How to Troubleshoot a Paslode Framing Nailer

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Paslode Framing Nailers are one of the top-rated nailer products on the market. They provide enough power, have minimal recoil and are well-balanced. They are able to work on natural timber, composite and other materials. As with any framing nailer, however, you are bound to run into some questions. Try troubleshooting your problems on your own before you call a repairman.

  • Make sure you have not run out of fasteners if the nailer fires and no nail has been driven. A nail jam may also be preventing the fasteners from moving forward. The owner's manual will have information on how to clear the nail jam (see link in References). If you have a cordless nailer, it may need to be cleaned.

  • Remove the fuel and the battery. Clear any jammed nails from the nailer if it makes a "Poof" sound when you fire it. Check to make sure the driver blade is in the down position. This is necessary or the tool will not fire. Once you have the battery and fuel out of the nailer, push the driver blade all the way up (into the nailer) and test the tool. If this does not solve your problem, you may be using the wrong fasteners.

  • Use the 5/32 hex key to remove the two screws on either side of the work contact if you need to remove a jammed screw from a cordless framing nailer. Make sure to remove the fuel, battery and remaining nails first. Hold the work contact with one hand and grasp the bottom of the magazine with the other. Pull the two away from each other; the magazine should separate from the nose. The jammed nail should fall out at this point. Push the driver blade back into the tool and put back the two nose screws.

  • Keep away from any open flames or heating elements as you examine to see if your fuel cells are still usable. Hold the fuel cell straight up. The black metering valve should be on top. You will need to push the white stem on the black valve against a hard surface about 5 times. You should see a puff of fuel coming out each time you do it. If it only comes out the first 2 or 3 times, the fuel cell is old and you need a new one.

  • Remove the cap and grill to inspect the red and black fan motor wires if the light on the handle of your cordless nailer is flashing red and green. This means the electrical system has gone into overload protection. There might be a malfunction with the fan motor or the wires going to the fan motor. See if the wires are pinched or broken. If this is not the problem, disconnect the small white connector on the wire assembly that leads to motor, and then put it together again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always check manufacturer recommendations before making adjustments to your Paslode Framing Nailer.
  • Do not try to operate or service the nailer until you have read all the safety precautions.

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