Hand Driven Fasteners

Shake Shake

Nails - Roofing & Siding - Shake

For attaching cedar shakes. Smaller head for concealment and slender shank minimizes splitting.

Specs

Components Of A Nail

Nail Types

Flathead

Flathead - Most standard type of nail head. Larger head size provides greater holding power.

Checkered

Checkered - Creates a non slip surface for hammering while framing.

Countersunk

Countersunk - The countersunk head provides the nail with the ability to break the surface tension of the wood and recess itself into the top of the wood.

Brad

Brad - The brad head is primarily used with in finishing work, such as nailing trim and moulding. The smaller head reduces the holding power but makes it very easy to countersink.

Duplex

Duplex - This is a double-headed nail for temporary applications. Makes for easy removal.

Cupped

Cupped - Primarily used in drywall applications. Cupped head allows driving into drywall without the paper tearing around the nail head. Provides a good surface to hold joint compound.

Nail Shank Types

Smooth

Smooth - Most common shank and easiest to produce but provides least amount of holding power.

Barbed

Barbed - Barbed indentations into shank give slightly better holding power than smooth shank.

Ring

Ring (annular thread) - Concentric rings around the shank of the nail provide great holding power.

Screw

Screw (spiral) - Nail turns into wood while being driven similar to a screw.

Fluted

Fluted- Channeled shank designed for driving into blocks or mortar joints to prevent cracking the material. Provides holding strength.

Nail Point Types

Smooth

Blunt Diamond - Most common nail point used today because it reduces splitting while driving.

Barbed

Long Diamond - Also known as a needle-point. Primary application is drywall.

Ring

Chisel - Primary application is pallet-making and manufacturing. Chisel prevents splitting.

Finish Types

  • Bright - Plain steel; provides no corrosion resistance. Should not be used for any type of pressure treated wood and should not be used in exterior applications where the fasteners will be exposed to the elements.
  • Electro-Galvanized - Plain steel coated with zinc through electrical charge; provides minimal corrosion resistance. Should not be used for any type of pressure treated wood and should not be used in exterior applications where the fasteners will be exposed to the elements.
  • Exterior Galvanized - Provides superior corrosion resistance and is acceptable for all types of pressure treated wood and exterior applications. Exterior galvanized coating is equivalent in performance to galvanization that meets ASTM A 153 Class D.
  • Hot Dipped Galvanized - Nails are dipped into molten zinc bath. Gives nail a heavy clumpy coating of zinc. Provides good corrosion resistance and is acceptable for all types of pressure treated wood and exterior applications. Galvanization meets ASTM A 153 Class D.
  • Magneto Hydrodynamics - Eco-friendly technology, were magnets are used to apply molten zinc to wire rod. Provides good corrosion resistance and acceptable for all types of pressure treated wood and exterior applications. Galvanization meets ASTM A 153 Class D.
  • Stainless Steel - Lifetime corrosion resistance and is acceptable for all types of pressure treated wood and exterior applications. Stainless Steel provides superior performance in cedar, redwood and coast markets.
  • Aluminum - Lifetime corrosion resistance. Great for use with gutters and aluminum trims.
  • Copper - Used in conjunction with copper substrates for continuity and appearance.
  • Blued - Nails are degreased and heat cleaned. Creates a blue oxidization coating. Used in lath and plaster applications.
  • Vinyl Coated - Vinyl coating applied to create ease of drivability and better holding power. Should not be used for any type of pressure treated wood and should not be used in exterior applications where the fasteners will be exposed to the elements.
  • Cement Coated - Resin coating applied to create ease of drivability and better holding power. Should not be used for any type of pressure treated wood and should not be used in exterior applications where the fasteners will be exposed to the elements.
  • Phosphate Coated - Phosphate coating creates good holding power and is a great surface for joint compound or paint.

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