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

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 03:46 PM

Sounds like Tennessee nailed the problem. LOL

Might I suggest you open the front nose piece and make sure the nails slide forward without any obstacle. If they do, it is probably not the nails but rather a weak feeder spring. If they don’t, you should be able to figure out if it’s an obstacle in the feed area of the gun or the nails you’re trying to use don’t fit.

My understanding of the reason for a re-build is to replace seals and restore air compression/firing. If the gun is leaving an indent but no nail, this indicates the seals are okay. Also, from your description, it seems that you oil after using the gun. Again, might suggest that you put 2-3 drops of oil down the connector on the gun BEFORE each use.

Finally, my recommendation for a new gun would be either a Cadex or GREX. Also, you might want to check out the 23 ga. piner. I got the 23 ga. Cadex a year or so ago and use it almost exclusively, seldom touching my 18 ga. as it seems to leave giant holes in the wood by comparison.

Best wishes.

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