U Nails – Smooth or Barbed Shank Provided for Different Needs

U nails refer to a kind of fasteners with two-pronged shanks. These U shaped nails are usually used for attaching the mesh fences to wooden posts and frame, hence the name fencing staples. The nail shanks are available in smooth and barbed types for different requirements. Barbed U type nails are the enhanced style which are designed for greater staying power during use. These practical nails can fix the wire, rope even barbed wire to the ground, wooden post or stakes. Therefore, people like to use them in agriculture & gardening, viticulture & other fruit growing, animal coops & plant trellises construction.

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There are nine U shaped nails.


  • Designed for gardening & agriculture.
  • U shaped head for binding the wires in position.
  • Slice cut sharp point for easy operation.
  • Great staying power and resistant to bending.
  • Polished, copper-plated & galvanized for rust resistance.
  • Complete gauges, length and sizes are available.


  • Material: carbon steel.
  • Material model: Q195, Q235.
  • Diameter: 9–16 gauge.
  • Length: 3/4" –2".
  • Head type: U shape.
  • Shank type: smooth or barbed.
  • Shank diameter: 1.0 to 6.5 mm.
  • Point: diamond point, cut point.
  • Surface treatment: bright, electro galvanized, polished, copper-plated.
  • Standard: ASTM F1667, ASTM A153.
  • Package: 11 lbs per box, 2 lbs per box or bag, 1 lb per bag, 55 lbs per carton and as your request.
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There are six U nails with smooth shanks.

U nails – smooth shank

There are six U nails with single barbed shanks.

U nails – single barbed shank

There are four U nails with double barbed shanks.

U nails – double barbed shank


A detailed picture about the diamond point of U shaped nails.

Diamond point, also available in cut point

There are five U shaped nails with different sizes.

Full range of sizes available

The U shaped nails are packed in plastic bag.

Packed in plastic bag


The diagram picture of U nails with different styles.
Table 1: Specification of U Nails
Table 1: Specification of U Nails
Smooth Shank
Item No. Length (inch) Diameter (inch)
XUS-01 3/4 1.25-2
XUS-02 3/4 0.080
XUS-03 3/4 0.110
XUS-04 3/4 0.148
XUS-05 1 0.080
XUS-06 1 0.110
XUS-07 1 0.133
XUS-08 1 0.148
XUS-09 1-1/4 0.148
Single Barbed Shank
Item No. Length (inch) Diameter (inch)
XUB-01 1-1/4 0.148
XUB-02 1-1/2 0.148
XUB-03 1-3/4 0.148
XUB-04 2 0.148
Double Barbed Shank
Item No. Length (inch) Diameter (inch)
XUD-01 1-1/2 0.148
XUD-02 1-3/4 0.148
XUD-03 2 0.148


U shaped nails are versatile for fixing the rabbit wire, field fence, poultry netting, barbed wire, chicken wire and welded wire mesh on wooden construction. E.g.

  • Bird aviaries.
  • Animal hutches.
  • Chicken coops.
  • Pig areas.
  • Plant trellis.
  • Raised gardening bed.
Secure the welded wire fence to the wooden frame with U shaped nails.

U shaped nails secure welded wire fence

Secure the barbed wire to the wooden posts with U shaped nails.

U shaped nails secure barbed wires

Secure the chicken wire to the wooden posts with U shaped nails.

U shaped nails secure chicken wires

Secure the welded protective fence to the wooden frame with U shaped nails.

U shaped nails for raised gardening bed

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