Porter Cable 18" Nailer Quit Shooting 2" Brads
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This morning I was using it, and it jammed. I found a bent brad stuck in it, so I took it out. I guess the brad hit something it was folded in half. After that it won't shoot 2" brads. It will shoot 3/4". I assume something's bent somewhere and it's not picking up the longer nails on the way down. It's a BN200C. Any suggestions? Visually it looks ok and it shoots the shorter nails.
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  Re: Porter Cable 18" Nailer Quit Shooting 2" Brads by crokett™ (This morning I was u...)
Check to see that the driver returns all the way up. Check for bent driver.

Al
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  Re: Re: Porter Cable 18" Nailer Quit Shooting 2" Brads by woodhead (Check to see that th...)
Thanks. I will do that. Hopefully this is a quick fix. I'd rather put 18 guage brads into shoe mould than 16.....

Thinking about it, I think the driver bent/not retracting is the problem. I'll do some searching on the driver to be sure but recalling what I was seeing this morning I think that's the problem.
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  Re: Re: Porter Cable 18" Nailer Quit Shooting 2" Brads by crokett™ (Thanks. I will do t...)
Seems the piston seals might be leaking a skosh, not allowing the piston to fully retract.

I have a similar(if not the same) 18 guage nailer. And agree with the use there instead of 16 guage(which I also have).

I do have a Stanley/Bostich stapler that had that problem, was resealed under warranty. Has worked well for 15 years now.




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  Re: Porter Cable 18" Nailer Quit Shooting 2" Brads by crokett™ (This morning I was u...)
What diameter are 18" brads? How much compressor do you need?

Blackhat
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