## What is the most common size nail?

0.162 inches

Common nails have a smooth head and a wider diameter of 0.162 inches. Alternatively, sinkers have a textured head and a thinner diameter of 0.148 inches.

## What is the most common size framing nail?

3 1/2 inches long

The best nails for framing are 3 1/2 inches long. These are called 16-d, or “16-penny,” nails.

**Which is the correct size for a nail?**

The accepted rule of thumb is the nail length should be 21/2 times the thickness of the wood you are nailing through. Thus, for 1-inch-thick material, you would use an 8-penny nail and for 2-inch-thick material, you’d use a 16-penny nail.

### What diameter is 16 gauge nail?

1.6mm

The popular 16 Gauge Brad is 1.6mm in diameter. Sometimes these fasteners are referred to as a 2nd Fix Finish Nail.

### What size is an 8d nail?

2.5″

Table 1 – Nail Sizes (Common Nails)

Nail Size | Shank Length | |
---|---|---|

8d nails | 10 | 2.5″ |

10d nails | 9 | 3″ |

12d nails | 9 | 3.25″ |

16d nails | 8 | 3.5″ |

**What size is a .120 nail?**

Nail Measurement Guide: 2d to 16d 4d nails measure 1.5 inches and 5d nails measure 1.75. A 6d nail is 2 inches long and an 8d nail is 2.5 inches long. 12d nails are 3.25 inches long and 16d nails (16 penny) are 3.5 inches long.

#### What is a common nail?

Common nails are used for general construction and specifically for framing and other structural work. They have a thick shank, a wide head, and a diamond-shaped point. They are most commonly used with 2 x dimensional lumber.

#### Which is bigger 15 gauge or 18 gauge?

The difference between them is the gauge nail that they shoot. The most common and readily available types are 15 gauge, 16 gauge, 18 gauge, and 23 gauge. The higher the number, the thinner the nail and the smaller the hole.

**Is 16 or 18 nail bigger?**

That is because 16 is greater than 18. No, that is not a typo. The gauge roughly refers to the number of nails in one inch when lined up side by side. So, nails that fit 18 into one inch are thinner than ones that only have 16 per inch.

## Is 16 or 18 gauge nail bigger?

## What diameter is a 10d nail?

0.148 inches

For years, the building code defined a 10d common nail as 0.148 inches in diameter and 3 inches long, and that definition occurred in one location in the code.

**What is the diameter of a 16D common nail?**

16d common = 3-1/2″ x 0.162″ diameter. 16d sinker = 3-1/4″ x 0.148″ diameter. 16d short = 3=1/4″ x 0.131″ diameter. Shorts are not recommended for most framing applications are they have less than 70% of the capacity of the other two 16d nails.

### What size is a 20D nail?

Nail 16d is 3.50 or 8.890 cm. 20d nails measure 4.00 inches (10.160 cm), while 30d nails measure 4.50 inches or 11.430 cm. 40d nails are 5.00 inches long, which is 12.700 cm. The 50d nails are 5.50 inches or 13.970 cm. The 60d nails measures 6.00 inches or 15.240 cm. 70d nails measure 7.00 inches or 17.780 cm.

### What are 8d common nails?

In the United States, the lengths and diameters of some types of nails are indicated by their size in pennies. An 8d finishing nail and an 8d common nail are about the same length, but have different diameters. If the plywood is 3/4″ thick, the nail to use is the 6d. The type can be either casing or finishing.

**What is the size of a 12 penny nail?**

That is, a 12d nail means a 12 penny nail. A 2d nail is equal to 1.00 inch or 2.540 centimeters. The 3d nail is equivalent to 1.25 in or 3.175 cm. 4d nails measure 1.50 in or 3.810 cm. A 5d nail measures 1.75 inches or 4.445 cm.