With the other gun not working, I ended up nailing the sheathing on by hand. Personally, I don't think it is the nails for just the 1 degree. Gun does not work at all; Driver won’t retract after firing; Driver retracts slowly; Poorly sunk nails; Splitting wood; High air pressure can cause these symptoms: Air leaks; Broken parts or casing; Heavy wear . Learning how to troubleshoot your DeWalt nail gun can save you the time and effort of contacting customer support, and get you back to your project in little time. Can you tell me what the problem is? The most common failure of that problem is the large plate directly under the top cap. Ask Question Asked 3 years, 11 months ago. The gun does nothing at all when the trigger is depressed. Incompatible strip angles may exist if Senco nails are not being used. Try that and see if that is the problem, if not there might be an issue with the gun. If this does not solve your problem, you may be using the wrong fasteners. It is not jammed. Full Round is 20-22 deg only. All guns only need a couple of drops before each day of use or per 1,000 nails. Once you have the battery and fuel out of the nailer, push the driver blade all the way up (into the nailer) and test the tool. This is necessary or the tool will not fire. The tip of the driver sits near the end of stroke and only moves 1/2" with each trigger pull. The likely cause of the driver not retracting is an exhaust component not properly sealing. Lubrication. It just acts like it is not plugged in. Viewed 4k times 0. Active 3 years, 8 months ago. There are quite a few "driver won't retract" questions that come up when Googled but I couldn't find any real solution. The piston is oiled and I can move it smoothly with my finger. Maybe just a broke O-ring on the trigger. The air that exhausts out the top of the tool also pulls back the driver in a manner of speaking. Check the strip angle of the nails being used in the nail gun. Clipped is 31 to 34 deg only 2) Worn Bumper (Only open the tool up at this point if the tool leaks out the nose when driver is Not one suggestion to check the trigger. BA0096 is the part number. But, in my case, there is no air leaking at all. Did take out a wrong size nail since the jam it has failed. When a nail gets caught in the gun or strikes an object and diverts, it causes a jam, and the nail gun not shooting nails. clipped head nails in a full round tool or vice versa – or wrong nail angle e.g. The hammer on my Bostitch SB 1664 fails to return to fire position. To shoot brad again-have to open magazine, open latch on top of nailer-manually push pin/hammer back into the body-close latch, close brad magazine then fire nailer. Senco nail guns require a 34 degree nail angle if nails are held together by paper components and 22 degrees nail angle if nails are held together by plastic components. Bostitch type 28 deg nails will not work. 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