The Halex nail on plates or protector plates as commonly known are a good product and made well. ...
The Halex nail on plates or protector plates as commonly known are a good product and made well. The plates are thick enough to handle the job, have very sharp teeth so they are easy to set and did not warp when nailed into the wood.
I like the plastic tub that actually worked pretty well. Not real thick but thick enough to last for a good storage system. Previously all nail in plates were sold in brown boxes and when they is moisture in your tool box as typically several months during the year the brown box becomes brown paper and the plates are spread all over the bottom of the tool box. The plastic tub can be re-purposed for a storage container.
Nothing worse than drilling or nailing into anything inside a wall.
Code requires a nail plate if wire is less than 1 1/4" from the inside of the wall.
The reason is that it is expected a professional will know the code and never use a nail or screw longer that that.
In my shop I hang things with longer nails and screws to support the weight.
These nail plates keep my from any "shocking" mistakes when driving longer fasteners.
The plates are a good, heavy plate. I don't think they would stop a nail gun but they would probably slow it down a little (I didn't try.)
The four driving prongs are roughly 1/2 inch long so they get a good grip on a 2x4.
Definitely recommend these when you are building or remodeling.