Copper Common Nails are often used with Copper Burrs, also known as copper washers, to create a traditional copper rivet, similar to clinch or clench nailing. Copper rivets are often utilized in classic planked wooden boat construction.
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are these nails pure copper?
Yes, these nail are solid copper
Yes they are solid copper not clad. We can not use clad in our application because the acidic solution reacts with base metals but not copper. These nails do not react even when cut.
They are solid copper, as opposed to copper-plated steel, but probably not pure as I imagine there is a small amount of some other metal added to help withstand hammering without bending.
are copper common nails 100% copper??
The nails are solid copper. having cut through them with snippers and hacksaw in the past, they are red throughout. They are probably an alloy or are heat treated because they pound in without bending.
I would describe them as trim nails. similar to an aluminum trim nail. They are 100% copper.
Yes. I've been using copper nails for many years in my slate roofing trade. To the best of my knowledge they are 100% copper. Since copper, by nature, is a very malleable metal, the only way I could see another metal being used, is to make the nail more rigid. If this were the case, I'm sure it would be a very small percentage.
Hello, I'm interested in small copper nails and roves.I see you have a very small ones...that's what I'm looking. But I can't see on the picture if those nails are square or round. I need square ones. ?Best,Mack
Mack Vaclovas Jankauskas
I used 2 1/2 " and 3 1/2" round nails, with copper washers, as long rivets through a sailboat tiller. Worked great!!
I recall they were round & not square.
These copper common nails are round, not square.
Are these solid copper nails?
Yes they are solid copper through and through.
Yes they are solid copper through and through.
As far as I know, yes. They are soft because I bent several. I really had no reason to doubt what was represented by the seller. FYI, I have a heavy beam trellis on the east side of our house and the weather here in Arizona is very hard on wood. I was advised to cap my beams with metal and since our roof is copper, I only had one choice of the kind of metal to use. I bought the nails to attach the parts that were cut and bent to order. The nails, surprisingly, were stout enough that I did not have to pre-drill the holes--the nails penetrated the copper and made the job much faster. I am very, very happy with the outcome and the performance of the nails I purchased.
Yes as far as I can tell they are solid copper. Much softer than steel.
Yes, solid copper.
What I received were copper nails, not steel coated with copper. I've had them holding copper sheet for almost three years and there is no rust.
Yes they are really strong as well
Yes, they are solid.
Chris P Chris P
HOW LONG AND HOW MANY NAIL DO i NEED FOR A 75 FOOT SPRUCE TREE IN MY DRIVEWAY?
are planning on killing that tree, cause that is what you are going to do.n
Not an exact science. Try the 2 1/2 - 3" nails. Start with a box and see what happens. Nothing will happen overnight. With a 75' tree near driveway. might be cheaper to have it cut down by pro rather than to have eventually dead tree fall on house, car, person, etc.
No Elliot it is not a joke. I have a tree in my driveway and the park I live in will not cut it down, So I`ve learned to drive around it. But now I know it is not a practical idea. Thank you
I can't help. Nails were for a different purpose
A lot of long ones. Is this a joke
I need only the head. This is to hide a screwhead below?
I don't think the nails that I bought would cover a screw head very well but if you bought one with a larger head it might work.
Because copper is relatively soft metal, you could always cut the head off and use only the head I have made shorter nails like this in the past.I hope this helps.
I need to find #8 copper nails. That is all the information I have. Can you please tell me if you would have something like that? Thank You!
If you were told #8 it is probably an 8 penny nail you need - look up copper common nails in Jamestown's online catalog. It could also be a wire gauge that #8 refers to which is a 16 penny nail. The 8 penny nail would be about 2 1/2" long and the 16 penny would be about 3 1/2" long and a bit thicker. I hope that helps rather than confuses you more.
are these copper plated or full copper?
Three solid cooper
They are not plated. They are solid copper.
These are pure copper and rivet very well.
They are the real thing all copper
I am a artist that works with a lot of copper sheet goods and my fasteners have to be copper because using any other alloy fastener causes electrolysis which is corrosion and my art would come apart. The answer is yes they are solid copper.
Stainless steel fasteners are also compatible with any other material (avoiding electrolysis).
Chris P Chris P
do copper nais kill large trees 16" in diam. If so how long does it take?
A single copper nail, or a small number that are not making a large tear in a 16" tree is not likely to kill it. In young trees, a copper deficiency can create depress growth or cause twisted growth.Some fungicides contain copper. As with all things, read the label for suggested healthy quantities. A toxic level can cause a tree not to take up the iron it needs.The xylem of the tree brings water & minerals into the tree. That includes copper.My non-scientific, amateur boat building & gardening & tree-tappping for maple syrup experience says a nail or two won't bring down a tree.This is a unique & interesting question. An arborist would be a better source for a specific answer. The amount of nails, type, size & location of your tree would be factors. Your local Extension Office may be able to give you a more informed answer.
I've tried using the(copper) nails for this purpose and found little luck on serious weed like trees including Chinese Elms and Alanthus. It does not work well from what I've experienced. Your best bet is to girdle the bark close near the base of the tree around the entire diameter. This usually is the best method other then cutting it down, drilling holes in the stump and using brush and stump killer to immediately fill said holes. Good luck.
Never heard this before. I just used them to attach screen molding around my bronze screen on my porch and they were great for that.
Are these copper nails case hardened? Hardened in any way? our just soft copper?
In my opinion copper can not be hardened in the pure form. The nails would only get stiffer from working/bending. Heating copper makes it softer and more pliableSo the answer would be technically no but they might be a little stiffer from the forming process.
They seemed to be soft copper as they bent fairly easily. I had to pre-drill holes into oak prior to driving them. I used them as a decorative fastener.
For riveting, they seem to be about the right hardness.They are harder than dead soft, annealed copper. You can drive them fine as long as you pre-drill a snug hole, but they're still soft enough to head up nicely. So maybe the metal guys would call them half-hard?If you need them softer, you can heat with a propane torch to red hot, then quench in water and they'll be super soft. The only way that I know of to make them harder is to beat on them so they work harden.Hope that helps. Let me know if you have other questions.
I don't know if they are hardened, but in use they are very similar to regular wire nails. You just need to be more careful as they are less forgiving.
Dear Michael,These copper nails are soft copper nails and normally used for riviting wooden hulls of boats.
My guess is they are hardened to some level. I purchased either the 2d or 3d nails to install cedar screen molding over bronze screen and had no problems with them bending or deforming. The framing material was redwood so don't know how they'd do in hardwood.
Hi,They are not dead soft. I would say that they are half hard(work hardend)I us them to nail Walnut and I pre drill holes .020 under size and do not have any trouble with the copper nails bending.Hope this will help.Ed
The nails are not hardened, just soft copper. You will need to drill pilot holes for each nail prior to install.
They are just soft copper. I used them for rivets and they worked great.
MichaelAs far as I can tell from my own usage, they are just pure copper, no heat treating. I use them for riveting, and pre-drill holes that are a tight fit when the nails are driven.They readily peen over, rather than fracture, like might be the case with any hardening.Dave
Copper common nails
Spot Welding Electrodes
Bought to use on some furniture restoration and they are a perfect match to the original nails from 1931.
copper nice nails
just what i was looking for
Perfect for any seaside home
Use with exterior wood doors and screens.
Flint Knapping Resource
I am a beginning Flint Knapper ( Arrowheads, stone knife blades ) and had searched locally for a copper rod resource to make my own pressure flaking tool. These nails are PERFECT for making your own tips for Flint Knapping tools, and are long enough / thick enough that just one will last a long, long time. T-TOTALLY happy with this product.
Excellent service and beautiful nails.
Great service. Copper nails are great for outdoor use and patina over time is beautiful.
A 20 P is used to make a tool I use
I have a hobby,Flint Knapping.I make stone projectile points,ie arrow heads,spear heads,lance points from various types of stone.
Graet Product and SUPER Service!
I used to order these products from the west coast. I feel so fortunate to have discovered JD.
Is exactly what I wanted
I purchased the smallest size of these nails to use as part of the finishing trim on a deck I built for my house. The nails are holding thin strips of Ipe (Brazilian Ironwood) to posts on the deck and look absolutely stunning against the oiled finish of the wood. I know the copper is going to lose it's shine eventually but they look very sharp now.
Great for Rivets on Outdoor Products
Copper Nails combined with copper roves make great rivets when joining two pieces of wood for outdoor use. Makes a decorative and weather resistant joint. I used them when building outdoor benches of Alaskan Yellow Cedar attaching both the seat and back rail parts.