If I buy a box of 16d common nails, they are thicker than a box of 16d
coated nails, (AKA "sinkers"). Shouldn't they be the same thickness,
since they are the same nail size?
This is true for all nail sizes. I only used the 16d as an example.
This is nothing new. I've noticed this for many years, bu never
Look up "box nail" and "common nail" . Or you could just take my word that
usually coated sinkers are box nails , which are smaller in diameter than
common nails . Can you guess what they use box nails for ?
While I'm familiar with "box nails", I have always heard these referred
to as "SINKERS". They do the job, but for framing of wall and roof
construction, the common nails are stronger. Yet, I have never seen
common nails (same thickness) sold with that coating. I wonder why?
You are right about the length though....
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