Cassee 810 HELP!!!!!!!!!

sheritex

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OK....Here we go and I know most of you guys can help me with this one.
I have a Cassee 810....we have decided to try and use it...Just got in new driver blade...the other one was a mess..hooked it up...everything seems to be fairly ok...still needs some tweaking and cleaning...this machine has been sitting for at least 5 years and no use on it...the problem i am having is that it will shoot the v-nail into the corner pretty good (think our problem there is not enough air pressure) but when it does that..6-8 blades come out also...but they do not penetrate the corner...just one does (like it should)...now on the blades...I have a ton of these cartridges that have been in a box for about 5 years...is it possible that these blades because of temperature changes...hot cold hot...and so forth could be the cause of this happening??????? Have called Active Sales and can't get anyone to pick up the phone...so I figured my best bet was to come to you guys with this problem. Any pointers or help would be most appreciated.
Thanks,
Sherry
 

Kevin Colbert

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Your head is not tight enough. You need to remove the metal head that the hammer goes in and use an allen wrench to take it appart. (it should be in two parts bolted together with bolts ith allen heads.) What is happening is there is too much room in the slot and the hammer is putting too many nails through it.

It might have glue in it or some other obstruction. Just clean it real well, and bolt it back together.
 

JRB

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This is another important tip for the 810. Be sure to add a few drops of oil into the ingoing air line before you start using it. Without the oil, you are going to blow out your main cylinder and possibly your air logic control box.

If it was mine, I would probably add quite a few drops at first. Fire the machine without the cartridges in it until you can smell the oil. After this first flooding, be sure to add a few drops every week.

You will find the ingoing air line just beyond the regulator. It is about a 1/4" white translucent tube that runs from the regulator to the air logic control box. Unplug it at the regulator and put your oil in at that point.

If this is going to be your primary joiner, I would recommend you purchase an oiler for it. I had a lot of problems with mine until I added the oiler. It has been working faithfully, and well, for over twenty years with the oiler. No breakdowns, no hassles. If only Cassise would make machines like the 810 again.

John
 

sheritex

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Kevin and John.....Thanks so much for your help with this.....am printing your suggestions for Dad to look at....its all greek to me, but I know he will understand every word you are saying....I'm just not mechanical minded..I have just the right side of the brain working and sometimes it gets lazy. Thanks again,
Sherry
 

David Knox

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Thanks for the tip about the oil. My 810 came with the shop when I bought it... it was purchased in 1981 and there's just no telling how many frames have been joined with it. Had quite a few problems in the last six months, but my ex-husband is now a pro at replacing parts and it's running smoother than ever. I'm printing this page so he can show me how to oil it.
 

JRB

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Tool Depot or even Home Depot probably sell or can order an oiler. They are not expensive and are usually used along side a water filter.

Whatever the cost, it is a whole lot cheaper than a new master cylinder and down rime. Problem with hand oiling is, after the novelty wears off, it does not get done all that often.

Some of the "O" rings in the air logic can not be replaced. You want to look after this machine properly, it is one of the best you can get your hands on.

John
 

Susan May

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If you buy from Larson Juhl, you can call their Tech department, and they can talk you through fixing your 810. They helped me with mine. (and yes, it will need oil!)
 
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