Paslode Cleaning Guide – How to Clean a Paslode Nail Gun (15 Mins)

Paslode Cleaning


Do you want to learn how to clean your Paslode nail gun? It’s easy and only takes minutes! Read on to find out how.

Paslode Maintenance

As an Approved Paslode Service and Repair Centre, we’ve serviced and repaired thousands of Paslodes over the years – and most problems are caused by a lack of proper care.

Paslode nailers are extremely reliable and designed to withstand tough working conditions. However, just like any power tool, they require regular maintenance to upkeep their performance and last as long as possible. Paslode recommend that you clean and lubricate your nail gun every 50,000 shots. If your nailer’s being used in a dirty environment or at high nailing rates for extended periods of time then it should be cleaned more often than this.

Cleaning your nail gun is easy and it shouldn’t take any longer than 15 minutes. Here at Kelvin Power Tools, we stock Paslode cleaning kits which provide everything you need to clean and lubricate your nailer.

How to Clean a Paslode Nail Gun

The videos below from Paslode demonstrate how to properly clean and lubricate your nailer. They’re easy to follow with simple instructions.

This video shows you how to clean a Paslode framing nailer (IM360Ci, 360Xi, IM350) or positive placement nailer (PPN35Ci, PPNXi):

This video shows you how to clean a Paslode finish nailer (IM65, IM65A, IM50) or multi-purpose nailer (IM45):

Paslode Cleaning Do’s & Don’ts

To get the best results, there’s a few things that you should and shouldn’t do when cleaning your Paslode:

Let the tool cool down beforehand, and remove the battery and gas cartridge.

This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to forget!

ONLY use official Paslode lubricating oil.

It’s specially formulated to withstand the high temperatures generated by Paslode nail guns. Other lubricants can cause rapid build-up of combustion residue which will affect your nailer’s performance and require more frequent cleaning. It can also lead to premature parts failure and, in the worst case, an unrepairable nail gun.

Use official Paslode degreaser cleaner.

Paslode recommend that you use their official cleaner as, again, it’s specially formulated for their nailers. Other cleaners may chemically damage your nail gun’s electrical, plastic and rubber parts. They may also leave a residue which can cause damage to both you and your nailer.

Use a clean, lint-free cloth.

This prevents you from spreading dirt or scratching the internal parts of your nail gun.

Make sure you properly tighten all screws when reassembling your nail gun.

Using a nailer with loose screws can cause damage to both you and the tool.

Test your nail gun after cleaning.

Don’t worry if a small amount of smoke comes out from your nailer – this is normal.

Your Paslode Also Needs Regular Servicing

So your Paslode’s now clean – hopefully it seems refreshed. But is it firing like it should? As well as regular cleaning, your nail gun also needs new spare parts fitted every now and then. The o-rings, battery pads, filter, etc. get worn out and need replaced.

Is your nailer not firing properly? See our handy Paslode Troubleshooting Guide to help you diagnose the problem.

As mentioned, we’re an Approved Paslode Service and Repair Centre. This means that 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 offer a free UK-wide collection service, so if your nailer’s in need of more than just a quick clean, we’re here to help!

We’ll expertly test, clean, service and repair your nail gun, then return it to you working like new again. A service and repair is a worthy investment for maintaining your Paslode’s performance. After all, you don’t want your work to suffer!

What’s included in our Approved Paslode Service?

  • Complete strip down of the tool
  • Professional cleaning with a high-temperature power washer and degreaser cleaner
  • All electrical parts hand-cleaned
  • New official spare parts fitted, including filter, o-rings and battery pads
  • Lubrication
  • Thorough testing for any necessary repairs

Click here to find out more about our Paslode Service, ask us any questions that you have and book your nailer in for a service or repair.

We Hope Our Paslode Cleaning Guide Has Helped

We hope you’ve found our Paslode maintenance guide helpful. Now you can keep your nail gun clean and performing at its best, ready to fire another 50,000 shots! If your tool’s still not performing like it should, then it’s probably a service or repair that you need. If that’s the case, remember to check our Troubleshooting Guide to help you diagnose the problem!


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