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I borrowed a dewalt 15 gage angled 34 degree only finished nailer. I bought a box of dewalt 15 gage FN style angled finish nails, they keep jamming. Model D51275. The nail angle looks <34 degrees.

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As you may have suspected, FN style nails are the wrong angle (approx. 25 degrees) for your tool, which needs the DA 34-degree nails.

Here's a webpage with a brief description of the two styles-
DA vs FN finish nails Fine Homebuilding

In case you (or others) need it, Dewalt's ServiceNet does have the D51275 Instruction Manual available for download-


Note that there were three Types/generations of this model, so you have to choose the correct Type before you can get to the manual.

Posted on Apr 02, 2018


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If previous nails worked, they sold you the wrong nails.

Posted on Apr 02, 2018


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SOURCE: what brands of nails will work in my 15ga finish nailer 1000993

Here are a few tips on buying nails for your nailer. Nails are sold in two basic categories, clip head and full round head. The clip head are lower in price and are usually taped on glued together with no spacing between them. The full round head have spacing between each nail and are held together with plastic. Some nailguns can use both types. It is important to verify the angle of your gun. To measure the exact angle use a straitedge along length of rails and a protractor at the barrel of the gun. Place the protractor on the barrel with the 90 and 0 degrees aligned with the barrel and hold the straitedge aligned with the rails and the 0 degree mark. Read the angle. You may find that your gun measures a different angle. Nails are sold from 0 to 34 degree. 34 degree is usually clip head for Paslode, Senco, Hitachi and other brands. I find that many brands of nails do not list the angle, but list the name of the gun instead. This makes it difficult for non-branded guns. Take the protractor into the store and measure the angle of the nails or place the nails on the outside of the rails to see if they align with the barrel. Shop several stores because nails vary by brand. Once you verify the perfect fit, ask for a sample strip to try in your gun. When you identify the angle and type, use this information to shop for price. Most nails are imported from around the world, however there are nails still produced in the US costing more. Home Depot and Lowes do not carry a full range of nails.
=Google the internet for more info on nails such as They sell a 33 degree nail that may fit your gun. Good luck and email me or post again with more questions.

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SOURCE: Need nails

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SOURCE: Just got a freeman 15 gauge 34 degree angle finish nailer.. won't fire. Already put oil, Check just in case if there was something jammed but nothing..

Does it get enough air pressure to push the nail out ?

Posted on Feb 21, 2015

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