Brad nails are very small and very thin. One of the smallest nails you can buy in reality. Sometimes they are referred to as a wire nail. Brad nails have very small, flat heads, and can be hand driven with a tack hammer, but are usually shot in with a nail gun called a Brad Nailer. These nailers come in either pneumatic or electric ranges. Both types of Brad Nailers and Brad Nails are eagerly available at just about every hardware store. Brad nails come in unreliable lengths, from 5/8-inch to 2 1/4-inch, and closely look like finish nails. They are made from 18 gauge wire with a 1.22 mm diameter. They so closely look like finish nails that most people cannot tell he two apart. On the other hand, just the once you know the difference, Brad Nails are easy to spot because they are so minute.
What Is A Brad Nail:
Those minute nails shown in the pictures above are brad nails. They come in boxed in unreliable quantities. The 18 gauge 2 inch are what we generally use for fragile orderly work like installing show molding. When you are doing trim work try to match the size of the wood to the nail you use. For really small pieces of trim, use a really small nail. Brad nails are best for the really small, fragile material. As your trim gets better, use a thicker, longer nail. Move up to a finish nail and so on. You would not wish for to use brad nails on trim that is as well thick or heavy because they would not hold well.
Why Brad Nails Are Used?
Brad nails are formed from a fine, 18-gauge wire, so they are smaller in diameter than finish nails. Because of being so thin they have a smaller head which leaves a smaller nail hole. But, as a result of being so small, they have less holding strength than larger finish nails. They are perfect for tasks like saving delicate pieces of trim and molding, wall board installation, cabinet or furniture making and crafts. Their small size also helps stop surface splitting, which can occur if the fastening is also huge for the material it is being driven into.
What Are Brad Nails Used For?
Brads have many uses in real life but they are most commonly used for:
- Detail work
- Binding ornamental molding
- Fine orderly work
- Furniture making
What Are The Benefits Of Brad Nails?
- Brad nails are most excellent for very well detail work.
- Great for base moldings and district round.
- Ideal for thin or more fragile wood that you are apprehensive about splitting.
- Leaves small nail head holes which are easily hidden.
- The nails are perfect for small projects, similar to making jewelry boxes, picture frames, or attaching, decorating trims as well as edges to cabinetry.