailing over exiting floor such as v.c.t or other hardwood floor try a couple drops oil in the nailer i' ve been doing floors for over 30 years these are some of the problems i came across hope its helps some what

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