Still made the same way as they were in 1819, these traditional square-cut iron nails are produced by Tremont, the oldest nail manufacturer in the United States. Besides being historically accurate for reproduction work and period restoration, they are superior to conventional wire nails in two ways.
First, they are near constant thickness but taper in width. When the parallel sides of the nail are aligned with the grain, the square tip shears fibers, which are then bent downwards and compressed as the nail is driven. The fibers then act like a featherboard on a table saw, preventing the nail from withdrawing. Second, because the square tip shears the fibers, there is no wedging action across the grain; this lets you nail near the end of a board with no splitting.
The decorative wrought-head and common rose-head nails are ideal for rough-sawn siding, face-nailed floors, batten doors and framing. While both brads are popular for cabinetmaking, the slender headless brad excels at furniture repair and picture frames. Traditionally used for carcass construction, the fine finish standard nails have a tapered shape and slim rectangular head. Preferred for affixing cabinet backs and other applications requiring greater pull-out strength, the clout standard nails have an elongated diamond-shaped shaft and a large head for a firm hold.
Approximate nail count per box is given. The wrought-head nails have a black oxide finish; the others are unfinished steel.
Made in USA.