|Review by jakeprater||posted 02-11-2014 08:45 PM||3100 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I bought this back in December, and it worked great right out of the box. It has a nice fit and finish, and doesn’t feel like cheap plastic. I like the rubber handgrip. The mail tray feels a little light weight, but it functions smoothly, so no real issue there.
I also bought Bostich 1 inch nails to go with it – I tried not to skimp too much.
So I opened it up, put a few drops of oil in the inlet, and a couple in the oil slot on the front, and hooked it up to my compressor at 90 lbs of pressure. It worked fine, but the nails weren’t set quite as low as I wanted, so I cracked up the pressure to 100 lbs. It worked perfectly, and I ran about 50 nails through it to test it out (my wife would say I was”playing”with it).
The second time I tried to use it, it simply did not work. I depressed the trigger, I heard and felt air at the trigger, but no “kachunk”. I tapped it lightly on a scrap block, still nothing. Hmmmmm…..
So next I took off the tip plates to expose the hammer, thinking I hadn’t oiled it properly. There was plenty of oil on it, and on the slide. I lifted the hammer from its track slightly, then hooked up the air, and it worked! I put it back together and it worked fine for the project I was doing.
Then I took it out again for another project, and again, air but no action. I tried taking just the tip plates of, but it didn’t work, so I disassembled the whole thing. Yep, I probably voided the warranty. I cleaned it out, there was nothing obviously wrong, put it back together and it worked for my project this morning. It felt like the piston and hammer were hanging up because the top was slightly out of alignment, so I straightened that out as I put it back together. then I picked it up for a quick jig fix this afternoon, and NOTHING. Once again, air but no action.
I have no idea what is wrong with it, and most of the reviews I read were really positive, so if anyone can point out a fix, I’d be grateful! Maybr the valve has an issue?
Like I said, when it works, I have no issues, no jams at all, but I can’t see tearing it apart each time I want to use it.
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