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This specification covers standardizing the dimensions and materials for the manufacture of steel or cast iron shear plates used in the fabrication of connections in wood constructions. This specification covers the two basic diameters of metal shear plates commonly used in North American timber construction. Shear plates shall be free from any casting defects that would hinder normal installation and performance. Shear plates shall conform to the specified requirements for the following: (1) marking (2) nail attachment holes, (3) draft casting on the rim and on the hub, (4) central bolt or lag screw holes, (5) furnishing with or without galvanization, and (6) fit and finish. The geometry and dimensional requirements for stamped steel shear plates and cast iron shear plates are specified and illustrated.
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1.1 This specification covers standardizing the dimensions and materials for the manufacture of 25/8 and 4-in. diameter steel or cast iron shear plates used in the fabrication of connections in wood constructions. The referencing of this specification in design, construction, and purchase order documents gives the using parties ensurance that the shear plates to be used in an assembly meet minimum materials quality standards and that dimensions for fabrication and finish can be relied on to ensure connection performance. This specification provides regulatory agencies with a set of standards by which to judge the acceptability of shear plates encountered in the field and in fabricators' shops.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Other DocumentAISI/SAE No. 1010 Carbon Steel, Steel Products Manual, Plates, Iron and Steel Society
A47/A47M Specification for Ferritic Malleable Iron Castings
A153/A153M Specification for Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware
A570/A570M Specification for Structural Steel, Sheet and Strip, Carbon, Hot-Rolled
A653/A653M Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process
A924/A924M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process
ICS Number Code 91.080.20 (Timber structures)
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ASTM D5933-96(2013), Standard Specification for 2 5/8-in. and 4-in. Diameter Metal Shear Plates for Use in Wood Constructions, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top