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Hitachi NV50AP3 1-1/4-Inch to 2-Inch Cap Nailer Brand new gun, just bought it. Gun does not always cycle properly or cleanly cut the plastic caps off of the roll. Many times the cap just nailed is still attached to the roll, you have to twist the cap off and then re-set the roll to start again.

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Several of my customers are having the same problem here in New Mexico. If your air temperature is around 95 degrees or higher the plastic the caps are made of becomes too pliable to break off when the nail is fired through it. If you cool or freeze the cap roll, the caps will break off however this usually impractical. Get in the habit of moving the gun forward after firing a nail/cap to break the cap off. If you pull up or backwards you get a string of caps pulled out of the gun.

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