Fasteners - Nails e Staples
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Module 3: Fasteners and Adhesives

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Fasteners - Nails e Staples

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Nails:

Nailing is the most common method used for attaching two pieces of lumber. Some nails are made specifically to be driven with a hammer; others are made for use with pneumatic or cordless nailers.

Kinds of Nails
• Common nails
• Box nails
• Finish nails
• Casing nails
• Duplex or scaffold (double head) nails
• T-nails
• Drywall (ratchet) nails
• Masonry nails
• Cut nails
• Roofing nails
• Hardboard siding nails
• Insulated siding nails
• Panel nails
• Wire brads
• Escutcheon pins
Staples:

This module will deal only with the various types of staples used in building construction.

Hundreds of different types of staples are manufactured for specific jobs. Refer to the different manufacturers’ catalogs for this information.
The factors that should be considered in choosing staples are:

• The type of point
• The crown (or top) width
• The length
• The type of metal they are made of
• The various coatings that are available
Types of Staples:

• Chisel
• Crosscut chisel
• Outside chisel
• Inside chisel
• Divergent
• Outside chisel divergent
• Spear
Staples are glued together in strips for insertion into a stapling tool.

Some stapling tools are manually operated. Others are powered by pneumatics or electricity.




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