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What is Nail in Tagalog? History, Types, and Sizes

What is Nail in Tagalog? History, Types, and Sizes

Carpentry
A nail in Tagalog is called “pako,” which is a very important item in construction and carpentry. As you most likely know, nails have a slender shaft with a flat head and a pointed end. Also called fasteners, nails are used to join objects (usually wood) and are driven by a hammer or a nail gun. Unlike in screws, the shaft of nails is not threaded.  The origin of nails is not known, but evidence shows that nails have been around in Egypt even before 3,400 B.C. Interestingly, nails are also mentioned in the Bible, including in Judges 4:21 – “Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took a hammer in her hand and went softly unto him…” and when Jesus Christ was crucified.  For many centuries, the process of making nails was by hand. Metal workers would create the shaft by...