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I have over oiled my dewalt 15g finish nailer and now their is oil being pushed out of the exhaust and from around the trigger. I didn't use any more oil than what dewalt reccomends its because i would only use it for small jobs say 5-7 drops of oil and i would only fire about 20-30 nails so over time the oil has built up and as a result it is causing my problem. Any advice on what i should do now and in the future would be much appreciated.
 

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5-7 drops sounds a bit much. 1 - 2 when you remember usually provides enough lubrication. Think the higher dosage is for a framer firing 1,000s of nails per day.
What to do? Live with it or take it apart and blow out or mop up the excess oil.

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PS, since it ain't my tool maybe give DeWally a bell in Slough just to be on the safe side.
 
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Do you think that for the next couple of times i use it i don't oil it and maybe that way i will be able to use up some of the excess oil.
 

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derek681":39sdvgyh said:
Do you think that for the next couple of times i use it i don't oil it and maybe that way i will be able to use up some of the excess oil.
Yes I would give that a try and see what happens.
 

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Derek, if it's full of oil I wouldn't oil it for a long time, at least until you can't smell the oil from the exhaust, maybe in a 1000 shots or so. Or, blow air with a pistol attachment into the air feed and force the oil out of the handle etc.

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