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Dewalt cordless nail gun fires but doesn't seem to feed the nails very well, alot of misfires.

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Try another brand of nails -- maybe your gun doesn't like those. Also, blow any dirt out of the nail magazine.

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If your using refills that have wire holding the nails together.
Check to see if bits of wire, debris is collecting in around the striking hammer. I switched to paper and never looked back. Must have gone through 5k worth of nails and rarely jams. Other things to check,
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2. Check air pressure, Low pressure can cause jamming, misfires.
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