Cordless Fuel (or Gas) Nailers
Cordless Fuel (or Gas) Nailers

Cordless Fuel (or Gas) Nailers

Cordless Fuel (or Gas) Nailers are built to provide ultimate freedom to work anywhere without all the hassles, noise and constraints caused by the cumbersome hoses and air compressors of Pneumatic Nailers & Staplers. Fuel-powered tools are an efficient, lightweight option that allows for consistent, long-term work to be done, while greatly reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.

Battery-powered nailers are also very effective alternatives to pneumatics, as they boast a greater energy density than fuel-powered nailers, however, a major downfall to these tools is the weight from the battery and their bulky size.

Cleaning and Maintenance

In older fuel-powered nailers a large O-ring would seal the combustion chamber. It would degrade over time and would eventually break down into fine particles and get into the moving parts of the tool causing it to fail. With newer models, this O-ring is replaced with a steel ring which significantly increases the durability and life of the tool.

Modern fuel nailers can drive around 50,000 nails between cleanings on average.

It's essential that you oil your nailer on a regular basis according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Some types of fuel help you save this step because they contain oil. When cleaning your tool be sure to always top up the oil levels. This preventative maintenance allows the tool to work through long stretches without any downtime. By taking 10 to 15 minutes, once a month, you can save your tool from needing to be taken out of service for days to be repaired.

The Firing Process

  1. Starts when the safety tip is pressed against a work surface
  2. Fuel is then injected into the firing chamber
  3. An internal fan starts to mix air with this fuel
  4. Operator pulls the trigger
  5. This activates the internal battery to generate a spark in the firing chamber
  6. The spark ignites the air/fuel mixture
  7. The gas mixture starts to expand rapidly
  8. This pressure pushes the driver blade down
  9. The blade shears off one nail from the collated strip and drives it into the material
  10. The thermodynamic gas effect then sucks the driver blade and piston back up ready to go again
  11. After releasing the tool from the work surface, the exhaust is then vented
  12. And the internal fan continues to spin, prepping the chamber for another drive

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2019
Update History:
Jun 18, 2019 by jsjohnson from Calgary Fasteners
Mar 6, 2017 by jsjohnson from Calgary Fasteners