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Old 08-03-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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My nailer got me today... through the finger... It double shot nails... the first nail went in the 2x4 then the nailer bounced up and before I could let go of the triger it came back down hitting a clancing blow and shot into my finger... It has been double shooting nails alot and I don't know why... It is rated for 70 - 100 lbs of pressure... I have it set about 80 lbs... Anyone know what stupid thing I am doing or not doing??? HELP

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Old 08-03-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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It sounds to me you are keeping your finger on the trigger and bouncing the nailer off the wood. The correct way is to push the nailer against the wood and then depress he trigger. I know!! we all do it but try the above way until you get use to the nailer.

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Old 08-03-2008, 09:42 PM   #3
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Just my opinion, but all of the PC guns seem to have some sort of strange center of gravity that makes them bounce easy. I have a PC coil nailer that we use for cement siding, and it also bounces and double fires pretty regularly. I don't own any pc stick framers, but have picked up and shot some on jobs and immediately got the same feeling about them.
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You might try to find out if a sequential trip trigger kit is available for them. They're the type of trigger that will not allow you to double fire.
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The FR350A has a selectable trigger, (bump or sequential fire) on a piece of scrap wood,hold down the trigger and then "bump" the nose of the gun. If it fires, you are in bump mode. Turn the button on the trigger 180 degrees and retest the same way to ensure it is in sequential mode.
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I will check to see if my nailer has a sequencial trigger setting.... I am sure right now it is in the bumb mode.... Unfortunately I don't use it for nailing sheeting ply to rafters or studs... I use it more for building tables or projects with 2x4's... which means I really need a one shot at a time nailer... would it help to turn up the pressure on my compressor??? Thanks for your comments... any information is very helpful... my hands are sore... LOL
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My nailer got me today... through the finger...
So you got your tetanus booster shot?
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No, does anybody really do that everytime they get gouged by a nail????
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No, does anybody really do that everytime they get gouged by a nail????
New nails.....no.

Very Old Rusty Nail with a serious puncture = yes.
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New nails.....no.

Very Old Rusty Nail with a serious puncture = yes.
The puncture wound is where these germs live; they can't stand air.
Gouge = air = no lockjaw.

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