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I have only used my Dewalt DC616KA Finish Nailer for one Project. I finshed some crown molding in my bathroom and trimmed 12 interior doors. Now it will leave about a 1/4 inch of the nail exposed no matter what seeting it is at. This is somewhat random but in the wrong way. Every now and then it does one right. The head light does blink as though the battery is low. However I took the nailer to a job sight and tried several fully charged batteries and got the same result. I have only put about 500 to 600 nails through it. Can you tell what the problem might be?

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If its even close to being under warranty your local dewalt service center might be agreeable to taking care of it for you if you ask nicely :)

the driver blade may be bent/broken or one of the multiple plastic pieces inside may have cracked or chipped, keeping the driver from travelling the full distance. the blade fits into the "profile" which may be somehow damaged or worn to the point of malfunction. there are two bumpers that fit on the profile and these may have slipped, cracked, etc.

even if none of these parts are so damaged as to be defective, even a tiny piece chipped off could be impeding the function of the assembly. but my guess is that's where your problem is.

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