Central Pneumatic 97524 Operating instructions

AIR NAILER/STAPLER
2-IN-1 KIT
Model 97524
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ASSEMBLY and OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Specifications
Air Inlet
Recommended Air Pressure
Magazine Capacity
Safety Feature
Nail Size
Staple Size
1
/4”- 18 NPT
60 - 100 PSI, 100 PSI Max.
100 Nails or 80 Staples
Single Sequential Safety Trip Mechanism
.039-.042” Shank (18 Gauge),5/8” - 2” L
1
/4” Crown, .039-.042” Shank (18 Gauge), 1/2” - 1 1/2” L
Accessories: Oil Dropper, 2 Wrenches, 1 Coupler Plug
Note: Performance of the compressor (if powered by line voltage) may vary depending
on variations in local line voltage. Extension cord usage may also affect tool
performance.
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operating and maintenance procedures, parts list and diagram. Keep your invoice with this
manual. Write the invoice number on the inside of the front cover. Keep the manual and
invoice in a safe and dry place for future reference.
Safety Warnings and Precautions
WARNING: When using tool, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to equipment.
Read all instructions before using this tool!
1.
Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas invite injuries.
2.
Observe work area conditions. Do not use machines or power tools in damp or wet
locations. Do not expose to rain. Keep work area well lit. Do not use electrically powered
tools in the presence of flammable gases or liquids.
3.
Keep children away. Children must never be allowed in the work area. Do not let them
handle machines, tools, extension cords, or air hoses.
4.
Store idle equipment. When not in use, tools must be stored in a dry location to inhibit
rust. Always lock up tools and keep out of reach of children.
5.
Use the right tool for the job. Do not attempt to force a small tool or attachment
to do the work of a larger industrial tool. There are certain applications for which this
tool was designed. It will do the job better and more safely at the rate for which it was
intended. Do not modify this tool and do not use this tool for a purpose for which it was
not intended.
6.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry as they can be caught in
moving parts. Protective, electrically non-conductive clothes and non-skid footwear are
recommended when working. Wear restrictive hair covering to contain long hair.
7.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Do not reach over or
across running machines or air hoses.
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8.
Use eye and ear protection. Always wear ANSI approved impact safety
goggles and appropriate hearing protection. Wear a full face shield if you
are producing metal filings or wood chips. Wear an ANSI approved dust mask
or respirator when working around metal, wood, and chemical dusts and
mists. Other people in the work area must also wear ANSI approved impact
safety goggles.
9.
Maintain tools with care. Keep tools clean for better and safer performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect tool cords and air hoses
periodically and, if damaged, have them repaired by an authorized technician. The handle
must be kept clean, dry, and free from oil and grease at all times. Do not operate a tool
if any portion of the tool’s operating controls are inoperable, disconnected, altered or
not working properly.
10. Disconnect Air Hose and release any built-up air pressure. Never service the Nailer,
clear jams, or disassemble with the air hose attached. Always release any built-up air
even after disconnecting hose. Disconnect the Nailer when not in use.
11. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Check that keys and adjusting wrenches are
removed from the tool or machine work surface before attaching to an air source.
12. Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure the trigger is in the Off position when not in use
and before plugging in. Do not carry any tool with your finger on the trigger, whether
it is attached to an air source or not. Do not point the tool towards yourself or anyone
whether it contains fasteners or not.
13. Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, use common sense. Do not operate any tool
when you are tired.
14. Check for damaged parts. Before using any tool, any part that appears damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its
intended function. Check for alignment and binding of moving parts; any broken parts
or mounting fixtures; and any other condition that may affect proper operation. Any part
that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by a qualified technician. Do
not use the tool if the trigger does not operate properly.
15. Guard against electric shock. Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces such as
pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerator enclosures.
16. Replacement parts and accessories. This product is to be repaired and serviced only
by a qualified technician. When this product is serviced, only identical replacement parts
should be used. Use of any other parts will void the warranty. Only use accessories
intended for use with this tool. Approved accessories are available from Harbor Freight
Tools.
17. Do not operate tool if under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read warning labels
if taking prescription medicine to determine if your judgement or reflexes are impaired
while taking drugs. If there is any doubt, do not operate the tool.
18. Use proper size and type extension cord. If an extension cord is required, it must
be of the proper size and type to supply the correct current to the compressor without
heating up. Otherwise, the extension cord could melt and catch fire, or cause electrical
damage to the tool. Check your air compressor’s manual for the appropriate size cord.
It is also possible that the use of an extension cord may cause your circuit breaker to
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trip or your panel fuse to break. If this happens, either use the compressor without an
extension cord or find a larger amperage circuit to use.
19. Maintenance. The maintenance outlined in the maintenance section should be performed
regularly. For your safety, this product should be serviced or repaired regularly only by
a qualified technician.
20. Compressed air only. Never use combustible gas as a power source.
21.
Do not load nails with the trigger or safety depressed. Unintentional firing
may occur. Do not load nails when the air hose is connected to the tool.
Always assume that the tool contains fasteners.
22. Disconnect air supply before loading Nailer. Before reloading (or making any
adjustments to) the Nailer make sure that the compressed air is disconnected.
23. Fire fasteners into an appropriate work surface only. Do not attempt to fire fasteners
into surfaces too hard to penetrate. Do not drive fasteners on top of other fasteners,
or at too steep of an angle. Fasteners can ricochet causing personal injury. Never fire
the Nailer into the air, or point it toward yourself or another person. Always wear ANSI
approved safety goggles during use, maintenance, and reloading.
24. Do not fire fasteners too close to the edge of a workpiece. They may split the
workpiece and fly free, causing personal injury.
25. Take caution as some woods contain preservatives such as copper chromium
arsenate (CCA) which can be toxic. When stapling or nailing these materials extra
care should be taken to avoid inhalation and minimize skin contact.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities, contain chemicals known [to the State of California] to
cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement or other masonry products
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
(California Health & Safety Code 25249.5, et seq. )
26. Stay within air pressure capacity. Never operate the Nailer above 100 PSI.
27. Hold tool away from head and body. During operation the Nailer may kick back causing
injury.
28. Transport Nailer safely. Always disconnect air supply when moving the tool in the
workplace. Carry the tool by the handle and avoid contact with the trigger.
Warning: The warnings, cautions, and instructions discussed in this instruction
manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be
understood by the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot
be built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.
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Unpacking
When unpacking, check to make sure the parts listed on page 9 are included. If any parts
are missing or broken, please call Harbor Freight Tools at the number on the cover of this
manual as soon as possible.
Operation
1/4”-18 NPT
Nailer/
Stapler
For best service you should incorporate an oiler, regulator, and inline filter, as shown in the
diagram above. Hoses, couplers, oilers, regulators, and filters are all available at Harbor
Freight Tools.
1.
You will need to prepare a 1/4” air connector (sold separately) to connect to the air inlet
on the Nailer/Stapler First, wrap the 1/4” air connector (not included) with pipe thread
seal tape before connecting to a 3/8” ID Air Source Hose (not included). Connect the
Air Source Hose to the Air Plug (86).
Note: If you are not using an automatic oiler system, before operation, add a few drops of
Pneumatic Tool Oil to the airline connection. Add a few drops more after each hour of
continual use.
2.
Set the air pressure on your compressor to 60-100 PSI. Do not exceed the maximum
air pressure of 100 PSI.
3.
Check the air connection for leaks.
Note: The amount of air pressure effects how deep the nails/staples will be driven. It
is suggested that you experiment on scrap material.
4.
Check the air connection for leaks and disconnect the Nailer/Stapler.
Testing The Single Sequential Safety Trip Mechanism
Warning: Even though the nailer should be empty during this procedure, always point
the nailer/Stapler at a piece of scrap wood when testing.
1.
The Nailer/Stapler should not fire if the nose is not depressed against the workpiece.
This tool has a contact safety tip mechanism, which is designed to prevent inadvertent
firing. The tool will only fire if the Safety (52) is resting on the workpiece prior to pulling
the Trigger (39).
2.
Make sure the tool is disconnected from the air supply.
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Operation - Testing The Single Sequential Safety Trip Mechanism (continued)
3.
Empty the magazine of nails or staples.
4.
Check that the Trigger (39) and the Safety (52) on the nose of the tool, move freely,
without sticking.
5.
Connect the air supply to the tool at the Air Plug (86) and set at the recommended 70100 PSI, and not over the maximum 100 PSI.
6.
Test the tool by depressing the Safety (52) on the nose of the tool against the workpiece
without pulling the Trigger (39). The tool must not cycle (fire). If it cycles (fires), stop
immediately and take the tool to a qualified service technician for repair.
7.
Hold the tool away, or off of the workpiece. The Safety (52) or nose of the tool should
return to its original position. Squeeze the Trigger (39). The tool should not cycle (fire).
If it cycles (fires), stop immediately and take the tool to a qualified service technician.
8.
Depress the Safety (52) against the workpiece and squeeze the Trigger (39). The tool
must cycle (fire) once only. Release the trigger and squeeze it again. The tool must
cycle (fire) once only. With the Trigger held, carefully lift the nailer and press it against
the workpiece again. The tool must not cycle (fire). If it fails to act in the manner
explained in bold, have it repaired by a qualified service technician.
Loading Nails or Staples
Always wear ANSI approved impact safety goggles when
reloading or doing any other maintenance on this tool. Other
people in the work area must also wear ANSI approved impact safety goggles.
Warning! Make sure the Nailer/Stapler is not attached to the air hose whenever loading
the tool.
1.
Depress the Latch (73) and pull back on the Tail Cover (78), opening Magazine A (67).
2.
Insert the brad nails into the Magazine, letting the pointed end ride on the rail of Magazine
B (61). If loading staples, fit the crown of the staples so they fit over, and ride on the rail
of the Magazine B (61).
3.
After the nails or staples reach the nose of the tool, close Magazine A (67).
Note: The window gauge on Magazine A (67) lets you know how many nails or staples remain.
Operating the Stapler/Nailer
1.
Attach the Nailer/Stapler to the air supply at the Air Plug (86). Start your compressor
and check the pressure making sure it is set at the recommended 70-100 PSI and not
over the maximum 100 PSI.
2.
To fire, place the nose of the Nailer/Stapler on the workpiece. The Nailer/Stapler should
not fire if the Safety (52) is not depressed. Once depressed, gently and briefly squeeze
the Trigger (39) once. Do not fire repeatedly; nails or staples could bounce off of one
another, damaging the work piece or causing personal injury.
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Anytime any maintenance or repairs are done (including clearing jams), first:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect the Nailer/Stapler from the air hose.
Empty Magazine A (67) completely.
Attempt to fire the Nailer/Stapler into a piece of scrap wood to ensure that it is
disconnected and is incapable of firing any staples.
Always leave Magazine A (67) open during maintenance. The Magazine is springloaded and may cause parts or a fastener to fly out of the Nailer/Stapler.
Clearing Jams
1.
Disconnect tool from air hose, empty Magazine A
(67) of fasteners, release any built-up air pressure,
and leave the magazine open, as explained above.
2.
While doing this step and the next 2 steps, hold the
Nailer/Stapler pointed away from you and any other
people or fragile objects - see Figure 1. Remove all
three Safety Cover Bolts (53) on the Safety Cover
(54) - see Figure 2.
3.
Lift the Safety Cover (54) off the top of the Nailer/
Stapler - see Figure 3.
4.
Carefully slide the Driver Cover (57) off around the
Safety (52). Note the position of the tab on the Driver
Cover (57). Remove the jammed fastener; pliers
may be necessary to remove a stuck fastener.
5.
Inspect the Driver (17A) for bends or breakage. If
it is damaged, do not use the tool until it is repaired
by a qualified technician.
6.
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
Safety Cover
Bolts (53)
FIGURE 3
Lightly oil the Driver (17A) and replace the Driver
Cover (57) with the tab in the Cover facing the Driver
Guide (58). Replace the Safety Cover (54), being
careful to line up the bolt holes and fit the Safety
(52) into the slot. Replace and securely tighten all
of the Safety Cover Bolts (53). Make sure that the
Safety (52) moves without sticking.
7.
Reload the Nailer/Stapler.
8.
Reconnect the Nailer/Stapler to the air hose.
9.
Press the Safety (52) of the Nailer/Stapler against
an appropriate piece of scrap wood.
Safety
Cover (54)
Safety
(52)
Safety
Cover (54)
tab
Driver
Cover (57)
Safety
Cover (54)
10. Test fire the Nailer/Stapler several times, checking
for proper operation.
11. Disconnect the Nailer/Stapler, remove the fasteners,
and store the Nailer/Stapler in a location out of
FIGURE 4
children’s reach.
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Anytime any maintenance or repairs are done, first:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect the Nailer/Stapler from the air hose.
Empty Magazine A (67) completely.
Attempt to fire the Nailer/Stapler into a piece of scrap wood to ensure that it is
disconnected and is incapable of firing any staples.
Always leave Magazine A (67) open during maintenance. The Magazine is springloaded and may cause parts or a fastener to fly out of the Nailer/Stapler.
Troubleshooting Guide
Stop using the Nailer/Stapler immediately if any of the following problems occur.
Repairs and part replacements must be done only by a qualified technician.
All procedures in bold on this chart are to be attempted only be a qualified technician.
Problem
Air leaking at Trigger
area.
Air leaking between
Housing and Nose.
Air leaking between
Housing and Cap (4).
Runs slowly or has power
loss.
Tool skips a nail.
Fasteners are jammed.
Nailer/Stapler will not
drive down tight.
Blade driving fastener too
deeply.
Likely Cause
Solution
O-Rings in Valve Body (100) are
damaged.
Replace O-Rings and check
contact trip operation.
1. Loose screws in Housing.
2. Damaged O-Rings/Bumper (94).
1. Tighten screws.
2. Replace O-Rings or Bumper
(94).
1. Tighten Screws.
2. Replace Gasket (9).
1. Lubricate as instructed.
2. Replace Compression Spring (8).
3. Clean Cap (4) or replace
damaged parts.
1. Replace Bumper (94) or Pusher
Spring.
2. Clean channels in Driver Guide (58).
3. Check hose and compressor
fittings.
4. Replace or lubricate O-Rings.
5. Replace O-Rings.
6. Replace Gasket (9).
1. Replace Guide.
2. Use correct, undamaged
Fasteners.
3. Tighten screws.
4. Replace Driver (17A).
1. Replace Driver (17A).
2. Supply correct pressure (60-100
PSI).
3. Check Compression Spring
(8) for broken coils or reduced
length.
Make sure Exhaust is clear.
Replace either or both parts.
1. Loose screws.
2. Damaged Gasket (9).
1. Insufficient oil.
2. Broken Spring in Cylinder Cap (4).
3. Exhaust is blocked.
1. Worn Bumper (94) or damaged
Pusher Spring.
2. Dirt in Driver Guide (58).
3. Inadequate airflow to Nailer/
Stapler.
4. Worn or dry O-Ring on Piston.
5. Damaged O-Ring on Trigger Valve.
6. Cap Gasket (9) leaking.
1. Guide on driver is worn.
2. Fasteners are wrong size or
damaged.
3. Magazine or Nose screws are loose.
4. Driver (17A) is damaged.
1. Rounded Driver (17A) slipping off
fastener crown.
2. Lack of air pressure.
3. Slow cycling and loss of power.
Worn Bumper (94) and/or Piston
Spacer.
All procedures in bold on this chart are to be attempted only be a qualified technician.
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Maintenance
Warning! Always disconnect the tool from the air compressor and then empty the magazine
of nails or staples before attempting to inspect or perform maintenance to the Nailer/
Stapler.
1.
Inspect all of the nuts and screws and make sure they are securely fastened.
2.
Periodically lubricate the driving mechanism and magazine with a light oil. Wipe down
with a clean cloth. Never use gasoline or flammable solvents to clean the tool.
3.
Inspect your air compressor according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Warning! If you detect any air leaks, power loss, the Nailer/Stapler skips driving, drives too
deep, or not deep enough, take the Nailer/Stapler to a qualified service technician.
Parts List
Part
Description
1
Exhaust Deflector
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Hex. Bolt
Head Cap
Seal
Internal Lining
O-Ring
Compression Spring
Gasket
O-Ring
Head Valve Piston
O-Ring
O-Ring
O-Ring
16
17A
26
27
35
37
38
O-Ring
Piston & Driver
Body
Nozzle
Compression Spring
Spring Pin
E-Ring
Part
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
Description
Trigger
Retainer Pin
Safety Guide
Spring Washer
Hex Bolt
Spring Pin
Spring
Screw Nut
Thumb Wheel
Spring
Steel Ball
Stopper
E-Ring
Safety
Safety Cover Bolt
Safety Cover
Hex. Bolt
Spacer
Driver Cover
Driver Guide
Hex. Bolt
Pin
Part
61A
62A
63
64
66
67A
68
69
70
71A
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
Description
Magazine B
Steel Bar
Pusher Unit
Spring Holder
Spring
Magazine A
Stopper
Hex. Bolt
Hex. Bolt
Nail Positioner
Retaining Pin
Latch
Spring
O-Ring
Hex Bolt
Cylinder Pin
Tail Cover
Hex. Bolt
Hex. Bolt
Tail Hanger
Lock Nut
Hand Grip
Part
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
Description
O-Ring
End Cap
Air Plug
Collar
Fixed Ring
O-Ring
Lining Ring
O-Ring
Cylinder
Lining Ring
Bumper
Seal
Trigger Valve Upper
Trigger Plunger
O-Ring
O-Ring
Trigger Valve Lower
Trigger Plate
Non-mar Tip
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL
AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY
REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO
MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS
OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT
ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED
TECHNICIANS AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING
OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO, OR
ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
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Assembly Drawing
NOTE: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only and are
not available individually as replacement parts.
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Limited 1 Year warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality
and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from
defects in materials and workmanship for the period of one year from the date of purchase
(90 days if used by a professional contractor or if used as rental equipment). This warranty
does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents,
repairs or alterations outside our facilities, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance.
We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or property, or for incidental,
contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our product. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty is expressly in lieu of
all other warranties, express or implied, including the warranties of
merchantability and fitness.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with
transportation charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint
must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or
replace the product at our election or we may elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot
readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will return repaired products at our
expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not
within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
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