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The staples are not going through the bamboo flooring all the time. they seem to bunch up every other staple. stapling into the plywood subflooring and have the compressor at 90 psi

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Your anvil slide is worn. They bunch up because of too much play in the slide area for the anvil. THis should be cured with rebuild of the head.

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D Farley,
I repair these nailers all the time. Anytime the nail or staple is bending you have 2 causes. Either the stapler has a broken blade, the magazine is loose on the foot gate, or you are shooting into plywood over concrete. that is allowing the staple to hit the cement subfloor. Use 11 /2" staples on 3/4" wood floor over 3/4" plywood when over concrete.

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