Bostitch N80SB Specifications

N79WW/N80SB
PNEUMATIC STICK NAILERS
CLAVADORA NEUMÁTICA ALIMENTADA POR BARRA
CLOUEUR PNEUMATIQUE À CARTOUCHE
OPERATION and MAINTENANCE MANUAL
MANUAL DE OPERACIÓN Y DE MANTENIMIENTO
MANUEL D’INSTRUCTIONS ET D’ENTRETIEN
BEFORE OPERATING THIS TOOL, ALL OPERATORS SHOULD STUDY THIS MANUAL TO
UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW THE SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS. KEEP THESE
INSTRUCTIONS WITH THE TOOL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS,
CONTACT YOUR BOSTITCH REPRESENTATIVE OR DISTRIBUTOR.
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QUESTIONS, CONTACTEZ VOTRE REPRÉSENTANT OU VOTRE CONCESSIONNAIRE
BOSTITCH.
103585REVG 2/00
Stanley Fastening Systems
INTRODUCTION
The Bostitch N79WW/N80SB is a precision-built tool, designed for high speed, high volume
nailing. These tools will deliver efficient, dependable service when used correctly and with
care. As with any fine power tool, for best performance the manufacturer’s instructions must
be followed. Please study this manual before operating the tool and understand the safety
warnings and cautions. The instructions on installation, operation and maintenance should be
read carefully, and the manual kept for reference. NOTE: Additional safety measures may be
required because of your particular application of the tool. Contact your Bostitch representative
or distributor with any questions concerning the tool and its use.
Bostitch, Inc., East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818.
INDEX
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Tool Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Air Supply: Fittings, Hoses, Filters, Air Consumption, Regulators,
Operating Pressure, Setting Correct Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Loading the Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Tool Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 8 & 9
Basic Tool Operation (diagram) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Maintaining the Pneumatic Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Driver Maintenance/Directional Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
NOTE:
Bostitch tools have been engineered to provide excellent customer satisfaction and are
designed to achieve maximum performance when used with precision Bostitch fasteners
engineered to the same exacting standards.
Bostitch cannot assume responsibility for product performance if our tools are used
with fasteners or accessories not meeting the specific requirements established for
genuine Bostitch nails, staples and accessories.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Bostitch, Inc., warrants to the original retail purchaser that this product is free from
defects in material and workmanship, and agrees to repair or replace, at Bostitch's option,
any defective product within 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty is not
transferable. It only covers damage resulting from defects in material or workmanship, and it
does not cover conditions or malfunctions resulting from normal wear, neglect, abuse, accident or
repairs attempted or made by other than our regional repair center or authorized warranty
service center. Driver blades, bumpers and o-rings are considered normally wearing parts.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS LIMITED TO THE
DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. BOSTITCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
This warranty is limited to sales in the United States and Canada. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
To obtain warranty service, return the product at your expense together with proof of
purchase to a Bostitch Regional or authorized warranty repair center. You may call us at
1-800-556-6696 for the location of authorized warranty service centers in your area.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
EYE PROTECTION which conforms to ANSI specifications and provides protection
against flying particles both from the FRONT and SIDE should ALWAYS be worn
by the operator and others in the work area when loading, operating or servicing
this tool. Eye protection is required to guard against flying fasteners and debris,
which could cause severe eye injury.
The employer and/or user must ensure that proper eye protection is worn. Eye
protection equipment must conform to the requirements of the American National
Standards Institute, ANSI Z87.1-1989 and provide both frontal and side protection.
NOTE: Non-side shielded spectacles and face shields alone do not provide adequate protection.
CAUTION: ADDITIONAL SAFETY PROTECTION will be required in some environments. For example, the working area may include exposure to noise level which
can lead to hearing damage. The employer and user must ensure that any necessary
hearing protection is provided and used by the operator and others in the work area.
Some environments will require the use of head protection equipment. When
required, the employer and user must ensure that head protection conforming to
ANSI Z89.1 1986 is used.
AIR SUPPLY AND CONNECTIONS
Do not use oxygen, combustible gases, or bottled gases as a power source for this
tool as tool may explode, possibly causing injury.
Do not use supply sources which can potentially exceed 200 P.S.I.G. as tool may
burst, possibly causing injury.
The connector on the tool must not hold pressure when air supply is disconnected. If a wrong fitting is used, the tool can remain charged with air after disconnecting and thus will be able to drive a fastener even after the air line is disconnected possibly causing injury.
Do not pull trigger or depress contact arm while connected to the air supply as the
tool may cycle, possibly causing injury.
Always disconnect air supply: 1.) Before making adjustments; 2.) When servicing
the tool; 3.) When clearing a jam; 4.) When tool is not in use; 5.) When moving to a
different work area, as accidental actuation may occur, possibly causing injury.
LOADING TOOL
When loading tool: 1.) Never place a hand or any part of body in fastener discharge area of tool; 2.) Never point tool at anyone; 3.) Do not pull the trigger or
depress the trip as accidental actuation may occur, possibly causing injury.
OPERATION
Always handle the tool with care: 1.) Never engage in horseplay; 2.) Never pull
the trigger unless nose is directed toward the work; 3.) Keep others a safe distance from the tool while tool is in operation as accidental actuation may occur,
possibly causing injury.
The operator must not hold the trigger pulled on contact arm tools except during fastening operation as serious injury could result if the trip accidentally contacted someone or something, causing the tool to cycle.
Keep hands and body away from the discharge area of the tool. A contact arm tool
may bounce from the recoil of driving a fastener and an unwanted second fastener may be driven possibly causing injury.
Check operation of the contact arm mechanism frequently. Do not use the tool if
the arm is not working correctly as accidental driving of a fastener may result. Do
not interfere with the proper operation of the contact arm mechanism.
Do not drive fasteners on top of other fasteners or with the tool at an overly steep
angle as this may cause deflection of fasteners which could cause injury.
Do not drive fasteners close to the edge of the work piece as the wood may split,
allowing the fastener to be deflected possibly causing injury.
MAINTAINING THE TOOL
When working on air tools note the warnings in this manual and use extra care
when evaluating problem tools.
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N79WW/N80SB TOOL SPECIFICATIONS
All screws and nuts are metric.
MODEL
N79WW/N80SB-1
N79WW/N80SB-2
TOOL
ACTUATION
Contact Trip
Sequential Trip
LENGTH
HEIGHT
WIDTH
WEIGHT
18-3/8” (466mm)
18-3/8” (466mm)
14” (355mm)
14” (355mm)
5-7/16” (138mm)
5-7/16” (138mm)
8lb. 2oz. (4.0kg.)
8lb. 2oz. (4.0kg.)
FASTENER SPECIFICATIONS:
This tool uses a wide range of nail sizes in lengths of 2” to 3-1/2” (50 - 90mm) and shank
diameters of .113” to .131” (2.8 - 3.3mm)
TOOL AIR FITTING:
This tool uses a 1/4” N.P.T. male plug. The inside diameter should be .275” (7mm) or
larger. The fitting must be capable of discharging tool air pressure when disconnected
from the air supply.
OPERATING PRESSURE:
70 to 100 p.s.i.g. (4.9 to 7.0 kg/cm2). Select the operating pressure within this range for
best fastener performance. DO NOT EXCEED THIS RECOMMENDED OPERATING
PRESSURE.
AIR CONSUMPTION:
The N79WW/N80SB requires 7.8 cubic feet per minute (221 liters per minute) of free air to
operate at the rate of 100 nails per minute, at 80 p.s.i. (5.6 kg/cm2). Take the actual rate
at which the tool will be run to determine the amount of air required. For instance, if your
fastener usage averages 50 nails per minute, you need 50% of the 7.8 c.f.m. (221 liters
per minute) which is required to operate the tool at 100 nails per minute.
OPERATION
BOSTITCH OFFERS TWO TYPES OF OPERATION FOR THIS SERIES TOOL
CONTACT TRIP
The common operating procedure on “Contact Trip” tools is for the operator to contact the
work to actuate the trip mechanism while keeping the trigger pulled, thus driving a fastener
each time the work is contacted. This will allow rapid fastener placement on many jobs,
such as sheathing, decking and pallet assembly.
All pneumatic tools are subject to recoil when driving fasteners. The tool may bounce,
releasing the trip, and if unintentionally allowed to recontact the work surface with the trigger
still actuated (finger still holding trigger pulled) an unwanted second fastener will be driven.
SEQUENTIAL TRIP
The Sequential Trip requires the operator to hold the tool against the work before pulling
the trigger. This makes accurate fastener placement easier, for instance on framing, toe
nailing and crating applications.
The Sequential Trip allows exact fastener location without the possibility of driving a
second fastener on recoil, as described under “Contact Trip”.
The Sequential Trip Tool has a positive safety advantage because it will not accidentally
drive a fastener if the tool is contacted against the work – or anything else – while the
operator is holding the trigger pulled.
MODEL IDENTIFICATION:
Refer to Operation Instructions on page 4 before proceeding to use this tool.
CONTACT TRIP
SEQUENTIAL TRIP
Identified by:
Identified by:
BLACK TRIGGER
GRAY TRIGGER
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AIR SUPPLY AND CONNECTIONS
Do not use oxygen, combustible gases, or bottled gases as a power
source for this tool as tool may explode, possibly causing injury.
FITTINGS:
Install a male plug on the tool which is free flowing and which will release air pressure
from the tool when disconnected from the supply source.
HOSES:
Air hoses should have a minimum of 150 p.s.i. (10.6 kg/cm2) working pressure rating or
150 percent of the maximum pressure that could be produced in the air system. The
supply hose should contain a fitting that will provide “quick disconnecting” from the male
plug on the tool.
SUPPLY SOURCE:
Use only clean regulated compressed air as a power source for this tool. NEVER USE
OXYGEN, COMBUSTIBLE GASES, OR BOTTLED GASES, AS A POWER SOURCE FOR
THIS TOOL AS TOOL MAY EXPLODE.
REGULATOR:
A pressure regulator with an operating pressure of 0 - 125 p.s.i. (0 - 8.79 KG/CM2) is
required to control the operatiing pressure for safe operation of this tool. Do not connect this
tool to air pressure which can potentially exceed 200 p.s.i. (14 KG/CM2)as tool may fracture or
burst, possibly causing injury.
OPERATING PRESSURE:
Do not exceed recommended maximum operating pressure as tool wear will be greatly
increased. The air supply must be capable of maintaining the operating pressure at the tool.
Pressure drops in the air supply can reduce the tool’s driving power. Refer to “TOOL SPECIFICATIONS” for setting the correct operating pressure for the tool.
FILTER:
Dirt and water in the air supply are major causes of wear in pneumatic tools. A filter will
help to get the best performance and minimum wear from the tool. The filter must have adequate flow capacity for the specific installation. The filter has to be kept clean to be effective in
providing clean compressed air to the tool. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions on proper
maintenance of your filter. A dirty and clogged filter will cause a pressure drop which will
reduce the tool’s performance.
LUBRICATION
Frequent, but not excessive, lubrication is required for best performance. Oil added through the
air line connection will lubricate the internal parts. Use BOSTITCH Air Tool Lubricant, Mobil Velocite
#10, or equivalent. Do not use detergent oil or additives as these lubricants will cause accelerated
wear to the seals and bumpers in the tool, resulting in poor tool performance and frequent tool maintenance.
If no airline lubricator is used, add oil during use into the air fitting on the tool once or twice a day.
Only a few drops of oil at a time is necessary. Too much oil will only collect inside the tool and will be
noticeable in the exhaust cycle.
COLD WEATHER OPERATION:
For cold weather operation, near and below freezing, the moisture in the air line may freeze and prevent tool operation. We recommend the use of BOSTITCH WINTER FORMULA air tool lubricant or
permanent antifreeze (ethylene glycol) as a cold weather lubricant.
CAUTION: Do not store tools in a cold weather environment to prevent frost or ice formation
on the tools operating valves and mechanisms that could cause tool failure.
NOTE: Some commercial air line drying liquids are harmful to “O”-rings and seals – do not use
these low temperature air dryers without checking compatibility.
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LOADING THE N79WW/N80SB
EYE PROTECTION which conforms to ANSI specifications and provides protection against flying particles both from the FRONT and SIDE should ALWAYS be
worn by the operator and others in the work area when loading, operating or servicing this tool. Eye protection is required to guard against flying fasteners and
debris, which could cause severe eye injury.
The employer and/or user must ensure that proper eye protection is worn. Eye
protection equipment must conform to the requirements of the American National
Standards Institute, ANSI Z87.1-1989 and provide both frontal and side protection.
NOTE: Non-side shielded spectacles and face shields alone do not provide adequate protection.
TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL INJURIES:
• Never place a hand or any other part of the body in nail discharge area of tool
while the air supply is connected.
• Never point the tool at anyone else.
• Never engage in horseplay.
• Never pull the trigger unless nose is directed at the work.
• Always handle the tool with care.
• Do not pull the trigger or depress the trip mechanism while loading the tool.
FASTENER DEPTH CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT
The Fastener Depth Control Adjustment feature provides
control of the nail drive depth from flush with or just above
the work surface to shallow or deep countersink.
1. Open the magazine:
Pull pusher back to engage latch.
TO ADJUST THE FASTENER DEPTH CONTROL:
DISCONNECT TOOL FROM AIR SUPPLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY
PARTS DISASSEMBLY AND BEFORE CHANGING THE WORK
CONTACTING ELEMENT ADJUSTMENT.
1. With air pressure set, drive a few
fasteners into a representative
material sample to determine if
adjustment is necessary.
2. Load Nails:
Hold nailer down with magazine tilted
downward. Insert sticks of nails
2. If adjustment is required,
disconnect air supply.
3. If adjustment to the drive depth is
required, measure the difference in
depth between the nail as driven in
the sample material and the desired
drive. The depth control should be
changed by the same amount. To
reduce the drive depth, the work
contacting element should be lengthened. To obtain a deeper drive, the
work contacting element should be shortened.
3. Close Magazine:
Release latch by pulling latch tab
and pusher together slightly to
disengage, slide pusher against
nails.
NOTE: Use only nails recommended for use in Bostitch
N79WW/N80SB series nailers or
nails which meet the Bostitch
specifications
4. Note the level at which the depth control is assembled. Decide what
adjustment is required to achieve the length change determined in (2)
above. The dashes on the front of the depth control are evenly spaced
.08” (2mm). Zero would have the deepest countersink and 12 may leave
the nail head above the work. The tool is shipped from the factory on
setting “0”.
5. To make the adjustment, use a 10mm wrench or nut driver to loosen the
(2) elastic stop nuts on the depth control approximately 2 full revolutions.
It is not necessary to remove these nuts. Move the lower portion of the
depth control to the desired height and tighten the nuts. Do not
overtighten. Check that the work contacting element operates freely
without sticking or binding.
6. Reconnect air supply and drive a few fasteners in a sample of material to
determine if adjustment is correct. If further adjustment is necessary,
disconnect air and repeat above.
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TOOL OPERATION
EYE PROTECTION which conforms to ANSI specifications and provides protection against flying particles both from the FRONT and SIDE should
ALWAYS be worn by the operator and others in the work area when loading,
operating or servicing this tool. Eye protection is required to guard against
flying fasteners and debris, which could cause severe eye injury.
The employer and/or user must ensure that proper eye protection is worn.
Eye protection equipment must conform to the requirements of the
American National Standards Institute, ANSI Z87.1-1989 and provide both
frontal and side protection. NOTE: Non-side shielded spectacles and face
shields alone do not provide adequate protection.
BEFORE HANDLING OR OPERATING THIS TOOL:
I. READ AND UNDERSTAND THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN
THIS MANUAL.
II. REFER TO “TOOL SPECIFICATIONS” IN THIS MANUAL TO
IDENTIFY THE OPERATING SYSTEM ON YOUR TOOL.
There are three available systems on BOSTITCH pneumatic tools. They are:
1. TRIGGER OPERATION 2. CONTACT TRIP OPERATION 3. SEQUENTIAL TRIP OPERATION
OPERATION
1. TRIGGER OPERATION
A TRIGGER OPERATED tool requires a single action to drive a fastener. Each time the
trigger is pulled the tool will drive a fastener. The trigger operated model is intended for
use only when a contact trip or sequential trip cannot be used due to the requirements of
the application.
2. CONTACT TRIP OPERATION
The CONTACT TRIP MODEL tool contains a contact trip that operates in conjunction with
the trigger to drive a fastener. There are two methods of operation to drive fasteners with
a contact trip tool.
A. SINGLE FASTENER PLACEMENT: To operate the tool in this manner, first
position the contact trip on the work surface, WITHOUT PULLING THE TRIGGER.
Depress the contact trip until the nose touches the work surface and then pull the
trigger to drive a fastener. Do not press the tool against the work with extra force.
Instead, allow the tool to recoil off the work surface to avoid a second unwanted
fastener. Remove your finger from the trigger after each operation.
B. RAPID FASTENER OPERATION: To operate the tool in this manner, hold the
tool with the contact trip pointing towards but not touching the work surface. Pull
the trigger and then tap the contact trip against the work surface using a bouncing
motion. Each depression of the contact trip will cause a fastener to be driven.
The operator must not hold the trigger pulled on contact trip tools
except during fastening operation, as serious injury could result if the
trip accidentally contacted someone or something, causing the tool to
cycle.
Keep hands and body away from the discharge area of the tool. A
contact trip tool may bounce from the recoil of driving a fastener and
an unwanted second fastener may be driven, possibly causing injury.
3. SEQUENTIAL TRIP OPERATION:
The SEQUENTIAL TRIP MODEL contains a contact trip that operates in conjunction
with the trigger to drive a fastener. To operate a sequential trip tool, first position the
contact trip on the work surface WITHOUT PULLING THE TRIGGER. Depress the
contact trip and then pull the trigger to drive a fastener. As long as the contact trip is
contacting the work and is held depressed, the tool will drive a fastener each time the
trigger is depressed. If the contact trip is allowed to leave the work surface, the
sequence described above must be repeated to drive another fastener.
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TOOL OPERATION CHECK:
CAUTION: Remove all fasteners from tool before performing tool operation check.
1. TRIGGER OPERATED TOOL:
A. With finger off the trigger, hold the tool with a firm grip on the handle.
B. Place the nose of the tool against the work surface.
C. Pull the trigger to drive. Release the trigger and cycle is complete.
CAUTION: THE TOOL WILL CYCLE EACH TIME THE TRIGGER IS PULLED!
2. CONTACT TRIP OPERATION:
A. With finger off the trigger, press the contact trip against the work surface.
THE TOOL MUST NOT CYCLE.
B. Hold the tool off the work surface, and pull the trigger.
THE TOOL MUST NOT CYCLE.
C. With the tool off the work surface, pull the trigger.
Press the contact trip against the work surface.
THE TOOL MUST CYCLE.
D. Without touching the trigger, press the contact trip against the work surface,
then pull the trigger.
THE TOOL MUST CYCLE.
3. SEQUENTIAL TRIP OPERATION:
A. Press the contact trip against the work surface, without touching the trigger.
THE TOOL MUST NOT CYCLE.
B. Hold the tool off the work surface and pull the trigger.
THE TOOL MUST NOT CYCLE.
Release the trigger. The trigger must return to the trigger stop on the frame.
C. Pull the trigger and press the contact trip against the work surface.
THE TOOL MUST NOT CYCLE.
D. With finger off the trigger, press the contact trip against the work surface. Pull the trigger.
THE TOOL MUST CYCLE.
IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING FOR SAFE OPERATION
• Use the BOSTITCH pneumatic tool only for the purpose for which it was
designed.
• Never use this tool in a manner that could cause a fastener to be directed toward the user
or others in the work area.
• Do not use the tool as a hammer.
• Always carry the tool by the handle. Never carry the tool by the air hose.
• Do not alter or modify this tool from the original design or function without approval from
BOSTITCH, INC.
• Always be aware that misuse and improper handling of this tool can cause injury to
yourself and others.
• Never clamp or tape the trigger or contact trip in an actuated position.
• Never leave a tool unattended with the air hose attached.
• Do not operate this tool if it does not contain a legible WARNING LABEL.
• Do not continue to use a tool that leaks air or does not function properly. Notify your
nearest Bostitch representative if your tool continues to experience
functional problems.
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BASIC TOOL OPERATION
Bostitch pneumatic tools are cycled by a compressed air operated single piston design.
The following illustrations show the four functional cycles that occur when the tool is operated to
drive a fastener:
EXHAUST
OPEN
FIG.1
AT REST
FIG.2
DRIVING STROKE
PISTON
STOP
RESERVOIR
OF HIGH
PRESSURE
AIR
EXHAUST
SEALED BY
PISTON STOP
HEAD VALVE CLOSED
TRIGGER VALVE PORT
HEAD VALVE
TRIGGER VALVE
PORT
(TO SUPPLY AIR TO TOP OF HEAD VALVE)
RESERVOIR OF
HIGH PRESSURE AIR
HOLES IN
CYLINDER
WALL
RETURN
CHAMBER
TRIGGER VALVE
ACTUATED
TRIGGER VALVE RELEASED
BUMPER
PASSAGE FOR
AIR RELEASED FROM HEAD VALVE
AIR RELEASED
FROM ABOVE
HEAD VALVE
SLOTS FOR AIR FLOW
FOR PISTON RETURN
EXHAUST
STILL
CLOSED
FIG.3
END OF STROKE
TRIGGER STILL
PULLED
EXHAUST
OPEN
HEAD VALVE CLOSED
HEAD VALVE OPEN
AIR FLOWS
INTO
RETURN
CHAMBER
PISTON IS
SEALED
AGAINST
BUMPER
FIG.4
RETURNING
AIR IN
RETURN
CHAMBER
PUSHES
PISTON
UPWARD
TRIGGER VALVE
STILL ACTUATED
TRIGGER VALVE
RELEASED –
AIR PRESSURE RETURNS
TO TOP OF HEAD VALVE
MAINTAINING THE PNEUMATIC TOOL
When working on air tools, note the warnings in this manual and use extra care
evaluating problem tools.
CAUTION: Pusher spring (constant force spring). Caution must be used when working with
the spring assembly. The spring is wrapped around, but not attached to, a roller. If the spring
is extended beyond its length, the end will come off the roller and the spring will roll up with a
snap, with a chance of pinching your hand. Also the edges of the spring are very thin and
could cut. Care must also be taken to insure no permanent kinks are put in the spring as this
will reduce the springs force.
REPLACEMENT PARTS:
BOSTITCH replacement parts are recommended. Do not use modified parts or parts
which will not give equivalent performance to the original equipment.
ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE FOR SEALS:
When repairing a tool, make sure the internal parts are clean and lubricated. Use Parker “O”-LUBE
or equivalent on all “O”-rings. Coat each “O”-ring with “O”-LUBE before assembling. Use a small
amount of oil on all moving surfaces and pivots. After reassembly add a few drops of
BOSTITCH Air Tool Lubricant through the air line fitting before testing.
AIR SUPPLY-PRESSURE AND VOLUME:
Air volume is as important as air pressure. The air volume supplied to the tool may be inadequate
because of undersize fittings and hoses, or from the effects of dirt and water in the system.
Restricted air flow will prevent the tool from receiving an adequate volume of air, even though the
pressure reading is high. The results will be slow operation, misfeeds or reduced driving power.
Before evaluating tool problems for these symptoms, trace the air supply from the tool to the supply
source for restrictive connectors, swivel fittings, low points containing water and anything else that
would prevent full volume flow of air to the tool.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Trigger valve housing leaks air
Trigger valve stem leaks air
Frame/nose leaks air
O-ring cut or cracked . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace O-ring
O-ring/seals cut or cracked . . . . . . . . .Replace trigger valve assembly
Loose nose screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tighten and recheck
O-ring or Gasket is cut or cracked . . . .Replace O-ring or gasket
Bumper cracked/worn . . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace bumper
Damaged gasket or seal . . . . . . . . . . .Replace gasket or seal
Cracked/worn head valve bumper . . . .Replace bumper
Loose cap screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tighten and recheck
Air supply restriction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Check air supply equipment
Tool dry, lack of lubrication . . . . . . . . . .Use BOSTITCH Air Tool Lubricant
Worn head valve O-rings . . . . . . . . . . .Replace O-rings
Broken cylinder cap spring . . . . . . . . . .Replace cylinder cap spring
Head valve stuck in cap . . . . . . . . . . . .Disassemble/Check/Lubricate
Tool dry, lacks lubrication . . . . . . . . . . .Use BOSTITCH Air Tool Lubricant
Broken cylinder cap spring . . . . . . . . . .Replace cap spring
O-rings/seals cut or cracked . . . . . . . . .Replace O-rings/seals
Exhaust blocked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Check bumper, head valve spring, muffler
Trigger assembly worn/leaks . . . . . . . .Replace trigger assembly
Dirt/tar build up on driver . . . . . . . . . . .Disassemble nose/driver to clean
Cylinder sleeve not seated correctly
on bottom bumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disassemble to correct
Head valve dry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disassemble/lubricate
Air pressure too low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Check air supply equipment
Worn bumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace bumper
Tar/dirt in driver channel . . . . . . . . . . . .Disassemble and clean nose and driver
Air restriction/inadequate air flow through
quick disconnect socket and plug . . . . .Replace quick disconnect fittings
Worn piston O-ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace O-ring, check driver
Tool dry, lacks lubrication . . . . . . . . . . .Use BOSTITCH Air Tool Lubricant
Damaged pusher spring . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace spring
Low air pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Check air supply system to tool
Loose magazine nose screws . . . . . . .Tighten all screws
Fasteners too short for tool . . . . . . . . .Use only recommended fasteners
Bent fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Discontinue using these fasteners
Wrong size fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Use only recommended fasteners
Leaking head cap gasket . . . . . . . . . . .Tighten screws/replace gasket
Trigger valve O-ring cut/worn . . . . . . . .Replace O-ring
Broken/chipped driver . . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace driver (check piston O-ring)
Dry/dirty magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clean/lubricate use BOSTITCH
Air Tool Lubricant
Worn magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace magazine
Driver channel worn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace nose/check door
Wrong size fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Use only recommended fasteners
Bent fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Discontinue using these fasteners
Loose magazine/nose screws . . . . . . .Tighten all screws
Broken/chipped driver . . . . . . . . . . . . .Replace driver
Frame/cap leaks air
Failure to cycle
Lack of power; slow to cycle
Skipping fasteners; intermittent feed
Fasteners jam in tool
CORRECTION
COIL NAILERS
Skipping fasteners; intermittent feed
Fasteners jam in tool/canister
Feed piston dry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Add BOSTITCH Air Tool Lubricant
in hole in feed piston cover
Feed piston O-rings cracked/worn . . . .Replace O-rings/check bumper and spring.
Lubricate assembly.
Check Pawl binding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inspect Pawl and spring on door.
Must work freely.
Canister bottom not set correctly . . . . .Set canister bottom for length of nails
being used
Broken weld wires in nail coil . . . . . . . .Remove coil of nails and use another coil
Wrong size fasteners for tool . . . . . . . .Use only recommended fasteners/check
canisterbottom adjustment
Broken welded wires in nail coil . . . . . .Remove coil of nails and use another coil
Wrong slide plate adjustment for
wire/plastic collated nail coil . . . . . . . . .Adjust switch pins for wire/plastic collated
nail coil
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N79WW/N80SB DRIVER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Worn driver causing poor quality or loss of power:
- Wear on the driving tip will affect the nail drive, giving symptoms of bent and incompletely driven
nails, and damaged nail heads.
- The driver length may be adjusted to allow the driving tip to be redressed to compensate for wear.
Heat and precise measurement are required. Contact a qualified service technician for
this adjustment.
- The length setting for a new driver is shown below. Measurement is from the bottom face of
the main piston.
- Note that the measurement from the top of the piston gives the maximum amount the driver may be
adjusted to allow redressing. Always extend the driver the minimum required to allow redressing to
restore the driving end; several redressings will be possible before this maximum depth is reached.
6.000" – 6.020"
6.308”
- 6.328”
Standard
Length
N80CB/N80P
(152.4mm
– 152.9mm)
(160.2 - 160.7mm)
SEE NOTE
3/8" (9.5mm) maximum limit of driver recessed
into piston. Do not exceed this limit.
NOTE: WHEN DRESSING IS REQUIRED, USE
.015" - .025" x 45˚ CHAMFER
(.38 - .64mm x 45˚ CHAMFER)
DIRECTIONAL EXHAUST DEFLECTOR
Loosen screw as shown. Adjust to desired exhaust direction and
tighten screw.
ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE
BC601
BC602
BC603
BC604
SEQ1
851325
851385
854006
ORK11
BK3
N80K2
N80364A
105736
105735
4 oz. Bostitch Air -Tool Lubricant
1 pint Bostitch Air -Tool Lubricant
1 pint Bostitch “Winter-Formula” Air-Tool Lubricant
1 quart Bostitch Air -Tool Lubricant
Sequential Trip Conversion Kit
Locite Grade 271 (.02 oz.)
Locite Grade 242 (.02 oz.)
Hex Wrench 6mm
O-Ring Kit
Bumper Kit
Remote Control Kit
Smooth Contact Arm
Assembly, Softfoot C.T. Trip
Softfoot
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