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    Brad Nailer

    If it isn't one thing it's another. I think my Brad nailer bit the dust yesterday. Was working on a project for my church when after about a dozen or so shots with the brad nailer, there was a pop and then steady stream of air coming out of the exhaust port. I took it apart as best I could and didn't see anything obvious, after putting it back together still air out the exhaust. I think I paid about $50 for the nailer, probably 15 years ago, not sure if it's worth trying to fix.

    Any suggestions on a good one to replace it with?

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    I've had a Makita AF503 since about 2000 and it works like new. The only thing I had to replace is the cushioned nose piece.
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    my recommendation is a senco model finish pro 25xp.. have had great service out of it for almost 20 yrs
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    I thought Brad Nailer used to be a shortstop for the Astros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    I thought Brad Nailer used to be a shortstop for the Astros.
    Yep, but he ran out of air and couldn't get to first base anymore!
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    Could be the cylinder is stuck open. A repair kit has "O" rings and repair parts to make it run like new. Give it a few drops of air tool oil before and after use each day.




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    Have you been using oil EVERY time you use it - or daily?

    They NEED it.

    I work in Providence and the Bostich nailers are made a few towns over. Where I work, the Engineering Manager, My boss WAS engineering manager at Bostich. We also have a few engineers and machining people. THEY were making the ONLY oil less nailers I am aware of.

    You said you paid $50 for it - so I am guessing it is not Bostich.

    I have Porter Cable and oil them every time I use them. They work fine for what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    Have you been using oil EVERY time you use it - or daily?

    They NEED it. ...
    Up to a point, that's true. Getting too much oil in a tool like a nailer can cause finish problems down the road. I give mine a couple of drops of air tool oil occasionally, then fire a few brads into a piece of junk wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    ...Getting too much oil in a tool like a nailer can cause finish problems down the road. I give mine a couple of drops of air tool oil occasionally, then fire a few brads into a piece of junk wood.
    Yup! That's how I do it, too.
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    All that oil is good unless it is an oil-less gun then oil will ruin the o-rings-- and there ya have it.
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