Tools Have a “Best Used Before” Date, Too

If you own a cordless gas nailer, you know how convenient it is. But that convenience quickly gives way to aggravation when it starts acting up.

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If you own a cordless gas nailer, you know how convenient it is. But that convenience quickly gives way to aggravation when it starts acting up. If you can hear the fan running on your nailer, but it only fires intermittently when you pull the trigger, don’t take it to the repair shop—new gas may be all you need! Fuel cells have a “best used before” date printed right on the can. Old fuel cells lose internal pressure over time, so manufacturers recommend buying only as much fuel as you need to finish the job. You can buy new ones for about $12 to $15 at home centers. Plus: Learn how to rebuild your framing nailer here.

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