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Posted on 18G Brad Nailer problem.......Solution??

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 01:00 PM

I don’t think it is a rebuild if your hammer is striking the wood, albeit without a nail. I’d be looking into the feed tray to see if the nail heads are maybe slightly too large for the slot provided. I’ve had this happen a number of times, especially when you mix products, like using Bostich nails on another manufacturer’s gun. The only way to correct it is to either change nail brands, or make the push spring stronger. Also, does it tend to fail the firing when the tray is only partially or less than half loaded? That would signal a hang-up in the nails, not the gun. Since there is no advancing mechanism on most nail guns save for the spring loaded tray, as long as the hammer is getting out of the way on rebound, it almost has to be the nails are not positioning themselves properly for the next firing.

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