Our Silicon Bronze ring nails (also referred to as bronze boat nails or ring shank nails) are threaded with annular ring barbs to create a locking effect and resist pullout stresses. This thread form provides holding power comparable to wood screws with maximum back-out resistance.
We recommended silicon bronze nails for wood or plywood joints where maximum resistance to withdrawal loads is required.
Note: Not recommended where shear, lateral or racking loads are significant, or for end-grain nailing.
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Can you tell me the head diameter of the silicon bronze #10, #12, and #14 ring nails? Also, are they made in brass?Thanks,Tom
Slightly less than a 1/4". They are made of silicone bronze.
JD Tech Team
what is the dia of 15ga nails.
The 15 gauge nail is 0.072" diameter.
JD Tech Team
I am building a 14 ft.wooden pirogue using 1/4" marine plywood. The plans call for 3d(1 1/4 in.)bronze ring- shanked nails.Should I purchase #14,#12,or other #? Thanks G.Lawrence
For 1/4" ply, I find the #14 worked fine on my 14ft hydroplane build.
A 3D nail is quite thin so I would order the #14 gauge nails and be prepared to pre drill if they are causing splits.
I was looking at these nails on line the specs sections says stainless steel ?
Must be a mistake in the spec description. I have used these nails in two wooden framed drift boats and they are definitely bronze throughout.
you are right why would it ?? but it does I suspect a typo.
The ringed nails are bronze boat nails ideal for fastening used in a potentially damp environment. Dave Gray
Not SS. I use these for porch swings. Have some over 25 years with no deterioration. OUTSIDE! None have loosened. I used these with cypress, Spanish cedar, and Honduran mahogany. These woods are almost impervious to weather. No nails have failed. Minimal staining, if at all.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego purchased silicon bronze ring-shank nails from Jamestown and found them suitable for our purposes. As the current online specification references 316 Stainless steel, I would confirm from Jamestown Distributors whether the spec or product description is in error, but our order arrived as silicon bronze.
No, these are silicon bronze. You don't want to usestainless steel under water.
If they are bronze wjy would it say stainless? I have used the bronze nails and they worked very well for what I used them for. I believe I also purchasrd some from JD many years ago and used then to help with cold moulding planks below the waterline on my 1936 Casy cutter, and they held up extremely well.
WILLIAM LYMAN III
how are they made?
The head and annular thread are cold forged from drawn wire stock. Why does it matter to you?
They look like they're forged. They're softer than steel nails so be sure to predrill before driving them. They have a fairly large head so don't look at them as a finish nail. You can set them somewhat with a punch and putty/epoxy over. They develop a nice green patina over time especially if used to secure leathers.
can this be sold in factions of pound? Replacing a transom on a sailfish and only need a few dozen. Thank you.
They are not THAT expensive!
You asked the wrong forum, you need to call customer service. The question went out to others that have bought these nails.
can i purchase 20 pounds?
I'm installing 3/8 thick mahogany plywood for the deck of my 1963 Grady White runabout. Not sure what gauge nails to use. Would 2 inch 10 gauge be a good choice?
2" X 10 is a bit much. I would probably use 1 1/4" X 14 ga. 12 ga. If you want a little heavier. You might want to pre-drill for the shank if you are nailing into oak. Spit drill too so you can sink the head a little with a punch if you want to fill the holes.
MACKIE BOAT WORKS
I built a little plywood cabin cruiser inboard.. I used mahogany ply wood for the stern board.. Got a bit of stain because it is so porous everything soaks into it... and that was after 3 coats of varnish... Use mahogany planking and bung the screw holes for the deck..
I think 10 or 12 would be good. The length depends on how thick the cross members are. You do not want the nails going thru the cross members. 1 1/2" to 2" length. You will need a nail set to set the nails flush. Don`t try to hammer the nails flush. That will leave a dimple in the wood. I would use a nail set upside down so when the nail heads are seated they will be flat.
Seems long to me. What are you nailing into? 1 and a half inch would be more than enough in to wood deck beams. These things go in and don't back out. Even when you want to remove them. If your substrate is hard, drill pilot holes. These nails are brittle (and strong) but will often snap rather than bend. Rule of thumb is the nail should be three times the thickness of what your nailing. If you need to remove the fastener, use screws. Hope this helps.
can i order 5 lb ?
Please advise the Manufacturer Name or Brand for this Silicon Bronze Nails. Is this made in USA?
No help on the Silicon bronze nails I purchased. The packaging read: Jamestown Distributors, Bristol, RI.
Jamestown re-packages the nails in a box with their own name on it: no manufacturers name,no country of origin. I have it on good authority that all bronze screws and nails are manufactured in Asia.
There is no indication of the manufacturer or country of origin on the container.
Well it turned out a lot different!
After I removed the wall Panels the Termites has taken all the frame structure and ate it! Ha Ha The Job now is goin to be a little more than I expected! I have to reinforce the base of the wall and Jack it up back to 4-6 inches after I replace all the frame Gussets! I will take pictures cause normally the house boat would go to the Bone Yard! Wish me luck cause I know of no one who has ever did this before! Yes I will buy more stuff! Ha Ha
Fell for it Boat repairman! Sense of hum
Anchor Point Marina, Hopewell, Virginia
Not All Ring Nails Are Equal
We are building a ply on frame 20'LOA cuddy cabin flat bottom dory in our backyard. We originally purchased ring nails from another supplier and was not very impressed with the quality of the nails they sold us. We ordered these ring nails from JD and were very happy with the results which led us to believe that not all ring nails are equal. These ring nails were a bit harder and less prone to bending - this made of our bottom planking task easier. We are very happy with the results and yes. . . JD has quality ring nails at a competitive price!
North Port, Florida
Silicon bronze ring nails were what was needed and I bought a pound. I needed about 45 of them, now looking for a project to use the 770 "leftovers" on.
Old Bald Guy
North Palm Beach, FL
Strong and consistent
I used these nails as rivets to reproduce armor. i found that it is easier for me to anneal them as they come with a temper (which makes them great for nails).
Second time I bought this product
Ring nails are perfect for nailing 2 piece hollowed duck decoys ,, never rust
Cape May, nj
I would defiantly buy these again
Im rebuilding an old wood and canvas canoe, needed to replace the inwales. I used white ash for the inwales and the ribs are white cedar. Worked perfectly. Before installing on the canoe I made some test pieces and did some destructive testing. I found that I needed to drill 1/16" pilot hole for the 15 gage nails that I used. In the test pieces the wood broke before the nails pulled out, in shear the wood usually split before the nail sheared. the nails are a real bear to pull, so predrill and and be sure of where your putting them
Loving These Nails!
This is the first time I've used small ring nails instead of screws for fastening planking to longitudinal battens. I wish I'd done this a long time ago. You might need a dolly, like a car body shop uses, to back up the batten as you drive the nails between frames. They sell one here, but I see it's on clearance so it may be gone by the time you read this. I made one 30 years ago for copper rivet and rove fastening by filling a 2" steel pipe cap with melted lead. Still working as good as it ever did.
Great quality, same as ever
You might think that bronze ring shank nails would be a standard thing. Not so. Jamestown Distributors has proven time and again that what they sell is the real thing and it will meet my expectations. I no longer search around when looking outside my local supply area, I go straight to them and the next thing I know I have what I wanted and it is as described. This has real value to me.
Boat building necessity
I pre-drilled smaller holes in the mahogany wood so that the nails wouldn't bend over as I hammered them in as they're softer than iron nails.
great nails @ great price
These nails are tough to get out and a little soft - I am nailing into oak, so i drill a small pilot hole.