PT PaperTape Series Smooth Shank Clipped Head 33° Nails & Fuel.
Smooth shank nails have exactly that: a smooth appearance. Due to their regular form they can be produced at very high speed and are therefore the most economical type of nail. However, their holding power is the lowest of the group. They require less energy to drive them and the air consumption per nail can be lower. Sometimes it is possible to use a smaller tool to drive them.
Plain finish is without any form of protection and is the most economical choice, but the nails will start to rust before nails that have a protective treatment. Used in applications where no protection is required, for example a one way disposal pallet.
Galvanised Nails. Galvanising, or coating with Zinc, is the best way to prevent nails from corroding. The zinc does not protect the steel of the nail, but is corroded first. The thicker the zinc coating, the longer it will be before the nail is attacked. The thickest coating is called hot dipped and is applied by dipping the nails into a bath of molten zinc.
Paper Tape Collated Stick Nails, this type of collation is ideal in construction environments where work can be kept free of collation debris. Paper tape nails traditionally have a clipped head to allow the shanks of the nails to touch each other when they are collated. In this way it is possible to fit more nails on a stick.