I am very familiar with that machine.My VN-2 +1 needs disassembling, cleaning, and o-rings etc. replaced. Any leads? Phone numbers? Links?
Any videos out there so I can do it myself? Any info appreciated.
Hey Neil. I called Fletcher and spoke to Vince. The machine works fine except: I press the pedal and it drives the nail. But in the winter (my studio is 60 degrees),I am very familiar with that machine.
Don't know what your machine problem is.
I used one for years and then used Cassese.
Now we have a VN-2+1.
I have only replaced o-rings and rebuilt cylinders as needed.
Have you put a few drops of pneumatic oil into the airline from time to time?
The VN-2+1 is supported (somewhat..) by Fletcher now.
About AMP Brand | The Fletcher Business GroupAMP is a U.S. manufacturer of underpinner machines; double mitre saws; flexible and hard points; and V-Nail fastenerswww.fletcher-terry.comTheir tech support might be able to help you.
Technical Support Globally Recognized Brands | Fletcher Business GroupContact The Fletcher Business Group for technical support for all of our products under our brands Fletcher, AMP and Alfamacchine, Albin and Picture Perfect.www.fletcher-terry.com
I spoke many times over the years with Phil at ITW-AMP.Hey Neil. I called Fletcher and spoke to Vince. The machine works fine except: I press the pedal and it drives the nail. But in the winter (my studio is 60 degrees),
something stays open and you can hear air. It always does this when I stack nails and 60% of the time when I drive a single nail. I can get it to stop by firing a nail
without a workpiece in place. So no pressure driving- the nail gets driven- then no air escaping. Lately, I have put an oil-filled radiator heater under the unit about
2 1/2 feet away from it underneath. If I heat up the machine, it works fine. So something gets cold (a rubber part? o-ring?) and something gets stuck.
I feel bad because the VN2 +1 is an amazing machine. I bought it new in 1998 and all parts and o-rings are from 1998. It's never been cleaned and it never failed me.
I put in a few parts (regulator, etc.) but it always worked fine. Every month- I put a few drops of thin air tool oil in the air line and that kept it running well.
I like to keep my machinery iin 100% perfect working order. I can't find any videos on how to take the machine completely apart, clean it, install new o-rings,
lubricate it, and put it back together. I saw Phil at AMP do that at a show once -BLINDFOLDED!
I might have to ship it to Illinois - pay for return shipping- $85 each way. And then they have a standard bench fee of $300 plus parts-
but I don't know if that's for a complete overhaul.
We use essential cookies to make this site work, and optional cookies to enhance your experience.