Ring Shank Nail - Embedded Strength in the Wood

Ring shank nails, sometimes called annular ring nails, are nails with rings on the shank for added about 40% more holding power than those with smooth shanks. Ring shank nails may be similar to screw nails except the flat head. The ring patterns vary according to customs' intended applications including shallow rings, deep rings, etc.

With ring shank design, these nails provide a tight grip, additional resistance to pop-out of the wood and have proven to be the best solution to working with soft wood. While other conventional nails are pulling out from lumber easily, this one is hard to remove without damaging the woods in that wood fibers settle into the spaces between rings and form a strong bond when the nail are driven into the soft wood. The removal will leave a large and ragged hole if the nails are pulled out roughly. So it is extremely used for permanent construction fastening, including

Four silver galvanized ring shank nails

Galvanized ring shank nails for permanent constructions

  • Plywood
  • Underlayment
  • Paneling
  • Clapboards
  • Shingles
  • Drywall
  • Siding
  • Roofing
  • Floors
  • Exterior trim


  • Deep or shallow rings along thin shank
  • Big surface area for high holding power
  • Flat head and sharp point
  • Easy to drive in but difficult to remove
  • Durable and strong from Q195 or Q235 steel
  • Electro or hot dipped galvanized for rust resistance
  • Long service time

Galvanized ring shank nails are often sold in the form of boxed loose nails or strips to use with nail guns. To provide convenient to our customers, coil ring shank nails are also available as shown in the follow picture.


Length Gauge Length Gauge
3/8" 19/20 2" 14/13/12/11/10
1/2" 20/19/18 2-1/2" 13/12/11/10
5/8" 19/18/17 3" 12/11/10/9/8
3/4" 19/18/17 3-1/2" 11/10/9/8/7
7/8" 18/17 4" 9/8/7/6/5
1" 17/16/15/14 4-1/2" 7/6/5
1-1/4" 16/15/14 5" 6/5/4
1-1/2" 15/14/13 6" 6/5
1-3/4" 14/13 7" 5/4
Two coil nails composed of ring shank nails

Ring shank nail coils are convenient for using with pneumatic nails gun

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Shijiazhuang City Ruiwanda Metal Products Co., Ltd.
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