Makita AN901 User's Manual

Construction Coil Nailer
MODEL AN901
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Air pressure
Nail length
Nail capacity
4.5- 8.5 kgf1cmZG
(65 - 120 PSIG)
45 mm - 90 mm
(1-314"- 3-112")
150 - 300 pes'
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Dimensions
(L x H x W)
Min. hose diameter
Net weight
316 mm 408 mm 13' "
(12-112"x 16" x 5-118")
8.5 mm (5116")
3.1 kg (6.8Ibs)
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: WHEN USING THIS TOOL, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL
INJURY, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
.For personal safety and proper operation and
maintenance of the tool, read this instruction
manual carefully before using the tool.
Always wear safety glasses to protect your eyes
from dust or nail injury. The safety glasses should
conform with the requirements of ANSI 287.1 1979.
Safety
glasses
WARNING :
It is an employer’s responsibility to enforce the
use of safety eye protection equipment by the tool
operators and by other persons in the immediate
working area.
.Wear hearing protection to protect your ears
against exhaust noise and head protection. Also
wear light but not loose clothing. Sleeves should
be buttoned or rolled up. No necktie should be
worn.
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Head
protection
,Hearing
protection
Rushing the job or forcing the tool is dangerous.
Handle the tool carefully. Do not operate when
under the influence of alcohol, drugs or the like.
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General Tool Handling Guidelines:
1. Always assume that the tool contains fasteners.
2. Do not point the tool toward yourself or anyone whether it contains fasteners or not.
3. Do not actuate the tool unless the tool is placed firmly against the workpiece.
4. Respect the tool as a working implement.
5. No horseplay.
6. Do not hold or carry the tool with a finger on the trigger.
7. Do not load the tool with fasteners when any one of the operating controls is activated.
8. Do not operate the tool with any power source other than that specified in the tool
operatingkafety instructions.
An improperly functioning tool must not be used.
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*Sparks sometimes fly when the tool is used. Do
not use the tool near volatile, flammable materials
such as gasoline, thinner, paint, gas, adhesives,
etc.; they will ignite and explode, causing serious
injury.
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The area should be sufficiently illuminated to
assure safe operations.
The area should be clear and litter- free. Be
especially careful to maintain good footing and
balance.
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Only those involved in the work should be in the
vicinity. Children especially must be kept away at
all times.
There may be local regulations concerning noise
which must be complied with by keeping noise
levels within prescribed limits. In certain cases,
shutters should be used to contain noise.
Do not play with the contact element: it prevents
accidental discharge, so it must be kept on and
not removed. Securing the trigger in the ON position is also very dangerous. Never attempt to
fasten the trigger.
Do not operate a tool if any portion of the tool
operating controls is inoperable, disconnected,
altered, or not working properly.
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Operate the tool within the specified air pressure
of 4.5
8.5 kgf/cm*G (65 - 120 PSIG) for safety
and longer tool life. Do not exceed the recommended max. operating pressure of 8.5
kgf/cmzG (120 PSIG). The tool should not be
connected to a source whose pressure potentially
exceeds 14.0 kgf/cmzG(200 PSIG).
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8 5 kgf/cm2G
(120 PSIG)
8 5 kgf/cm2G
(120 PSIG)
.Never use the tool with other than compressed
air. If bottled gas (carbon dioxide, oxgen, nitrogen, hydrogen, air, etc.) or combustible gas
(hydrogen, propane, acetylene, etc.) is used as
a power source for this tool, the tool will explode
and cause serious injury.
COMPRESSED
AIR
*Always check the tool for its overall condition
and loose screws before operation. Tighten as
required.
Make sure all safety systems are in working order
before operation. The tool must not operate if
only the trigger is pulled or if only the contact
element is pressed against the wood. It must work
only when both actions are performed. Test for
possible faulty operation with nails unloaded.
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.Make sure that the trigger is locked when the
change lever is set to the LOCK position.
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Check walls, ceilings, floors, roofing and the like
carefully to avoid possible electrical shock, gas
leakage, explosions, etc. caused by striking live
wires, conduits or gas pipes.
Use only nails specified in this manual. The use
of any other nails may cause malfunction of the
tool.
Do not permit those uninstructed to use the tool.
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Change lever
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Triggerlock
Make sure no one is nearby before nailing. Never
attempt to nail from both the inside and outside
at the same time. Nails may rip through and/or
fly off, presenting a grave danger.
Watch your footing and maintain your balance
with the tool. Make sure there is no one below
when working in high locations, and secure the
air hose to prevent danger if there is sudden
jerking or catching.
On rooftops and other high locations, nail as you
move forward. It is easy to lose your footing if you
nail while inching backward. When nailing against
perpendicular surface, nail from the top to the
bottom. You can perform nailing operations with
less fatigue by doing so.
A nail will be bent or the tool can become jammed
if you mistakenly nail on top of another nail or
strike a knot in the wood. The nail may be thrown
and hit someone, or the tool itself can react dangerously. Place the nails with care.
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Do not leave the loaded tool or the air compressor
under pressure for a long time out in the sun. Be
sure that dust, sand, chips and foreign matter will
not enter the tool in the place where you leave
it setting.
@Donot point the ejection port at anyone in the
vicinity. Keep hands and feet away from the
ejection port area.
@Whenthe air hose is connected, do not carry the
tool with your finger on the trigger or hand it to
someone in this condition. Accidental firing can
be extremely dangerous.
Handle the tool carefully as there is high pressure
inside the tool that can be dangerous if a crack
is caused by rough handling (dropping or striking). Do not attempt to carve or engrave on the
tool.
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Stop nailing operations immediately if you notice
something wrong or out of the ordinary with the
tool.
*Always disconnect the air hose and remove all of
the nails:
1. When unattended.
2. Before performing any maintenance or repair.
3. Before cleaning a jam.
4. Before moving the tool to a new location.
Perform cleaning and maintenance right after
finishing the job. Keep the tool in tip-top condition. Lubricate moving parts to prevent rusting
and minimize friction related wear. Wipe off all
dust from the parts.
*When not operating the tool, always lock the
trigger by turning the change lever to the LOCK
position.
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*Do not operate this tool if it does not contain a
legible WARNING LABEL.
*Do not modify tool without authorization from
Makita.
Ask Makita’s Factory or Authorized service center
for periodical inspection of the tool.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY,
maintenance and repairs should be performed by
Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers,
always using Makita replacement parts.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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TOOL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AND USE
Selecting compressor
The air compressor must comply with the requirements of
ANSI 619.3 - 1981.
Select a compressor that has ample pressure and air output
to assure cost-efficient operation. The graph shows the
relation between nailing frequency, applicable pressure and
compressor air output. Thus, for example, if nailing takes
place at a rate of approximately 40 times per minute at a
compression of 6 kgf/cm2G (85 PSIG), a compressor with
an air output over 95 l/minute is required. Pressure regulators must be used to limit air pressure to the rated pressure of the tool where air supply pressure exceeds the tool’s
rated pressure. Failure to do so may result in serious injury
to tool operator or persons in the vicinity.
Nailing frequency
(timeshin )
Selecting air hose
Use an air hose as large and as short as possible to assure
continuous, efficient nailing operation. With an air pressure
of 5 kgf/cm2G (70 PSIG), an air hose with an internal
diameter of over 8.5 mm (5/16”) and a length of less than
20 m (6.6 ft.) is recommended when the interval between
each nailing is 0.5 seconds. Air supply hoses shall have a
minimum working pressure rating of 10.7 kgf/cm2G (150
PSIG) or 150 percent of the maximum pressure produced
in the system whichever is higher.
CAUTION:
Low air output of the compressor, or a long or smaller diameter air hose in relation to the nailing frequency
may cause a decrease in the driving capability of the tool.
Lubrication
To insure maximum performance, install an air set (oiler,
regulator, air filter) as close as possible to the tool. Adjust
the oiler so that one drop of oil will be provided for every
30 nails.
When an air set is not used, oil the tool with pneumatic tool
oil by placing 2 (two) or 3 (three) drops into the air fitting.
This should be done before and after use. For proper lubrication, the tool must be fired a couple of times after pneumatic tool oil is introduced.
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Nose adapter
CAUTION:
Always lock the trigger and disconnect the hose before installing or removing the nose adapter.
When nailing workpieces with easily-marred surfaces, use
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Nose piece storing portion
Attach the nose adapter to the contact arm (see right). When
not in use, store the nose adapter at the rear of the tool to
keep it from being lost.
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Nose adapter
Loading nailer
CAUTION:
Always lock the trigger and disconnect the hose before loading the nailer.
Select nails suitable for your work.
Depress the latch lever and open the door and magazine
cap.
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Lift and turn the coil support plate to set the correct step.
When loading 90 mm (3-1/2”) long nails, use the bottom
step. When loading 65 or 75 mm (2-1/2”, 3”) long nails, use
the middle step. When loading 45 or 50 or 57 mm (1-3/4”,
2”,2-1/4”) long nails, use the top step. If the tool is operated
with the coil support plate set to the wrong step, poor nail
feed or malfunction of the tool may result.
LMagazine cap
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lever
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Magazinescale
Coil support plate
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Place the nail coil over the coil support plate. Uncoil enough
nails to reach the feed claw. Place the first nail in the driver
channel and the second nail in the feed claw. The nail heads
must be in the slot in the feeder body. Place other uncoiled
nails on feeder body. Close the magazine cap and door after
checking to see that the nail coil is set properly in the
magazine.
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Feeder body
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Adjusting depth of nailing
CAUTION:
Always lock the trigger and disconnect the hose before adjusting the depth of nailing.
To adjust the depth of nailing, turn the adjuster so that the
arrow above the adjuster will point to the number indicated
on the adjuster. The depth of nailing is the deepest when
the arrow points to the number 1. It will become shallower
as the arrow points to higher number. The depth can be
changed in approx. 1.O mm (1/32”)
increments per graduation. If nails cannot be driven deep enough even when the
arrow points to the number 1, increase the air pressure. If
nails are driven too deep even when the arrow points to the
number 9, decrease the air pressure. Generally speaking,
the tool service life will be longer when the tool is used with
lower air pressure and the adjuster set to a lower number.
Connecting air hose
Lock the trigger. Slip the air socket of the air hose onto the
air fitting on the nailer. Be sure that the air socket locks firmly
into position when installed onto the air fitting. A hose
coupling must be installed on or near the tool in such a way
that the pressure reservoir will discharge at the time the air
supply coupling is disconnected.
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Air socket
Operation
1) To drive a nail, you may place the contact element against the workpiece and pull the trigger, or
2) Pull the trigger first and then place the contact element against the workpiece.
No. 1 method is for intermittent nailing, when you wish to drive a nail carefully and very accurately.
No. 2 method is for continuous nailing.
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For No. 1 method, set the change lever to the “Intermittent
Nailing” position.
For No. 2 method, set the change lever to the “Continuous
Nailing” position. After using the change lever to change
the nailing method, always make sure that the change lever
is properly set to the position for the desired nailing method.
CAUTION:
Operating the tool without nails shortens the life of the tool and should be avoided.
Air exhaust
Air exhaust direction can be changed easily by rotating the
exhaust cover. Change it when necessary.
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Jammed nailer
CAUTION:
Always lock the trigger, disconnect the hose and remove the nails from the magazine before cleaning
a jam.
When the nailer becomes jammed, proceed as follows:
Open the door and magazine cap and remove the nail coil.
Insert a small rod or the like into the ejection port and tap
it with a hammer to drive out the nail jamming the ejection
port. Reset the nail coil and close the magazine cap and
door.
Hook
The hook is convenient for hanging the tool temporarily. This
hook can be installed on either side of the tool.
CAUTION:
*Always lock the trigger and disconnect the hose when hanging the tool using the hook.
*Always tighten the hook securing bolt firmly. Loose bolt may cause air leakage from the tool.
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Never hang the tool on a waist belt or the like. Dangerous
accidental firing may result.
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Nails
Handle nail coils and their b x carefully. If the nail coils have
been handled roughly, they may be out of shape or their
connector breaks, causing poor nail feed.
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Avoid storing nails in a very humid or hot place or place
exposed to direct sunlight.
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MAINTENANCE
CAUTION:
Always disconnect the hose before attempting to perform inspection or maintenance.
Maintenance of nailer
Always check the tool for its overall condition and
loose screws before operation. Tighten as required.
With tool disconnected, make daily inspection to
assure free movement of the contact element and
trigger. Do not use tool if the contact element or
trigger sticks or binds.
Make sure that the trigger is locked when the
change lever is set to the LOCK position.
Trigger lock
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When the tool is not to be used for an extended period of time, lubricate the tool using pneumatic
tool oil and store the tool in a safe place. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and/or a humid or hot
environment.
Maintenance of compressor, air set and air hose
After operation, always drain the compressor tank and the air filter. If moisture is allowed to enter the
tool, it may result in poor performance and possible tool failure.
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Check regularly to see if there is sufficient pneumatic oil in the oiler of the air set. Failure to maintain sufficient lubrication will cause O-rings to
wear quickly.
Air filter
Oiler
Pneumatic oil
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Keep the air hose away from heat (over 6OoC, over 14OoF),
away from chemicals (thinner, strong acids or alkalis). Also,
route the hose away from obstacles which it may become
dangerously caught on during operation. Hoses must also
be directed away from sharp edges and areas which may
lead to damage or abrasion to the hose.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, maintenance and repairs should be performed by Makita
Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.
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MAKITA LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
Warranty Policy
Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It is warranted to
be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of
original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE
tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita’s Factory or Authorized Service Centers. If inspection shows
the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at our option,
replace) without charge.
This Warranty does not apply where:
0 repairs have been made or attempted by others:
0 repairs are required because of normal wear and tear :
0 The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained ;
0 alterations have been made to the tool.
IN NO EVENT SHALL MAKITA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER
APPLIES BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE TERM OF THIS WARRANTY.
MAKITA DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF “MERCHANTABILITY” AND “FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE,”
AFTER THE ONE-YEAR TERM O F THIS WARRANTY.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Some states do not allow
limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Makita Corporation
3-11-8, Sumiyoshi-cho,
Anjo, Aichi 446-8502 Japan
884286 - 064
PRINTED IN JAPAN
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