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Types of Nails

A nail is a hard metal with a sharp point, which is used to hold two materials together by piercing them. There are various types of nails, so they can be adapted to what building materials you want to combine. To make it easier for you, the following types of nails can be used based on the material:

1. Concrete Nails

These nails are designed to punch holes in concrete that has a strong and sturdy texture, so of course the material is made of hard and strong steel. There are two kinds of concrete nails, namely white concrete nails and black concrete nails.

For white concrete nails, the length is from 2.5 cm to 12.5 cm. As for the black concrete nails have a length ranging from 3 cm to 7 cm.

2. Wall Nails

Wall nails or panel pins function almost the same as concrete nails, namely to punch holes in hard walls. The difference is that these nails are more useful for sticking home decoration objects such as paintings, wall decorations and so on. The shape of the head is like an inverted cone and has various sizes, namely 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch and 1 inch.

3. Steel Wire Nails

This type of nail is a type of nail that is commonly used by the community. On the head of this nail there is a scratch or a grid to withstand pressure during the beating process. The neck of this nail is made rough so that the adhesion and grip of this nail is stronger. Steel wire nails have various types and sizes, including:

a. Nails: 5 inches, 4 inches, 3 inches, 3 3/4 inches, 2 1/5 inches.

b. Reng Nails: 1 1/5 inch, 1 inch.

c. 3/4 inch terns nails.

d. Plywood Nails: 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch.

4. Zinc Nails

This type of nail is commonly referred to as Umbrella nail. This nail serves to connect sheets of zinc, asbestos and fiber. The head is in the form of an umbrella and the trunk is threaded and plain. The length of the zinc nails is from 7 cm to 10 cm. The function of the head with the shape of this umbrella is to hold water from seeping down so as not to cause leakage at the connection.

5. Wooden Nails

This type of nail is designed to attach materials from wood or other similar soft materials. These nails have lengths that vary from 2 cm to 12 cm. Generally used in building construction, such as for gluing roofs, poles, installing window doors, making furniture such as tables and chairs and so on.

6. Clout Head nail

Clout head spikes have a broad head and a rather short trunk. Usually these nails are used on wooden connections that are used as connection dowels. The clout head spikes are 3.7 mm in diameter and are 1/2 inch and 1 inch in size.