ASTM F680 – 17 Standard Test Methods for Nails

ASTM F680 – 17

Standard Test Methods for Nails

Active Standard ASTM F680 | Developed by Subcommittee: F16.05

Book of Standards Volume: 01.09

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Significance and Use

4.1 When specified, the tests selected for application shall be performed to assure conformance with requirements stipulated in the product specification.

1. Scope

1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the testing of nails. The test or tests selected, and the requirements for compliance, will be as specified in the applicable product standard. Performance tests for nail withdrawal and lateral load capability are not included as they are covered by Test Methods D1761.

1.2 The tests described are as follows:


Dimensional tests


Tension test


Conventional bend test


Impact bend test


Rockwell hardness test


Coating weight test


Coating adherence test for zinc-coated nails


1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards

A90/A90M Test Method for Weight of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings

A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

A428/A428M Test Method for Weight of Coating on Aluminum-Coated Iron or Steel Articles

D1761 Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood

E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

F547 Terminology of Nails for Use with Wood and Wood-Base Materials


Bend Test – Coating Test – Conformance – Hardness Test – Nails – Nails, Spikes And Staples – Physical Test – Quality Assurance – Tensile Test


UNSPSC Code 31162000(Nails)

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DOI: 10.1520/F0680-17

Citation Format

ASTM F680-17, Standard Test Methods for Nails, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017,

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