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Photo Gallery: Common Nails

The most widely used nail types are shown here. They may vary slightly between manufacturers.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Round Head Nail has Long Shaft to Attach Wood
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Round Head Nail

This general-purpose nail is good for joining wood. Widely used where “rough” finishing is acceptable—in studwork, for example. The round head provides a good point of contact for a hammer but may split wood if driven down too far.

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