I was going to build a 8x4 shed and saw beat to hell old nailer on ebay.
Got it, and a half box of nails, for $15.
I didn't expect much, but figured that if it worked at all at least I would
idea of what it did.
Amazingly, it got me through the entire project; but I have some questions.
It fails to shoot a nail about 5% of the time (though usually is okay when I
try again), and about 1% of the time it bounces up and back, shooting a
second nail. About 10% of the nails had to be finished off with a hammer; I
could reduce that by increasing the air pressure, but then it would drive
most too deep.
Are these "errors" normal for a nailer, or too high? And if too high, is it
because it is an old design, or because it is worn out? (or, dare I say it,
And, I know it requires oil, and I don't have an oiler on my compressor.
Every 50 nails or so I dropped some oil in. Is that adequate, or is there a
better way to do it.