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Forum topic by Sab1982 posted 02-15-2018 10:14 AM 1303 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2018 10:14 AM

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Good morning everybody!

I need some advice. I bought a Hitachi brad nailer a few months ago. At first I thought it was a fluke, but the problem has continued.

This thing is constantly getting jammed. I have to open it all the way up and use pliers to remove the twisted up nail. I can’t help but think that there is something I am doing. I oil it regularly but it still happens. Is there some sort of preventative maintenance I can do? Or is this thing just junk? For the record, this was an upgrade from a HF brad nailer. This never happened with that one.

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 10:23 AM

Nails vary from brand to brand. I have an older
Hitachi brad nailer and I’ve never had jamming
problems with it using Porter-Cable nails. Yours
is newer though.

You can check the parts the nail travels through
for burrs in the metal. You might try graphite
lubricant on those parts before putting it back

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 10:25 AM

Thank you. I will give that a shot for sure!

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 12:38 PM

I had the same problem. Clip jammed every time I put in 2 different number of nail clips. Went through 2 different nailers the first was with in the return period the second is sitting in its box under a pile of scraps, switched to the porta cable and never had another problem like that.

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