So I promised to cut some one foot diameter circles out of hardboard for my kids school project. I needed to make a circle cutting jig to use on the bandsaw. Something quick, nothing fancy, a one time use jig. I just needed to hold a couple of stops on the underside so I pulled out my 18 gauge brad nailer. Easy peasy. But wait, what happens to a nail gun that has been sitting in a garage at between 30F to 40F for the past few days. Well mine started leaking air after about 5 shots. So a coincidence, right? I then pulled out my 15 gauge finish nailer and got 3 shots off before it started leaking air. The 18 gauge will still shoot brads but the 15 gauge is toast. I’ll need to put an overhaul kit in both. Who knew a cold o-ring can fail, well besides the o-ring failure on the Challanger, but really, has anyone had this experience with a cold nailer before?
-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.