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jammed nail gun

Posted by msjay2u 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 4, 11 at 16:57

I have a porter cable FN-250B finish nailer and I am so frigging frustrated. I have had it for about 4 years and never had a problem with it. I took it out this time and first it was shooting double nails, then nothing. I came in the house and looked the manual up. I realized I forgot to oil it so I used the oil that came with it and put it in the back where the line goes. I opened the magazine and there was a nail jammed in it. I took it out and every 5 nails it jammed again. I am not sure what the heck is going on. The manual says to clean the magazine but does not tell you how. The nails were purchased last year but I don't think they are bad. It is their own brand of nails. The manual also says to tighten screws but they are so fricking tight they would not move. Any ideas? A 3 hour project has taken me all day long and I can not even begin to tell you how frustrated I am!!
Thank you for your help

Here is a link that might be useful: a link to the manual

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RE: jammed nail gun

I can feel your pain. The answer for me was to go to Harbor Freight and buy backup guns. I know they are junk but at least I can finish a project before I have to repair a nail gun. My better guns are lighter and more user friendly, but they are still a headache if they are broken or jammed and there is still work to be done.

RE: jammed nail gun

I really think there has to be a way to fix it

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