How Do Pneumatic Nailers Work?

For the worker who needs to do a lot of nailing, a pneumatic nailer has distinct advantages over other types of nailers. Still, if you are considering the purchase of one of these nailers you will want to know about how they work. The information below will help you understand more about this type of nailer and how it works.

Power Source

The power, or force, from a pneumatic nailer that hammers the nail into place is generated by compressed air. Usually, this air is produced by a gas-operated air pump.

The Power Principle

As in a water pump, the air pump operates with piston cylinders. When they move up and down these cylinders draw air in, then they expel it and force it through an air hose to the air reservoir of the nail gun where it is used to eject the nail.

The Nailer Hammer

The hammer of a pneumatic nailer is much like a solenoid nailer, in that they both use a piston and blade arrangement. Air pressure in the pneumatic nailer is released when the operator pulls the gun trigger. This pressure then drives the piston and blade downward, forcing the nail out of the gun and into the material beneath it. Then as the pressure is reduced, the piston returns to its upward position.