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Silas Smith 01-12-2009 09:07 PM

Bammer nailer fuel cell replacement
Has anyone come across a replacement fuel cell option for the Porter Cable Bammer series nailers? I have heard that some people are using a paslode cartridge, but no specifics as to which one or how.


Quiglag 01-15-2009 07:21 PM

heh I got a Bammer for my dad, I think when Home Base was going out of business, and it is still sitting new in the box to this day.

vondranl 03-02-2009 11:51 AM

I had a similar problem when PC discontinued the Bammer. The fuel supply seems to have dried up. I just ordered a dozen cells from

$93 for a dozen. Good Luck!

PaliBob 03-17-2009 04:06 AM

Here when I thought I was the only one with a bammer. I still have it with a few fuel cartridges that may now be empty because I have not opened the box in years.

Sorry I can't help with the fuel cell question.

What happened to me is now that there is such a wide range of decently priced air tools with nailers ranging from framing, finish, brad, 23ga micro, wide & narrow staplers, and regular+ smaller size palm nailers, that I went out and got them all over the years, plus three compressors in descending sizes.

I didn't go the Paslode cordless nailer or CO2 route because I use them as DIY rather than as a Pro although I do use a 5 gallon air tank for very small pick up jobs.

It's a clunky cordless nailer but I still occasionally use my PC 12V Brad nailer that uses a 12V battery to run an onboard compressor:

cjs plumbing se 07-01-2009 03:05 AM

bammer fuel cell

Originally Posted by Quiglag (Post 213396)
heh I got a Bammer for my dad, I think when Home Base was going out of business, and it is still sitting new in the box to this day.

i don't suppose you want to sell me the fuel cell if your dad is not going to use it. :whistling2:
many thaks

windowsoclean 11-08-2009 11:40 PM

Refill your Porter Cable 6020 Bammer fuel cell and keep on nailin'
It was sad to see PC discontinue support for the Bammer.:(
Got a pre-owned Bammer off of Craigslist.:)
It was a great deal, so I thought, until I tried to find a replacement fuel cartridge.:furious:
When there's a will, there's a way.:yes:
My kids mentioned that a neighbor kid got an Airsoft gun.:huh:
Googled to find what they run on.:eek:
Lo and behold, the answer...:thumbup:

MKarino 11-13-2009 06:15 PM

Bammer Fuel Cells
Windowsoclean, the link you posted is for an airsoft propane adapter. Are you using this to refill an empty 6020 cell?
I have 2 bammers and they work great. I have used one fuel cell and have one partial left. I'd hate to have to get rid of them while they both still work well.
Thanks for any help.

windowsoclean 11-17-2009 01:14 PM

Yes, use the adapter for refilling the empty cartridge. Just follow the instructions that come with the adapter. Cheers!

brokenknee 11-17-2009 05:38 PM

Just wondering, what do you fill it with? Compressed air or propane?

windowsoclean 11-17-2009 10:08 PM

Yes, it's an airsoft "propane" adapter. I found that some airsoft guns use compressed air and some use green gas. My google search concluded that green gas is the same as propane. I recognized the propane gas smell right away when using the Bammer but was not sure. It was either toss the Bammer or take a chance and experiment with the airsoft propane adapter. The propane adapter instructions say to place a drop of silicone oil in the hole before filling. I highly recommend this to protect the rubber o-ring from damage. The tip of the adapter fits perfectly in the hole of the bammer fuel cell. And yes, my bammer nail gun shoots 2-1/4" nails just fine. There are plastic airsoft propane adapters available as well but decided to go the metal route for longevity. Your mileage may vary but I did find that a two second burst of propane is plenty. If you hold it longer than that it will overfill and spew out the excess propane gas.

PaliBob 11-18-2009 02:41 AM

Window, Thanks for the elucidation

You will get your Bammer Merit Badge in Heaven as the local badges are all out of stock


BammerHelp 11-28-2009 10:44 PM

Refill not working
I was excited to see there was another option for refilling bammer fuel cell. I order the metal adapter. Looks like it would work fine, but propane is not going into fuel cell, it's just spraying everywhere. I managed to get enough in for 2 more nails. I've wasted about 1/2 of a propane canister trying to figure it out. I would pay for any tips or help, I'm that desperate.

Silas Smith 12-13-2009 09:59 AM

Bammer fuel cell refill
OK guys, since I am the newbie that started this thread, I still need help. I have tried to refill the bammer cartridges with a butane refiller, which did not work, just cold butane all over my fingers. I have tried making an adaptor to use a Paslode fuel cell, which charges the gun, but the gun will not fire the Paslode fuel. I see someone has had luck with an airsoft propane adaptor, and someone else tried the same solution with no luck. Quite possibly we are using the wrong procedure to refill the bammer fuel cell. Since i cannot figure out how to do it correctly, and since I cannot figure out how to send an e-mail directly to the person who did, could I get someone who has successfully managed to refill a bammer fuel cell to e-mail me how they did it?

brokenknee 12-13-2009 11:02 AM

WindowsoClean, maybe you could post some pictures on the process and the equipment you used?

Silas Smith 12-13-2009 05:21 PM

Hey, brokenknee, not to change the subject on the bammers, but what did you do to your knee? Looks too clean to be a chainsaw cut, but it is nice and straight. I have often expected to end up with one just like that when I am using my leg as a saw horse when cutting wood with a skil saw. Hope it heals up nice.

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