Round heads have more surface area (of course).
Of course. And that's the traditional shape. Somewhere along the line, clipped heads showed up--which would seem to me to be harder to make. So why bother? Or were they developed to work better in certain types of guns?
Maybe I'm wrong, but weren't they clipped so that they could be collated closer together thus getting more nails in a single strip?
Oy. That's duh-sgustingly obvious, now that you guys mention it. I just never thought about it before.The senco were clipped head nails and you basically got more nails per load. (since the nails nested closer together) While the plastic stripped duo-fast guns had full round head's and you basically had a nail space between the nails to accomidate the head.
When I started framing in 1980 glue (red stuff) had not been put on the nails yet. Gun nails did'nt hold for sh**. In denver we did not use guns for walls. Just decks and roof sheathing. Clipped heads ? My guess would be the technology of the day. Then they stayed with that early technology. Just a guess.
It didn't take much more than a light shower of rain to ruin a box of Paslode nails. I haven't noticed them falling apart as bad as they used to, maybe I'm just more careful not to let them get wet.
That sounds a bit more theory then practice; how many times have you seen a nail pull through a board or loose its head instead of the spike just pulling out?Some hurricane areas have adapted their use into newer building codes.
Ah. So it sounds as though Neo was remembering early tribal blowguns rather than the old fashioned hammer-driven nails. I know that when I was a kid back in the 50's, all the nails I ever saw had round heads. Except cut nails, of course.1) Clip heads were the original type of collated nail for air tools, and still remains popular in most parts of the USA.
Thanks much Jay; quite a juicy morsel there! :thumbsup:
Ah. So it sounds as though Neo was remembering early tribal blowguns rather than the old fashioned hammer-driven nails. I know that when I was a kid back in the 50's, all the nails I ever saw had round heads. Except cut nails, of course.
I was thinking of those old cast iron
guns that you needed a helper to carry. :laughing: