Unjamming your Nail Gun is simpler than you may think

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Whether you have a Paslode Impulse Tool, Pneumatic Tool or Flooring equipment, sometimes it might get jammed. Clearing an obstructed nailer is simpler than you may think. Our guide will help you find the right solution to fix your tool.

Sometimes it’s important to know the cause to clear a jammed fastener:

Worn or damaged work contact elementReplace work contact element
Dented driver bladeSubstitute driver
Incorrect nail size or typeCheck that correct Paslode fasteners are being used
Broken fastenersReplace fasteners
Loose magazine or nose screwsTighten any loose components


Before addressing any issue on your nail gun, we need to make the tool safe – remove the fasteners and all the battery and fuel cell. Now that your tool is inoperative, it’s safe for you to clear the jam. Look down the nose of the gun to check to see if you can see a jam.

How to unjam a nail gun:

  1. Unscrew the two front nose bolts (FrameMaster) and separate the nose from the magazine; or lift the nose latch (TrimMaster), releasing the front nose plate.
  2. Locate the stuck nail in the nose of the gun and remove it – sometimes this can be done just with your fingers, other times you may need the use of a screwdriver or set of pliers.
  3. While you have the tool apart, it’s a good time to give it a quick inspection:
    • Make sure there are no other blockages in the top of the magazine
    • Check that the driver blade has returned all the way to it’s back “rest” position
    • Make sure there is no other metal or paper jammed up in the top of the tool
  4. Close the front nose and refix it.
  5. Reinsert the battery and the fuel cell.
  6. Reload the tool with fasteners.
  7. Test to ensure a successful operation.

For other expert tips and troubleshooting advice, or for a hands-on demonstration, visit paslode.com.au where you will find a series of step by step cleaning and maintenance videos.

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