FAQ

Products, Parts & Kits

  1. Does Paslode offer tool repair kits?
  2. Does Paslode sell refurbished nailers?
  3. How do I order a part online?
  4. Does Paslode offer a cleaning kit for the Cordless nailers?
  5. What is included with a new Paslode Cordless nailer?
  6. Does Paslode manufacture Stainless Steel fasteners?
  7. Does Paslode offer a full head nail?
  8. Where is the serial number located on a Paslode Cordless nailer?
  9. Does Paslode make air compressors?

Product Application

  1. What are the shear and pullout strengths of Paslode fasteners?
  2. Can I use Paslode Hot Dipped Galvanized nails in ACQ treated lumber?
  3. Can I use Paslode galvanized finish nails in an exterior application?
  4. What size air compressor do I need?
  5. What is the difference between PSI and CFM?

Service

  1. How do I find a Paslode Authorized Service Center?
  2. Do I need to oil my cordless nailer?
  3. What type of oil should I use in my pneumatic nailer?
  4. What should I use to clean my cordless nailer?
  5. Can I use something other than Paslode degreaser cleaner to clean my nailer?
  6. What type of oil should I use after the nailer has been cleaned?

Tool Operation

  1. Which fuel cell does my Cordless nailer use?
  2. Do fuel cells have a shelf life?
  3. Will other brands of nails work in my Paslode nailer?
  4. Can I use other brands of fuel in my Cordless nailer?
  5. How long does it take to charge a battery?
  6. How many shots do you get from a fully charged battery?
  7. Do I need to do anything special to operate the nailers in cold temperatures?
  8. Are Cordless nailers affected by altitude?

Troubleshooting

  1. The nailer fires but no nail is being driven. What causes this?
  2. When I fire the Cordless nailer it makes a “POOF” sound. What is causing that?
  3. How do I remove a jammed nail from a Cordless Framing nailer?
  4. How do I know when a fuel cell is empty?
  5. My fuel cells are past the best used by date. Can I test them to see if they are still usable?
  6. How do I adjust the depth of drive for an F350 Framing nailer?
  7. The light on the handle of my Cordless nailer is flashing red and green. What does that mean?
  8. What does it mean when the lights on the charger flash red and green?
  9. What size air fitting do I need for my tool?

 

1. Does Paslode offer nailer repair kits?

Paslode offers the following repair kits:

  • 219305 / Cordless Framing Tune Up Kit for 900420 (IMCT)
  • 219304 / Cordless Trim Tune Up Kit for 900600,902000,901000
  • 219218 / For OLDER Model 5000 Series
  • 219219 / For LATEST Model 5000 Series
  • 219222 / For 3000 Series
  • 219235 / For F350S / 501000
  • 219224 / Trigger Valve Repair Kit for 3000, 4000, 5000 Series, F350S
  • 219245 / Feeder Claw Repair Kit for P275C, F325C, P350C
  • 219379 / Cordless Framing Tune Up Kit for 902200 / 902600 (CF325/CF325Li)
  • 219352 / For PF350S / 502000

The kits can be purchased at a sales location nearest you or online:

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2. Does Paslode sell refurbished nailers?

Paslode offers factory-refurbished tools at itwconstructionparts.com.  All tools are refurbished by trained Paslode Factory-Service Technicians. Genuine Paslode replacement parts are used where necessary and tools are cleaned to look like new.

Product Offerings include:

  • Factory Refurbished Cordless and Pneumatic nailers
  • Replacement Parts
  • Tune Up Kits and Accessories for Framing and Trim/Finish nailers
  • Repair Center

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3. How do I order a part online?

Genuine Paslode replacement parts, tune up kits, accessories, and repair service can be purchased online at itwconstructionparts.com.

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4. Does Paslode offer a cleaning kit for Cordless nailers?

Paslode offers Tune Up kits for Cordless Framing and Trim/Finish nailers. The kits contain 5.5 oz of degreaser cleaner; 10 ml of cordless tool oil; air filter; fuel stem adapter; spark plug; and Tune Up kit instructions. Tune Up kit part numbers:

  • 219305 / Cordless Framing Tune Up Kit for 900420 (IMCT)
  • 219304 / Cordless Trim Tune Up Kit for 900600,902000,901000
  • 219379 / Cordless Framing Tune Up Kit for 902200 / 902600 (CF325/CF325Li)

The kits can be purchased at a sales location nearest you or online:

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5. What is included with a new Paslode Cordless nailer?

A new Cordless nailer includes the following:

  • Carrying Case
  • Clear Safety Glasses
  • Battery Charger
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Hex Key
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Tool Reference Guide

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6. Does Paslode manufacture Stainless Steel fasteners?

No, Paslode does not manufacture stainless steel 30 degree fasteners. You may do a search on a search engine, such as Google, typing in “30 degree stainless steel fasteners”.

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7. Does Paslode offer a full head nail?

Yes, Paslode manufactures coil nails which are full round head nails and Roundrive® strip nails that are full offset head nails. Paslode's patented Roundrive® fasteners are designed to work with our 30 Degree framing nailers, both the Pneumatic 30 Degree Framing nailer and the Cordless 30 Degree nailer. Fasteners can be purchased through our retail and distribution channels. To find a Paslode dealer click the 'Where to Buy' tab on the top of the Paslode homepage.

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8. Where is the serial number located on a Paslode Cordless nailer?

The serial number is engraved on the motor housing of the nailer. It is on the right side (battery compartment side). The easiest way to locate the number is to hold the tool with the battery side up and the nose pointing to your right. Look approximately 1 inch below the “P” on the Paslode label and toward the handle. On the CF325 it is located below the nose of the nailer. The serial number is 9 or more digits long.

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9. Does Paslode make air compressors?

No, Paslode does not manufacture air compressors. However, some of our distributors sell compressors with the Paslode name on them. These compressors are usually made by Rolair Systems. Please contact Rolair Systems for more information.

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10. What are the shear and pullout strengths of Paslode fasteners?

The ES Report-1539 contains information on the shear and pullout strengths of Paslode fasteners. A copy of the report is located here: ESR-1539.pdf.

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11. Can I use Paslode Hot Dipped Galvanized nails in ACQ treated lumber?

Paslode Hot Dipped Galvanized and Paslode Galvanized Positive Placement® Metal Connector Nails meet the ASTM A153 Class D specifications (1 oz/ft2 of zinc coverage) for use in ACQ treated lumber.

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12. Can I use Paslode galvanized finish nails in an exterior application?

Paslode finish nails are electro-galvanized. They should not be used in cedar, redwood or treated lumber. If they are going to be used in pine then they should be countersunk and the heads should be caulked over.

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13. What size air compressor do I need?

You can use the following formula to figure out the size air compressor you need.

The Number of Tools being used X the Number of Nails each tool will drive per minute X 1.2 X the Amount of Air per Shot (SCFM) at the operating pressure. This number is found on the chart in the tool schematic and parts list provided with the nailer.

For example, if you have two F-350S tools each driving 20 nails per minute with the compressor set at 90 PSI you get: 2 X 20 X 1.2 X .082 = 3.95. The compressor needs to deliver 3.95 CFM at 90 PSI. If you operate the tool at 120 PSI at the same rate the number will be higher: 2 X 20 X 1.2 X .108 = 5.2 CFM. When selecting an air compressor be aware that as the air pressure (PSI) increases, the delivery rate (CFM) goes down. Most compressors will rate the CFM at 50 PSI and at 100 PSI.

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14. What is the difference between PSI and CFM?

PSI or Pounds per Square Inch is an amount of force. CFM or Cubic Feet per Minute is a delivery rate. In terms of how a pneumatic tools works, the greater the PSI the harder the tool will drive and the greater the CFM the faster the tool will work.

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15. How do I find a Paslode Authorized Service Center?

To locate your nearest service location, click on “Parts & Service” tab at the top of the page and then enter your zip code.  Paslode recommends that tools needing service be repaired through your local Factory Authorized Service Network.

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16. Do I need to oil my cordless nailer?

Your Cordless nailer comes pre-lubricated from the factory. It is not uncommon to see a small amount of oil that seeped out into the case. Because the fuel contains a small amount of oil, it is not necessary to oil the tool during normal use. The only time the tool should be oiled is after it has been cleaned.

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17. What type of oil should I use in my pneumatic nailer?

Use only pneumatic tool oil. Paslode sells a summer grade oil and a winter grade oil with antifreeze. The part number for Paslode pneumatic oil is 403720 and the part number for the oil with antifreeze is 219090. Note: Lubricating oil with antifreeze should only used with temperatures below 32°F.

Do not use WD40®, motor oil, transmission fluid or aerosol lubricants. These lubricants will destroy the o-rings and seals inside the nailer.

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18. What should I use to clean my cordless nailer?

Paslode recommends using Paslode Degreaser Cleaner part number 219086S.

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19. Can I use something other than Paslode degreaser cleaner to clean my nailer?

Paslode Degreaser Cleaner is specially formulated for Paslode Cordless and pneumatic nailers. We recommend that you use our products because we have tested it with our nailers. Other products may damage electrical components, plastic parts, and rubber parts. They may also leave a residue which could cause damage to the nailer or injury to the operator of the nailer.

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20. What type of oil should I use after the nailer has been cleaned?

Use only Paslode Cordless Tool Lubricating Oil part number 401482S. It is specially formulated to withstand the high temperatures generated by Cordless nailers. Using other oils can cause the rapid build-up of combustion residue leading to poor nailer performance and more frequent cleanings.

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21. Which fuel cell does my Cordless nailer use?

In general, fuel cells with RED labeling are for Framing nailers and fuel cells with YELLOW labeling are for Trim/Finish nailers and Staplers.

  • Framing nailer (part # 900420, 404400, 404600 or 900129) => Red Fuel Cells (part # 816000 or 816050)
  • 16ga Angled Finish nailer (part # 900600) => Short Yellow Fuel Cells (part # 650039)
  • 16ga Straight Finish nailer (part # 902000) => Short Yellow Fuel Cells (part # 650039)
  • 18ga Brad nailer (part # 901000) => Short Yellow Fuel Cells (part # 650039)
  • 16ga Stapler (part # 900078) => Tall Yellow Fuel Cells (part # 816001)
  • Older model 16ga Straight Finish Nailer (part # 900400 or 900105) => Tall Yellow Fuel Cells (part # 816001)
  • New - CF325 Framing nailer (part # 902200) => QuickLode Fuel Cells

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22. Do fuel cells have a shelf life?

Fuel cells have a “Best Used By” date printed on the bottom of the can. A fuel cell will often work beyond that date, but if a tool starts to work intermittently it could be because the fuel cell has expired. An expired fuel cell has lost enough internal pressure to degrade its performance.

We recommend buying only enough fuel to complete the job. Always check the date on the bottom of the can before purchasing or using a fuel cell to ensure it is not past the best used by date.

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23. Will other brands of nails work in my Paslode nailer?

Paslode nailers and fasteners are engineered to work together as a system. Other brands of nails may not be designed or manufactured to the same specifications or quality standards as Paslode. Using nails that do not meet Paslode's specification may cause damage to the tool and injury to the operator or bystanders.

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24. Can I use other brands of fuel in my Cordless nailer?

Paslode fuel is formulated for Paslode Cordless nailers. Using other brands of fuel may damage your tool or increase how often it needs serviced.


25. How long does it take to charge a battery?

A new battery will take up to 2 hours to fully charge. A partially discharged battery will take between 5 minutes and 2 hours to fully charge depending on the amount of discharge.

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26. How many fasteners can be driven with a fully charged battery?

On average a fully charged battery will drive 4,000 fasteners before needing to be recharged.

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27. Do I need to do anything special to operate the nailers in cold temperatures?

The nailers will perform better in temperatures above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. If you plan on using the nailers below 32F they should be warmed up before use (such as placing them in the cab of a truck while driving to work). Fuel cells can be warmed by placing them in an inside coat pocket. Never place the tool or fuel in the vicinity of a fire or an open heating element.

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28. Are Cordless nailers affected by altitude?

Yes, the Cordless Framing nailer will not work well above an elevation of 5,000 feet. The Cordless Trim/Finish nailers will operate above 5,000 feet if the high altitude valve is used on the fuel cell. A four pack of blue high altitude valves (part number 219247) is available. Click the 'Where to Buy' tab on the top of the Paslode homepage to find a Paslode dealer near you or online. You can also order them at the Paslode Parts Site.


29. The nailer fires but no nail is being driven. What causes this?

There are several things that could cause a nailer to “blank fire”.

  • If your tool does not have a lockout, check that you haven't run out of fasteners
  • There may be a nail jam preventing the fasteners from moving forward. For information on clearing a nail jam click on “Products” at the top of this page, select your nailer and then select the Owner’s Manual PDF Download for your nailer. This information is typically found toward the back of the manual. You can also check the operations manual that came with your tool.
  • Cordless nailers may require cleaning. If the tool has driven 10,000 nails or more, it may require cleaning.

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30. When I fire the Cordless nailer it makes a “POOF” sound. What is causing that?

This can be caused by several things, but a nail jam is the most common. Remove the fuel and battery then clear the jammed nail(s) from the tool. If the driver blade is in the down position the tool will not fire. With the fuel and battery out of the tool, push the driver blade all the way up into the tool and test the tool.

This can also be caused by using the wrong fasteners in the tool.

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31. How do I remove a jammed nail from a Cordless Framing nailer?

First remove the fuel, battery and the remaining nails in the magazine. Using the 5/32 hex key, remove the two screws on either side of the work contact. Next grab hold of the work contact with one hand and the bottom of the magazine with the other. Pull the two away from each other and the magazine will separate from the nose. This will allow the jammed nail to fall out. Inspect the driver blade and push it back up into the tool. Install the two nose screws.

For information click on “Products” at the top of this page, select your nailer and then select the Owner’s Manual PDF Download for your nailer.

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32. How do I know when a fuel cell is empty?

First make certain you are away from any open flames or heating elements. Hold the fuel cell upside down so the black valve is toward the floor. Push the white stem on the black valve several times against a hard surface. Each time you depress the white stem a small “puff” of fuel should be dispensed. If fuel does not come out, the cell is empty.

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33. My fuel cells are past the “Best Used by Date”. Can I test them to see if they are still usable?

To test if an expired fuel cell is still dispensing fuel properly do the following:

  1. Make certain you are away from any open flames or heating elements.
  2. Hold the fuel cell straight up and down so the black metering valve is on top.
  3. Push the white stem on the black valve against a hard surface 4 to 5 times. Each time you depress the white valve a small “puff” of fuel should come out.
  4. If the puff of fuel comes out only on the first 2 or 3 pushes, then the cell has expired and needs to be replaced.

Another way to test if the fuel is still good is to hold the tool upside down over head and drive a nail into a header or ceiling joist. If the tool works consistently in that position but will not work when driving into the floor, then the cell is bad.

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34. How do I adjust the depth of drive for an F350 Framing nailer?

Do not attempt to operate or service the nailer until you have read and understood all safety precautions and manual instructions. Disconnect the air and remove fasteners from the nailer when making any adjustments or servicing it. The F350 Framing nailer has a 3/16 hex key located in the rear of the magazine. To adjust the depth of the nail, loosen the bolt on the work contacting element with the hex key. Raise the work contact up to drive the nail deeper or lower the work contact to drive the nail more flush. Tighten the bolt on the work contact and test the tool.

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35. The light on the handle of my Cordless nailer is flashing red and green. What does that mean?

The nailer’s electrical system has gone into overload protection. There may be something wrong with the fan motor or the wires going to the fan motor. Remove the cap and grill to inspect the red and black fan motor wires. If the wires are pinched or broken, that may be the problem. It may also help to disconnect the small white connector on the wire assembly that goes to the motor and then reconnect it.

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36. What does it mean when the lights on the charger flash red and green?

It is normal for the lights on the charger to flash red/green for up to 20 minutes. The charger is slowly building the charge in the battery until the battery is able to accept the full output of the charger. This protects the battery and increases the life of the battery. If the lights continue to flash red/green after 20 minutes but go to a steady green when the battery is removed, it is likely there is a problem with the battery.

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37. What size air fitting do I need for my tool?

Tools should always use a male air fitting which allows the air to discharge from the tool when the air hose is removed.  As a rule of thumb, framing tools use 3/8” air fittings and smaller tools such as trim nailers use 1/4” air fittings. The tool will be threaded for either a 3/8” N.P.T or a ¼” N.P.T. air fitting.

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