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DyerWolf 04-16-2009 02:57 PM

OOPS! (Borrowed a nailer & lessons learned)
Okay, I feel like an idiot. I borrowed a friend's new Hitachi NR90AC3 framing nailer, bought some paslode nails from Home Depot & fired the gun one time into a test piece of 2x4. The nailer stripped 5 nails from the strip, & promptly jammed.:oops:

So I cleared out the nails only to find the plunger (right word?) still depressed. I didn't realize the Hitachi gun required plastic collated nails (the paslodes were paper collated).

I called Hitachi who told me to "put a screwdriver against the plunger & tap it back down with a hammer", which I did.

Now the nailer works - but this was a scary learning experience (I was afraid I had just bought my friend a new nailer). Bottom line: make sure you know what nails to put into the nailer if you ever borrow one of these!

Anyway, it now fires nails - but I see a spark whenever it drives a nail - which I only hope is normal.


Five Star 04-16-2009 05:49 PM

you shouldnt see sparks when the nail is driven, sounds like you bent the driver pin.

call hitachi back and ask them. its maybe about $16-$20

Gary in WA 04-16-2009 06:31 PM

The Hit's 83 drivers are 75 dollars.................... Be safe, GBAR

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