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I have a Porter Cable FC350-Type 2 Nail Gun . The nails do not feed consistently , misfires . What is causing this . I am using 30 degree 3" nails .

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  • rasorf Mar 17, 2011

    I have oiled the gun and also pulled the spring back and snapped the nails to be sure they are seated at the end . Still the gun misfires .

  • rasorf Mar 17, 2011

    I have oiled the gun and tried pulling back the pusher loading spring and letting it snap back to hopefully set the nails at the end . But the gun still misfires . Eventually , the gun would fie a nail after many tries.

  • rasorf Mar 17, 2011

    What nails are to be used ? I am using 3" 30 degree clipped head

  • rasorf Mar 17, 2011

    What gasket are you referring to ?

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I would check the tension on the spring that pulls the nails into position. Make sure that when the rack of nails is out, that the loading mechanism is reaching the top of the gun. I would also recommend that you oil the gun prior to each use. If you are using it regularly through outt the day, then I would definitely recommend oiling it through out the day.

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  • Charles Huckeba
    Charles Huckeba Mar 17, 2011

    Have you tried switching nails? If you are using PC nails then it shouldn't be an issue. How old is the gun? It may have a bad gasket in it.

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 17, 2011

    I would recommend that you use Porter Cable nails, sometimes other brands of nails will not feed right, either due to the gluing compound that holds the nails in the rack form, or simply the design of the nail will that will not allow the gun to feed, of function properly. In all nail guns there are a series of gaskets that create a seal for the pneumatics to work correctly. If one of these gaskets are faulty, then you can have a misfire/feed as well.

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    timbvr Sep 05, 2012

    also check your bumper and piston stop ,the early modles were made of white nylon that deteriorates and just crumbles to peices keeps the piston from returning to the top this keeps the nails from feeding. any 30 to 34 degree nail strip will work clipped head

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