Last Updated: 18/10/19 at 9:34am
Why use a Steel Nail when you can use a Stainless one?
Steel Nails (both Galvanised and Bright) are used throughout the Construction Industry. However often Stainless Steel Nails are overlooked due to the perception of a high price. In fact often the price difference is reasonable and the value far greater with Stainless Steel Nails which look great and offer excellent lasting value.
Two useful features to look for in any Nails are -
Flat Head Stainless Steel Nails are a general-purpose nail and used for basic construction where the appearance of the head is not a critical factor. Available in 304 and 316 Stainless Steel. They range in length from 20mm to 100mm. Other types of nails include:
Countersunk Stainless Steel Nails or Stainless Steel Countersunk Decking Nails have a slightly more solid head with a slight countersunk shape designed for use on flooring or decking ensuring a flush finish with the surface of the timber and reducing the need to punch the heads.
Stainless Steel Jolt Head Nails have a smaller diameter head that is only slightly larger than the diameter of the shaft of the nail, with the use of a nail punch the head of the nail can easily be sunk below the surface of the timber and covered with the use of filler and painted. Available in 304 and 316 Stainless Steel. They range from 50mm to 100mm in length.
Stainless Steel Panel Pins are a much finer gauge nail designed specifically for delicate jobs where a normal nail would split the material being fixed, commonly used in cabinet making, joinery and for fixing mouldings.
Stainless Steel Rose Head Nails have a raised head in the shape of a four sided pyramid, often selected for the shape of the head, and used for decorative purposed in furniture making and upholstery.
Other Stainless Nails:
Wire Dog Staples are also commonly known a C Nails. These nails are literally shaped like a C and are commonly used for sub floor fixings in the building and construction industry. If you are building within 5kms of the coast you will want to consider using stainless steel for its superior durability.
Stainless Steel Z nails are for use in pile and bearer fixings and are available in left hand and right hand. As with the C nails and your building close to the coast line you may want to consider stainless steel Z nails in your construction for superior durability.
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