Seller: chinesehardware (3,220) 95.9%, Location: Nevada, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 141802094499 Material: Brass, UPC: 810989020667, Details: 3" Brass Mounting Pins - Set of 8 These brass mounting pins (sometimes referred to as a "tang") are common in Asia, and often seen in Italian hardware as well. To install, drill a 3/16" hole, thread the pin through the hole, and fold to attach on the opposite side. Please see our "installation guide" on our home page for tips on how to install. These 3" replacement pins fit many of our hardware plates and pulls, and can be substituted as needed for thinner and thicker wood. Total measurement is 0.51"W x 3.74"H x 0.24"D (13mm x 95mm x 6mm) Total length of the pin measures 3.7" (95mm). Post section of the pin meausres 3.1" (80mm). Pin width measures 0.2" (6mm) Set of 8 Item RL-PN001-8 Installation Guide Chinese brass hardware is easy to install. The first thing to get familiar with are commonly used joining pins: Soft Joining Pins Made of bendable metal tongs that can be bent and hooked into the opposite side of the wood. Normally used for pulls, handles, and other items where lateral pulling strength is required. Hard Joining Pins Made of thick metal tongs that can be bent but not hooked around the opposite side of the wood. Normally used for bolts and hooks where vertical strength is required. Nailing Pins Made of one long, straight metal spear that is nailed into the wood. Like hard joining pins, they are used for bolts and hooks where vertical strength is required. You'll need a few basic tools: Needle nose pliers (recommended - but any type of pliers will do.) Hammer Drill bit (same width as the pin you're going to install) Power drill Installation of Soft Joining Pins For this example, we've chosen a classic fish pull to install. Drill a hole the same width as the pin. In this example we're drilling a 1/4" hole for a 1/4" wide pin. Assemble your piece of hardware and insert in the hole. Using the needle nose pliers, bend the tip of the pin over so that it's pointing towards the wood. Making sure that the display side of the piece is pulled tight, nail the end of the pin into the wood. Nail the pin flat. Installation of Hard Joining Pins In this example we've chosen a cabinet face plate to install. Drill a hole the same width as the pins. In this example we're drilling a 1/4" hole for a 1/4" pin. Assemble your piece of hardware and insert in the hole. Using the needle nose pliers, spread the pins flat against the wood. Making sure that the display side of the piece is pulled tight, nail the pin flat against the wood. Note: Unlike soft folding pins there's no need to hook the end of the pin into the wood - just nail it flat. Installation of Nailing Pins In this example, we've chosen a cabinet strip pull to install. Drill a hole the same width as the pins. In this example we're drilling a 3/16 " hole for a 3/16 " pin. Assemble your piece of hardware. Hammer the nailing pin into the pilot hole. We recommend using a piece of wood as a buffer to avoid damaging the hardware. It's usually a good idea to file or clip the end of the nailing pin down if it is protrudes out the opposite side of the wood (this can be done before installation as well). Nailing pins are as strong as very thick nails.