Nail Gun "Re-load" Issue

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Forum topic by BentheViking posted 11-21-2012 01:58 AM 758 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 10:04 AM

I think you lost air pressure and it did not cycle completely…..

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 12:23 PM

Sounds like it’s dry of oil. Put a couple of drops of AIR TOOL OIL in the air nipple to lube the head. The o rings get sticky.

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#3 posted 11-22-2012 05:48 AM

I put some oil in it yesterday and then tested out some brand new out of the package guns at work today that are the same model and they “reloaded” perfectly without being hooked up to the compressor. Also bought a new air hose so I’m going to play a bit tomorrow before dinner and see if I can’t get things to work better. If not the gun is still under warranty and I’ll just swap it out, but I can’t imagine its beyond fixing at this point…just needs some work

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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