Bosch Air Nailer

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Posted by: from Moncton
9/23/2013 at 3:47:12 PM

I purchased a new Bosch air nailer. The finish nailer won't continuously shoot. I need to open the gun and manually push the nails forward.

Any ideas what's going on here?

I added 3 drops of oil to the gun before I used it first.

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Date/Time9/29/2013 at 7:40:11 PM

Sounds to me I would just take it back. If purchased from one of the big box stores.. you know where I mean. They are produced so fast and cheap sometimes pieces get missed. There is a simple hard rubber bump stop on the nose in the housing. It is supposed to bump the plunger back so it is ready to fire another nail. Sounds like either damaged or just not in there. Just return it if fairly new.

I have repaired a quite a few air nailers and what not. Keep the oil to them and have the proper pressure... if used a lot. Completely take apart every couple years and give a good cleaning. Replace any O rings and grease oil and should be good to go. I have an 16 gauge finish nailer I been using going on 15 years now. and never a problem. But then again it is paslode which in my opinion is one of the better ones for the price.

Best of luck

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Drew in Cambridge
Date/Time10/2/2013 at 2:29:38 PM

Hello there,

I have the same gun. Great tool. It sounds like its starving for air or there's a restriction somewhere line or gun.

Hope this helps



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Date/Time10/2/2013 at 9:23:26 PM

Sounds like you maybe have the wrong size nails. The three most popular sizes are pin nails, 18 gauge and 16 gauge, if you put in the bigger size it won't feed. Or maybe it's been dropped and the space between the rails were the nails are, is too tight. They should slide freely when installed.

You could just return it to the store?

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Mark in Whitby
Date/Time11/14/2013 at 2:52:59 PM


When I use any of my air nailers I always add 2 drops of oil to the the nailer at the air hose connection. The other thing I do is use name brand nails and not any thing that was made offshore that is cheap to purchase. They are not made to the same standards and that could be your problem.

Play with the air pressure so that nails go in without splitting the wood. There is a happy medium and it takes time to find that spot. If none of this works take the gun back and buy a Paslode or Bostitch nailer.

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