Troubleshooting Your Nail Gun

The pneumatic nail gun is a regular feature of the home improvement toolkit, but it can malfunction over time. If you find that you’re having problems with your nail gun, then you need to fix it as quickly as possible, and before you use it to install any nails into a project. damaged nail gun can be dangerous, but if you want to get the best from your tools, then a little troubleshooting can help you save time and money, and you may find that you can easily solve your problem. Before you start your troubleshooting, be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves to protect yourself.


Check compressor

The first port of call for any malfunctioning nail gun is the compressor. This small device is the power source for the gun, and where the air for your nail gun came from. If your gun is shooting low, or not at all, then you need to check the compressor. First look at the gauge, and whether it has fallen below its normal strength. Check your manual for instructions of the manufacturer of the air pressure nail gun. You should consider tightening the air pressure, and to see if this produces a good fire. If you still can not get your nail gun to work, then try to remove the compressor, fill the air inside the device. Check moisture, and check the oil level in the engine compressors.

Check Air Hose

This is a device that can carry air from the compressor to the end of the gun. Check the valve on the compressor pipe, and the pipe connection at the end of a gun. These should be tight enough to prevent air from leaking out of the gun. Check for signs of cracking or other damage on the edges of the tube, and if necessary re-equipping a new tube. You may also want to consider getting a hose reel to ensure that your tubes are not lying on the ground, while you are using the nail gun, because this is very dangerous for the user, and can tube failures.


Check Gun

If you did not have fun with the compressor or the tube, now you should closely examine the gun. Compressor off, and remove the tube. You may need to shoot the gun until it was completely depressurized, and certainly never to turn the exit point of the gun toward your face or body. You should check the gun to jam the nail, which can occur when a nail stuck near the ignition and do not fall into the muzzle. You may find some nails stuck there if you are constantly trying to shoot. If special gun jammed tight, you can jerk it out with a pair of pliers, but make sure the gun is directed away from you before you release the nail stuck.

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