Truss Plate

Truss Plates are flat metal toothed connector plates that join together timber members forming trusses, joists, beams etc and which transfer tensile and shear forces. Metal connector plates are stamped from galvanized steel sheet metal of varying grades and gauge thicknesses to provide different grip values.

WIKIPEDIA ENTRY FOR TRUSS CONNECTOR PLATE.

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