Grasp the quick connector on the air hose at the base of the air nailer with one hand. Hold the air nailer with the other hand. Pull back the brass quick connector ring and pull the air hose out of the nailer.
Place a slotted screwdriver in the adjustment screw near the rubber nose of the nailer. The screw is just above the safety over the rubber nose. Turn the screwdriver counterclockwise to loosen it, but do not remove the screw.
Slide the safety upward to increase the nail drive depth or down to decrease the nail drive depth. Tighten the screw in a clockwise direction to maintain the adjustment.
Grasp the air hose quick connector and pull the ring back. Insert the air nailer into the hose. Depress the rubber tip of the air nailer against a scrap piece of wood and squeeze the trigger once to check the nail depth. Make additional depth adjustments as necessary.
Things You Will Need
- Slotted screwdriver
- A properly driven nail from an air nailer penetrates the material entirely with the nail head sitting flush with the top of the surface.