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Forum topic by Chris posted 02-28-2014 02:31 PM 929 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris

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02-28-2014 02:31 PM

Hey all,

I recently inherited a small SENCO pin nailer and I am not familiar on how to use it at all. The nailer is at least 8 years old and hasn’t been used for that amount of time. I had a friend come over and take a look and he had no idea how to load it. At this point, I still have the following questions:

1) How do I load it?
2) What should I set the PSI on my air compressor to be if I use it?
3) Anything else you all think I should know about using a tool like this; especially since it is old and hasn’t been used for awhile?

I have attached a couple pictures for reference. Please provide as much detail as possible as I am a rookie to pneumatic tools in general. Thanks


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#1 posted 02-28-2014 02:45 PM

I have a Senco pin nailer that I have had for eight years and it works well. You need to add machine oil to it regularly. A few drops in the port where the air enters is all that is necessary. I run mine at about 90 lbs but I think it will also work on about 40. I get pins for it at Harbor Freight and you load them with the little arrow on the pins pointing away from the tool. Just insert the row of pins into that little crack in the middle of the part that is exposed when you slide the slide open. Close the slide and adjust the position of the slide with the size marked on it to the pin length you have loaded. Then you are good to go. I use three sizes of pins: 5/8” 3/4” and 1”.
I contacted costumer service at Senco with a small problem and they were very helpful. I wold try to find an on line manual for your pin nailer.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 02:48 PM

What you have is a 23 gauge micro nailer. it shoots different sizes, in length, headless pins.
The pins load from the side. depending on the length of the pin, you slide the length adjuster for that size.
You could run about 90 psi and be fine.
Put a few drops of oil in the end every once in a while depending on how often you use it.

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 02:50 PM

Thanks for the advice Jim. This is really helpful.

Last night I thought I tried to load this gun like you described. However, when I put the pins in bottom extension arm and tried to move it back after load … the pins just hit a piece of plastic and I didn’t try to force it up anymore. I am pretty sure I had the pins facing the correct direction. I will double check again tonight and post a pic of what I am talking about if I run into the same problem again.

Thanks again!

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#4 posted 03-04-2014 07:36 PM

Hello all …

I know I am re-posting in my own forum but I have an update and I am still lost. I tried to take the advice of the above posters but I just couldn’t figure out how to load this little pin-nailer. So, I took it to Lowes … and the guy I met in the tools section was more lost than me .. and that it really tough to do. I was so desperate I even asked a guy walking into Lowes that seemed much more experienced than me and after 10 minutes he said he had no idea how to load it and he owns SENCO nail guns.

So .. I thought I would re-post with the hope some of you could provide a more detailed description of how to load this thing? Or, if you need more pictures or more information from me that would help .. please feel free to ask. I know I have 23 guage pin nails because I got the box from the same shop that I inherited this little gun.

Any guidance would be much appreciated. I just don’t want thing thing to go to waste! Thanks

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#5 posted 03-04-2014 07:43 PM

That pinner loads from the front. Arrows on the pin strip facing
forward. You set the gauge to the pin length you want to
use. The pins just push into the slot from the front. The
fit is snug. Then you slide the spring feeder closed.

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#6 posted 03-04-2014 08:02 PM

Pull the loading bar back.
Select the size pins you are going to use. I’m using 3/4”
Slide the Pin Length adjustment bar to the size pin you are going to use.

Place the pins with the arrow pointing down.

Place the pins into the thin slot.

Slide the loading bar closed.

press the safety trigger and fire at will

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#7 posted 03-04-2014 08:10 PM

I can’t say enough about this place! Everyone is awesome here! Thanks a million!

I have been hesitant to load them that way just because it is a really tight fit.

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#8 posted 03-05-2014 01:23 AM

The pins should slide in easily. You might put a little oil in there to help with this. I have disabled the safety on mine soon after I got it.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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