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05-17-2017 04:59 PM

The title is about the best I can describe it. I found these on an old military mine crate. Do these have any real name? I’d like to use them in the future.

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#1 posted 05-17-2017 05:32 PM

Corrugated fasteners

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 05-17-2017 07:26 PM

Yes I agree with Rick. my father was addicted to those things. Used them in just about every wood project he could.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#3 posted 05-17-2017 09:34 PM



Corrugated fasteners

- Rick M

Also wiggle nails

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 05-17-2017 11:02 PM

I like wiggle nails better.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 05-17-2017 11:05 PM

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#6 posted 05-18-2017 12:03 AM

You can get a strip of them collated to go in a pneumatic gun. Duo-fast and a few other manufacturers made them. They can be a bit more dangerous than many other nail guns as they’re essentially shooting a ~ 1” blade out with enough force to fully penetrate hardwood so a finger in the way wouldn’t even slow it down.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#7 posted 05-18-2017 12:33 AM

You can find them under either name but you gotta love “wiggle nails”. :-)

http://www.memidex.com/wiggle-nails

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#8 posted 05-18-2017 01:00 AM

I thought you made that up. It’s even funnier that it’s real.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 05-18-2017 01:06 AM

The old man I apprenticed under called them “Jew nails”, but corrugated fasteners is the acceptable and polite name. (I didn’t take offense. My mother is Jewish)

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#10 posted 05-18-2017 01:12 AM

I got a real ass reaming in USNavy when I used that term. And that was 1951. But my Dad always called them that.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#11 posted 05-18-2017 01:14 AM

I really wish they were called sqwiggly do-dads. I’d buy a box just because :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 05-18-2017 01:23 AM

In the army we made a lot of squid jokes but you might want to reconsider your choice of words Jack. LOL

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 05-18-2017 01:25 AM

For what ever reason when I was young and before political correctness and before people became so sensitive to everything they were referred to as jew nails by many.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#14 posted 05-18-2017 02:31 PM

I remember when I was a teenager in the 1950s I tried to hammer these things in wood. Never could get it right. You could hammer the left side, the right side, and the center, but they always ended up crooked. Never used them again!

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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