Husky 18 gauge flooring nailer issue

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Forum topic by mandatory66 posted 10-25-2016 12:28 AM 699 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2016 12:28 AM

I just purchase the Husky 18 gauge L-cleat nailer to install 3/8 engineered flooring in a 45 sq.ft closet. I have never done a floor before & I figured it was a good pace to start. I started the job today with Mannington Eng. wood. The wood is well done and there are no fitting issues. I am about 1/2 done at this point.My problem is that every now & the the nailer will put a nail in the middle of the board,so far I have 5 L-cleats in the middle of the flooring. The nailer seems to be working fine except for the occasional errant nail. I believe it is operator error but I don’t know what I am doing wrong. It seems like the nailer is jumping off the tongue onto the board. I am operating the nailer at 75 pig which is within the limits of the instruction sheet.The nails are perfectly installed when the are in the tongue. I was wondering if it may be the nailer requires a centered direct hit, its all I can think of. advise needed.

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