Truss connector plate
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A truss connector plate is a kind of tie. A truss connector plate is manufactured from ASTM A653/A653M, A591, A792/A792M, or A167 structural quality steel and is protected with zinc or zinc-aluminum alloy coatings or their stainless steel equivalent. Metal connector plates have integral teeth and are manufactured to various sizes (that is, length and width) and thickness or gauges and are designed to laterally transmit loads in wood. They are also known as metal connector plates or nail plates.
Nailplates are used to connect timber of the same thickness in the same plane. They are pressed into the side of the timber using special hydraulic tools. As the plate is pressed in, the nails are all "driven" simultaneously and the compression between adjacent nails reduces the tendency to split.
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