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Do air guns get tired?

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Back when we were rebuilding Shanes Jeep in Dom's garage in NH, he had these nice IR 2135 Titanium guns.  I was like man these are sweet, I gotta have one of these.  So I went out and bought one,   so it is that old, 10 years?  But it only sees "Paul" use and not really real mechanic use.  Recently though a few nights ago, it failed me, not once but twice, on nuts it normally wouldnt have had a problem with, one I think was actually just a lug nut.  The hammer action seems to be slower than it used to be.....rebuild?  I normally run it at 80-90 psi, if I get real stuck I bump it to 100.  Pretty sure my lines are good.   

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ya, also meant to say I got a bottle of air tool oil and regularly use it, quite regularly.  

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If it sits a lot with excess oil it could be gunked up a little bit. I have a HF gun that worked great and then slowly started to lose some of its power. I shot some WD40 down it and then ran it wide open with nothing hooked to it. It came right back to life.

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That's probably the answer I'm looking for.

what's it say to do 1-2 drops?  sometimes I just squirt it in there, Husky/HD China oil, most likely gummed up.  I shall try this, thank you.

 

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I put 4-6 drops of ATF in all my air tools every time I use them or once a month if I haven't used them. 

I'm running the same air tools I had when I was a mechanic for a Dodge dealer 16 years ago. 

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If the hammers stop hammering, take the nose off, take the hammer mechanism out, and pack the whole thing with wheel bearing grease, then put it back together.  That will solve the issue, and the IR will probably never wear out.  I have three IR guns that I interchange, they have seen daily use for ten years or so each, and they're not close to being tired, but I have had to grease the nose as described above a couple of times.

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Nose off, grease, got it, ty.

Ran some WD through it last night and let it spin, that helped I think.

I think maybe yea it needed a good spin, I never really do that, just use it and put it away.

 

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