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Overview

Formed galvanised steel connectors ideal for joining wall plates in timber wall frames on site, using a carpenter’s hammer.

These formed galvanised steel timber connectors are ideal for:

  • On site joining of wall frames, engineered designed trusses and splicing timber beams.
  • General connections such as reinforcing boxes and bolted joints.
  • End protection for scaffold planks.
  • Locknails require no special equipment and can be applied on site.

APPLICATIONS

Applying the Locknail is very simple as no special pressing equipment is needed.

The Locknail’s teeth can be driven into a piece of timber using a normal carpenter’s hammer on site by tradespersons, home owners and builders.

Locknails are suitable for all softwoods and some unseasoned hardwood timbers. Difficulty may be experienced when driving into seasoned hardwood and some unseasoned hardwood timber.

Step 1

Position the Locknail central to where the two pieces of timber meet.

Step 2

Using a carpenter’s hammer, drive the protruding teeth into the timber. For butt joining, turn the timber over and repeat the process on the other side.

Step 3

The Locknail teeth should now be embedded securely into the timber, subsequently joining the two separate pieces of timber together.

LIMIT STATE DESIGN LOADS

Design Load Capacity Nj (N) per Tooth
Load JD4
Dead 131
Dead + Roof Live 177
Dead + Wind 299

NOTES: The uplift in capacities are derived from AS1720-2010 and are for houses where failure is unlikely to affect an area greater than 25m2.  For primary elements in structures other than houses or elements in a house for which failure would be greater than 25m2 these capacities must be multiplied by 0.94.  For primary joints in essential services or post disaster buildings multiply by 0.88.

DESIGN

In timber joint design, nails within 6mm of timber edges or within 12mm of timber ends are regarded as ineffective.  As the nail rows in the Locknail are 32mm apart, all nails, fixed symmetrical over the joint are effective.

DESCRIPTION AND PACKAGING

Manufactured from 1.0mm Galvanised G300 Z275 Steel

Plates

Product Code Size (W x L) Carton Quantity Carton Kg.
TA661 33 x 127mm 267 10
TA662 33x 190mm 178 10
TA663 44 x 63mm 400 10
TA664 44 x 127mm 200 10
TA665 44 x 190mm 133 10
TA666 44 x 222mm 114 10
TA667 44 x 254mm 100 10
TA668 44 x 317mm 80 10
TA669 67 x 63mm 262 10
TA670 67 x 127mm 131 10
TA671 67 x 190mm 87 10
TA672 67 x 222mm 74 10
TA673 67 x 254mm 65 10
TA674 89 x 63mm 200 10
TA675 89 x 127mm 100 10
TA676 89 x 190mm 66 10
TA677 89 x 254mm 50 10
TA678 89 x 317mm 40 10
TA679 89 x 380mm 33 10
TA680 133 x 63mm 133 10
TA681 133 x 127mm 66 10
TA682 133 x 190mm 44 10
TA683 133 x 254mm 33 10
TA684 133 x 317mm 27 10
TA685 133 x 380mm 22 10

Rolls

Product Code Size (W x L) Carton Quantity Carton Kg.
TA686 33 x 15000mm 1 4.1
TA687 44 x 15000mm 1 5.4
TA688 67 x 15000mm 1 8.2
TA689 88 x 15000mm 1 10.8
TA690 133 x 15000mm 1 16.3

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