Question about Stanley Factory Reconditioned Bostitch U/RN46 1 1 3/4" Coil Roofing Nailer

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My bostitch rn46 seems to double or triple shoot nails frequently. Am I not using the tool properly or could there be a mechanical problem with the tool?

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  • bcisewski Oct 03, 2009

    When it double shoots it seems as thought it's trying to shoot them both at once but sometimes it will shoot several nails sequentially even when the triggered is only pulled once, I've tried leaning on it and this does not seem to help so I don't think it is the tool bouncing but I can't be certain of that. I have used Hitachi coil nailers in the past and never had any trouble with them so this one has me confused. I bought the gun used on eBay so perhaps there are some servicable parts that are worn out or out of adjustment?

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    David Ford May 11, 2010

    Is it trying to shoot them all at once or after you shoot a nail does the tool bounce allowing the other nails to shoot?? Let me know and I will try and help

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Most likely the trigger

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Roofing nailer will not feed nails properly. After installing a new coil nails in nailer it will shoot the first one but it takes several sgots before it will feed the next nail all the way to plunger?

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If u are right nails for gun,then make sure when u put coil in and feed in front of firing pin the nails are straight with pin and connecting wires are not bent causing nails to fall out of alingnment.

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