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Performance of Pallet Nails and Staples in 22 Southern HardwoodsAuthor(s): E.G. Stern
Source: VA Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wood Research and Wood Construction Laboratory, Pallet and Container Research Center Blacksburg, VA No. 145(20 pp.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe effectiveness of pointless, helically threaded, hardened-steel, 3 by O.120-inch, pallet nails with umbrella heads and 21/2-inch, 15-gauge, 7/16-inch crown, plastic-coated, pallet staples in 22 hardwoods grown on southern pine sites was determined on the basis of tests on 522 joints. Specific average performance values were derived from the test data for the tested joints made of, and representative for, these 22 hardwood species.
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CitationStern, E.G. 1976. Performance of Pallet Nails and Staples in 22 Southern Hardwoods. VA Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wood Research and Wood Construction Laboratory, Pallet and Container Research Center Blacksburg, VA No. 145(20 pp.
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