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I have a dewalt 2nd fix nail gun the gauge seemed to be getting hard to pull down to change the nails so I put oil around it and now it doesn't sink the nails all the way in the architrave and skirting when I'm using it. What can I do to fix this ??

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Take it in to have it fixed, meanwhile use a hammer.

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