he flashing light still blinks indicating a nail jam even after I have
installed the brads again.
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Hello. Remove the battery and clean the battery contacts within the nailer with the eraser end of a common pencil. Really shine them up. Then reinstall the battery. Also, spray some WD-40 into the working end of the nailer. The WD-40 will penetrate the entire mechanism so if it doesn’t clear up the problem right away wait a few hours and give it another dose of WD-40. Regards, Joe

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Brad nailers use smaller 18-gauge nails.

They vary in length from ½ to 2½ inches. By comparison, a 16-gauge finish nail is 0.0625-inch thick. While the difference doesn`t seem like very much, the shorter length is a good indicator that a brad nail won`t hold material of the same maximum thickness as finish nails.

18-gauge brad nailers shoot a thin nail between 3/8″ to 2″ depending on the model. They leave a smaller hole thanks to their small head and so are less likely to split thinner wood. They`re the ideal nailer for attaching casing to window and door jambs because they`re less likely to blow out the connections.
Brad nailers shoot 18-gauge nails, which are thinner and have a smaller diameter than finish nails. Finish nailers are best for heavier duty projects, such as baseboards, door and window frames, trim work, and cabinetry. Finish nailers shoot 15- or 16-gauge nails with a larger diameter than brad nails.
Look at the lights on the charger unit – an alternating flashing red and green light means that the battery is faulty. In this instance take the battery back to the dealer that you bought it from and they should be able to help you.
Can I use finish nails in a brad nailer? The quick answer is no. You must use the correct type of nails for your nail gun. Brad nails are a little different than finish nails because they are a smaller gauge (less thick) and they don`t have a large head on the end of the nail.
18-gauge brad nailers are perfect for fragile pieces making them great for decorative molding, paneling, casing, and trim work. It has a nail length of 0.5 to 2.5 inches and the thickness is 0.0475-inch. The best thing is that it is very handy and can provide an intricate finish.
A brad nailer is a power tool that uses compressed air to drive a small finish-type nail (brad) from a built-in magazine into wood workpieces.
16-gauge nails are the most versatile size, so a 16-gauge nail gun is a great option if you need it for many different projects. 15-gauge nails are most often used for installing thick trim. 18-gauge and higher-gauge nail guns are best used for fine detail work, furniture repair and thin trim work.
The fuel is a mixture of 1-butene and propane. The fuel cells are designed to last for 1,000 rounds each, which makes them desirable for heavy duty projects where thousands of nails or staples are needed.
If the LED light is flashing the driver blade may not have fully returned. This can be corrected by removing the battery and nails, opening the magazine cover, and pushing the driver blade back (with a screwdriver or metal rod) until only the end is visible.
16-gauge nails are the most versatile size, so a 16-gauge nail gun is a great option if you need it for many different projects. 15-gauge nails are most often used for installing thick trim. 18-gauge and higher-gauge nail guns are best used for fine detail work, furniture repair and thin trim work.
Most brad nails are made from a very thin 18-gauge wire. Finishing nails typically range from 16 to 10-gauges and are much more robust than brad nails. Finishing nails also come in a wider variety of lengths than most brad nails do; some can be upwards of 3” in length.
16-gauge nails are the most versatile size, so a 16-gauge nail gun is a great option if you need it for many different projects. 15-gauge nails are most often used for installing thick trim. 18-gauge and higher-gauge nail guns are best used for fine detail work, furniture repair and thin trim work.
Most brad nails are made from a very thin 18-gauge wire. Finishing nails typically range from 16 to 10-gauges and are much more robust than brad nails. Finishing nails also come in a wider variety of lengths than most brad nails do; some can be upwards of 3” in length.
Compared to 16-gauge nails, 15-gauge nails are thicker and have greater holding power. It`s best to use a 15-gauge finish nailer when greater strength and power are required. On the other hand, picking a 16-gauge nailer when finishing is your top priority.

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Battery will not charge red light steady and then blinks?
ANSWER : Sorry but you will need new batteries.

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I have a B & D 18 volt brad nailer. model # FB1802BNB I have changed
the battery. and have removed the brads and cleared the head, but
the flashing light still blinks indicating a nail jam even after I have
installed the brads again.
ANSWER : Hello. Remove the battery and clean the battery contacts within the nailer with the eraser end of a common pencil. Really shine them up. Then reinstall the battery. Also, spray some WD-40 into the working end of the nailer. The WD-40 will penetrate the entire mechanism so if it doesn’t clear up the problem right away wait a few hours and give it another dose of WD-40. Regards, Joe

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My battery is less than 1yearn and it is bad according to the blinking red light on the charger. can I get a free replacement battery/ the battery charged the first time I used it this spring. the second time I tried to charge it the rad light was blinking. please respond as soon as possible.
ANSWER : Usually batteries are not covered under a warranty, IF they worked in the beginning. It has a lot to do how it was stored in the winter, it could have been your problem and not the batteries.

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I am having problems with the battery on my worx gt trimmer. It will not stay charged even though the battery charger indicates a green light. What am I doing wrong? I put it back on he charger it will read a red light and then switch to green after a few seconds.
ANSWER : You can determine exactly what is going on by using a small handheld voltmeter. They are inexpensive, easy to use and come in very handy. Just test the output of the charger (after noting what the volt-output-rating is) by touching the leads of the meter to the terminals on the charger. If the charger is working at all, this is not a dangerous test. Conversely, test the output of your batteries by touching the leads of the voltmeter to the terminals on them. I suspect the charger is bad because after they overheat, they quit working and some don’t last very long. I don’t think YOU are doing anything wrong, just maybe the companies that manufacture these 2 electrical products are.

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The battery is not charging. I am getting a red blinking light.
ANSWER : That is the typical issue of dell batteries, They called back for several times.

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I have three 18v lithium batterys they will not charge. #s wa3512. I have owned two less than a year; the other one a little longer.When i put them in charger all i see is red light blinking, I have three trimmers and i need some help . Thanks
ANSWER : The batteries are dead, if you do a bit of searching you will find out that these batteries all die very quickly. Unfortunately they are very cheap and will never last very long. I highly recommend buying a different trimmer, the Worx trimmer will always cause you problems, they are just plain cheap.

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Battery not charging. Light on charger is red for charge…it’s plugged in properly?????
ANSWER : Battery is bad.

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Why is the red light blinking on the charger??
ANSWER : Either the battery charger or the battery itself is bad. The charger can be easily tested with a volt meter to see if it is producing the correct voltage to charge the battery. The batttery voltage can also be checked the same way. Some other users have had this same issue.

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