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bluekingfisher

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312 days ago

I have a Senco 23 g air pinner. It ’s approx 5 years old but seen very little use. I had cause to use it today but found that I was not able to slide the pin adjustment slide to cater for the one inch pin which is the maximum length the nailer can handle. The adjustment slide adjusts smoothly for all other pins lengths in the range (1/2” – 1”). It feels as if something has jammed in the slide adjustment mechanism preventing the full range travel. It just stops short of the one inch mark meaning I cannot use one inch nails.

I have stripped the nailer and magazine but cannot see any debris or obstruction.

It is well maintained and lubricated, no knocks or been dropped. Any ideas what may be preventing full range of adjustment travel???

Many thanks, David

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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 312 days ago

Other than an obstruction or bent part, I would have no idea. Mine is a Cadex and has its own challenges. Be sure not to turn up the air pressure—I use mine around 60 psi and adjust minutely from there. Good luck and best wishes!

P.S. Be sure not to over lubricate and consider shooting through masking tape to minimize other problems, c.f. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/54156

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bluekingfisher

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#2 posted 312 days ago

Hi John, with such a small gun it could be possible something has become bent but I spent an hour or two this morning giving it a close once over but nothing seems out of true or alignment, which makes it all the more frustrating.

Push come to shove I may just have to forgo the one inch pin and accept the 22mm (7/8”) is the max I can use. I don,t often need the full one inch pin but no doubt I will need it at some point.

If I find the time I may try a full strip down and over haul but I doubt if it has fired 300 pins so something may have failed inside rather than worn out.

I may try Senco customer support to see if they have any ideas.

Hope all is well your side.

David

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 312 days ago

I have an off brand Chianese 18 g nailer that has difficulty with the slide going fiully home and latching with its largest 1 1/16 inch nails. When this occurs I some times take the stick out and reposition it in its tray and it closes fully; other times I turn the stick over and it closes then lastly I swap for a different stick and no problem Try giggling the skick a little and see if it seems to seat further in the follower chanel.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 311 days ago

Thanks for your response Russell, although I have tried that (with the exception of inverting the stick) the guide rail which raises and lowers to allow the nail stick to clear the opening port when the adjustment scaler is moved back and forth will just not raise any further than just below the required height to allow the inch nails to clear the port.

I thought of brute force and ignorance but it being such a deliacte tool I am fearful of forcing it too much in case the whole thing breaks. It may just be a case of “Oh well” and make do with 7/8 of an inch as a maximum fastener.

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rjpat

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#5 posted 311 days ago

I had the same problem with my Senco and ended up just scraping it and buying a Bostiitch on sale

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bluekingfisher

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#6 posted 311 days ago

Spookily enough that is excatly what I have done, a Bostitch on sale, the 2300 model if my short term memory recalls

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Jim Finn

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#7 posted 311 days ago

I called Senco about a problem with the pins feeding properly and their customer service guy sent me a repair part, that they did not offer except as part of a whole assembly, at no cost to me. Good folks there.

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bluekingfisher

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#8 posted 311 days ago

Thanks Jim, I guess a phone call to Senco won’t hurt

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Roger

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#9 posted 311 days ago

Good luck with the fix.

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bluekingfisher

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#10 posted 309 days ago

Roger, I emailed SENCO, they sent me a parts diagram and a crib sheet with questions and solutions to similar problems with the gun. Next time I have a couple of spare hours I’ll conduct a strip down to see if anything is lodged where i can’t see it.

Apparently these small guns suffer such issues because any impediments trapped or lodged in the working parts are difficult to see and get at because the pins are so small.

In the meantime I await the Bosticth 23 g I ordered from the States. It should arrive next week

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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