ASTM D1761 - 20

    Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood and Wood-Based Materials

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

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.10


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The resistance of a species of wood or a wood-based product to 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 the fastener relative to the fiber axis; and the occurrence and nature of pre-bored lead holes.

    5.2 By using consistent sizes and types of nails, staples, and screws, 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. Similarly, comparative performances of different sizes or types of nails, staples, or screws can be determined by using a standard procedure with a particular wood or wood-based product, which eliminates the wood or the wood-based 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 withdrawal and lateral resistance of fasteners installed in wood and wood-based materials. 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 fasteners installed in wood and wood-based materials.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

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

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    D9 Terminology Relating to Wood and Wood-Based Products

    D143 Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber

    D2395 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Wood and Wood-Based Materials

    D2915 Practice for Sampling and Data-Analysis for Structural Wood and Wood-Based Products

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

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    F547 Terminology of Nails for Use with Wood and Wood-Base Materials

    F1667 Specification for Driven Fasteners: Nails, Spikes, and Staples

    Other Standards

    ASME B18.6.1 Wood Screws (Inch Series) Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Two Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org.

    Federal Specification FF-W-92 for Washers, Metal, Flat (Plain) Available from DLA Document Services, Building 4/D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, http://quicksearch.dla.mil.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.120 (Reinforced plastics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30266300(Wood structural materials); 31162400(Miscellaneous fasteners)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1761-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1761-20, Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood and Wood-Based Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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