How to choose the right size nail

How to choose the right size nail

Choosing the right size nail to work with your material and product can make a difference in its holding power. Usually, the size of the nail chosen is dependent on the type of material you will be nailing into. 

1. Introducing the XHA nails for gas nailer

The XHA is your premium nail for a fast solution for fixing a wide range of applications on different base materials, including steel, concrete and wood. It can be inserted in a matter of seconds into the magazine of the nailer, helping to optimise your time. 

The XHA is your premium nail for a fast solution for fixing a wide range of applications on different base materials, including steel, concrete and wood. It can be inserted in a matter of seconds into the magazine of the nailer, helping to optimise your time. 

2. Advantages of XHA nails

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Fire Resistance - R90

All sizes of the XHA nails are fire-resistant with a rating of R90 meaning you can use them with peace of mind in electrical installations. 

Ballistic shaped tip of XHA nails

Ballistic shaped tip

The shape of the tip allows for easy penetration into the material and allows greater ease when shooting into hard materials

Serrated surface of the XHA nails

Serrations

The serrated surface of the nail improves grip on hard materials such as concrete and steel. 

Fire Resistance - R90

All sizes of the XHA nails are fire-resistant with a rating of R90 meaning you can use them with peace of mind in electrical installations. 

Ballistic shaped tip

The shape of the tip allows for easy penetration into the material and allows greater ease when shooting into hard materials

Serrations

The serrated surface of the nail improves grip on hard materials such as concrete and steel. 

The XHA comes in collated strips of 10 nails. Each box of nails includes one high-performance gas cartridge for setting at least 800 nails when installing with the FORCE ONE, so you can start using them immediately!

2. Typical applications

The XHA nails are typically used in applications using a gas nailer where multiple fixing points are required. Because the nails come in a variety of lengths the areas of application are very versatile. 

Typical XHA nail applications: 

- Electrical Installations
- HVAC Sector 
- Drywall construction
- Façades
- Tunnel construction
- Motorways
- Electrical clamps
- Metal clips
- Metal profiles 
- Cable clamps
- Electrical cables
- Pipes

Typical XHA nail applications: 

- Electrical Installations
- HVAC Sector 
- Drywall construction
- Façades
- Tunnel construction
- Motorways
- Electrical clamps
- Metal clips
- Metal profiles 
- Cable clamps
- Electrical cables
- Pipes

3. What material for each size nail

XHA usage guide based on the underground material
XHA usage guide based on the underground material

The length of the nail is dependent on the base material. The harder the base material, the shorter the nail should be, to help avoid bending, damaging the integrity of the nail. 

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Steel

Recommended: 13mm

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Concrete > C 25/30

Recommended: 17mm & 22mm

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Concrete 20/25

Recommended: 22mm & 27mm

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Concrete block

Recommended: 27mm & 32mm

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Wood

Recommended: 32mm & 38mm

4. Application videos

To help you choose and visualise installation applications, we have created this playlist of videos demonstrating which nails you should use with each material 

If you still have any questions about our XHA nails or any of our products then please do not hesitate to contact us