Question about Dewalt Heavy - Duty 31° Clipped Head Framing Nailer - D51822
I put a gasket kit in this well used nailer. The nailer will fire the first time but the piston driver stays in the down position and does not retract. If I retract it manually it will fire one more time and stick again. Any suggestions?
Hi Bud, This is a common problem as they get older. The mechanisms get a little worn and they pick up a lot of debris, especially the stick nailers. I have had an old bostitch for over 20 years and instead of rebuilding it all the time, I have taken to cleaning it regularly and taking it apart once in a while and wiping it with steel wool to check for any burrs and tiny pieces of the stick wire. The best results I have found are to wash it down with an engine degreaser and blow it out throughly with compressed air and then relube with pnuematic tool oil, especially the piston. Also be sure to put a few drops in the air inlet each time you connect it so it lubes the piston from the inside. Take out any nails and fire it several times onto a piece of wood to make sure the lube reaches everywhere. If you get a little too much inside it will spit it out as you nail but for framing that is not a big deal and I would rather have a little more than not enough. Good Luck, this should Fixya!
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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