sinker nails

Steel wire nails with a flat, countersunk head. (Sinkers are also made with a T-shaped head for use in power-driven nail guns.) They have a diamond point and a smooth round shank, and are either bright or cement coated.

  Length Gauge Head
diameter,
inches
Number
in a
pound
3d 1 1/8 15½ 0.172  940
4d 1 3/8 14 0.203  530
5d 1 5/8 13½ 0.219  390
6d 1 7/8 13 0.234 290
7d 2 1/8 12½ 0.250 220
8d 2 3/8 11½ 0.266 150
10d 2 7/8 11 0.281 110
12d 3 1/8 10 0.312 81
16d 9 0.344 64
20d 7 0.375 40
30d 6 0.406 30
40d 5 0.438 23
60d 3 0.500 14
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