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The nailer keeps jamming and it is shearing off some of the nails. It is new and has only nailed 500 sq. foot of bamboo flooring. Could you help solve this problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: nail gun wont fire
First - the air pressure has to be high enough - check the regulator on the tank to make sure it is delivering in excess of 60-70 psi (which I am sure you have already done).
If you have dry fired these guns (i.e. shot them off with no nails in them while you were lubricating them maybe) the mechanism inside could be damaged. I had that happen to one of my nailers (same brand). That was when I learned not to dry fire them...
Since both of them are not working though I would be more inclined to look at the air supply first.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Your driver is not returning. Depending on the model that you have there could be a couple of problems. The most likely is that your piston stop is crumbled and some of your seals are worn or damaged. Whether or not you can fix the nailer depends on if the parts are available from Sears Parts Dept. If you would like some more information about fixing your nailer please post which model it is that you are trying to fix and I can see if the parts are available. I will post the information back to you.
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
1. check to make sure the magazine does not contain a jam.
2. check to make sure the driver retracts fully to allow the cleat to advance
3. Be sure to have at least 90psi and to hit the head hard enough to fully fire the nailer.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
Hello. Sometimes putting a few squirts of a penetrating lubricant such as WD-40 into the firing mechanism will free it up. The method to do that is to give it two squirts, let it sit for a few hours and then test it. Then if it is still jammed, a couple more squirts. The faster method is to disassemble the head where the ram goes up and down and clean and lubricate the parts. DO NOT have the gun hooked up to air when you work on it. Joe
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
There are two issues that people have with nailers that sound the same however are totally different. Firing more that one nail at a time can be taken as; two nails being driven with one fire or the nailer vary rapidly firing a second time almost instantly after firing the first nail and each time only drive one nail. Problem of double fire (either type) is very common with nailers (the gun very quickly fires twice), however two nails at once can only happen if the wrong gauge nails are used in the gun. A 15 g nailer can very easily pass two 18 g nails or, with more difficulty, pass two 16g nails. To help prevent the driver blade from hitting two nail heads at once, most drivers are slightly tapered at the tip so that the driver will hit the first nail and the tapered part will push the other nails back into the rails slightly. Remove the head of the nailer and pull out the driver. Measure or compare the thickness of the driver to the thickness of the nail head. If you are sure that you are using 15 gauge nails, check the driver for taper. The tapered part should face the rails. If not tapered, try carefully grinding a taper keeping the tip cool so that you do not effect the hardness. You could also check for other brands of 15 g nails with slightly more spacing between the nails. There is a big difference in quality among brands of nails. Good luck with your repair
Posted on Jun 02, 2011
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