|Forum topic by BentheViking||posted 11-21-2012 01:58 AM||803 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-21-2012 01:58 AM
Ok, let me start by saying that I do not know all the proper terms, so I’m going to try to describe this the best I can.
I was hanging my second to last room of crown molding today all of a sudden after I’d fire a nail the tip wouldn’t spring back out, it would just kind of stick there. I tried putting a few drops of pneumatic oil in most of the front parts of the gun that I could get some oil into and it worked a bit better, but not perfect. Still probably one out of few nails I had to manually pull the tip back out so that I could push it down again to re-engage it to fire the next nail.
A related part to this story is that while I was re-lubing the gun, I heard the compressor rapidly loosing air. I ran upstairs and saw that the hose had gotten too close to my halogen work light and melted a hole in the hose. Garbage now. To complete the job I had to use an old hose that kept having the fittings pop off and spraying air all over the place until I could reattach it. It is only a 2 gallon compressor so it doesn’t take much to have to re-cycle the air. So most of the rest of the job I was trying to work with a less than full capacity compressor.
So I was wondering if the “re-loading” mechanism on the gun done pneumatically and would be hampered by a compressor without enough air or is there something that is going on mechanically with the gun?
It only 3 or 4 months old and I’ve been using it pretty regularly without issues including for several hours today before lunch.
Thanks in advance
-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson