How To Clear A Nail Jam From Your Framing Nail Gun
July 12, 2016
If you own a nail gun (or staple gun), it's inevitable that you'll eventually have to clear a jam from your magazine. Not to worry, with a few simple steps you can have your tool up and running again - without the down time and expense of taking it in for service.
Here's what you have to do:
- Depending on the framing nailer you have, you may need to access the tool's magazine. To do this, you will need to consult your manufacturer's owner manual for guidance, as this step may vary based on the model of tool you have. For example, some Senco FramePro stick nailers feature rear magazine mounting screws, which might need removal to allow proper access.
- To get to the jam, you'll need to first pull the magazine track away from the framing nailer's nose.
- Then, using a screw driver or hammer (we've also found success using a nail punch), gently strike the driver past the jammed nail. You should now be able to remove the jammed nail(s).
- Now, reassemble your magazine, and reinstall any mounting screws or other components altered during Step One.
Unfortunately, there's a good chance you'll experience a jam or two - even with a top-tier nailer or stapler. To help prevent the issue, only use fasteners that meet the specification of your tool. You should also verify the tool is loaded properly, and always use the manufacturer's recommended air pressure for pneumatic models.
Still in a jam? Contact Nail Gun Depot's service experts for further advise.
~The Team At Nail Gun Depot