Wire nails are ubiquitous, often being utilized in the construction and DIY domains. Varying in cost with respect to the material, size, and coating, the average cost of a Kilogram of wire nails falls within a bracket of PHP 40-60.
Carbon steel is the base material for wire nails, which is then sealed with a silicone of zinc to aid in the protection of the steel. This zinc layer blocks out potential rust and corrosion from degrading the nails over time, extending its lifetime. There are three types of zinc coatings routinely used: hot-dipped, electro-galvanized, and galvanized – with the most frequently requested being the former due to its superior longevity and strength, while the latter provides an economical solution.
Wire nails of varying sizes are available; the most popular being 2d, 3d, 4d, 5d, and 6d. With “d” representing penny, each size translates to a specific pennyweight – for example, a 4d nail would be four pennyweights or 1/4 inch across. Usually twice its diameter plus 1/16 inch in length; a 4d nail would be 1 inch long.
Wire nails have a host of construction applications, primarily for connection between wooden components. Yet they are also useful for connecting timber to concrete, masonry, or metal. Usually driven with a pneumatic nail gun, wire nails can easily be hammered home for smaller tasks.
Offering affordability in the cost range of PHP 40-60 per kilogram, wire nails are a popular option when it comes to fastening materials together. Their versatility makes them a true jack-of-all-trades in the realm of construction needs.