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The nail gun has worked well in the past but I have not used it for over 12 mths. Batteries charged up well, new gas cylinder. the gun fills and on odd occasion fires but this is not continuous.

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You didn't say what kind of gun you own. I will give a couple of general suggestions I hope will help.

When you cleaned the gun, did you clean the filter? It can be washed with soap and water.
Occosaionally the spark plug wire can come loose.
Also, their is a date on the fuel cylinder that tells you if it is "past its prime." You said it was new, so assumed you bought one at the store. Still could be old.
Also, There are temperature and altitude restrictions on the fuel cells. Is it still cold where you're at. The fuel cells should be warmed in a pocket or something if its cold.

Write b ack if these things don't work.

Hope this helps, if it does, please give me a vote. Thanks,

Handie Andie

Posted on Mar 28, 2011


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