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  • Rigid 18 Gauge Brad Nailer only fires every second time

    Bought a 18 gauge brad nailer, loaded in 1.5" 18 gauge brads, stuck on a fresh battery and pulled the trigger: bang a brad sinks in, then reposition, pull the trigger, whirring sound but no brad...reposition nailer, pull trigger, brad fires, move again and pull trigger, no brad...you get the idea...anyone have any ideas? I took the nailer back and got a replacement and the second one is doing the same thing! help!

  • #2
    Same brads from same box? If so maybe try different brand or make sure you are using the correct size/type.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
    "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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    • #3
      Good point (pun unintended) but no, tried another box of 1.5" 18 gauge brads and same thing. For some reason the dial of the back of the gun that increases or decreases force won't turn to the right to increase...actually won't turn at all...wonder if that's a factor?

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      • #4
        Might be a bad batch since you've had two in a row fail. Return it and go to another store to get one. But note the serial number of the one you have now and anything else on the package that might tell you if the next one came from the same batch. Maybe someone was having a bad day or the machine was out of whack for some reason.
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
        "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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        http://www.cordlessworkshop.net
        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA
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        • #5
          That's a really interesting idea Bob. I started thinking it had to be me, because what's the chances of two in a row? But these things are pretty simple aren't they? Load in brads, slide on battery, press to wood and pull trigger right?

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          • #6
            Yeah, if some machine that makes a particular widget was out of adjustment or something along those lines then you could have a whole shift of bad tools coming off the production line. And they all probably end up in the same shipping container coming over here. So maybe look through all the individual boxes at your store and see if there is one with a serial number of production date or lot number that differs from what you have now and try that one. It's worth a shot.
            "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
            "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

            https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute
            http://www.cordlessworkshop.net
            https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA
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            • #7
              You could try putting it in contact mode ( bump mode ) there's a lever in the back of the inside handle ... see if that works ... The only other thing that I can think of is that it's not firing because there's no brad in the chamber ... that gun will not dry fire.

              I have there RO9891 and have not encountered any problems other than once I installed 16 gauge nails by accident .

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