Central Pneumatic 90342 Operating instructions

CONCRETE “T” NAILER
(3/4” TO 2-1/2”)
97512
Model
90342
ASSEMBLY and OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Diagrams within this manual may not be drawn proportionally.
Due to continuing improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product described herein.
Distributed exclusively by Harbor Freight Tools®.
3491 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93011
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Read this material before using this product.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
SAVE THIS MANUAL.
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express written consent of Harbor Freight Tools.
For technical questions or replacement parts, please call 1-800-444-3353.
Specifications
Recommended Air Pressure
85 - 115 PSI
Maximum Air Pressure
115 PSI
Air Inlet
1/4” - 18 NPT
Nail Capacity
3/4” to 2-1/2” T Nails
Magazine Capacity
80 (Side Load)
Air Consumption
7.4 CFM
Includes: Case, Coupler Plug, 3 Hex Keys, Tool Oil, OSHA
Approved Goggles,
Replacement nails available at Harbor Freight Tools: #90375 - 3/4”, 13G, 2000 Pack;
#90376 - 1”, 13G, 2000 Pack; #90377 - 1-1/2”, 13G, 1000 Pack
Save This Manual
You will need the manual for the safety warnings and precautions, assembly instructions,
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. Don’t expose to rain. Keep work area well lighted. 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.
Use eye and ear protection. Always wear ANSI approved impact safety goggles.
Wear a full face shield if you are producing metal filings or wood chips. Wear an ANSI
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approved dust mask or respirator when working around metal, wood, and chemical
dusts and mists.
8.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Do not reach over
or across running machines or air hoses.
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.
10. Disconnect air supply. Disconnect air hose 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 plugging it in.
12. Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure the switch 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 plugged in 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 any switch does not turn On and Off 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. When servicing, use only identical
replacement parts. 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 is 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 Concrete Nailer.
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 tool 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.
19. Maintenance. For your safety, maintenance should be performed regularly by a
qualified technician.
20. Compressed air only. Never use combustible gases as a power source.
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SPECIFIC PRODUCT WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
1.
Important consumer information: This Nailer is equipped with a contact trip
Trigger. This Trigger mechanism is designed primarily for high volume work where
exact placement of the nail is not critical. By holding the Trigger, the Nailer will fire
each time the nosepiece contacts the wood. A characteristic of this design is the
tendency to “double fire” if used to shoot one Nail at a time. This can be caused
by the recoil produced and lingering finger pressure on the Trigger. To avoid this
occurrence, hold the Nailer firmly against the wood and give the Trigger one quick
squeeze. A single shot Nailer, equipped with a sequential trip Trigger, may be
considered if high volume, rapid nailing is not required. Failure to understand its
operating characteristics, or careless use, can result in property damage and/or
serious personal injury.
2.
Maintain a safe working environment. Keep the work area well lit. Make sure there
is adequate surrounding workspace. Always keep the work area free of obstructions,
grease, oil, trash, and other debris.
3.
Maintain labels and nameplates on the Nailer. These carry important information.
If unreadable or missing, contact Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
4.
Use only clean, dry, regulated, compressed air at between 85 to 115 PSI. Never
use oxygen, carbon dioxide, combustible gases, or any other bottled gas as a power
source for this tool.
5.
When connecting to the air supply: Prior to each use, if an automatic oiler is
not used, add two drops of air tool oil into the Coupler Plug (part #73) of the Nailer.
Attach the air compressor hose to the Air Plug. Turn on the air compressor, and set
the regulator to the recommended 85 to 115 PSI for this tool.
6.
Disconnect the air supply hose to the Nailer before loading the nails to prevent
a nail from being accidentally fired during connection. The Nailer’s driving
mechanism may cycle when the tool is connected to the air supply hose. When not in
use, remove all nails from the Fixed Magazine (part #49) of the Nailer.
7.
To prevent accidental firing, do not load nails with the Trigger (part #37)
depressed.
8.
Remove your finger from the Trigger (part #37) when not driving nails. Never
carry the tool with your finger on the Trigger. The tool will fire a nail every time the
nosepiece contacts the wood.
9.
Always assume the Nailer contains nails. Keep the tool pointed away from
yourself and others at all times.
10. Never use the Nailer if the Trigger (part #37), or Safety Bracket (part #41), is
damaged. Do not alter or remove the Safety Bracket. Make daily inspections for free
movement of the Trigger and Safety Bracket mechanism.
11. Grip the Nailer firmly with both hands to maintain control, while allowing the
tool to slightly recoil away from the workpiece as a nail is driven.
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12. Do not drive nails on top of other nails, or with the tool at too steep an angle.
The nails can ricochet, causing personal injury.
13. Do not drive nails close to the edge of a workpiece. The workpiece is likely to
split, allowing the nail to fly free or ricochet and cause personal injury.
14. Always keep hands and feet away from nose of the Nailer.
15. Make sure all adjusting Wrenches (part #96) are removed from the Nailer before
using.
16. Only use an air supply hose that is rated for a minimum working pressure of
150 PSI or greater.
17. Always disconnect the Nailer from its air supply hose before performing
inspection or maintenance on the tool, clearing a jammed nail, leaving the
work area, moving the tool to another location, or handing the tool to an other
person.
18. After disconnecting the Nailer from the compressor, there still could be enough air
pressure to fire the Nailer.
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.
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.
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.
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Air Connection Setup
Concrete
Nailer
1/4”-18 NPT
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” coupler plug (included) to connect to the air inlet on
the Concrete Nailer. First, wrap the 1/4” coupler plug (included) with pipe thread seal
tape before threading it into the Air Inlet (#54). Connect the 3/8” ID Air Source Hose
(not included) from the Air Compressor to the Concrete Nailer.
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 a level between 85-115 PSI. Do not
exceed the maximum air pressure of 115 PSI.
3.
Check the air connection for leaks.
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Adjust Exhaust Cover (#4) so it
sends the exhaust away from
you.
Operation
FIGURE 1
Air Inlet (#54)
Coupler Plug
Threads On
Here
Lock (#66)
Trigger (#37)
Loading Nails
Refer to FIGURES 1 and 2 on pages 5 and 6.
Coupler
Plug (#73)
Movable Magazine (#53)
Nailer Specific Warnings!
a.
Warning! Disconnect the Nailer from the air compressor whenever loading or
servicing. After disconnecting the Nailer from the air compressor, there could
still be enough air pressure to fire the Nailer. After the air compressor hose is
disconnected, always fire the trigger repeatedly to make sure all of the air is
expended.
b.
Never point the tool at bystanders or pets when it is loaded with nails.
c.
Do not press the Trigger (#37) when you are loading nails.
d.
If nails become jammed, always disconnect from the air source before attempting to
clear jams.
Refer to FIGURE 2 on page 6.
1.
Push on the Lock (#66) with your thumb while simultaneously pulling back on the
Movable Magazine (#53).
2.
Place a full clip of the specified type and size nails sideways, with the point facing
down, on the Fixed Magazine (#49). Do not exceed the 80 nail maximum capacity.
3. Push the Movable Magazine (#53) forward until it locks into place.
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Operation (continued)
FIGURE 2
Lock (#66)
Movable Magazine (#53)
Operating the Concrete Nailer
1. With the tool disconnected from the air supply, load nails as explained on page 5. Then,
connect the Concrete Nailer to the air supply.
2. Before using the Nailer each time, check the driving depth by firing a nail into a scrap
piece of wood. If the nail is driven too far, or not far enough, adjust the air flow on your
air compressor to provide more or less air pressure. Never exceed the maximum air
pressure of 115 PSI.
3. To place and shoot a single nail, grip the nailer without touching the trigger, and position
the nosepiece on the wood. With your free hand, press down on the top of the nailer.
Give the trigger a quick pull and release. For rapid operation, grasp the nailer firmly and
pull the trigger. Push the nailer quickly and firmly against the wood. The nailer will fire
as soon as the safety is depressed. Move quickly to the next nailing location, and repeat.
These techniques require some familiarity and practice. Remember that recoil, holding
the trigger too long, or striking a previously driven nail or hidden object, may cause
double-firing. This is not a mechanical defect.
4. When you are finished, disconnect the Concrete Nailer from the air supply.
Warning! After disconnecting the Nailer from the air compressor, there could still be
enough air pressure to fire the Nailer. After the air compressor hose is disconnected,
always fire the trigger repeatedly to make sure all of the air is expended.
Clearing Jams
1. Disconnect tool from air hose. Always fire the trigger repeatedly to make sure all of the air
is expended from the Nailer.
2. If a nail is jammed in the discharge area, simply remove it with pliers.
3. If a nail is jammed in the magazine, push on the Lock (#66) with your thumb while
simultaneously pulling back on the Movable Magazine (#53). Remove the jammed nails
and push the Movable Magazine (#53) forward until it locks into place (Figure 2).
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Troubleshooting
Warning! If you detect any air leaks, power loss, the Nailer skips driving, drives too deep, or
not deep enough, take the Nailer to an qualified service technician for repair.
Note: Have the following problems repaired by a qualified service technician.
1. Problem: Air leaking at trigger valve area.
Probable Cause: Damaged 0-rings in trigger valve housing.
Solution: Replace 0-rings. Then recheck contact safety trip mechanism.
2. Problem: Air leaking between housing and nose.
Probable Cause: Loose screws in housing, damaged 0-rings or bumper.
Solution: Tighten screws or replace 0-rings or bumper.
3. Problem: Air leaking between housing and cap.
Probable Cause: Loose screws or damaged gasket.
Solution: Tighten Screws or replace gasket.
4. Problem: Runs slowly or has power loss.
Probable Cause: Nailer insufficiently oiled, broken spring in cylinder cap, exhaust part
in cap is blocked.
Solution: Lubricate as instructed, install new spring, Replace damaged internal parts.
5. Problem: Nailer skips driving nails.
Probable Cause: Worn or dirty bumper, damaged pusher spring, inadequate air flow,
worn or dry 0-ring on piston, damaged 0-ring on trigger valve, cap gasket leaking.
Solution: Replace bumper or pusher spring, clean bumper and drive channel, check
fittings, replace or lubricate 0-rings, replace gasket.
6. Problem: Nails are jammed in Nailer nose.
Probable Cause: Guide on driver is worn. Wrong size or damaged nails, loose magazine or nose screws, damaged driver.
Solution: Replace guide, use recommended, undamaged nails, tighten screws, replace driver.
7. Problem: Nail will not drive down tight.
Probable Cause: Defective nail tip causing slippage, power loss, slow cycling and
power loss.
Solution: Replace nails, adjust air pressure, check spring under cap for broken coils or
reduce length, check if cap in exhaust port is restricted.
8. Problem: Driving nail too deeply.
Probable Cause: Worn bumper or piston spacer.
Solution: Replace either or both parts.
Warning! Disconnect the Nailer from the air compressor whenever loading or servicing.
After disconnecting the Nailer from the air compressor always fire the trigger repeatedly
to make sure all of the air is expended.
Maintenance
Warning! Always disconnect the tool from the air compressor and then empty the magazine
of nails before attempting to inspect or perform maintenance to the Nailer.
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 (included). 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 skips driving, drives too deep, or
not deep enough, take the Nailer to a qualified service technician.
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Parts List
Part
Description
Part
Description
Part
Description
1
Screw
26
0-ring
51
Feeder Shoe
2
Spring Washer
27
Base
52
Pin
3
Bushing
28
Screw
53
Movable Magazine
4
Exhaust Cover
29
Plate
54
Air Inlet
5
Washer
30
Front Plate
55
End Cap
6
Screw
31
Screw
56
0-ring
7
Spring Washer
32
Locking Washer
57
Soft Grip Sleeve
8
Cylinder Cap
33
Pin
58
Nut
9
Gasket
34
Safe Guider
59
Screw
10
0-ring
35
Pin
60
Spring Washer
11
0-ring
36
Trigger Spring
61
Screw
12
Spring
37
Trigger
62
Support
13
Valve
38
Guide Body
63
Screw
14
Cylinder Seal
39
Screw
64
Spring Retainer
15
0-ring
40
Pin
65
Nut
16
Valve Seal
41
Safety Bracket
66
Lock
17
Seal
42
Seal
67
Torsion Spring
18
Washer
43
Trigger Valve Head
68
Locking Washer
19
0-ring
44
Spring
69
Pin
20
Piston Assembly
45
0-ring
70
Spring
21
0-ring
46
Trigger Valve Stem
71
Stopped Plate
22
Cylinder
47
0-ring
72
Screw
23
Sealed Belt
48
Trigger Valve Guide
73
Coupler Plug
24
Bumper
49
Fixed Magazine
25
Body
50
Rail
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.
NOTE: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only and are not available
individually as replacement parts.
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15
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13
12
10
11
9
8
7
5
6
1
2
3
4
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
31
2
30
27
7
28
29
7
28
26
25
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30
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62
55
56
57 59
60
54
72
71
70
68
69
67
66
Assembly Drawing
Coupler Plug (#73)
Not shown.
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from defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly, to misuse, abuse,
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