Browse our wide range of Collated Staples and Nails at Tradefix Direct. We stock a variety of 1st fix and 2nd fix collated nails from trusted brands. Use the filter to the left to help narrow down your search and order online with free delivery on orders over £60.
Which collated nail gun nails?
What’s the difference between nail gun nails and gun staples? Is there a cheaper alternative to Paslode nails in the UK? What’s the advantage of using galvanised gun nails? Read our guide below to find out.
Gun nails or staples?
Collated staples have a distinct role to play compared to your average nail. Nail gun staples hold two pieces of wood together with their double prong, and can be used on hard woods. If there’s a downside, it’s that staples are always visible.
Brad-style collated nails in a nail gun are finishing nails. They’re ideal for woods with fine grains that would split under a heavier nail. They’re also handy for showing off your handiwork without the nail being visible. Frequently, though, they won’t have the holding power of collated staples.
Do I have to use Paslode nails?
Stainless steel Paslode nails have long been the industry standard for collated nails, and with good reason. But these are not the only nails in the UK capable of delivering great performance and durability.
At Tradefix Direct, we supply Champion, Tacwise and Firmahold collated gun nails at great value. These are also high performance alternatives to Paslode collated nails.
One of the challenges we face as a collated nails and staples supplier is that terms are often used interchangeably, or with “Paslode nails” used as a general term in the same way that ‘Hoover’ is still used as a general term for any brand of a vacuum cleaner.
Galvanised or stainless steel gun nails?
Aren’t galvanised and stainless steel collated nails the same thing? It’s easy to think so: both are steel and both offer some degree of rustproofing. The difference comes in their durability – and that’s a result of their construction.
Galvanised nails gain their corrosion resistance from a zinc coating. If the coating becomes damaged, however, there won’t be anything to stop the nail within from corroding. It’s also possible that some naturally occurring acids and salts in some timbers can corrode the zinc coating. If you’re working with cedar or iroko, for example, you’d best opt for stainless Paslode nails or similar.
Stainless steel nail gun nails have the corrosion resistance ‘baked in’ with chromium or other elements used in the nail’s composition to create superior rustproofing. So if it’s great value, low moisture and general purpose you’re after, galvanised gun nails should be fine.
If you need long lasting corrosion resistance, stainless steel collated nails are the answer.
Shop collated gun nails and staples at Tradefix Direct
Tradefix Direct is the trusted name for high performance, great value nail gun nails in the UK. Shop 1st fix and 2nd fix collated nails and staples with us today and get great discounts on bulk orders. Sign up for a free trade account with us and get access to exclusive rewards. If you need any help choosing the right collated staples or nails for your project, call us on 0161 794 1783 and we will be happy to assist.