Which Type of Nail or Screw Has the Most Holding Strength? Let's find out!

  • Published on: 25 March 2019
  • The difference in holding strength among different types of nails and screws is amazing! The type of coating used on nails and screws makes a huge difference. In the video, 5 types of nails and 2 types of screws get tested for tensile strength in untreated 2x4s. Each type of fastener is tested 7 times and the highest and lowest strengths for each fastener is "thrown out". The types of nails include 16D coated, uncoated, galvanized, spiral shank, and ring shank. The types of screws include 3.5 inch drywall and coated deck screws. The Project Farm channel offers 100% unsponsored content and doesn't try to profit from Amazon products using the affiliate program. The goal is to provide viewers with unbiased reviews to help them save time and money. 100% of video ideas come from viewers. Thank you all very much for offering video ideas. It keeps things fun and interesting. Also, thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support. https://www.patreon.com/projectfarm

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  • BBR2
    BBR2   1 days ago

    I’m curious if fastener gauge would have made any difference since a larger fastener would have a larger surface area? Great video. Had no idea galvanization made so much difference.

  • Dee Neyugn
    Dee Neyugn   2 days ago

    Good info, I noticed that it takes more pulling force to pull nails or screws that were nailed down at a slight angle. Thanks

  • Willli Gouveia
    Willli Gouveia   2 days ago

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  • Devilblaze Games
    Devilblaze Games   2 days ago

    I think that it can do better with harder wood because the wood break before it came up

  • TheJagdog
    TheJagdog   2 days ago

    Anyone else notice the first nail set tested he labeled the the 4th one as 4rd?

  • MegaHardTV
    MegaHardTV   1 weeks ago

    Wouldn't the spiral nails hold a tremendous amount of additional force if the testing environment didn't allow the piece to rotate, as I imagine it wouldn't realistically in any environment where the wood is long and attached to other pieces of wood? This test makes spiral nails look a lot weaker than they are in practice -- I would believe.

  • rydplrs
    rydplrs   1 weeks ago

    That pretty much mirrors my experience. I’ve only yanked a couple deckmates, but plenty of drywall screws and ring nails and the crowbar makes your hand ring when they finally let go.

  • The Tinker
    The Tinker   1 weeks ago

    I use mason nails you don't pull them out if you can pull them out the wood is very poor

  • David Holmgren
    David Holmgren   1 weeks ago

    My only concern I have with the test is using a natural material like wood that can vary in its density making it easier or harder to remove. Using a man made material like Trex that is uniform would provide a uniform test media.

  • Travis Thomas
    Travis Thomas   1 weeks ago

    Please do a shear strength test on the same thing

  • Christopher Johnson
    Christopher Johnson   1 weeks ago

    so i know this is long after this video was posted, but i wonder if the spiral shank nail would have done better if your rig wouldnt have spun as it pulled the nail out?

  • Daulton Hubbs
    Daulton Hubbs   1 weeks ago

    Before watching my money is going to be on the yellow deck screw

  • Brian Lobato
    Brian Lobato   1 weeks ago

    I don’t get it. It’s a screw of course it has more holding power than a nail. More tread on the nail the better!!

  • ClintL63
    ClintL63   1 weeks ago

    But when i use the deckmate, they are so easy to strip the hole out when driving them in; they are very good if they dont strip out

  • midnitesquirldog1
    midnitesquirldog1   1 weeks ago

    Those twist nails wont come out you had to twist them out, try pulling one straight out the head will break off, you have to cut twisted nails off 90% of the time to get something apart they are stronger than screws, screws are good for pulling wood together tight but still use nails it will make it even stronger.

  • Denis K
    Denis K   1 weeks ago

    So 3 deck screws can hold up a 3000lb car? Geez

  • James Crane
    James Crane   1 weeks ago

    2:38 "The 4rd one broke free at " lol

  • John Markz
    John Markz   1 weeks ago

    That's when you have bigger deck screw.. tested and proven..

  • Darkness Nighthingale

    This guy's clearly never shoveled a Canadian driveway. Cleared a 100mm of snow Saturday night. Cleared another 150mm Sunday morning.

  • Zachary Jennings
    Zachary Jennings   1 weeks ago

    Wonderful analysis! Loved watching the tests and the results were pretty cool

  • Frankie Lopez
    Frankie Lopez   1 weeks ago

    Spiral shank was miss represented due to you jig twisted with the spiral creating a miss represented score you should create a jig that doesn't twist you noob

  • Ron Shenker
    Ron Shenker   1 weeks ago

    have you done a vid on torque wrenches

  • William Yeaman
    William Yeaman   1 weeks ago

    Deck nails you need more than just 1 for them to hold. You can really compare them to other nails unless you do all the tests with 2 hammered in.

  • Alexey Samokhin
    Alexey Samokhin   1 weeks ago

    Stainless 304/316 is the only option for true corrosion resistance.

  • Sartek
    Sartek   1 weeks ago

    something to note that you may have missed is that the zinc galvanized nails did have corrosion. it was the zinc that was corroding, which left the white powdery look on the nail (zinc oxide), instead of the iron.

  • Colin Hounjet
    Colin Hounjet   2 weeks ago

    since most framers use strip nails this test with different collated nails would be great.

  • Benjamin Vargas
    Benjamin Vargas   2 weeks ago

    Why would anyone dislike his videos? They are informative and fun to watch

  • cantdriveamotosaka
    cantdriveamotosaka   2 weeks ago

    I think it is erroneous to test framing nails using pulling force when framing nails are always used in shear.

  • Charlie Swails
    Charlie Swails   2 weeks ago

    The nails and screws should be drilled / hammered in at the same depth bc of the nail was deeper it would be harder to pull put

  • Darren Lyons
    Darren Lyons   2 weeks ago

    Bosch looks like the best bang for buck to me.thanks PF

  • AM 1015
    AM 1015   2 weeks ago

    Nails=Shear Strength, Screws=holding power