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Forum topic by fivecodys posted 11-28-2014 08:35 PM 790 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2014 08:35 PM

Howdy Fella’s.
After a day of festivities it was time to get back to work on the Christmas present I was building.
I went t to use my Porter Cable BN 200 brad nailer and I was stopped dead in my tracks.
The plunger will come forward and shoot one brad but will not retract back into the gun and load the next brad.
I can manually push the plunger back into the gun but there is quite a bit of resistance.
I have disassembled the gun, as far as I feel comfortable, and I cant seem to find the reason for the misfire.
Everything was nice and oily. The small gasket on the plunger seem to be in good condition.

Any ideas?

Many thanks,


-- Chem, Central California

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 09:04 PM

Check the bore of the plunger mechanism for crud, corrosion, etc.
What air pressure are ya using?
Is the driver free of burrs?


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#2 posted 11-29-2014 12:50 AM

The plunger seems fairly smooth.
I have tried 70 psi all the way up to 120.
Same results.
It’s the recoil action that is failing.
(still scratching head)

-- Chem, Central California

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