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.