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Photo Gallery: Common Nails

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

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Oval Head Nails Sit Below Surface of Wood
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Oval Head Nails

This nail is imilar to the round finish nail, but oval in cross-section to minimize splitting of the wood. Most of the head sits below the wood's surface without the need for setting (see opposite).

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