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  Types of nail    
 

Cut floor brad. Used for nailing floorboards to joists.

 
Round wire nail. Large nail used for rough carpentry work
 

Oval wire nail. The head can be knocked below the surface. The oval shape helps prevent the wood splitting.

 

Clout head. Used for plasterboard or roofing felt. Galvanised so they won't rust.

 

Masonry nail. Made of hardened steel. Won't bend when fixing wood to brickwork etc.

Tack. For fixing carpet to floor boards
   
Panel pin. For fixing thin sheet material to other wooden surfaces
Moulding pin . Used in cabinet making and fixing mouldings. Tiny head.