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My MFN-201 cleat driver will not drive the cleats deep enough into the 3/4 inch prefinished bruce flooring. It postitions the cleats fine. It is on the Rachet setting.

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There is a piece of rubber under the head called the bumper. This rubber piece is what stops the driver from forward travel. If you remove this rubber or replace with thinner, you can drive nail deeper. Most likely your driver blade may be worn or where driver blade attaches to shaft may be worn. Tool would need to be disassembled to check. Parts are not expensive and available at www.bostitch.com Good luck

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