Help! My finishing nailer seems to have stopped driving the nail, period. It sounds like it is working but I am not sure if the hammer is even pulling back into the driver enough to actually drive...
It sounds like your gun has jammed. The fix isn't hard. First, though,make sure that your compressor is putting up sufficient pressure. Most of my jams happen when I drive brads and forget to turn the compressor back on! If the pressure is good, you'll need to check for a jammed brad. Disconnect the gun from the compressor. Pull back the slide and remove the brads from the magazine. At the front of the nailer, you'll find a cover, close to where the brads exit the gun. Open the cap and it will reveal a tab that will give you access to the nailing slide. Your gun probably came with allen wrenches, and they may be located on the gun, or in the case. Mine are along the slide, tucked in, and look like a part of the gun. You'll need an allen wrench (most likely) to remove the two allen screws that hold the cover assembly to the gun. Remove the screws, making note how the piece comes off. With the piece off you should be able to see where the brads come to the nailer from the magazine. Look for a hung up brad here. If you note a silvery piece of metal in front of the magazine, fear not, that is the hammer slide. The compressed air powers the slide down, peeling a brad from the magazine and driving it in. If necessary, you can gently press the slide back up. Try not to bend it. Locate the jammed brad(s) and wiggle them out of the gun to clear it. Sometimes it is easier to push them back into the magazine and shake them out. It takes a little finessing to get it right, but perservere. Reassembly is the reverse of the break down. Oil your gun daily. I put a few drops of oil into the air inlet at the gun before I connect the air line, and then drive a few brads into scrap wood.
Hope this gets you going on your project.
Best regards, --WoobieDog--
Jul 10, 2009 |
Porter Cable Air Tools & Compressors