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I have a Craftsman 18 g brad nailer, just stopped working,

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I have a Craftsman 18 g brad nailer, just stopped working, when I press on the trigger, it blows a soft stream of air. Has worked fine for years, i'm in the middle of a project and it just stopped. Can't find the manual, can you direct me to a site that has the servicing directions. I have never done anything to the tool.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  John Contractor replied 6 years ago.


Did the Nailer just stop shooting nails ?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, I check the pressure, bleed the tank, reconnect the gun, check the safety linkage. When you pull the tricker a slight exhaust of air is heard, it worked fine before that have run about 50 brads today with no problems. Do these things need cleaning and lubrication, have never done it in the 18 years I have owned the gun.
Expert:  John Contractor replied 6 years ago.


They should not need any maintenance they are made so you dont have to do this, it sounds like you might have a jammed brad in the gun, Anyway you can go to They have all types of Manuals for Craftsman products and you can download them right to your Computer they also have illustrations and a step by step guide for trouble shooting problems like the one you have with your gun.


Good Luck



Thank You

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Could not fin a manual, Please provide an address/link so I can trouble shoot, I have checked, no jammed brad.
Expert:  John Contractor replied 6 years ago.



Let me get back to you in 10/15 minutes, please and Thank You

Expert:  John Contractor replied 6 years ago.


Sorry about that. Here are a few Sites that i use to get Stuff/Manuals when I am looking for something Specific and cant get them anywhere else. (1) (2) and (3) Hope these will help you out.


Good Luck



Thank You.

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