ASTM F680 - 80(2012)

    Standard Test Methods for Nails

    Active Standard ASTM F680 | Developed by Subcommittee: F16.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.08

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 When specified, the tests selected for application shall be performed to assure conformance with requirements stipulated in the product specification.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the testing of nails. The test or tests selected, and the requirements for compliance, will be as specified in the applicable product standard. Performance tests for nail withdrawal and lateral load capability are not included as they are covered by Test Methods D1761.

    1.2 The tests described are as follows:



    Dimensional tests


    Tension test


    Conventional bend test


    Impact bend test


    Rockwell hardness test


    Coating weight test


    Coating adherence test for zinc-coated nails


    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 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

    A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A428/A428M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Aluminum-Coated Iron or Steel Articles

    D1761 Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

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

    F592 Terminology of Collated and Cohered Fasteners and Their Application Tools

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    DOI: 10.1520/F0680-80R12

    Citation Format

    ASTM F680-80(2012), Standard Test Methods for Nails, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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