Question about Stanley Bostitch Sb-1850bn 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Kit
When I pull the trigger the air releases but the nail does not eject
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a bostich framing
The o-rings need to be replaced and/or the trigger assembly is defective. Look around at local lumber yards for a "Bostich days" promotion. Often with the purchase of a box of nails, the Bostich rep will "service" up to 2 guns for free. If this is not an option for you because of time, you can purchase the o-ring kit and replace the rings yourself. This is not a difficult repair. Also, be sure to lubricate the guns with pneumatic oil frequently as this will keep the rings lubtricated and prevent them from drying out and leaking.
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Posted on Dec 02, 2008
Your nailer is one of many bostitch nailers that use the TVA6 trigger valve. With time, this triggering valve will wear and act as you describe. Some TVA6 valves have a green plastic pin that wears and becomes shorter. (some have a metal pin) The safety foot and trigger can also cause problems. Try the following to determine the problem:
Remove the roll pin that holds the trigger in place to expose the tva6 valve pin. Remove the nails from the gun and connect airline. Place the nose of the gun against wood or hard rubber and with a very quick motion depress the trigger pin all the way in. If the gun fires then the problem is that the safety and the trigger are not depressing the tva6 pin all the way in. Check for worn parts and replace as necessary.
If gun does not fire remove the head from the gun and check headvalve for worn orings or very tiny scratches where orings contact surfaces. Use a magnify lense to check surfaces if necessary. Use very fine sandpaper to remove scratches (300 grit). Lube orings with silicone paste (looks like vaseline, sold at Lowes in plumbing department it is used to lube faucet orings) and re-assemble. This will make your nailer regain lost power.
Finally, when the tva6 valve fails, air will leak out valve at a high rate, however as the valve wears it will become troublesome if you have a plastic pin. To replace remove trigger then remove roll pins that retain valve. Use a thick glove to catch the valve as you connect to air supply. Use caution because it will come out with force. You may want to reduce pressure to gun when you do this. Good luck with your repair and email if you have question.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
Not sure exactly what Bostitch framer model you have, but if it is powered by compressed air, as long as you remove the air hose from the nail gun, there should be no risk of the nail gun firing while you remove the jammed nail. There should be a way to access the driver area from the top of the nail gun, even via a latch or a couple screws. Remove the top part of the driver area and that should give you access to the jammed nail, which you can remove. Use long nose pliers or something similar if the nails are really stuck.
Posted on May 31, 2009
there is an o ring in the trigger valve referred to as a Purple o ring that is probably split. If you can find a air tool center that has them you will save a lot of money versus replacing the trigger valve. Let me know what you are going to do and I will help you with the removal of the valve.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
Gun will not fire if air is leaking past orings in head /headvalve or safety /trigger is not pushing trigger pin all the way into trigger valve. Test: Remove trigger to expose trigger valve pin. Remove nails. Place nose of gun against thick rubber mat or coiled rubber hose to absorb blow of driver. Very quickly and deliberately press trigger pin all the way in. If gun fires, safety foo or trigger is not pushing trigger pin all the way in. Make adjustments or replace worn parts. If gun still does not fire, remove head and pull out headvalve. Apply lots of silicone paste lube on the orings and the surface of the head where orings make contact. Reinstall head and test as above. If the gun fires then orings were leaking. Replace orings and sand any scratches on body of cap with very fine sand paper. Parts are at www.toolpartsdirect.com Good luck
Posted on Mar 17, 2011
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