How do you get a jammed nail out of a Dewalt nail gun?


Alexa Cadman   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified
How to Remove a Jammed Nail From My Nail Gun
  • Step 1 Disconnect the Power Source. Whether your nailer is a pneumatic model that operates with compressed air, or an electric or battery-powered nailer, always disconnect the tool from its power source before beginning.
  • Step 2 Open the Barrel.
  • Step 3 Remove the Jammed Nail (or Nails )
  • Step 4 Reload the Gun, and Test.

  • How to unjam a nail gun:

    1. Unscrew the two front nose bolts, or lift the nose latch, releasing the front nose plate.
    2. Open the nose.
    3. Clear the jam and push the driver blade back to its rest position.
    4. Close the front nose and refix it.
    5. Ensure the work contact element is free.
    6. Reinsert the battery and the fuel cell.
    Also Know, why does my Dewalt nail gun keep jamming? Clear out any jams in your Dewalt nail gun. Remove the battery and the magazine and make sure there are no fasteners causing a jam in the mechanism. If you see a jammed fastener, remove it and manually push the driver blade back up. Reinsert the battery and magazine.

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    Brad Funnell   |   Member since 2017  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

    Just so, why is my nail gun not firing?

    Possible causes for a Paslode nail gun not firing are: A nail jam is stopping the nails from moving forward. The gas fuel cell is empty, out-of-date or not attached properly. The nailer needs cleaned especially if it has been used a lot without regular cleaning!.


    Callie Bayliss   |   Member since 2005  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

    How do you fix a jammed framing nail gun?

    Here's how easy it is fixing framing nailer jams in your coil nail gun.

    1. Disconnect the air supply.
    2. Remove the fasteners.
    3. Push the driver blade down by tapping it with a nail set and a hammer.
    4. Make sure the driver blade is all the way down and remove the stuck fastener completely from the nose of the tool.

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    Tom Yard   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

    How do battery powered nailers work?

    Battery - Powered Cordless Nail Guns The battery powers a spinning flywheel, which drives the motor. As long as the trigger is pressed, the flywheel stays in motion, which allows for rapid or bump firing. With the Bostitch BCN680D1 18-gauge brad nailer , for example, a 20V Li-Ion battery alone powers the tool.


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    Why is my nail gun just shooting air?

    If you try to fire a pneumatic nail gun or stapler, but only hear air leaking when engaging the trigger, it's likely that your tool's "O-Ring" is not sealing properly. Simply stretch the "O-Ring" on the firing valve and apply grease. This should take care of the issue - helping your air tool run properly.


    Rick Lunt   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

    How does a Dewalt nail gun work?

    It's cordless, with a 4.0 Ah battery that backs enough punch to drive bigger, longer nails . It comes with a quick stall release lever to reset the gun's driver blade in the event of a jam. The 21-degree fire angle makes the tool compact, and easier to fit into tight spaces (like between joists or studs).


    Elle Egerton   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

    How do you lubricate a nail gun?

    How to oil nail gun

  • Remove all nails.
  • If the nailer and the air hose connection is still intact, disconnect it.
  • Apply two to four drops of pneumatic oil into your gun.
  • Reconnect the air hose and the nailer and proceed to pull the trigger at least five times to spread the oil through the parts of the machine.

  • Sasha Haines   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

    Why does my nail gun shoot two nails?

    Double Kiss Many woodworkers have the problem of firing two nails when they pull the trigger a single time. This is called a Double Kiss. A double kiss is extremely dangerous since the second nail can strike the head of the first, and ricochet back and hit the user.


    Sasha Norris   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

    Can you use 16 gauge nails in a 18 gauge nailer?

    Like 15- gauge nailers , most 16 - gauge guns shoot nails up to 2-1/2 in. You 'll pay about the same for a name-brand 16 - gauge nailer as you would for a 15- gauge gun. 18 - gauge brad nailer . If you plan to buy only one trim nailer , this is the size to get.


    Rosa Larkin   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

    How much air pressure is needed for a nail gun?

    Framing nail guns require the most air pressure because they typically use 3- to 3 1/2-inch nails that are driven into framing studs during the construction process of rough framing. Typical air pressures for this application range between 130 psi (pounds per square inch) and 100 psi.


    Lucy Tindall   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

    Why is my paslode jamming?

    Possible causes for a Paslode nail gun not firing are: A nail jam is stopping the nails from moving forward. The gas fuel cell is empty, out-of-date or not attached properly. The nailer needs cleaned especially if it has been used a lot without regular cleaning!


    Tiffany Parker   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

    How long do Paslode fuel cells last?

    about 27 months


    Cedrick Nurton   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

    How do framing nailers work?

    Types of Framing Nailers : A pneumatic framing nailer requires an air compressor to deliver air to the tool via a length of hose. When the pneumatic framing nailer drives a nail, the compressed air from the hose drives a piston which in turn drives the nail into the wood.


    Chad Brown   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

    How do you open a nail gun?

    To rear load a manual staple gun , start by locating the push rod at the back of the gun . When you're ready to release the push rod, look for a small metal rectangle with 2 indentations on the sides and a small hook on the top or the bottom. Next, push in on the rod, and pull it out to remove it.


    Barney Porter   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

    How do you use a nail gun?

    How to Use a Nail Gun

  • Load the nail strip into nail gun's magazine.
  • Put on safety glasses before you turn on the power to the gun.
  • Practice shooting the gun on wood scraps before beginning your project.
  • Place the tip of the gun against the surface you intend to nail.
  • Push the tip of the gun against the surface, exerting pressure on the gun.

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