I haven't had a need to use the above tool for a while. But it worked like a
charm when last I used it. I loaned it to a friend, since then and haven't
even looked at it. I had a small job to do the other day and when I tried
to fire some nails into metal and cement block, the cartridge wouldn't fire.
I tried a number of them thinking I had gotten some duds. Still no luck. I
thought maybe the firing pin is broken and tried to disassemble the tool.
There is a nut on the top of the handle that I think needs to be removed to
gain access; however, it just turns. The nut is smashed down pretty heavily
on the rod that it secures and don't know how to get it off yet. I would
have to clamp the plastic handle and then try to use a wrench on it. It
could well ruin the plastic handle.
Anyone with some suggestions as to how to proceed on this? Another site to
go to? Thanks,
Try going to the manufacture's site to get the various trouble
shooting instructions, manuals, etc. Check the breech to make sure
that part of a used casing isn't stuck in it. I had a similar problem
several years ago and it seems to me that that's where the problem
lay. The new load wouldn't fully seat thereby preventing firing.
That's why I thought the problem lay with the firing pin. Only problem now
is: How do I get it out of the tool? Will I have to clamp the plastic
handle in a vise and wrench off the nut. I can't seem to find any tech
support for Remington on this tool. Any ideas? Thanks,
If the thread is mushed over from hammering, you will never unscrew it. Last
time I looked these things were only about $20.00, just buy another one,
possibly this time go for the more expensive trigger operated version.
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