Often seen in construction and carpentry projects, iron nails are a staple in the fastener industry. With a selection of shapes and sizes, three types distinguish themselves in the niche – the common nail, the box nail, and the finishing nail.
A common nail always stands ready to assist in the nitty-gritty of securing materials. Its large head and slim shank place it in an ideal situation for affixing wood to other wood, and for attaching wood to a masonry surface. This tool is one of the most basic of its iron brethren, and yet its diversity is unparalleled in its class.
The head size of the box nail is merely a fraction smaller than the ordinary nail, which makes it suitable for situations needing an inconspicuous fastener. It also has the benefit of being less likely to split wooden surfaces thanks to its decreased size.
The finishing nail stands out from the other typical iron nails due to its thin construction and tiny head. Perfectly suited for delicate tasks such as attaching moldings or trims, this compact fastener has an advantage as it is less likely to interfere with the material it is being secured into.