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Old 09-13-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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I got my paslode framing nailer today, I need to clean it up. I think this might be a Made in USA model.

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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That looks pretty cool!

Hey the trimmer that we were talking about is the IM250 II

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That looks to be in decent condition. Hopefully the internals are in good shape.
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Cool Will, Hey so far It works. I charge the battery and I got a green light. I cant fired it because I dont have any fuel cells. I think I am going to order Paslode cleaning products to give it a good cleaning before I start using it.
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Cool Will, Hey so far It works. I charge the battery and I got a green light. I cant fired it because I dont have any fuel cells. I think I am going to order Paslode cleaning products to give it a good cleaning before I start using it.
I would try it first, to rule out possible self inflicted damage.

get fresh fuel, prime it a few times by depressing the nose-piece and releasing, then give it a shot. Make sure it'll fire before you open it up. A few shots won't hurt it if it's dirty.

If you want to clean it after you try it, at least you'll know it's your fault if it misfires after you put it back together.
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That looks pretty cool!

Hey the trimmer that we were talking about is the IM250 II
Are you, or someone else, looking for the Paslode IM250?

I have one that I don't need and I'd like to find it a new home for a very reasonable price.
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Hey CJ, Good Luck & have fun...
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Thanks loneframer, I will try that. The Operating Manual says it takes cliphead nails? Is that true? Or could I use the Palsode 30 degree off set framing nails?
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Are you, or someone else, looking for the Paslode IM250?

I have one that I don't need and I'd like to find it a new home for a very reasonable price.
How reasonable? I run a shelter for unwanted fastening equipment.
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Thanks loneframer, I will try that. The Operating Manual says it takes cliphead nails? Is that true? Or could I use the Palsode 30 degree off set framing nails?
I might be wrong, but I think the offset rounds are designed to run through all Paslode guns. I don't think Paslode offered the offset rounds when that gun went into production.
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How reasonable? I run a shelter for unwanted fastening equipment.

A shelter or a hoarder
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I dont think so, I will have to check with my local building code to see if they allow cilp head nails.
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How reasonable? I run a shelter for unwanted fastening equipment.
Wow, well at least I know it won't be lonely.

I was thinking $100, but I have to check out the battery and charger because one or the other may not be working.

I know the gun works because I put the battery in from my newer Paslode.

I'll be away for 4 days after tomorrow. If you're interested, you can email me at doncando @ verizon . net
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I may be inserted as well.
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I used to have that gun and it took cliphead nails
Edit==I stand corrected see below

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Congrats on the new toy, don't let what everyone else was saying in the other thread put you down. You made a decent purchase on a good gun that will work great as a starting framer. The older black paslode guns got a bad rap because the paslode reps were trying to push them into a production environment where they had no chance of keeping up, in speed or reliability. They are a little finicky but at least you got a gen 2 IM325 which is the last black gun before they switched to the orange ones so it has slightly revised internals. The newer orange guns like the 900420 will downright smoke the IM325 in speed and productivity but at a much higher cost. Plus there is something to be said about the build quality of the older guns, everything was machine screws with washers and nuts instead of screws into plastic. To this day I am still running 2 of the Im325 positive placement guns with no problems at all. I service quite a few of the older paslode guns so I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. Also the Im325 shoots the offset round head nails fine so throw away those clipped heads.


As for the cleaning start with the battery contacts. I've had many of these guns come to me not working simply because the battery contacts had a little corrosion from leaving the battery in there. Make sure the battery's are drained of a charge and clean the contacts with a wire brush, next are the ones on the gun. To access the battery contacts on the gun you must fully disassemble the magazine and you'll find them. Its basically a spring inside a spring, I usually use a dremel with a wire wheel to clean the surface of the contacts. You also want to clean the contacts on the top of the magazine that feed the gun and the ones on the gun housing too. After that you can start on the regular gun cleaning, if you follow the paslode cleaning procedures manual it will do a fairly good job but won't get it perfect. I recommend tearing the gun down completely and doing a full service since its an older used tool. If you need help with this I can guide you through it, its fairly easy but requires moderate mechanical ability. Once you get the gun serviced and dialed in grab some fresh fuel cells and get to work!! I recommend keeping a few extra upper seal rings around because its good to replace it after every service or 2. The only thing your probably going to have to replace in that kit is the charger, those older black chargers are crap and never work right. The batteries are probably OK and if not you can get new ones on ebay pretty cheap.
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Ok thanks James, I was thinking the new offset nails would work.

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riz, you say its a center for unwanted fastening equipment, i think i have some sleeping space for a impulse 18 gauge and 16 gauge, plus 2 hitachi air spikers
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Got my first paslode today, too.

Sheathing stapler (we are allowed here, so one one go off ranting )

My internet classified searching has paid off. The gun let me run a rack of staples through 'er. Runs good.

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The offset nails are ment to run through all 30 degree clipped head guns. They were released so you could keep your clipped head nailers yet work in areas that only allow FRH

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