How to Unjam a Paslode Nail Gun (IM350, IM360Ci, IM65, IM65A, IM50, PPN35Ci)
Do you want to learn how to clear a nail jam from your Paslode nail gun? It’s easy and shouldn’t take long! Read on to find out how.
If a nail gets jammed in your Paslode nailer, it won’t be able to fire any nails and it’ll make a strange puffing noise every time you try to. The driver blade will also likely be sticking out at the nose.
If you’re experiencing problems but your nail gun is still firing, then it likely isn’t a nail jam. See our handy Paslode Troubleshooting Guide to help you diagnose the problem.
As an Approved Paslode Service and Repair Centre, we’ve fixed it all! We asked our service experts how to remove a jammed nail from a Paslode nail gun. They’ve provided step-by-step instructions for the different Paslode models, plus they’ve filmed handy videos to demonstate.
If you can’t remove the jammed nail via the above methods, then a full strip-down of your nailer is likely required. Or, if you do remove the jammed nail but your nail gun still isn’t working properly, then it’s likely caused damage.
That’s where we can help!
We’re authorised by Paslode to service and repair their nail guns as we meet the high standards that they set for service and expertise. We’ll expertly test, clean, service and repair your nailer, then return it to you working like new again.
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There are many reasons why a nail can become jammed in your Paslode nailer. Our experts have listed the most common causes that they see and how you can prevent them.
Using other brand’s nails with your Paslode nail gun can cause a nail jam. As Paslode haven’t tested these third party nails, they can’t say whether they’re compatible or even safe to use with their nailers. That’s why Paslode recommend that you only use official Paslode nails with your nail gun. This ensures 100% compatibility and avoids compromising your nailer’s performance and warranty.
You should also make sure that you’re using the right Paslode nails for your specific Paslode model. Each Paslode model has its own specific type of nails. You can check which nails your model is compatible with on Paslode’s website.
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.
If you fire warped, damaged or damp nails, then it can cause a nail jam. Paslode recommend that you store your nails flat in their original box to prevent them from becoming warped, damaged or damp. Don’t store your nails 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 you’ve been able to successfully clear the nail jam. If you’re unable to remove the jammed nail or your nailer still isn’t working properly, then we’re here to help!
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