ASTM D1761 - 12

    Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood

    Active Standard ASTM D1761 | Developed by Subcommittee: D07.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The resistance of a species of wood or a wood-base product to direct withdrawal of nails, staples, or screws is a measure of its ability to hold or be held to an adjoining object by means of such fasteners. Factors that affect this withdrawal resistance include the physical and mechanical properties of the wood; the size, shape, and surface condition of the fasteners; the speed of withdrawal; physical changes to wood or fasteners between time of driving and time of withdrawal; orientation of fiber axis; and the occurrence and nature of prebored lead holes.

    4.2 By using a standard size and type of nail, staple, or screw, withdrawal resistance of a wood species or wood product can be determined, and such values for two or more wood species or wood products can be compared. Throughout the method this is referred to as the basic withdrawal test. Similarly, comparative performances of different sizes or types of nail, staple, or screw can be determined by using a standard procedure with a particular wood or wood product, which eliminates the wood or the wood product as a variable. Since differences in test methods can have considerable influence on results, it is important that a standard procedure be specified and adhered to, if test values are to be related to other test results.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods provide a basic procedure for evaluating the resistance of wood and wood-base materials to direct withdrawal of nails, staples, and screws. Spikes are included as nails in this standard.

    1.2 The tests also provide a basis for determining comparable performance of different types and sizes of nails, staples, and screws in direct withdrawal from wood and wood-base materials.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D143 Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber

    D2395 Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

    D4442 Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    Other Standards

    ANSIB18.6.1 American National Standard for Slotted and Recessed Head Wood Screws Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.060.01 (Fasteners in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11121600(Wood)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1761-12

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