Products for strong nails
Many Simpson Strong-Tie connectors have been designed and tested for use with specific types and sizes of fasteners. The specified quantity, type and size of fastener must be installed in the correct holes on the connector to achieve published loads. Other factors such as fastener material and finish are also important. Incorrect fastener selection or installation can compromise connector performance and could lead to failure. For more information, see Fastening Systems, or access our Fastener Finder.
Also see fastening identification on Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and nail information.
The Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw is the only screw approved for use with our connectors. See SD Connector screw for more information.
The allowable loads of stainless–steel connectors match those of carbon-steel connectors when installed with Simpson Strong-Tie stainless-steel, SCNR ring-shank nails. For more information, refer to engineering letter L-F-SSNAILS.