I have used this pnuematic before when I installed cherry wood in another room a few years ago. This time I can't seem to get the staples to go in far enough to fit the next board in. I have tried adjusting the psi and that does't seem to make a difference. Any solutions?
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Re: the staples don't go in far enough
Either the pioston backed off piston stem or the blade is broken. remove 4 bolts holding shoe to yellow body. remove magazine and shoe. remove yellow bumper inside gun. Pull piston down and inspect blade. if not broken see if piston backed off stem. if so gun must be rebuilt and part # BC347 must be replaced. visit www.bostitch.com and download schematic and where parts can be obtained.
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There is no depth adjustment on this tool -
If the staples are going too deep - most likely the piston (#17) has threaded off the driver inside the tool, you have a broken piston bumper (#62) inside, or the teflon foot pad (#56) on the bottom of the tool is the wrong thickness for the flooring you are using.
If the staples are not driving far enough - most likely you have a broken / chipped driver blade (#21) or the teflon foot pad (#56) on the bottom of the tool is the wrong thickness for the flooring you are using.
Most likely the piston (#15) has partially unthreaded from the piston stem (#17) - this requires a complete teardown to rectify. Sometimes it is simply because use has caused it to loosen - it can also be because the piston has stripped.
Also check your bumper - if it is worn, or in pieces the driver will overdrive.
Hose length NOT too long.(friction of air in hose can reduce the flow)
Proper amount of lube oil used.
Correct sole plate for the thickness of wood.
I found that driving 2 inch staples through bamboo would not work. I had to use 1.5 inch ones. This was into 3/4 T&G plywood. If you have OSB instead of plywood, I suspect you MIGHT have trouble, period! OSB is pretty hard.
When this happens it is most likely the piston has untreaded itself from the piston stem. This will cause the piston to hit the bumper before it drives the nail all the way down. You must dismantle the tool and tighten this piston up. Or take it to your nearest Bosttich service center its a pretty quick fix.
I have a similar issue with my T50m stapler. To remove the staples unscrew the locking nut near where you load the staples and remove the tapppered bolt. The track will lift out and the staples can be easily removed. Why this is happening is unknown to me also. I purchased a new gun.
I repair these nailers all the time. Anytime the nail or staple is bending you have 2 causes. Either the stapler has a broken blade, the magazine is loose on the foot gate, or you are shooting into plywood over concrete. that is allowing the staple to hit the cement subfloor. Use 11 /2" staples on 3/4" wood floor over 3/4" plywood when over concrete.
I think this is typical of these staplers/nailers. I bought a lighter model Stanley the first time and had this problem. I took it back and exchanged it for the heaviest Stanley they had at Home Depot and had the same effect. It drove the stapler a little deeper but not all the way.
I did find that if I put all the down pressure on the stapler right on the edge where the staple comes out and then pull the trigger it would drive the staple almost all the way in. I think that there is a recoil effect (like with a gun) when you pull the trigger and the staple enters the wood. Try this. it will help.
Hope this helps Good Luck Loringh PS Please leave a rating if appropriate Thanks for using FixYa