Paslode cleaning instructions

Updated April 17, 2017

The Paslode framing nailer is a high-powered nail gun used during construction projects to drive nails into wood. They are generally easy to use, and their efficiency speeds up the time it takes to complete a project. Using a Paslode framing nailer is much faster than attaching materials by hand with a hammer and nails. The cleaning interval for the Paslode nailer depends on the conditions in which it is being used and how many nails have been driven. For example, under pristine conditions, clean it after every 5,000 nails; under very dirty conditions, clean it after every 2,000 nails.

Remove the handle-magazine assembly. Use the hex key wrench to remove the two #10-24 by 1 1/8-inch long socket head cap screws from the nose piece of the tool. Pivot the handle-magazine assembly away from the motor assembly.

Lift the grill and the air filter out of the tool.

Clean the grill and filter with Paslode Degreaser Cleaner, or use soapy water.

Unscrew the four #10-24 socket head cap screws to remove the cap and second air filter.

Pull the handle-magazine assembly away from the motor assembly. Separate the two pieces that you will be cleaning; the motor assembly and the cylinder head of the handle-magazine assembly.

Spray the cylinder head with the Paslode Degreaser Cleaner. Let the dirt drip off of the cylinder head and do not let it drip into the handle-magazine assembly.

Wipe the cylinder head clean of any remaining dirt or degreaser with a rag. The seal rings and spark plug of the cylinder head must be completely clean of any debris.

Lubricate the seal rings with the Paslode Lubricating Oil. Lubricate around the entire O-ring.

Push down the piston assembly using the handle of a screwdriver.

Spray a generous amount of the Paslode Degreaser Cleaner on the inside sleeve and combustion chamber. Allow any dirt and debris to drain out of the motor assembly.

Wipe the inside of the motor assembly clean of any remaining dirt or degreaser with a rag.

Tilt the motor assembly so that the chamber is facing upwards. Squeeze 4 to 5 drops of oil into the sleeve and 5 to 6 drops of oil onto the lower lip of the combustion chamber.

Rotate the motor assembly while applying the oil.

Hold the motor assembly upright. Press down and release it several times to allow the oil to get onto the lower lip of the combustion chamber.

Push the driver blade up and down with your fingers to distribute the oil evenly inside the sleeve.

Squeeze 3 to 4 drops of Paslode Cordless Lubricating Oil around the top of the combustion chamber. Spread the oil around with your finger tip.

Reassemble the Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer following steps 1-5 of the first section.


Follow the manufacturer directions closely. The manual has diagrams of each part so that you will be able to recognise what you are working with.


When separating the handle-magazine assembly and motor assembly, do not damage the fan blades or bend the fan motor shaft. Using another lubricant's beside the Paslode Lubricating Oil could cause residue build-up and early part failure.

Things You'll Need

  • 5/32-inch hex key wrench
  • Paslode Degreaser Cleaner
  • Paslode Cordless Lubricating Oil
  • Cleaning rag
  • Screwdriver
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