Troubleshooting


Using your Airbow® Tools

Airbow Tool won’t fire
  • Check the Cylinder Pressure Release valve is closed
  • Check your Airbow tool is topped up with Air
  • Check your Airbow tool is re-cocked (to charge the Firing Chamber)
  • Check you have nails loaded
  • Has the Nail magazine locked out (at last 5-6 nails for the Framer)? More nails required
  • Make sure you have the Nose Safety contact fully depressed on target substrate
Dry firing (no nail driven on fire)
  • Nails in your Airbow Framer may have a paper issue. Some paper collated nails will deposit small amounts of paper into the guiding components of the magazine during the firing process. If you are experiencing dry fires, do not continue to fire the tool. Check to see if any paper is visible at the top of the magazine. If easily cleared, do so.
  • If not easily cleared, remove all nails from the magazine. Depress the safety relief valve to release pressure from the firing mechanism and then clear any pieces of paper or glue that have been deposited (refer to Clearing a Nail Jam).
  • Your Airbow Concrete may be low on air. This would cause the piston to not reset fully and consequently, not correctly pick up the next nail. Fill up and recock your tool and try firing again. If the problem persists, please contact Airbow.
Unable to re-cock your Airbow tool
  • Try firing a nail into your target substrate as it may already be re-cocked and ready to fire
  • Some debris may have entered the automated re-cock system. Your gun requires inspection by the Airbow Service Team.
My Airbow Framer doesn’t drive full head nails properly
  • There may be an issue with the nose plate on the tool. Please contact Airbow to arrange a repair.
Nails aren’t firing home
  • Check the pressure in your Airbow tool. You may need to top up with air
  • Check Cylinder Release Valve is closed completely (if air is escaping the Firing Chamber won’t refill quickly enough with air)
  • Check correct collated nails are being used
  • The substrate may be very dense
I can hear air escaping in my Airbow tool
  • Your Cylinder Release Valve may not be closed completely
  • You may have a problem with the Internal air line – Open Cylinder release valve to empty all the air from the onboard cylinder. Your tool requires inspection by the Airbow Service Team.
My Airbow Framer fired 2 nails at once
Nose depth adjustment is loose
  • Tighten fastening screws with an allen key
Depressurising the Airbow tool
  • For “end of day” depressurising press the Safety Pressure Release button on back of gun. This will depressurise the Firing Chamber so that there is no pressure to fire a nail (You will still have pressure in the on-board canister).
  • To empty the entire contents of the on-board canister open the Cylinder Pressure Release valve located on the handle
  • Refer to your Airbow tool’s Quick Guide for full details
To re-pressurise the Airbow tool
  • Ensure the Airbow tool is topped up with compressed air. Pull back the Re-Cock Lever. Pull slowly until you feel a second movement. This will re-pressurise the Firing Chamber and enable a nail to be fired in normal operation
  • Refer to your Airbow tool’s Quick Guide for full details
TXES012M High Pressure Compressor Troubleshooting
  • Refer to the TXES012M High Pressure Compressor manual

Airbow Compressor

I can hear air escaping from my compressor
  • Check the water drain / pressure release valve is properly closed
  • Check that the tank hose is properly connected
  • Check that the transfer valve is fully closed
  • If you are unable to locate and correct the air leak, contact Airbow
My compressor stops almost immediately after pressing the start button
  • Your donor tank or tool may already be full. Check the pressure gauge.
  • Open the water drain / pressure release valve fully and ensure the water filter is completely drained. Close the water drain valve and retry.
  • If the problem persists, please contact Airbow.
The grease injector does not turn
  • The grease injector on your compressor is most likely empty. Refer to your manual for instructions on how to refill.
My compressor is not getting up to full pressure
  • There may be an external leak – refer I can hear air escaping
  • There may be a leak internally – please contact Airbow