PT Series Ring Shank Clipped Head 33Â° Nails & Fuel.
Ring shank nails have a series of rings punched into the surface of the shank. A difference in the diameter of the shank is produced making it even more difficult to withdraw the nail. Ring shank nails have to be produced at lower speeds and their cost is generally higher than for a smooth shank nail. The air consumption per nail is also higher, and the energy required to drive these nails into hard wood is very much greater.
Plain finish is without any form of protection and is the most economical choice, but the nails will start to rust before nails that have a protective treatment. Used in applications where no protection is required, for example a one way disposal pallet.
Galvanised Nails. Galvanising, or coating with Zinc, is the best way to prevent nails from corroding. The zinc does not protect the steel of the nail, but is corroded first. The thicker the zinc coating, the longer it will be before the nail is attacked. The thickest coating is called hot dipped and is applied by dipping the nails into a bath of molten zinc.
Finish: Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel nails are used when other finishes are not sufficient and need the maximum protection we can offer. For example: stainless steel nails are ideal motorway fencing where a fasteners life is very important or in applications which are exposed to salt water.
Paper Tape Collated Stick Nails, this type of collation is ideal in construction environments where work can be kept free of collation debris. Paper tape nails traditionally have a clipped head to allow the shanks of the nails to touch each other when they are collated. In this way it is possible to fit more nails on a stick.