milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail
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milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Product Overview

Remove the battery pack before starting any work on the machine.

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Remove the battery

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - How to Use

Press and hold the Power/Actuation button to turn on the tool.

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Press and hold the Power

Single Sequential Actuation

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Single Sequential Actuation

Contact (Bump) Actuation

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Contact (Bump) Actuation

Low Battery LED
If the red light will on, the battery is low. The tool will not be able to fi re nails. To continue work, charge the battery.

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Low Battery LED

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - How to Use

Single Sequential Actuation

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Single Sequential Actuation

Switch to single sequential activation: Press MODE Button – LED will light.

Push the tool against the work surface, compressing the workpiece contact.

Pull the trigger to drive the fastener.

Contact (Bump) Actuation milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Contact (Bump) Actuation

Switch to Contact Actuation: Press MODE Button – LED will light.

Pull and hold the trigger

Push the tool against the work surface, compressing the workpiece contact to drive the fastener.

Clearing a Jammed Fastener

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Clearing a Jammed Fastener

Attach the protective cap to protect sensitive surfaces.

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Attach the protective cap to protect sensitive surfaces

TECHNICAL DATA

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - TECHNICAL DATA

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconWARNING!
The vibration and noise emission level given in this information sheet has been measured in accordance with a standardized test given in EN 60745 and may be used to compare one tool with another. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
The declared vibration and noise emission level represents the main applications of the tool. However if the tool is used for different
applications, with different accessories or poorly maintained, the vibration and noise emission may differ. This may significantly increase the exposure level over the total working period.

An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration and noise should also take into account the times when the tool is switched off or when it is running but not actually doing the job. This may significantly reduce the exposure level over the total working period. Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator from the effects of vibration and/or noise such as: maintain the tool and the accessories, keep the hands warm, organization of work patterns.

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconWARNING Read all safety warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fi re and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.

CORDLESS NAILER SAFETY WARNINGS

Always assume that the tool contains fasteners. Careless handling of the nailer can result in unexpected fi ring of fasteners and personal injury.

Do not point the tool towards yourself or anyone nearby. Unexpected triggering will discharge the fastener causing an injury.

Do not actuate the tool unless the tool is placed firmly against the workpiece. If the tool is not in contact with the workpiece, the fastener may be deflected away from your target.

Disconnect the tool from the power source when the fastener jams in the tool. While removing a jammed fastener, the nailer may be accidentally activated if it is plugged in.

Use caution while removing a jammed fastener. The mechanism may be under compression and the fastener may be forcefully discharged while attempting to free a jammed condition milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Do not use this nailer for fastening electrical cables. It is not designed for electric cable installation and may damage the insulation of electric cables thereby causing electric shock or fi re hazards.

Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where the nail may contact hidden wiring. Nails contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.

Always wear eye protection with side shields. Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They are not safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Eye protection provides protection against flying particles both from the FRONT and SIDE should ALWAYS be worn by the operator and others in the work area when loading, operating or servicing this tool. Eye protection is required to guard against flying fasteners and debris, which could cause severe eye injury.

Always remove the battery before adjusting the depth of drive wheel. Do not pull back on the adjustment wheel, the wheel is designed to be rotated.

Do not press the trigger while adjusting the depth of drive wheel. Always select full sequential fi ring mode before adjusting the depth of drive.
Do not point the tool towards yourself or anyone nearby when adjusting the depth of drive milwaukee M18FN16GA.

ADDITIONAL SAFETY AND WORKING INSTRUCTIONS

Always be aware that misuse and improper handling of this tool can cause injury to yourself and others milwaukee M18FN16GA.

The tool is designed for single-hand use. Do not hold the tool by the front of the magazine. Do not put hands, head, or other parts of your body near the bottom of the magazine where the nail exits the tool, as serious personal injury could be caused.

Always ensure that the workpiece contact is fully positioned above the workpiece. Positioning the workpiece contact only partially above the workpiece could cause the nail to miss the workpiece completely and result in serious personal injury milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Do not drive nails near edge of material. The workpiece may split causing the nail to ricochet, injuring you or a co-worker. Be aware that the nail may follow the grain of the wood, causing it to protrude unexpectedly from the side of the work material or deflect, possibly causing injury.

Keep hands and body parts clear of immediate work area. Hold workpiece with clamps when necessary to keep hands and body out of potential harm. Be sure the workpiece is properly secured before pressing the fastener against the material. The workpiece contact may cause the work material to shift unexpectedly. Keep face and body parts away from back of the tool cap when working in restricted areas. Sudden recoil can result in impact to the body, especially when nailing into hard or dense material milwaukee M18FN16GA.

During normal use the tool will recoil immediately after driving a fastener. This is a normal function of the tool. Do not attempt to prevent the recoil by holding the nailer against the work. Restriction to the recoil can result in a second fastener being driven from the nailer. Grip the handle firmly, let the tool do the work and do not place second hand on top of tool or near exhaust at any time. Failure to heed this warning can result in serious personal injury.

Do not drive fasteners on top of other fasteners or with the tool at an overly steep angle as this may cause deflection of fasteners which could cause injury milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Always check the work area for hidden wiring, gas lines, water lines, etc., before using the product on such work area.

After using the product in the contact actuation mode, switch it back to the full sequential mode milwaukee M18FN16GA.

The driving depth of the nail may be adjusted beyond air pressure. It is advisable to test the depth on a scrap workpiece to determine the required depth for the application.

Only fasteners matching the description in the Technical Data can be used with this tool. Using incorrect fasteners may lead to jamming or other malfunctions milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Do not select contact actuation mode when working on scaffolds, ladders or platforms where you may need to move your body position. You may unintentionally fi re a nail by inadvertent activation of the workpiece contact while moving about if the contact actuation mode is selected. When moving positions, select full sequential activation or deactivate the product completely by removing the battery pack. This will reduce the potential for injury to yourself and others.

Do not dispose of used battery packs in the household refuse or by burning them. Milwaukee Distributors offer to retrieve old batteries to protect our environment.

Do not store the battery pack together with metal objects (short circuit risk) milwaukee M18FN16GA.

No metal parts must be allowed to enter the battery section of the charger (short circuit risk) milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Use only 18 V chargers for charging 18 V battery packs. Do not use battery packs from other systems.

Never break open battery packs and chargers and store only in dry rooms. Keep dry at all times milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Battery acid may leak from damaged batteries under extreme load or extreme temperatures. In case of contact with battery acid wash it off immediately with soap and water. In case of eye contact rinse thoroughly for at least 10 minutes and immediately seek medical attention.

Warning! To reduce the risk of fi re, personal injury, and product damage due to a short circuit, never immerse your tool, battery pack or charger in fluid or allow a fluid to flow inside them. Corrosive or conductive fluids, such as seawater, certain industrial chemicals, and bleach or bleach containing products, etc., can cause a short circuit milwaukee M18FN16GA.

SPECIFIED CONDITIONS OF USE

The nailer is intended for driving nails into wood or similar soft materials from a magazine containing a strip of suitable nails. The nails which can be safely loaded into the magazine for the product are described in the product specification table in this manual. Do not use any other type of nail or fixing with the nailer. Do not operate in contact actuation mode while working on scaffold, ladder or other platform where a change in working position is required. Use only full sequential mode in this case. The nailer should not be used for fixing electric cables. Do not use this product in any other way as stated for normal use milwaukee M18FN16GA.

RESIDUAL RISK

Even when the product is used as prescribed, it is still impossible to completely eliminate certain residual risk factors. The following hazards may arise in use and the operator should pay special attention to avoid the following milwaukee M18FN16GA:

  • Injury caused by vibration Hold the product by designated handles and restrict working time and exposure.
  •  Exposure to noise can cause hearing injury. Wear ear protection and limit exposure.
  •  Injury due to flying debris Wear eye protection, heavy long trousers, gloves and substantial footwear at all times.
  • Inhalation of toxic dusts milwaukee M18FN16GA.

NOTES FOR LI-ION BATTERIES

Use of Li-Ion batteries 

Batteries which have not been used for some time should be recharged before use milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Temperatures in excess of 50°C (122°F) reduce the performance of the battery. Avoid extended exposure to heat or sunshine (risk of overheating).

The contacts of chargers and battery packs must be kept clean. For an optimum life-time, the batteries have to be fully charged, after used.

To obtain the longest possible battery life remove the battery pack from the charger once it is fully charged.

For battery storage longer than 30 days: Store the battery where the temperature is below 27°C and away from moisture Store the battery in a 30% – 50% charged condition Every six months of storage, charge the battery as normal milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Battery protection for Li-Ion batteries 

In extremely high torque, binding, stalling and short circuit situations that cause high current draw, the tool will vibrate for about 5 seconds, the fuel gauge will flash, and then the tool will turn OFF. To reset, release the trigger.
Under extreme circumstances, the internal temperature of the battery could become to high. If this happens, the fuel gauge will fl ash and the battery pack cool and then continue work milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Transport of Li-Ion batteries 

Lithium-ion batteries are subject to the Dangerous Goods Legislation requirements.

Transportation of those batteries has to be done in accordance with local, national and international provisions and regulations milwaukee M18FN16GA.

  • The user can transport the batteries by road without further requirements.
  • Commercial transport of Lithium-Ion batteries by third parties is subject to Dangerous Goods regulations. Transport preparation and transport are exclusively to be carried out by appropriately trained persons and the process has to be accompanied by corresponding experts.
    When transporting batteries milwaukee M18FN16GA:
  • Ensure that battery contact terminals are protected and insulated to prevent short circuit.
  •  Ensure that battery pack is secured against movement within packaging.
  • Do not transport batteries that are cracked or leak. Check with forwarding company for further advice,

OPERATION

There are two ways for working with this Nailer (see also picture section) milwaukee M18FN16GA:

Single Sequential Actuation: Drive the fastener by pulling the trigger.

Contact (Bump) Actuation:
Hold the trigger and drive the fastener by pushing the Nailer against the workpiece.

Reload Indicator
To indicate that the magazine is almost empty of fasteners (about 4-5 left), the workpiece contact will not compress, preventing operation under usual pressure. Install more fasteners to continue working milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Setting the Depth of Drive (see picture section)
Know what is behind your workpiece. A fastener could travel through the workpiece and out the other side, striking a bystander and causing serious injury. Lower the depth of drive to prevent the fastener from being pushed all the way through the workpiece milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Thermal Overload
If the tool overheats, it will stop working and the power button/ actuation indicators will fl ash. Once the tool cools down, the tool will revert to the selected mode. Restart work as normal milwaukee M18FN16GA.

CLEARING A JAMMED FASTENER

Most jams are caused by a fastener or part of a fastener wedging between the driver blade and the nail guide. Fastener strips with an incorrect collation angle or the wrong fastener gauge may cause continuous jamming milwaukee M18FN16GA.

To clear the jam:

  1. Remove battery pack.
  2. WARNING! Always point the tool away from yourself and others when installing or removing fasteners. Failure to do so could result in injury.
  3. Remove fastener strip from magazine.
  4. Remove the fastener using needle-nose pliers. If necessary, remove magazine from tool.
  5. Follow the steps under “Required Daily Testing” before restarting the work.

milwaukee M18FN16GA REQUIRED DAILY TESTING

milwaukee M18FN16GA 18V Cordless Nail Gun Instruction Manual - Warning or Caution iconWARNING: To reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others, test the tool before beginning work each day or if the tool is dropped, received a sharp blow, been run over, etc. Complete the following checklist IN ORDER. If the tool does not work as it should, contact a MILWAUKEE service facility immediately.

Always point tool away from yourself and others. 

  1. Remove battery pack milwaukee M18FN16GA.
    WARNING! Always point the tool away from yourself and others when installing fasteners. Failure to do so could result in injury.
  2. Check all screws, bolts, nuts, and pins on the tool. Any loose fasteners must be tightened.
  3.  Pull back the fastener pusher on the magazine (to override the Reload Indicator) and press the workpiece contact against a workpiece. It must move smoothly.
  4. With the workpiece contact pressed against the workpiece, pull the trigger. It must move smoothly.
  5. Insert battery pack.
  6. Select the Single Sequential Actuation Operation. Without pulling the trigger, pull back the fastener pusher on the magazine (to override the Reload Indicator) and press the workpiece contact against a workpiece. The tool must not operate. Holding the workpiece contact away from the workpiece, pull back the fastener pusher on the magazine (to override the Reload Indicator). Pull and hold the trigger for 5 seconds. The tool must not operate. Continue to pull and hold the trigger and push the workpiece contact against a workpiece. The tool must not operate. Without pulling the trigger, pull back the fastener pusher on the magazine (to override the Reload Indicator) and press the workpiece contact against a workpiece. Pull the trigger. The tool must operate. Release the trigger. The driver must move up.
  7. Select the Contact Actuation Operation. Holding the workpiece contact away from the workpiece, pull back the fastener pusher on the magazine (to override the Reload Indicator) and pull the trigger. The tool must not operate. Continue to pull and hold the trigger and push the workpiece contact against a workpiece. The tool must operate.
  8. If all previous tests work properly, set the tool for your work. Select the operation and load fastener strips milwaukee M18FN16GA.
  9. Set the depth of drive according to the “Setting the Depth of Drive” section and see picture section.
  10. If all tests operate properly, the tool is ready for use. Repeat these tests before use each day or if the tool is dropped, received a sharp blow, been run over, jammed, etc.

MAINTENANCE

Danger! Contains gas under pressure. In order to avoid injury never attempt to open and/or modify the product. Product must be repaired and serviced by authorized Milwaukee service station only.
The ventilation slots of the machine must be kept clear at all times milwaukee M18FN16GA.

Use only Milwaukee accessories and Milwaukee spare parts. Should components need to be replaced which have not been described, please contact one of our Milwaukee service agents (see our list of guarantee/service addresses).

If needed, an exploded view of the tool can be ordered. Please state the machine type printed as well as the six-digit No. on the label and order the drawing at your local service agents or directly at: Techtronic Industries GmbH, Max-Edyth-Straße 10, 71364 Winnenden, Germany..

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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

We declare as the manufacturer under our sole responsibility that the product described under “Technical Data” fulfils all the listed below relevant regulations and the directives and harmonized standards have been used.

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Techtronic Industries GmbH
Max-Eyth-Straße 10
71364 Winnenden
Germany

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