The 8-Step Guide to Unjamming your Nail Gun

Whether you have impulse, pneumatic or flooring equipment, sometimes it might get jammed. Clearing an obstructed nailer is simpler than you think. Our guide will help you find the right solution to fix your tool.


Before addressing any issue on your nail gun, remove all power sources, like the battery and the fuel cell. Now that your tool is inoperative, it’s safe for you to clear the jam, but remember to keep it facing away from you.

How to unjam a nail gun:

1. Unscrew the two front nose bolts, or lift the nose latch, releasing the front nose plate.
2. Open the nose.
3. Clear the jam and push the driver blade back to its rest position.
4. Close the front nose and refix it.
5. Ensure the work contact element is free.
6. Reinsert the battery and the fuel cell.
7. Reload the tool with fasteners
8. Test to ensure a successful operation.

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

Cause   Solution
 Worn or damaged work contact element  Replace work contact element
 Dented driver blade  Substitute driver
 Incorrect nail size or type  Check that correct Paslode fasteners are being used
 Broken fasteners  Replace fasteners
 Loose magazine or nose screws  Tighten any loose components


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