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06-30-2014 01:42 PM

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I borrowed a friend’s air nailer to during a project which I needed a few extra hands. The tension spring in the nail magazine was kinked by one of my helpers during the project and I am looking for a replacement spring. The problem is that it is a Craftsman nailer, model number 351.184650, and they no longer carry the part. They could not even give me the tool’s manufacture. All they could say is that the part is no longer supplied by the manufacture.

So, if anyone knows the manufacture of a Craftsman angle framing nailer, full head, 2 to 3 1/2 inch, or where I can find a replacement spring, I would appreciate the help. I would like to fix this thing, and get it back to my friend…hopefully never see a Craftsman nailer again. LOL


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#1 posted 06-30-2014 01:51 PM

Some hardware stores, fastenal, grainger, mcmaster carr, carry springs. Can you remove the messed up one and get something thats a close match? It dosn’t have to be perfect, it has to just open the slide when unlatched and can’t be too stiff.

Other then that I can’t help with finding specific parts.

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 02:11 PM

eReplacement might have it
There are also a couple of places that carry obsolete Sears parts. Not sure if they are still in business

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 03:22 PM

Search Ebay for “Framing Nailer Spring” . There are a few on there that may work.

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 09:23 PM

If you have a caliper (Harbor Freight sells a digital caliper for ~$10 that works), you can precisely measure the existing spring. You’ll want to know the inside and outside diameter of the spring, the wire gauge (the thickness of the wire used to make the spring), and the length of the thing. With all of that information, you can find a replacement at McMaster Carr. There’s almost no spring they don’t carry.

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 09:32 PM

I don’t think it’s a coiled spring. Is it the pc of flat metal that rolls and unrolls under tension?

If you haven’t already found this…..
Replacement part # 7710.00

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/mag-spring-p-1582719.html

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 10:29 PM

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 07:49 PM



I borrowed a friend s air nailer to during a project which I needed a few extra hands. The tension spring in the nail magazine was kinked by one of my helpers during the project and I am looking for a replacement spring. The problem is that it is a Craftsman nailer, model number 351.184650, and they no longer carry the part. They could not even give me the tool s manufacture. All they could say is that the part is no longer supplied by the manufacture.

So, if anyone knows the manufacture of a Craftsman angle framing nailer, full head, 2 to 3 1/2 inch, or where I can find a replacement spring, I would appreciate the help. I would like to fix this thing, and get it back to my friend…hopefully never see a Craftsman nailer again. LOL

- EOD907


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