HF Pin nailer tune-up
I was using my pin nailer the other day and it stopped driving pins, would fire, but no pins coming out. A little persuasion against the workbench and it was shooting again, but while picking up the shop today I decided to figure out the cause.
After a few times of firing, pins stopped coming out again. I pulled the front plate to find that the driving pin was stuck in the down position and not retracting back into the cylinder.
I did a little cleanup and dry lube to the channel and also polished up the back of the retaining plate. Seems to be driving ok now, but am still seeing a feed issue with the pins, seems to be the pins themselves. I'm going to pickup a brand name pack and see if that resolves that issue. There also looks to be an oil hole at the top between those two screws below the cylinder. I haven't oiled it yet as I figured enough would be coming out from the cylinder from the few drops I put in it. Does anyone oil their nailers there?
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