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3/4" Copper Oar Leather Tacks
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3/4 Copper Oar Leather Tacks
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3/4" Copper Oar Leather Tacks Customer Questions and Answers

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Are these rust proof. I was looking for stainless tack?

Asked on 12/15/2014 by Undisclosed

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They are rust proof, but not corrosion proof. They will last as well as stainless, just depends on the environment you put them in.

Answered on 12/15/2014 by Sawdust Sawdust
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Should be water proof.

Answered on 12/15/2014 by WILLIAM GROW

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Like any copper product, they will oxidize if exposed to the weather. A nice patina, but not rust.

Answered on 12/15/2014 by DUNCAN MAIO

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They have turned dark but not rusted.

Answered on 12/15/2014 by CANDI VENE

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I used the copper tacks to put leathers on a pair of oars I made. They have been in brackish water many times and have not rusted.

Answered on 12/16/2014 by ROBERT KNAUFF

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They have turned dark but not rusted.

Answered on 12/15/2014 by CANDI VENE

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I needed rustproof tacks, specifically copper to fasten a piece of leather to the mast on my catboat (sailboat). The boat is an oldie, and in like new condition. I wanted to preserve the original look and glamour of the boat. Your copper tacks were just right. Thanks, The Ol' Cap

Answered on 12/15/2014 by CHARLES HADDEN

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They are solid copper, so they will not rust.

Answered on 12/16/2014 by DAVID HJORTNAES

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They have turned dark but not rusted.

Answered on 12/15/2014 by CANDI VENE

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Copper doesn't rust as steel does. It does corode though leaving a nice patina. Just like a penny.

Answered on 12/15/2014 by Solace Solace
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What is the approx. diameter or gauge of this tack's shaft at it's widest point (right by the head)? And, from the close up photo it appears to be square in cross-section, is that correct? And solid copper, yes? Thank you!

Asked on 01/03/2014 by Kevin Calkins

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Don't know size...but, it's widest point is not by the head. It is square in cross-section in the middle, and it is solid copper...and soft. If you use it in anything but the softest of woods, you will want to drill a small pilot hole first...otherwise the tip will just curl up. Order extra...as there is a learning curve with these. Practice on a piece of scrap wood first....and use a small tack hammer.

Answered on 01/03/2014 by ABRAM UYTENBOGAART
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1/16" AT WIDEST POINT AT HEAD. MADE OF SOLID COPPER.IF I HAD TO DO OVER I WOULD SEW ON LEATHERS.

Answered on 01/03/2014 by STAFFORD SHORT

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Not sure of the gauge, but yes it is square so that it grabs the leather better and it is solid copper. I use them on my catboat traditional rigging such as tacking leather protection on the jaws of the gaff. They withstand the elements quite well and (since they are copper) get a nice patina.

Answered on 01/03/2014 by ELIZABETH GRUBEN

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Sorry for the delay. The shank at the head is .080 inch. The widest point is about 1/8 inch below the head and it is .085 inch. The head is .250 inch (1/4"). LOA is .830 inch. Remember that the product is a stamped item and there will be some small differences in the measurements from tack to tack. We use them for oar leathers only. Windwalker Boats

Answered on 01/16/2014 by WINDWALKER WOODS

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Solid. Copper, yes. Square, no, more like a rectangle. Thickest width is .11". Hope this helps.

Answered on 01/03/2014 by ED VICKERY

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Yes it is square and like a tack it uses the angles to drive into wood... I am not sure what you want to use them for but my use was specific. I will guess and say the shaft at the widest point might be equivalent to a size 6 screw? I used them to drive in layers of mahogany strips so that I could bend them into mahogany frames to replace the fractured frames found in an area of my boat. The copper would not be as important after the epoxy dried and I could drill through it when the screws were replaced in the planks. The tacks were used to help hold the 1/4 inch strips in their curve until the epoxy hardened. I ran around looking for the tacks in my area and they were hard to find and of course I needed them now! In comparison to what I could beg and steal these tacks are well made and consistent. Perhaps I will find more use for them (driving in leather for trim on crutches)...

Answered on 01/03/2014 by APRIL SALEM

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The shaft is rectangular. 2.5-3mm x 1.5-2mm. Yes, they are solid copper.

Answered on 01/06/2014 by DAVID HJORTNAES

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tack is about 3/32" on the flat side and half that on the other side. Not square, but solid copper. Designed to be bent over after driven.

Answered on 01/03/2014 by Sawdust Sawdust
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What is the head diameter?

Asked on 02/20/2016 by Charlotte Carroll

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Yikes! Pretty small but large enough to quite adequately hold the leather. Use needle nose pliers to hold the tacks while hammering. Use plenty of tacks and wax generously to bed , preserve, and prevent rot. No problem....>>>

Answered on 02/22/2016 by RICHARD BERNHARDT
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I do not know. I purchased the screws they are 1/4 inch diameter

Answered on 02/20/2016 by WADE GANO

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The ones I got were not exactly like the picture. The head is 3/16" and has sort of a dome shape - not flat like in the picture.

Answered on 02/20/2016 by Dan Scott

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I never did use them and the tacks are all gone, so I don't know. Sorry

Answered on 02/20/2016 by Andrea Cairnes

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Can these be driven thru copper sheeting?

Answered on 02/20/2016 by Charlotte Carroll

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Charlotte, I don't know the head diameter. However, I used the tacks to fasten leathers to the oars on my row boat, and they continue to work well. During good weather I row about a half hour three or four times a week. Dr Mike Conver

Answered on 02/21/2016 by MICHAEL CONVER
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can you have it without head ?

Asked on 11/30/2013 by Amritpal Singh

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I have used this on oars. Why would you want it without the head?

Answered on 11/30/2013 by MELANIE HITCH
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Then it wouldn't be a tack.

Answered on 11/30/2013 by ED VICKERY

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I'm not sure what application there would be for a tack without a head. If on oars and you did not want it to show then just stitch the leather.

Answered on 12/01/2013 by WINDWALKER WOODS

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One could cut the head off and I suppose it would hold two materials together but the head holds the material in place. Possibly you are thinking about clinching one end over which would also improve it's holding strength

Answered on 11/30/2013 by MARK LUDLOW
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How big is the head of this tack?

Asked on 05/17/2012 by Undisclosed

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Measuring as accurately as I could, I would say the head is about 1/4". Hope this helps....

Answered on 06/27/2012 by CANDI VENE
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It measures a tight 1/4" in diameter.

Answered on 05/26/2012 by HENRY DALL

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About 1/4" diameter.

Answered on 05/17/2012 by DUNCAN MAIO

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The tack head is a little smaller than a standard pencil eraser . about the size of a standard nail head. GG

Answered on 05/17/2012 by WILLIAM GROW
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WHAT IS SIZE OF THE TIP OF THIS NAIL? I WANT TO USE IT TO FIX A STEEL COMPONENT TO A WOOD PRODUCT WITH 0.5MM HOLE IN IT

Asked on 11/03/2014 by Amritpal Singh

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You will probably have galvanic problems. I'd use some stainless steel boat nails. m You can cut them if too long.

Answered on 11/24/2014 by WINDWALKER WOODS
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The point widens to a rectangular area of about 1 x 2 mm pretty quickly. It will not fit in a 0.5mm hole.

Answered on 11/04/2014 by DAVID HJORTNAES

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Sorry I don't have one to look at anymore. I can't guess the tip size.

Answered on 11/03/2014 by CANDI VENE
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what is the diameter of the head?

Asked on 03/02/2018 by nm from undisclosed

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The head diameter is roughly 1/4"

Answered on 05/22/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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what % copper are these oar tacks?

Asked on 03/19/2014 by elizabeth rayburn

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100% copper.

Answered on 03/19/2014 by Sawdust Sawdust
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Hello can i use this with copper roves if i can what size rove?

Asked on 12/22/2011 by Paul Gregory

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I would not recommend it. The round shank of the copper nail give a uniform "grip" on the rove.

Answered on 12/01/2013 by WINDWALKER WOODS
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