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Jim K
Posted on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which is better for installation? Deck will be rough sawn hemlock (1"). I would imagine that the ring nails would resist pulling out better, but is that really an issue with slate nails?

Jim K
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Walter Musson
Posted on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 04:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ring nails drive into the deck harder and sometimes your slate hammer might bounce and crack a slate.I prefer smooth shank copper 1.5" long.
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Joe Jenkins
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Smooth shank is my vote too. They're also easier to get out if you need to do any repairs.
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Jim K
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 09:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the feedback. Smooth shank it will be.

Jim k

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