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Brass Escutcheon Pins feature a smooth shank with a large half-round head. Escutcheon pins are typically stouter than brads and wire nails. These pins are useful for many finish / decorative applications. We carry escutcheon pins in many sizes, and sell them by the pound.
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Hello, would you use a 1/16" drill bit for these pins? 18 ga. x 1/2" Solid Brass Escutcheon Pins, I will be connecting piece of flat copper with them. I will be connecting flat pieces of copper with them.
1/16" will be too big of a hole it seems, you may want to try this with a scrap piece of copper with other drill sizes before you commit to your project.
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If this has been asked, I've missed seeing it. Is it possible to buy just 1/4 lb. or 1/2 lb. of these brass pins instead of a whole pound? I've need of a bunch, but not a "pound-sized bunch". A pound would last me 2 lifetimes.
Sorry, this question was misrouted to me by a computer. It's not a question I can answer. I don't know if there is any alternative to callingl Jamestown
I've got 4 lifetimes worth, two wire sizes. Happy to sell you 1/2 pound, 1/2 price-- Be careful not to buy non marine grade brass plated ones at the hardware store--
Em M,Actually you're asking the wrong person. I'm a customer not a Jamestown sales person. And yes, the pound that I have minus 30 or 40 brass pins will last me a lifetime. If I knew how to do it I would send you a quarter pound for the shipping.CaptainLou/
I have not seen smaller quantities available from Jamestown. You can buy escutcheon pins in smaller packages from local hardware stores but the unit cost will be more for sure.I purchase from Jamestown because we do use large quantities of the pins in our business.
Approximately how many nails are in 1 pound of 18 gauge 3/4 inch brass escutcheon pins?
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I have bought only the 18g 1/2" But this is what I extrapolated.10 Pins weighs consistently .051 Oz so that comes out to:16 / .051 = 313.7 X 10 = 3137 Pins per LbNow if you add a little bit less than half of the weight for 10 pins because your adding 1/4 inch or half the length of 1/2" pins although negligible the Head weighs a little more. so my Guesstimate is that 10 pins of 3/4 will weigh:.051 + a little less than half of that which is .0255 and I am going to use .0248.051+.0248 = .0758 oz per 10 pinsso 1 Lb is:16 / .0758 = 211.08 x 10 = approx 2110.8 pins per Lb of 3/4" 18g Pins give or take as my best guesstimate based on weighing.
I really have no idea of piece count, but there is a heck of a lot of them. I'm sure there are hundreds of nails in a one pound box.
MICHAEL A. FINNICUM
Too many to count. I would estimate 500 to 750. I only needed about 30 so I have plenty left.
Ok,I did not see this but in the drop down box for ordering the size and gauge they put the pins per lb.By Jamestown they count 2208 pins per lb my guesstimate was off by about a hundred under.
Are these solid brass?
YES ! and... they are SOLID STURDY BRASS. I use the #14 as powder horn base plug pins and to decorate my period firearms. They are AWESOME ! As a suggestion, when I use them in this manner, I pre-drill a 1/16" wide starter hole and hold the pin in a needle-tip plier before striking with a small ball peen hammer. ENJOY !
Yes. Solid brass.
The brass escutcheon nails usually have duller finish than the brass coated steel nails. Brass is softer and can be cut and flattened easier than the steel nails. If you buy from Jamestown, their brass nails are true brass. I use them in making Nantucket lightship style baskets.
They seem to be according to the guys in my shop. We use them to nail plates on plaques and they have worked well for our use
Why is the #18 x 11/4" brass escutcheon pin so expensive?
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Rates for brass escutcheon pins are generally expensive anywhere since brass is a precious metal and very useful in a marine environment. Jamestown Dist. gave me a very fair price when I bought mine from them.
The 18x11/4" are a special order item, and the minumum order is 100 lbs., that's the price 1 100LB box.
which gauge is thicker 14 or 18 gauge?
#14 gauge are much thicker than #18 gauge.The shank of #14 is .083 inches, and the head is .177 inches.The shank of a #14 gauge is .049 inches and the head is .098 inches.
14 gauge is thicker, as indicated in the table on this web page:< a href="http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1943&turntoqid=S0EGakoWaw&turntosuid=SUQFYkoXaw&sourceId=1&iqrlId=21018153&turntosku=1943&turntoflow=answer#turntodone" target="_blank">http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1943&turntoqid=S0EGakoWaw&turntosuid=SUQFYkoXaw&sourceId=1&iqrlId=21018153&turntosku=1943&turntoflow=answer#turntodone< /a>
14 Gauge is thicker it is standard Wire Guage. Which the smaller the number the thicker it is.For exact dimensions look up Standard Wire Gauge in Wikipedia.18# .048 In Diameter.14# .080 In Diameter.
14gaugeis thicker. The smaller the number, the thicker the pin.
14 is thicker
Assuming Jamestown Distributing is using the same sizing scale / gauge commonly used in the industry for wire, 14 is thicker than 18. An example, 22 gauge wire is much thinner than 14 gauge and 16 gauge electrical wire is thinner than 8.I hope this helps you.ATB,LouS/
14. Lower number thicker the gauge
Gauge Shank Diameter (inch) Head Diameter (inch) #18 0.049 0.098 #16 0.065 0.136 #14 0.083 0.177 Sorry I didn't read the question carefully the first time. Your answer is on the website.
With sheet metal, less is more. A smaller gauge number means a thicker sheet of metal.
These pins are really the same as wire gages. The smaller the number, the thicker the pin. So, 14 > 18. Hope this helps.
MICHAEL A. FINNICUM
Are these made in the USA?Are the solid brass?Can they be driven into hardwood or do they need to be predrilled?Thanks
Yes, they are solid brass. I use them in walnut, oak and cherry and predrill them. Not sure where they are made.
Yes, they are solid brass.I believe they are made in the US, but will have to check the box tomorrow.Don't know about hardwood application; I can nail them into pine without any drilling. Suspect you might need to predrill as the end taper is not long.
I only use the thinnest ones, so I have no clue about the pre-drilling. BUT,I do know they are solid brass.I cut them and use them add little rivets so I am sure if that!Alan
I don't know where they are made. And the box, alas, does not say. The Jamestown label covers any possible identifying info.The seem like quality solid brass.Sorry to waffle, but I don't know hard your hardwood is. I've drilled pilot holes on softish wood, but that's my habit.
I'm unsure where they are made. Since they are very small and were finding their way out of the original cardboard / paper packaging, I transferred them to a clear, plastic, screw top container.They are solid brass.I used them on oak and didn't try to drive them in w/o pre-drilling a small pilot hole.COMMENT. I only needed 50. I ordered the smallest quantity I could find and now have several hundred left that I will probably never use. They were not expensive but now I'm left with quite a few that will sit in that plastic jar until and hopefully another project surfaces.Thanks,LouS/
The box doesn't say whether they are made in the US. I would suspect so as they are very well machined.
I can not say as to where they are made.They are solid brsss.I purchased #18 diameter and I predrilled the plywood that I installed them in, to avoid bending.
not sure where they are made as i have already used them all and no longer have the packaging. they are solid brass and i had no issues driving them into many different types of wood. these are a better quality than anything i was able to find in a hardware store.
Yes, they are made of solid brass and are small enough to easily be driven into hardwoods.I do not know if they are made in the USA.
I need flat brass washer for pins size#18 .Please help my.What will be the size washers?
I don't know of a source for #18 brass washers so I make my own using a Roper punch.
Need escutcheon pins 3/16 inch thick X 1 inch length?
Ray, I've never seen an escutcheon pin 3/16" in diameter, and bet that would be hard to find. Depending on quantity needed it sounds like a "make them yourself from rod" job. Good luck.
3/16 inch diameter is an awfully thick "pin," more like a rod or bolt, especially at only 1 inch long.I wonder if perhaps there's an error in these specifications. I've never seen an escutcheon pin with such dimensions.
Jamestown sent your question to me but I've no help for you. These are not the size you are looking for.
3/16 is pretty thick. More like a nail. What is the job?Mike
I need 14 x 1-1/2inch or 14 x 2inch. Do you have it?Any ideas?
If Jamestown can't help you, then Lee Valley or Micro-Mark may stock what you are looking for.
no other idea. Sorry.
I would buy this product again
These pins are not common and do the job!
Nails that hold
Staten Island, NY
I will buy these escutcheon pins again .
The problem I encountered was after filling all the address and registration information on line when I came to the final step of paying with my credit card it was refused because the system will not accept " international " credit cards , I live in Canada .I called to see what could be done and a very pleasant lady apologized about the problem and took my information and card over the phone and the pins arrived safe and sound.
Nova Scotia Canada
,I would buy this product again, soon maybe.
I use your brass nails in art work. (copper table tops) and they are great.- uniformin appearance and sturdy (don't bend)
Cave Junction Oregon
Always as expected on item & service
We have ordered Jamestown Escutcheon Pins for several years for use to apply a brass tag to each of our carved wooden dogs we create by chainsaw. By purchasing in pound quantities the pricing is far more reasonable than smaller packages available at hardware stores. Ordering online is easy & delivery is quick. Thank you Jamestown Distributers.
I would buy these again !
Always great dealing with the folks at Jamestown Dist. Helpful and knowledgeable.
Excellent! I've used pounds of these, in all sizes.
I use them for surface treatments (as both "innies" and "outies") of lathe-turned vessels. See examples at "derricktepaske.com" < smile>
Will continue to buy this product.
Great supplier of what are becoming hard to find fastenings for saddle construction. We are a production shop requiring a little volume and no substitutions.
Buena Vista, CO
Exactly what I wanted, they were perfect for my project.
I use this product in a low relief wall sculpture.