Campbell Hausfeld CHN50300 User Manual

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Nailer / Stapler

Operating Instructions and Parts Manual



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Table of Contents

Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Set-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Specifications . . . . . . . . . . .


Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . .


Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . 4

Minimum Components Required


Safety Symbols . . . . . . . . . .

. 4

For Hook-up . . . . .

. . . .


. 11





Important Safety Information . . . .


Hook-upInstructions For Nailer to


Air Supply . . . . . . . . . . .

. 11

Instructions Pertaining to a Risk of





Air Hose Requirements

. . . . . . 11

Fire, Electric Shock, or Injury to









Persons . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Fastener Interchange Information .

. 12

California Proposition 65 . . . . .


. 4

Loading/Unloading The Nailer . .


General . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Loading the Staples . . . . . .

. 12

Work Area . . . . . . . . . . . .


Loading the L-Cleats . . . . . .


Personal Safety . . . . . . . . . .


Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Tool Use and Care . . . . . . . .


. 5

Project Materials List: . . . . . .

. 13

Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .


. 6

Project Tools List: . . . . . . . .


Air Source . . . . . . . . . . . .


Racking the Flooring . . . . . .

. 13

Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . .


. 7

Firing the Nailer . . . . . . . . .


Contents in the Plastic Carrying



Fastener Depth & Placement . . .


Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 7

Storage . . . . . . . .

. . . .


. 14




Additional Items Not Included . . . . . . 7

Maintenance . . . . .

. . . .

. .





Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Clearing A Jam From The Nailer

. . 14




Getting To Know Your Flooring Nailer/

Nailer Repair . . . . . . . . . .

. 14

Stapler Like A Pro . . . . . . . . .


. 9


Replacement Parts . .

. . . .


. 15

Recommended Uses for this Flooring

Assembly Procedure For Seals . . . 15

Nailer/Stapler . . . . . . . . . . . 9





Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Technical Service . . .

. . . .


. 15





Shoe Plate Sizes . . . . . . . . .



Troubleshooting Guide .

. . . .


. 15






Tools Required for Changing Shoe



Replacement Parts List for Flooring




Nailer/Stapler . . . . .

. . . .


. 17

Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 10





Changing Shoe Plates . . . . . .

. 10

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18





For parts, product and service information


Call : Customer Service at1-800-543-6400

Address any correspondence to: Campbell Hausfeld Attn: Customer Service 100 Production Drive

Harrison, OH 45030 U.S.A.

Operating Instructions and Parts Manual




This flooring nailer/stapler is designed for use in installing 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick unfinished and prefinished hardwood flooring. Caution must be used so the finish is not damaged by the tool.


Model CHN50300

Requires: 0.7 Avg SCFM using 10 fasteners per minute at 90 psi

Air Inlet: 1/4 inch NPT

Fastener Size Range:

1-1/2in. to 2 in.,

16 gauge L-Cleats

1-1/2in. to 2 in.,

15.5 gauge 1/2 in. Crown Flooring Staples

Magazine Capacity: 110 fasteners

Weight: 10 lbs.

Length: 16-1/2inches

Height: 23 inches

Maximum Pressure: 90 psi

Pressure Range: 70 psi to 90 psi


Locate model number on magazine and


date code on tool body. Record below:


Model #: _____________________________


Date Code: ___________________________

Figure 1 - CHN50300 Flooring Nailer/Stapler

Retain these numbers for future reference.

Operating Instructions and Parts Manual

Important Safety Information

Safety Guidelines

This manual contains information that is very important to know and understand. This information is provided for SAFETY and to

PREVENT EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help recognize this information, observe the following symbols.

Danger indicates an imminently

hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury.

Warning indicates a potentially

hazardous situation which, if not avoided, COULD result in death or serious injury.

Caution indicates a potentially

hazardous situation which, if not avoided, MAY result in minor or moderate injury.

Notice indicates important

information, that if not followed, may cause damage to equipment.

IMPORTANT: Information that requires special attention.

Safety Symbols

The following Safety Symbols appear throughout this manual to alert you to important safety hazards and precautions.






Wear Eye


Read Manual

Risk of

and Mask



















Risk of Falling Wear Eye

Wear Hearing










Risk of Personal


Instructions Pertaining to a Risk of Fire, Electric Shock, or Injury to Persons

This manual contains important safety, operational and maintenance information. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-543-6400for customer assistance.

When using tools, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:

California Proposition 65

This product or its power cord may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive

harm.Wash hands after handling.

You can create dust when you cut, sand, drill or grind materials such as wood, paint, metal, concrete, cement, or

other masonry.This dust often contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.Wear protective gear.


a. To reduce the risks of electric shock, fire, and injury to persons, read all the instructions before using the tool. Failure to follow warnings, dangers, and cautions could result in DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY.

b.Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the

equipment. Follow all instructions. Contact your Campbell Hausfeld representative if you have any questions.

c.Only persons well acquainted with these rules of safe operation should be allowed to use the unit.

Do not operate or allow anyone else to operate the nailer if any warnings or warning labels are not legible.Warnings or warning labels are located

on the nailer magazine and body.

Always assume the nailer contains nails. Respect the tool as a working implement; no horseplay.Always keep others at a safe distance from

the work area in case of accidental discharge of nails. Do not point the tool toward yourself or anyone whether it contains fasteners or not.Accidental triggering of the nailer could result in death or serious personal injury.

Do not make any modifications to the tool without first obtaining written approval from Campbell Hausfeld. Do not use the nailer if any

shields or guards are removed or altered. Do not use the nailer as a hammer. Personal injury or tool damage may occur.

Clean and check all air supply hoses and fittings before connecting the nailer to an air supply. Replace any damaged or worn hoses or fittings.

Tool performance or durability may be reduced.

Work Area

a.Keep the work area clean and well lighted. Cluttered benches and dark areas increase the risks of electric shock, fire, and injury to persons.

b.Do not operate the tool in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. The tool is able to create sparks resulting in the ignition of the dust or fumes.

c.Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating the tool.

Distractions are able to result in the loss of control of the tool.


Important Safety Information (Continued)

Personal Safety

a.Stay alert.Watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating the tool. Do not use the tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating the tool increases the risk of injury to persons.

b.Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair increases the risk of injury to persons as a result of being caught in moving parts.

c.Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure rubber bumper is up before connecting to the air supply.

d.Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and

balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.

e.Use safety equipment. A dust mask,non-skidsafety shoes and a hard hat must be used for the applicable conditions.

Ensuring that the tool is used only when the operator and all

other personnel in the work area are wearing ANSI Z87 eye protection equipment, and when required, other appropriate protection equipment such as head,

hearing and foot protection equipment. Serious eye or permanent hearing loss could result.

f.Always wear hearing protection when using the tool. Prolonged exposure to high intensity noise is able to cause hearing loss.

g.Do not attach the hose or tool to your body.

Attach the hose to the structure to reduce the risk of loss of balance if the hose shifts.

h.Always assume that the tool contains fasteners. Do not point the tool toward yourself or anyone whether it contains fasteners or not.

Do not drop or throw the tool. Dropping

or throwing the tool can result in damage that will make the tool unusable or unsafe. If the tool has been dropped or thrown, examine the tool closely for bent, cracked or broken parts and air leaks. STOP and repair before using or serious injury could occur.

Avoid long extended periods of work with the nailer. Stop using the nailer if you feel pain in

Tool Use and Care

a.Do not force the tool. Use the correct tool for the application. The correct tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which the tool is designed.

Disconnect the tool from the air source before making adjustments, doing tool maintenance,

clearing jams, touching the safety yoke, leaving work area, loading, or unloading the tool. Such precautionary measures reduce the risk of injury to persons.

b.Store the tool when it is idle out of reach of children and other untrained persons. A tool is dangerous in the hands of untrained users.

c.Maintain the tool with care. A properly maintained tool reduces the risk of problems and is easier to control.

d.Use only those fasteners listed in the “Fastener Interchange Information” section on page 12 of this manual.Fasteners not identified for use with this tool by the tool manufacturer are able to result in a risk of injury to persons or tool damage when used in this tool.

Make sure tool is securely placed before firing (see Operation section, page 13). If tool is not

securely placed, there is a risk of flying fasteners that may cause death or serious injury.

Make sure mallet head is secure to mallet handle. Do not se if head is not secure.A non-securehead

may fly off and cause death or severe personal injury.

Always disconnect the tool from the power source when unattended, performing any maintenance

or repair, clearing a jam, loading, unloading , or moving the tool to a new location.

Always fit tool with a fitting or hose coupling on or near the tool in such a manner that all

compressed air in the tool is discharged at the time the fitting or hose coupling is disconnected. Do not use a check valve or any other fitting which allows air to remain in the nailer. Death or serious personal injury could occur. See Figure 2 on page 6.

Never carry the nailer by the air hose or pull the hose to move the nailer or a compressor. Keep

hoses away from heat, oil and sharp edges. Replace any hose that is damaged, weak or worn. Personal injury or tool damage could occur. See Figure 3.

Do not drive a nail on top of other nails.The nail could glance and cause death or a serious

puncture wound. See Figure 4.

hands or arms.

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Important Safety Information (Continued)

Do not place tool on pre-finishedflooring in an

abusive manner. Careless placement of the tool may mar or damage the


Always use the rubber end of the mallet only for striking the rubber bumper. Damage to the tool may occur if you use the metal end.The

metal end is only to be used for racking the flooring boards.

Avoid using the nailer when the magazine is empty. Accelerated wear on the nailer may occur.


a.Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel.

b.When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Use only authorized parts.

c.Use only the lubricants supplied with the tool or specified by the manufacturer.

Air Source

a.Never connect to an air source that is capable of exceeding 200 psi. Over pressurizing the tool is able to result in bursting, abnormal operation, breakage of the tool or serious injury to persons. Use only clean, dry, regulated compressed air at the rated pressure or within the rated pressure range as marked on the tool. Always verify prior to using the tool that the air source has been adjusted to the rated air pressure or within the rated air-pressure range.

b.Never use oxygen, carbon dioxide, combustible gases or any bottled gas as an air source for the tool. Such gases are capable of explosion and serious injury to persons.

Air compressors providing air to the nailer should follow the requirements established by the American National Standards Institute

Standard B19.3-1991;Safety Standard for Compressors for Process Industries. Contact your air compressor manufacturer for information.

Read all flooring manufacturer warnings, procedures, and instructions before using this tool.The information provided by the flooring

manufacturer must be followed.

Save These Instructions

Do Not Discard

The DANGER,WARNING,CAUTION, andNOTICE notifications and instructions in this manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.

Figure 2

Figure 3 - Do not carry the nailer by the air hose

Figure 4



2 inch, 15.5 gauge L-Cleats(300 pieces) and

2 inch x 1/2 inch crown, 15.5 gauge Crown Staples (320 pieces)

Mallet with

Rubber Head

Flooring Nailer / Stapler

Nailer Oil

5/16 inch Plate for installing 1/2 inch flooring

Figure 5

1/4 inch Plate for installing 3/4 inch flooring

After unpacking the unit, inspect carefully for any damage that may have occurred during transit. Check for loose, missing or damaged parts. Make sure to tighten fittings, bolts, etc., before putting unit into service. Check to be sure all supplied accessories are enclosed with the unit. In case of questions, damaged or missing parts, please call 1-800-543-6400for customer assistance.

Contents in the Plastic

Carrying Case

υFlooring Nailer/Stapler

υMallet with Rubber Head

υ2 in., 15.5 gauge L-Cleats(300 pieces)

υ2 in. x 1/2 in., 15.5 gauge Crown Staples (320 pieces)

υ3 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm Hex Wrenches

υNailer Oil

υ5/16 inch Plate for installing 1/2 inch flooring

υ(3) Screws for installing 5/16 inch shoe plate

υOperating Instructions and Parts Manual

υWarranty Card

Additional Items Not Included

υCompressor (must be able to maintain a minimum of 70 psi when the nailer is being used)

υAir hose

υSmall tool for clearing jams

υThreadlock glue

υ30 W Non-detergentoil

υANSI Z87 eye protection

υSmall needle nose pliers

Read & Follow All Instructions

Save These Instructions

Do Not Discard

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Become familiar with these terms before operating the unit.

ACTUATE (TOOL) — To cause movement to the tool’s component(s) intended to drive the fastener.

ACTUATION SYSTEM — The use of a trigger, work contact element (WCE) and/ or other operating control, separately or in combination or sequence, to actuate the tool.

AIR INLET — The opening in which the compressed air supply is connected, usually by means of a threaded fitting.

L-CLEATSA type of fastener used to fasten tongue and groove hardwood flooring (see Figure 8) .

MAGAZINE — The part of the nailer that holds theL-Cleatsand staples (see Figure 10).

MAXIMUM AIR PRESSURE — The maximum allowable pressure of compressed air, as specified by the manufacture, for operating the tool.

PRESSURE REGULATOR — a valve that automatically cuts off the flow of a liquid or gas at a certain pressure, usually for the purpose of preventing damage to the tool.

psi (POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH) —Measurementof the pressure exerted by the force of the air. The actual psi output is measured by a pressure gauge on the compressor.

QUICK COUPLER — A quick coupler is designed to work in combination with a quick plug to quickly and easily join a pneumatic tool to an air hose (see Figure 6).

QUICK PLUG — A quick plug is designed to work in combination with a quick coupler to quickly and easily join a pneumatic tool to an air hose (see Figure 7).

RACKING — Racking is the process of laying out the floor before it is nailed or stapled.

REGULATOR — A device used to control air pressure to an air operated tool

STAPLES — A type of fastener used to fasten tongue and groove hardwood flooring (see Figure 9).

THREAD LOCK GLUE — A locking glue that is applied to the screw threads before installing. Prevents the screws from working loose during tool operation.

Figure 6 - quick Coupler

Figure - quick Plug

Figure 8 - l-Cleats

Figure - Staples



Getting To Know Your Flooring Nailer/Stapler Like A Pro



Carry Handle








Air Inlet



























Dust Shield

Nose Plate




Nose Plate





Nose Plate

Shoe Plate




Shoe Plate Screws

Figure 10 - Components of the Flooring Nailler/Stapler


Recommended Uses for this Flooring Nailer/Stapler

υInstalling 1/2 inch hardwood flooring

υInstalling 5/8 inch bamboo flooring

υInstalling 3/4 inch hardwood flooring


This tool comes fully assembled with the 1/4 inch thin shoe plate installed and is ready for use in installing 3/4 inch hardwood flooring. Refer to “Changing Shoe Plates” on page 10 for detailed instructions on how to change the shoe plate.

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What plate is used for the 5/8” bamboo flooring?



Assembly (Continued)

Shoe Plate Sizes

There are two shoe plates included with this tool. The thin plate (1/4 inch) is for

use on 3/4 inch thick hardwood flooring.The thick plate (5/16 inch) is for use on1/2 inch thick hardwood flooring and

5/8 inch bamboo flooring.

To prevent damage to the flooring, use the correct shoe for the flooring being

installed. See Chart 1.

Tools Required for Changing Shoe Plates

υ4 mm Hex Wrench (supplied)

υThreadlock Glue

Changing Shoe Plates

1.Disconnect the air supply from nailer.

2.Using provided 4 mm wrench, remove the three shoe screws (see Figure 11).

3.Remove shoe plate; place new or alternate shoe. Make sure shoe is in the “UP” position when attaching.

4.Reattach screws, applying a good quantity of threadlock glue on screw threads before installing. Tighten firmly.

Plate Thickness

Flooring Thickness



1/4 inch

3/4 inch



5/16 inch

1/2 inch and 5/8 inch



Chart 1

UP position

Shoe Plate Screws

4 mm wrench

Figure 11 - UP position of shoe plate



This nailer requires lubrication before using the nailer for the first time and before each use. If an inline oiler is used,

manual lubrication through the air inlet is Oil Here not required on a daily basis.

The work surface can become damaged

by excessive lubrication. Proper lubrication is the owner’s responsibility. Failure to lubricate the nailer properly will dramatically shorten the life of the nailer and void your warranty.

1.Disconnect the air supply from nailer.

2.Turn the nailer so the air inlet is facing

up. Place 4-5drops of 30 W nondetergent oil into air inlet (see Figure 12). Donot use detergent oils, oil

additives, or air tool oils which contain

solvents. This will damage the nailer’s Figure 12 - Tip nailer to add oil internal components.