RIDGID R250SFA Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
STRAIGHT FINISH NAILER
R250SFA
Your straight finish nailer has been engineered and manufactured to our high standards for dependability, ease of operation,
and operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
Thank you for buying a RIDGID product.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
n Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................................2
n General Safety Rules .......................................................................................................................................................3
n Specific Safety Rules................................................................................................................................................... 4-5
n Symbols...........................................................................................................................................................................6
n Glossary of Terms ...........................................................................................................................................................7
n Features....................................................................................................................................................................... 8-9
n Assembly .......................................................................................................................................................................10
n Operation ................................................................................................................................................................. 10-16
n Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................................................17
n Accessories ...................................................................................................................................................................17
n Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................................................18
n Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................................19
n Customer Service Information.......................................................................................................................................20
INTRODUCTION
This tool has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have
been given top priority in the design of this product, making it easy to maintain and operate.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
n Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
DANGER
READ AND UNDERSTAND TOOL LABELS AND
MANUAL. Failure to follow warnings could result
in DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY.
n Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
n Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable
footing on a solid surface enables better control of the
tool in unexpected situations.
n Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and dark areas invite accidents.
TOOL USE AND CARE
n Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your
application. The correct tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it is designed.
n Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases,
or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
n Do not use tool if trigger does not actuate properly.
Any tool that cannot be controlled with the trigger is
dangerous and must be repaired.
n Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to
lose control.
n Check operation of the workpiece contact mechanism
frequently. Do not use the tool if the workpiece contact
mechanism is not working correctly as accidental driving
of a fastener may result. Do not interfere with the proper
operation of the workpiece contact mechanism.
PERSONAL SAFETY
n 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.
n Store idle tools out of the reach of children and other
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
n Maintain tools with care. Follow maintenance instructions. Properly maintained tools are easier to control.
n The employer and/or user must ensure that proper
eye protection is worn. We recommend Wide Vision
Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety
glasses that provide protection against flying particles
both from the front and side. Always use eye protection
which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
n Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, and any other condition that may
affect the tool’s operation. If damaged, have the tool
serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained tools.
n 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 Z89.1-1997 is used.
n Keep the tool and its handle dry, clean and free from
oil and grease. Always use a clean cloth when cleaning. Never use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based
products, or any strong solvents to clean your tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of loss of control and
deterioration of the enclosure plastic.
n Use only fasteners that are recommended for your
model.
SERVICE
n Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by
unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
n Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use tool
while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol,
or medication. A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
n When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement
parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure
to follow Maintenance instructions may create a risk of
injury.
n Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves
away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
n Keep fingers away from trigger when not driving fasteners to avoid accidental firing.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
n �Always be aware that misuse and improper handling
of this tool can cause injury to yourself and others.
n N
� ever clamp or tape the trigger or workpiece contact
in an actuated position.
n �Never leave a tool unattended with the air hose attached.
n �Do not operate this tool if it does not contain a legible
warning label.
n �Do not continue to use a tool that leaks air or does
not function properly.
n Know your power tool. Read operator’s manual carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as well as the
specific potential hazards related to this tool. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious injury.
n Always wear safety glasses with side shields.
Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They
are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of eye injury.
n Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
serious personal injury.
OPERATION
n Always assume that the tool contains fasteners.
n Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
n Do not carry the tool from place to place holding the
trigger. Accidental discharge could result.
n Always handle the tool with care:
n Make sure the hose is free of obstructions or snags.
Entangled or snarled hoses can cause loss of balance or
footing and may become damaged.
• Respect the tool as a working implement.
• Never engage in horseplay.
n Use the tool only for its intended use. Do not discharge
fasteners into open air.
• Never pull the trigger unless nose is directed toward
the work.
n Do not drive fasteners near edge of material. The
workpiece may split causing the fastener to ricochet,
injuring you or a co-worker. Be aware that the nail may
follow the grain of the wood, causing it to protrude unexpectedly from the side of the work material.
• Keep others a safe distance from the tool while tool is in
operation as accidental actuation may occur, possibly
causing injury.
n Choice of triggering method is important. Check
manual for triggering options.
n Keep hands and body parts clear of immediate work
area. Hold workpiece with clamps when necessary to
keep hands and body out of potential harm. Be sure the
workpiece is properly secured before pressing the nailer
against the material. The workpiece contact may cause
the work material to shift unexpectedly.
n Do not point the tool toward yourself or anyone
whether it contains fasteners or not.
n Do not actuate the tool unless you intend to drive a
fastener into the workpiece.
n During normal use the tool will recoil immediately after
driving a fastener. This is a normal function of the tool.
Do not attempt to prevent the recoil by holding the nailer
against the work. Restriction to the recoil can result in
a second fastener being driven from the nailer. Grip the
handle firmly and let the tool do the work. Failure to heed
this warning can result in serious personal injury.
n Keep face and body parts away from back of the tool
cap when working in restricted areas. Sudden recoil
can result in impact to the body, especially when nailing
into hard or dense material.
n U
� se the pneumatic tool only for the purpose for which
it was designed.
n �Never use this tool in a manner that could cause a
fastener to be directed toward anything other than
the workpiece.
n �Do not use the tool as a hammer.
n �Always carry the tool by the handle. Never carry the
tool by the air hose.
n D
� o not alter or modify this tool from the original design
or function without approval from the manufacturer.
n 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.
n Do not drive fasteners close to the edge of the
workpiece as the wood may split, allowing the fastener to be deflected possibly causing injury.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
AIR SUPPLY AND CONNECTIONS
LOADING TOOL
n Do not load the tool with fasteners when any one of
the operating controls is activated.
n �Do not use oxygen, combustible gases or bottled
gases as a power source for this tool as tool will
explode, possibly causing injury or death.
When loading tool:
n Do not use with an air compressor which can potentially exceed 200 P.S.I. as tool may burst, possibly
causing injury.
n Never place a hand or any part of body in fastener
discharge area of tool.
n Never point tool at anyone.
n The connector on the tool must not hold pressure
when air supply is disconnected. If an incorrect 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.
n Do not pull the trigger or depress the workpiece
contact as accidental actuation may occur, possibly
causing injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
n Refer to them frequently and use them to instruct others
who may use this tool. If you loan someone this tool, loan
them these instructions also.
n Always disconnect air supply:
• Before making adjustments
• When servicing the tool
• When clearing a jam
• When tool is not in use
• When moving to a different work area, as accidental
actuation may occur, possibly causing injury.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles, safety glasses with side shields, or a
full face shield when operating this product.
Eye, Ear and Head Protection
Always wear other personal protective equipment such as hearing protection and a hard hat when needed.
Keep Hands Away
Keep hands and body away from the discharge area of the tool.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with
any hot surface.
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death
or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property damage.
SERVICE
WARNING:
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to your nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt
to use this product until you read thoroughly and
understand completely the operator’s manual.
Save this operator’s manual and review frequently
for continuing safe operation and instructing others
who may use this product.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles, safety glasses
with side shields, or a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over
eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which is marked to
comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Activate (operating controls)
To move an operating control so that it is in a position that
allows the tool to be actuated or that satisifes one requirement for the tool to be actuated.
Air inlet port
In an air tool, the opening to which the compressed air supply
is connected, usually by means of a threaded fitting.
Fastener
A staple, pin, brad, nail, or other fastening device which is
designed and manufactured for use in the tools within the
scope of this standard.
Actuate (tool)
To cause movement of the tool component(s) intended to
drive a fastener.
Actuation system
The use of a trigger, workpiece contact and/or other operating control, separately or in some combniation or sequence,
to actuate the tool.
Jam
An obstruction in the feed or drive areas of the tool.
Maximum air pressure
The maximum allowable pressure of the compressed air, as
specified by the manufacturer, for operating a tool.
• Single sequential actuation
An actuation system in which there is more than one
operating control and the operating controls must be
activated in a specific sequence to actuate the tool.
Additional actuation can occur when a specific operating control, other than a workpiece contact, is released
and re-activated.
Operating control
A control that separately, or as part of an actuation system,
can cause the actuation of a tool.
Trigger
A tool operating control activated by a tool operator’s fingers.
• Contact actuation
An actuation system in which there is more than one
operating control and the operating controls can be
activated in any sequence to actuate the tool. Additional actuation can occur when any operating control
is released and re-activated.
Workpiece
The intended object into which a fastener is to be driven
by a tool.
Workpiece contact
An operating control element or assembly on the tool intended to be activated by the material to be fastened.
• Selective actuation
An actuation system that allows discrete selection of
two or more of the following actuation systems: single
sequential actuation, full sequential actuation or contact
actuation. One or more of the selections shall be single
sequential actuation or full sequential actuation.
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Pressure.................................................................................................................................................70-120 psi
Fastener Type ......................................................................................................................................... 16 gauge finish nails
Fastener Range .......................................................................................................................................... 3/4 in. to 2-1/2 in.
Magazine Capacity................................................................................................................................................... 100 nails
Air Consumption ............................................................................................................................... 0.05 ft3/cycle at 100 psi
Air Inlet ..................................................................................................................................................................1/4 in. NPT
Weighted sound impulse power level.......................................................................................................................90.7 dBA
Emission sound pressure level.................................................................................................................................78.4 dBA
Vibration ...................................................................................................................................................................2.52 m/s2
Weight ......................................................................................................................................................................... 3.5 lbs.
SELECTABLE
TRIGGER
ADJUSTABLE
EXHAUST
QUICK-CONNECT
SWIVEL CONNECTOR
BELT
HOOK
JAM RELEASE
NO-MAR PAD
PUSHER
DEPTH OF DRIVE
ADJUSTMENT
WORKPIECE
CONTACT
REAR-LOADING
MAGAZINE
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
NO-MAR PAD
KNOW YOUR FINISH NAILER
See Figure 1.
Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
The no-mar pad prevents marring and denting when using
the tool on softer woods.
ADJUSTABLE EXHAUST
The overmold grip and trigger offer increased comfort and
control of the tool.
OVERMOLD GRIP AND TRIGGER
The exhaust can be adjusted to a variety of positions depending on operator preference.
QUICK-CONNECT SWIVEL CONNECTOR
The quick-connect swivel connector helps prevent hose
tangles.
BELT HOOK
The hook will rotate to either side of the tool and can be
used to hang the tool from a belt when disconnected and
not in use.
REAR-LOADING MAGAZINE
The rear-loading magazine offers quick three-step reloading
of fasteners.
DEPTH OF DRIVE ADJUSTMENT
The tool-free depth of drive adjustment lets the operator
select precise driving depth of the fastener.
SELECTABLE TRIGGER
The selectable trigger lets the operator choose between Contact Actuation for higher productivity and Single Sequential
Actuation for precise fastener placement.
IN-HANDLE AIR FILTER
The self-cleaning in-handle air filter helps keep debris out
to extend the life of the tool.
JAM RELEASE
A tool-free jam release is provided for ease in clearing infrequent jams.
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ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
WARNING:
n Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the
box.
If any parts are missing do not operate this tool
until the missing parts are replaced. Failure to
do so could result in possible serious personal
injury.
n Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are
included.
n Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or
damage occurred during shipping.
WARNING:
n Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create
accessories not recommended for use with this
tool. Any such alteration or modification is misuse
and could result in a hazardous condition leading
to possible serious personal injury.
n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-866-539-1710 for assistance.
PACKING LIST
Straight Finish Nailer
Case
Oil
Sample Fasteners
Eye Protection
Hex Keys (2.5 mm, 3 mm, and 4 mm)
Fastener Guide
Operator’s Manual
OPERATION
APPLICATIONS
DANGER:
You may use this tool for the purpose listed below:
Do not use oxygen, combustible gases or bottled
gases as a power source for this tool. The tool will
explode and cause death or serious injury.
n Finish and Trim (Interior and exterior)
n Door & Window Casing
n Door Jambs
n Baseboard
WARNING:
n Crown Molding
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a
second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
n Cabinetry
n Cap and Shoe Molding
n Molding
n Staircases
WARNING:
n Door and Window Trim
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields when operating tools. Failure to do so
could result in objects being thrown into your eyes
resulting in possible serious injury.
n Chair Rail
n Brickmold
n Hardwood Flooring
n Paneling
WARNING:
n Furniture
Disconnect the tool from the air supply before
leaving the work area, moving the tool to another
location, or handing the tool to another person.
Failure to do so could result in serious personal
injury.
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OPERATION
WARNING:
Always wear eye protection. Eye protection does
not fit all operators in the same way. Make sure the
eye protection chosen has side shields or provides
protection from flying debris both from the front
and sides.
AIR
FITTING
PREPARING THE TOOL FOR USE
See Figure 2.
Under normal use conditions, the tool should be lubricated
before connecting the tool to an air supply. Add air tool lubricant into the air fitting on the tool once daily with minimal
use, or twice a day with heavy use. 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.
Fig. 2
Before connecting the tool, check the air compressor
gauge to be sure it is functioning within the proper range of
70-120 psi.
NO-MAR PAD
See Figure 3.
The no-mar pad attached to the nose of the tool helps
prevent marring and denting when working with softer
woods.
WARNING:
Disconnect the tool from the air supply before
removing or replacing the no-mar pad. Failure to
do so could result in serious personal injury.
NO-MAR PAD
STORAGE
The pad can be removed by pulling it down and away from
the nose. To replace the pad, fit it into place over the nose
and push up at the back to reseat.
On-board storage for the pad is located on the magazine of
the tool. An extra no-mar pad is provided in the on-board
storage area.
NOSE
NO-MAR PAD
Fig. 3
ADJUSTABLE
EXHAUST
ADJUSTING THE EXHAUST
See Figure 4.
The adjustable exhaust on the end cap of the tool allows the
operator to direct the exhaust according to operator preference. To adjust, turn the exhaust cap until the exhaust blows
in the desired direction.
Fig. 4
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OPERATION
SWIVEL CONNECTOR
WARNING:
Disconnect the tool from the air supply before
leaving the work area, moving the tool to another
location, or handing the tool to another person.
Failure to do so could result in serious personal
injury.
CONNECTING THE TOOL TO AN AIR SUPPLY
AIR HOSE
CONNECTOR
See Figure 5.
DANGER:
Do not use oxygen, combustible gases or bottled
gases as a power source for this tool. The tool will
explode and cause death or serious injury.
Fig. 5
This tool is designed to operate on clean, dry compressed air
at regulated pressures between 70 and 120 psi . The correct
air pressure is the lowest pressure that will do the job.
NOTE: Air pressure that is higher than 120 psi may damage
the tool.
The tool and air hose must have a hose coupling that allows
all pressure to be removed from the tool when the coupling
is disconnected.
WARNING:
Always use a coupling that discharges all the
compressed air in the tool at the time the fitting or
hose coupling is disconnected. Using a coupling
that does not discharge the compressed air could
cause unintended operation and serious personal
injury.
WARNING:
Do not climb rigging or scaffolding while carrying
a tool that is connected to an air hose. Doing so
could result in serious personal injury.
Connect the tool to the air supply with a 1/4 in. female quick
connector.
WARNING:
Disconnect the tool from the air supply before
leaving the work area, moving the tool to another
location, or handing the tool to another person.
Failure to do so could result in serious personal
injury.
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OPERATION
LOADING THE TOOL WITH NAILS
See Figures 6 - 7.
n Connect the tool to the air supply.
WARNING:
The tool’s driving mechanism may cycle when the
tool is first connected to the air supply. Always
connect the tool to the air supply before loading
nails to prevent injury from unintended cycling.
Always make sure the tool’s magazine is empty
at the beginning of each work session, before
connecting to an air supply.
NAILS
BUTTON
n �Slide the pusher all the way to the rear of the magazine
until it locks into place.
WARNING:
Fig. 6
Keep the tool pointed away from yourself and
others when loading nails. Failure to do so could
result in possible serious personal injury.
n �With the nose of the tool pointed away from you, feed
a strip of nails into the magazine. Be sure the nails are
pointed downward and at the angle shown.
n Depress the button located on the left side of the pusher
to allow the pusher to move the nails up to the driving
mechanism. The pusher will stop when it rests against
the end of the nail strip.
NOTE: Do not allow the pusher to snap back into
place.
PUSHER
WARNING:
Use only the nails recommended for use with this
tool (refer to the Fastener Guide). The use of any
other nails can result in tool malfunction, leading
to serious injuries.
BUTTON
Fig. 7
WARNING:
Never load nails with the workpiece contact or
trigger activated. Doing so could result in possible
serious personal injury.
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OPERATION
USING THE SELECTABLE TRIGGER
TRIGGER LEVER PIVOT PIN
(DEPRESS TO ALLOW
SELECTOR TO ROTATE)
See Figures 8 - 9.
WARNING:
Never wedge or hold back the workpiece contact
mechanism during operation of the tool. Doing so
could result in possible serious injury.
This tool is shipped from the factory with a selectable trigger
set in the Single Sequential Actuation mode. The selectable
trigger can also be set for Contact Actuation mode.
SINGLE SEQUENTIAL ACTUATION MODE
Single sequential actuation provides the most accurate
fastener placement.
n Disconnect the tool from the air supply.
n Depress the trigger lever pivot pin.
n Rotate the selector to Position A.
n Release the trigger lever pivot pin.
WARNING:
The nailer will not function properly if the selector
is not securely seated in either position A or B.
Always assure the selector is seated properly
to avoid an unexpected fastener discharge and
possible serious personal injury.
SELECTOR
IN POSITION
A
SELECTOR
IN POSITION
B
Fig. 8
n Reconnect the tool to the air supply.
n Grip the tool firmly to maintain control. Position the nose
of the tool onto the work surface.
n Push the tool against the work surface to depress the
workpiece contact.
n Squeeze the trigger to drive a fastener.
n Allow the tool to recoil away from the work surface as the
fastener is driven.
TRIGGER
CONTACT ACTUATION MODE
Contact actuation allows very fast repetitive fastener placement.
n Disconnect the tool from the air supply.
n Depress the trigger lever pivot pin.
n Rotate the selector to Position B.
n Release the trigger lever pivot pin.
NOTE: The trigger lever pivot pin is spring loaded and held
in position by locking tab to prevent movement during operation.
n Reconnect the tool to the air supply.
n Grip the tool firmly to maintain control.
n Squeeze and hold the trigger. Push the tool against the
work surface to depress the workpiece contact and drive
a fastener.
n Allow the tool to recoil away from the work surface as the
fastener is driven.
NOTE: In Contact Actuation Mode, the tool may also be
operated by depressing the workpiece contact against the
surface and squeezing the trigger.
WORKPIECE CONTACT
Fig. 9
WARNING:
During normal use the tool will recoil
immediately after driving a fastener. This is a
normal function of the tool. Do not attempt to
prevent the recoil by holding the nailer against
the work. Restriction to the recoil can result in a
second fastener being driven from the nailer. Grip
the handle firmly, let the tool do the work, and
do not place second hand on top of tool or near
exhaust at any time. Failure to heed this warning
can result in serious personal injury.
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OPERATION
SETTING THE AIR PRESSURE
The amount of air pressure required will depend on the size
of the nail and the workpiece material.
Begin testing the depth of drive by driving a test nail into the
same type of workpiece material used for the actual job.
Drive a test nail with the air pressure set at 90-95 psi. Raise
or lower the air pressure to find the lowest setting that will
perform the job with consistent results.
It may be possible to achieve the desired depth with air
pressure adjustments alone. If finer adjustments are needed,
use the drive depth adjustment on the tool.
DRIVE DEPTH
ADJUSTMENT
DRIVE DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
TO INCREASE
DEPTH
See Figure 9.
The driving depth of the nail may be adjusted. It is advisable
to test the depth on a scrap workpiece to determine the
required depth for the application.
To determine depth of drive, first adjust the air pressure and
drive a test nail. To achieve the desired depth, use the drive
depth adjustment on the tool.
TO DECREASE
DEPTH
Fig. 9
HOSE
CONNECTOR
n Disconnect the tool from the air supply.
n Turn the depth selector left or right to change the driving
depth.
n Reconnect the tool to the air supply.
n Drive a test nail after each adjustment until the desired
depth is set.
PUSHER
REMOVING NAILS FROM THE TOOL
See Figure 10.
n Disconnect the tool from the air supply.
WARNING:
Disconnect the tool from the air supply before
removing nails. Failure to do so could result in
serious personal injury.
Fig. 10
n T
� o remove a strip of nails from the tool, retract the pusher
until it reaches the end of the magazine and locks into
place.
NOTE: Always keep fingers clear of nail track of magazine
to prevent injury from unintended release of the pusher.
n Holding your left hand underneath the rear of the magazine, tilt the tool up so that the hose connector faces
down. The nails will slide back and exit the rear of the
magazine.
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OPERATION
WARNING:
Disconnect the tool from the air supply before
clearing a jammed fastener. Failure to do so could
result in serious personal injury.
CLEARING A JAMMED FASTENER
See Figure 11.
If a nail or fastener becomes jammed in the tool, disconnect
the air hose and keep the tool pointed away from you while
clearing the jam.
n Remove fasteners from the tool.
n �Pull up on the latch and open the jam release.
JAM
RELEASE
n Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the driving mechanism
and push the driver mechanism back, freeing the fastener
jam.
n Remove the bent fastener.
n Close the jam release and latch.
n Reconnect the tool to the air supply.
n Reinstall fasteners.
LATCH
Fig. 11
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MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATION
WARNING:
�Frequent, but not excessive, lubrication is required for
best performance. Oil for pneumatic fastening tools added
through the air line connection will lubricate the internal parts.
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.
When servicing use only identical RIDGID
replacement parts. Use of any other parts may
create a hazard or cause product damage.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields during power tool operation or when
blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a
dust mask.
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 air tool lubricant or permanent
antifreeze (ethylene glycol) as a cold weather lubricant.
WARNING:
CAUTION:
Disconnect the tool from the air supply before
performing maintenance. Failure to do so could
result in serious personal injury.
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.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
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.
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
�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 a slow operation 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, low points containing water and anything else that would prevent full volume
flow of air to the tool.
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc.,
come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can
damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may
result in serious personal injury.
ACCESSORIES
To order parts and maintenance kits, call 1-866-539-1710.
Driver Maintenance Kit .................................................................................................................................... 079003001098
Oil and Wrench Kit .......................................................................................................................................... 079003001102
Overhaul Kit..................................................................................................................................................... 079003001097
WARNING:
Current attachments and accessories available for use with this tool are listed above. Do not use any attachments
or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this tool. The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal injury.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Air leak near the top of the tool or
in the trigger area
Loose screws
Tighten screws
Worn or damaged O-rings or
seals
Install Overhaul Kit
Air leak near the bottom of the
tool
Loose screws
Tighten screws
Worn or damaged O-rings or bumper
Install Overhaul Kit
Tool does nothing or operates
sluggishly
Inadequate air supply
Verify adequate air supply
Inadequate lubrication
Lubricate tool
Worn or damaged O-rings or bumper
Install Overhaul Kit
Incorrect fasteners
Verify that fasteners are the correct size
Damaged fasteners
Replace fasteners
Loose magazine
Tighten screws
Dirty magazine
Clean magazine
Worn or damaged driver
Install Driver Maintenance Kit
Tool jams frequently
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WARRANTY
RIDGID® PNEUMATIC TOOL 3 YEAR LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Proof of purchase must be presented when requesting
warranty service.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail
and may not be transferred. This warranty only covers defects arising under normal usage and does not cover any
malfunction, failure or defect resulting from misuse, abuse,
neglect, alteration, modification or repair by other than an
authorized service center for RIDGID® branded pneumatic
tools. Consumable accessories provided with the tool such
as, but not limited to, fasteners, oil, and safety glasses are
not covered.
This product is manufactured by One World Technologies,
Inc. The trademark is licensed from RIDGID, Inc. All warranty
communications should be directed to One World Technologies, Inc., attn: RIDGID Pneumatic Tool Technical Service at
(toll free) 1-866-539-1710.
90-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE POLICY
During the first 90 days after the date of purchase, if you are
dissatisfied with the performance of this RIDGID® Pneumatic
Tool for any reason you may return the tool to the dealer
from which it was purchased for a full refund or exchange.
To receive a replacement tool you must present proof of
purchase and return all original equipment packaged with
the original product. The replacement tool will be covered by
the limited warranty for the balance of the 3-YEAR service
warranty period.
RIDGID, INC. AND ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR PROMISES AS TO THE QUALITY OR PERFORMANCE OF ITS
PNEUMATIC TOOLS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY
STATED IN THIS WARRANTY.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied warranties, including warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, are disclaimed. Any
implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, that cannot be disclaimed
under state law are limited to three years from the date of
purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. and RIDGID, Inc.
are not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations 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.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE 3 YEAR
LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
This warranty on RIDGID® Pneumatic Tools covers all defects
in workmanship or materials and normal wear items for three
years following the purchase date of the tool. Warranties for
other RIDGID® products may vary.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
To obtain service for this RIDGID® tool you must return it;
freight prepaid, or take it in to an authorized service center
for RIDGID® branded pneumatic tools. You may obtain the
location of the authorized service center nearest you by
calling (toll free) 1-866-539-1710 or by logging on to the
RIDGID® website at www.ridgid.com. When requesting
warranty service, you must present the original dated sales
receipt. The authorized service center will repair any faulty
workmanship, and either repair or replace any part covered
under the warranty, at our option, at no charge to you.
One World Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 35, Hwy. 8
Pickens, SC 29671
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
STRAIGHT FINISH NAILER
R250SFA
Customer Service Information:
For parts or service, contact your nearest RIDGID authorized service center. Be
sure to provide all relevant information when you call or visit. For the location of
the authorized service center nearest you, please call 1-866-539-1710 or visit us
online at www.ridgid.com.
The model number of this tool is found on a plate attached to the the magazine.
Please record the serial number in the space provided below. When ordering repair
parts, always give the following information:
R250SFA
Model No.
Serial No.
983000-612
3-30-06 (REV:01)
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