Paslode is a renowned manufacturer of creative and inventive tools such as framing nailers, brad nailers, and finishing nailers. Regardless of the high-quality materials provided by Paslode, extensive work will eventually lead to the gun being jammed or internal mechanisms being clogged.
The makers suggest users to clean their framing guns every 6 months or after firing 50,000 nails because even the best of equipment needs maintenance to keep performing flawlessly. However, instead of wasting money by sending it for servicing, why not try repairing it yourself.
It will take you only about 15-20minutes, and you can clean it with the things you have lying around in your garage or workshop. So, grab your Paslode framing gun, and let’s get started.
Things Necessary to Clean a Paslode Framing Nailers:
- A clean and lint-free rag
- Paslode tool cleaner/ degreaser
- Paslode lubricating oil
- Allen Wrench (5/32” Hex Key wrench) or 9/64” TrimMaster (comes with the tool)
- Eye protector
- Tool manual
- Small screwdriver
How to Clean a Paslode Framing Nailer?
Below, I’m going walk you through the process of cleaning a Paslode framing nailer.
Step 1:Before you start, make sure that you have let the tool cool down and removed the battery, nails, and fuel cells.
Step 2: With 5/32” Hex Key Wrench, remove two Head Cap screws from the nose of the tool and swivel the handle-magazine from the motor.
Step 3: Remove both the grill and the air-filter. Thoroughly clean them with Paslode Degreaser/ Tool Cleaner or soap water.
Step 4: Then, unscrew the 4 screws situated at the back of the gun and remove the cap as well as the air filter. Clean them with Paslode Degreaser, as well.
Step 5:Be careful when you tilt the handle magazine from the motor to separate them. Take extra caution and see that the fan doesn’t damage the combustion chamber or that you don’t damage the fan blades or the motor shaft.
Step 6: Now clean the fan blades as well as spark plug and seal ring spraying Paslode Degreaser. Wait for all the debris to just fall off. If there is a presence of heavy debris, apply Paslode Lubricating oil to clean them off.
Step 7: Oil must be applied thoroughly on the seal rings. Before reassembly, make sure that the 2 rings have a 180º gap between them. Also, use Paslode Lubricating Oil because Paslode has specially made this for their products; cleaning or oiling with other products may lead to a build-up of combustible residuals or may cause parts failure.
Step 8: With a small screwdriver, push the piston to ‘down’ position, and spray the ‘sleeve’ and ‘combustion chamber’ generously with Paslode Degreaser/ Tool Cleaner. Place it upside down to let the debris, dirt, and extra cleaner to slip down.
Step 9: Take the lint-free clean rag and gently wipe away residual dirt. Repeat the process if heavy dirt remains.
Step 10: Put the motor assembly in a tilted position and drop 4 drops of oil into the sleeve, and rotate it to make sure oil is evenly spread throughout the sleeve.
Now, drop 5-6 drops of oil in the lower lip of the combustion chamber and hold it in an upright position, then push down and release several times to ensure that oil has spread evenly throughout the lower lip of the combustion chamber.
With your fingers, push the driver blade up and down to ensure oil spreads evenly. Make sure to push the driver blade up before you reassemble the tool.
Step 11: Now that you have spread oil on the lower lip of the combustion chamber, put 3-4 drops of oil on the upper lip of the combustion chamber and spread it around with your fingers.
Step 12:Make sure to put the piston back in its rest position before you start to reassemble the tool.
Step 13: Remember to tighten all the screws in the nose of the tool before you tighten the screws on the back cap.
Finally, after assembling, it is best if you run the machine to see if it is operating smoothly. If you notice smoke coming out of the exhaust ports, do not panic, it comes from burning the excess oil. So now that you now know how to clean the tool, instead of wasting the money, spend 20 minutes of your time to clean it up yourself.