Please refer to the list below for answers to common questions. If you have another question that isn’t found on the list, please click here to contact us.
Do you have a catalog?
Yes. We have a catalog for our fasteners, made by our sister company Steelhead Fasteners as well as our line card available for free download. Steelhead Fasteners catalog available at www.steelheadfasteners.com We also offer a line card for download on this website.
What Customer Service help do you offer?
If you have any questions please feel free to call us toll-free at 1-888-567-6245. Our hours of operation Monday-Friday 6am-3:30pm PST.
What’s the difference between Stainless Steel, Hot-Dipped, Galvanized and Bright?
• STAINLESS STEEL – AISI 304 Grade Stainless Steel is a metal alloy that by itself is extremely corrosion resistant, without the addition of any chemical coatings. Several manufacturers of ACQ treated lumber recommend Stainless Steel fasteners as that ultimate protection, especially in high moisture and coastal environments. Steelhead Stainless Steel collated fasteners meet or exceed the AISI 304 Grade Standards. If you’re comparing fastener-to-fastener, Hot-Dipped Galvanized fasteners will be the lowest cost recommended for use with ACQ. For the highest-level of corrosion protection, Steelhead promotes Stainless Steel fasteners.
• HOT-DIPPED GALVANIZED – Steelhead Fasteners Hot-Dipped Galvanized fasteners withstand corrosion for a much longer period of time than non-coated and electro-galvanized metals. Nails are dipped into a vat of molten zinc; which provides the best form of galvanization. Nails are completely and evenly covered providing the thickest layer of zinc coating and creating an inner layer of zinc-steel alloy. Our process meets and often exceeds the specification for the ACQ and other pressure treated lumber.
• ELECTRO-GALVANIZED – Steelhead Fasteners Electro-Galvanization plates the nail in a zinc coating via electrical charge. Electro-galvanized fasteners are used in mild weather conditions and in areas with lower humidity. The nails are submerged into an electrolytic solution where an electrical current coats them with a thin layer of zinc. However, after prolonged exposure to the elements, the thin layer of zinc oxidizes leaving the fastener subject to normal rusting and staining.
• GALVANIZED – Steelhead Fasteners Galvanization adds rust resistance to steel. Galvanized fasteners work well for outdoor applications. Salt air, high humidity and industrial air pollution may eventually cause a breakdown of the zinc to allow rust and bleeding. Some types of wood, such as redwood and cedar, contain chemicals that react to zinc and produce brown or black stains. The natural acidity of some woods may also cause metal deterioration and eventually destroy certain fasteners.
• BRIGHT – Steelhead Fasteners Bright fasteners are uncoated steel and have no anti-corrosive protection. Used mainly in finish carpentry and furniture manufacturing, bright fasteners are also the most common for residential interior framing applications. Bright finish fasteners will cause rust stains and streaks if used in areas of even minimal moisture exposure.
Why use Steelhead Fasteners?
We’re glad you asked! Are you putting up a cedar fence or deck? Are you putting on a roof with a lifetime warranty? Are you building a house by the water? Are you remodeling your boat or yacht?
STEELHEAD® Fasteners recommends stainless steel for all cedar and waterfront applications as well as for use in materials with a life expectancy of 30 years or more. All exterior projects should include either stainless or hot-dipped galvanized fasteners for maximum protection against the elements.
Are you tired of hand-driving your specialty fasteners?
We offer our customers a complete line of collated nails and staples in stainless steel and hot-dipped galvanized for optimum corrosion resistance, for use in pneumatic tools!
Are you worried that it’s going to cost a mint to use quality fasteners?
Upgrading your fasteners is usually a small percentage of the total materials cost in addition to being a good investment for insurance and peace of mind. In today’s world, most of our customer and their clients don’t mind spending a little more for materials that will provide superior quality and excellence.
Who am I buying from?
Eastside Staple & Nail is an independently owned and operated, full service construction and industrial staple and nail company that has been in business since 1981. We manufacture our own stainless steel and hot-dipped fasteners and carry all the top pneumatic and power tool brands like DeWALT, Porter Cable, Makita, Quikdrive, Bosch, Duo-Fast, Bostitch, Hitachi and more!