Driver for Harbor Freight Brad Nailer 68021?

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Forum topic by Underdog posted 02-26-2014 08:22 PM 1775 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2014 08:22 PM

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I’ve got a buddy who bought a 68021 Brad Nailer from Harbor Freight. His BIL returned it to him one day saying it wouldn’t shoot nails any more. When I took it apart I saw that the driver was Z-shaped…. Doesn’t drive nails at all in that kind of condition! Obviously the driver met something that was sorta resistant to penetration.

When I contacted HF, they said that part wasn’t available. Which is kinda funny since it’s one of the most common wear items for nail guns.

Yeah, I know, it’s cheap enough that you just go buy another one. But that just chaps my shorts when you’ve got a barely used tool and you wind up tossing it…

Anyone ever try another brand of driver in one of these things?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 08:39 PM

They probably look at it from the point of view that to stock and manage inventories of spare parts will cost money that could be extracted from the retail price. Then the labor to diagnose, and repair the tool would be as much or more than the dirt cheap price they sell the tool for in the first place and also just open them up to liability and that is more negativity. So, they just buy cheap, sell cheap and let the chips fall where they will.

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 08:50 PM

Is it still under Warranty? If so take it back for a new one , they are pretty good about that.

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 09:43 PM

There’s an idea…

If that doesn’t pan out, then I’ll see if any of my used drivers work.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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