Brads, Tacks, et al

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Old 03-11-04, 09:14 PM
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Brads, Tacks, et al

Can someone please tell me the difference between wire nails, brads and tacks. I've looked on the net for this but couldn't find any definitions.
 
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Old 03-12-04, 05:08 AM
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Sometimes the difference is individual terminology. Some call a brad a nail or a brad based upon experience.

Here are some links to show the variations. This may help clear this in your mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_(engineering)

http://www.diydata.com/materials/nails/nails.htm

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 03-18-04, 05:37 PM
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Lightbulb

It appears to me that brads are like small finish nails, with a beveled head, while wire nails are like regular nails with a flat head. Tacks, I guess, are just tacks.

Thanks.

Jim
 
 

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