How to Unjam a Paslode Nail Gun
Do you want to learn how to remove a Paslode nail jam? It’s easy and shouldn’t take long! Here’s how…
If a nail gets jammed in your Paslode nailer, it won’t be able to fire any nails and it will make a strange puffing noise every time you try to.
If you’re experiencing problems but your nail gun is still firing, then it likely isn’t a nail jam. See our troubleshooting guide to help you diagnose the problem.
As a Paslode-approved Service and Repair Centre, we’ve fixed it all! We asked our service experts how to unjam a nail. Here’s what they said…
If you can’t remove the jammed nail via the above methods, then a full strip-down of the tool is likely required. Or, if you do remove the jammed nail but your machine still isn’t working properly, then it’s likely caused damage.
That’s where we can help!
We’ve been authorised by Paslode to service and repair their machines as we meet the high standards they set in service and expertise. We’ll expertly test, clean, service and repair your nailer, then return it to you working like new again!
You can find out more about our Paslode Service here. You can also ask us any questions you have or book a repair.
There are many reasons why a nail can become jammed in your Paslode nail gun. These are the most common causes we see and how you can prevent them.
Each Paslode nail gun model uses its own type of nails. Make sure you use the correct type of nails for your specific model.
If you don’t remove leftover nails of one length before switching to firing nails of a different length, then it can cause a nail jam. Always clear any leftover nails before switching to a different nail length.
Paslode recommend that you store your nails flat in their original box to prevent them from becoming warped, damaged or damp. If you fire warped, damaged or damp nails, then it can cause a nail jam. Store your nails as Paslode recommend – not in your nail gun case.
Paslode nails come in a long collated strip. If you put a split nail strip or multiple split nail strips in the nail magazine, then it can cause a nail jam. Put one full nail strip in the nail magazine at a time – don’t try to use smaller parts of a nail strip.
There can often be things, like other nails, behind the material you’re firing in to – some of which you might not be able to see. Check that there are no obstructions in the material before you fire nails in to it.
A nail can become jammed when trying to find its way through the different grains of the two materials that you’re firing in to. Unfortunately there isn’t anything that can be done to prevent this.
When wood is damp it becomes ‘bouncy’ which makes it harder to drive nails straight through it. Avoid firing nails in to damp wooden materials.
We hope you’ve found our guide on how to unjam a Paslode nail gun helpful and have been able to successfully clear it. If you’re unable to remove the jammed nail or your machine still isn’t working properly, then we’re here to help!
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