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Nail would not shoot out

My bostitch finish nailers refused to shoot nail out. They are like new. It gives the shot when I pull the trigger, but no nail shoot out.

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The problem that you describe is caused when the driver is not returning all the way back up to the top of the cylinder not allowing the nails to enter into position . You may have one of several problems including worn piston oring, bent driver, worn check valve, worn lower bumper, or low air pressure. Simple test is to manually push the driver blade back to top using a thin piece of metal that fits into bottom of gun. Be sure to disconnect from air supply when doing this. Good Luck

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