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Old 10-15-2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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I bought a 'used' bostich framing nailer and tried it out for the first time a couple days ago,,,sad to say it thinks it has to shoot a double nail every time.

is there an adjustment?

Also it shoots way deep in NEW soft wood,,,but when I nail into harder old wood in house it only goes HALF way in?? other than hammer persuation to finish it off,how do you set gun for BOTH species and applications??
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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The depth of the nail is set with the gun. If you are running sufficient air pressure (about 100 psi) the gun prolly needs a rebuild. As ffor the double shot, is the gun a sequential or bump fire?
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I had the same problem when bumping the gun. For me, I think it's mainly my lack of experience using the nailer.
Some of the Bostitch nailers have a trigger option. My siding nailer came with two triggers; one for sequential and one for contact. If you don't have the other trigger you can probably buy one at the Bostitch site.
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I dont know cause I have no idea what the differnece is. It has to be depressed (the nose)to fire,but has a triger too. so what kind does that make it??
(I am always trying to learn)
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IF I turn the air up to shoot thru the hard 2X's it goes right thru soft ones. So everytime I change from 2 softs,,, to one soft,one hard,,, to nailing on hard side first,,, I have to adjust the pressure??
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Using a scrap piece of wood, pull the trigger and hold it down and 'bump' the nose of the gun against the wood. If it fires it is a bump mode gun. On a sequential fire gun, you must press the nose of the gun down fully and then pull the trigger to fire the gun.
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4just, it may behoove you to download the manual for the gun from the Bostitch website.
http://www.bostitch.com/default.asp?...ft_tooldoc.htm
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IF I turn the air up to shoot thru the hard 2X's it goes right thru soft ones. So everytime I change from 2 softs,,, to one soft,one hard,,, to nailing on hard side first,,, I have to adjust the pressure??
Sounds normal to me.
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