Distinguished by their heads, shanks, points, surface finishes, and composition of steel, aluminum, and stainless. Length varies. Finishes include: Bright in which after manufacture, nails are tumbled to remove dirt and “chips,” and packed uncoated; Galvanized in which zinc coating is applied by hot tumbler, electro or mechanical process, or dipping to help protect against atmospheric corrosion; Green Vinyl Coated in which vinyl coating is applied via tumbler to provide increased holding power; and
Blued in which nails are heated until an oxidation layer is formed.
Collated Fasteners SteelLinx offers a complete line of high-quality collated fasteners, along with complete shipping and just-in-time inventory support. SteelLinx collated fasteners can be used in virtually any brand of tool and are labeled with handy cross-reference information. Available in all standard lengths, each line comes in your choice of smooth, ring, or spiral shank; and coatings include bright, electro galvanized, hot dipped, galvanized, and stainless varieties.
The main advantage of using screws over nails is that they can be reused. In addition to head type and head shape, screws are also classified by their length in inches, how close their threads are together, their size and thread gauge, and the diameter of the screw shaft. Rated by numbers 2-24, the higher the number, the larger the screw. Choosing the proper screw depends on the application. In decking, for instance, composite deck screws prevent splitting and mushrooming in tough decking
materials and can be found in colors that match the decking. Collated screws are tough, reliable fasteners used for common applications like drywall, roof tile, decking, and sub-floor.