wire nail making machine

wire nail making machine

wire nail making machine picture

We have different models ,designed for different size of wire nails ,from 1-12 inch . We offer turn key project of nail making factory all over the world. Your one stop solution of the nail making business here!


Introduction of nail making machine:

The Uniwin brand nail making machine is designed to make 1-6 inch wire nails and steel nails .

What is wire nails?

Wire nails are made by Q195/SAE1008 cold drawing wire, which has a round flat head with a smooth nail body, typically driven into the workpiece by a hammer, mostly used for rough carpentry or heavy-duty woodwork.

Steel wire for nails making:

Concerning the raw material steel wire SAE1008/Q195 to make nails, there are two types:

  1. Wire rods of 6.5mm or 5.5mm, per roll around 2 tons, this type, it will need a wire drawing machine to draw it to smaller diameter such as 4.5mm, 3.7mm, 2.5mm for making different size of nails.
  2. Cold drawing wire (already drawn wire that can be used for making nails directly), per roll around 300kg, diameter for example 4.5mm, 3.7mm, 2.5mm.

Both of this two types you can source locally or import from China from steel wire supplier. Please contact us to get the wire supplier contact details.

Nail Making Process:

The Process to make nails is :

nail making process flow chart

Ie draw the raw material of wire rods of 6.5mm or 5.5mm diameter(usually 2-3 tons per coil) ,to small wire coils (200-300 kg per coil) of diameter such as 4.5mm,4.1mm,3.4mm,2.8mm etc needed for making nails by the wire drawing machine ,after this ,put the small wire coils on a wire reel ,from which the steel wire was feed into the nail making machines to make nails ,after the wire is cut to nails,it needs to polish the nails to remove the iron dust on the nail shaft and make it become bright and good looking ,then packaging .

Nail-making machine 3D drawing:

nail making machine 3D drawing

From the drawing, we can see the main structure of the nail-making machine, includes the big wheel, mainframe, motor, discharge hopper, wire feeding mechanism, straightening mechanism, punching mechanism, mold mechanism, nail cutter cutting Mechanism, gear transmission mechanism.

The principle of making nails:

The Z94 nail-making machine uses Taiwan nail-making technology, through straightening the wire, feeding the wire, cutting to form the nail tip, punching to form the nail cap, and so on to make nails.

The Z94 nail machine is a fully automatic machine for production of wire nails. It is powered by a motor. There is a switch on the machine. After the machine is turned on, according to different wire diameters, a coil of iron wire can be used for 4-8 hours without stopping.

Z94 nail producing machine, controlled by a switch, works without frequency converter and control cabinet, It is simple operation and speed non-adjustable.

z94 nail making machine

How to make nails?

  1. Wire Drawing: Draw the wire rods from 6.5/5.5mm to smaller diameter for example 4.5mm, 3.4mm for making nails.
  2. Nail Making: Feed the 4.5/3.4mm black steel wire to make nails.
  3. Nail Polishing: Add saw dust in the nail polshing drum to polish the nails and make it bright.
  4. Packing: Packaging the nails in bags or cartons.

The nail making machine is the most important equipment in the nail making process. If there is already drawn iron wire available, then only a nail production machine itself can complete the nail making job. According to the different nail sizes that need to be made,choose the appropriate nail machine model.

What types of nails can be made:

Our nail making machine can make wire nails, steel nails, coil nails, concrete nails and big cap nails.

Advantages of Uniwin machine:

1- Factory direct sales, the best price.

2- 30 years of production experience in nail making machines, improve product quality from the details, and minimize the machine failure rate.

3- Because we are factory, we can quickly and timely provide accessories in the future at anytime.

4- We can provide installation and after-sales support in many countries. For example, in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, we have teams that can provide installation and training services.

5- High speed , we have also the high speed nail machine which can make 800 pcs nails per min and 1500 pcs/min.


nail making machine parameters

Z94-4C Nail Making Machine Parameters (The hot sale model):

  • Nail Diameter: 3.0-4.5 mm
  • Nail Length: 50-100 mm
  • Motor Power: 4kw
  • Speed: 220 pcs/min.
  • Diemension: 2350x1480x1400mm
  • Weight: 1950 kg

Testing video:

How a wire nail is made?

this is a video shows the step by step process of how the wire nails is made by our machines:

  1. Feed the cold drawing steel wire to the nail making machine and get straightened by the straighten bearing roller.
  2. The fly wheel rotates and the steel wire will keep feeding forward, then the wire will pass from the nail mould.
  3. Then the nail mould will grip the steel wire, at the same time, the punch comes to punch the nail head, after that, we already get the nail head.
  4. Then the wire will further feed, after it reachs the needed length, the nail cutter just closed and cut it off, at same time the wire is cut, the nail tip is formed.
  5. Then a nail is finished, and the machine will rotates cycle by cycle to make more nails.

Common nails made from this testing ,after polising ,the black nails will become bright and shine !

common nails

Is nail making business profitable?

Yes, the profit of 1000 kg wire nails is around $40-$60 in different countries. Please see the detailed nail making profit report from below link:

Nail Making Business Project Report

Which wire is used for nail making?

The raw material for wire nails making is Q195/SAE1008 low carbon wire, this model wire drawing wire is widely used in every nail making plant all over the world.

Manufacturing workshop:

nail making machine frame making

nail making machine manufacturing workshop

Machines after painting :

We can paint the nail machines according to the customer’s requirements.

nail making machines

Delivery Pictures:

nail making machine delivery pictures to south africa

Profession makes you success ,welcome to contact us for more info about the nail making business !

Our Customers from Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa:

nail making machine customer from Congo

nail machine customer from Zimbabwe

nail making machine in Nigeria

nail making plant in mozambique

Uniwin Nail Machine, Nail Making Machine Expert in China!


  1. What is the raw material used to make nails?

    For different kinds of nails, such as common wire nails, concrete nails, screw nails, the type of wire used is also different:For wire nails, the most common used material is low carbon SAE1008 or SAE 1018 coils in all the world, while some customers also use SAE1026 or even SAE1035 in order to get very strong nails.

    For concrete nails, the raw material used is usually #45 or #60 high carbon wire, because concrete nails need to go through the process of wire drawing, annealing, nail making and quenching to make the nails reach a certain strength and be able to nail to hard objects.

    To make screw nails, ordinary screw nails generally made by 08AL, drywall nails C1022 or other 304 stainless steel screws.

  2. What is the price of Z94 nail making machine?

    The FOB price of the z94 nail making machine in US Dollars ranges from around USD 2000 for 1 inch nails to roughly USD 6000 for 6 inch nails, pls contact us for detailed quotation for different models including spare parts and all the accessories that essential in the nail production line.

  3. What is the nail production output for 1-6 inch nails in 8 hours?

    Different models can make different nail length, nail diameter and speed, so the output varies from model to model. Here are some models with 8 hours output for reference.

    Hourly output calculation method:
    Capacity=( speed per minute x 60 minutes x 8 hours)/ (nail quantity per kg)Z94-5c, Speed 220 pcs/min:
    –6 inch nails: 4000 kg
    –5 inch nails: 2000 kg
    –4 inch nails:1000 kg
    –3 inch nails: 500 kg
    Z94-4c, Speed 260 pcs/min:
    –4 inch nails:1200 kg
    –3 inch nails:700 kg
    –2 inch nails:240 kg
    Z94-3c, Speed 320 pcs/min:
    –3 inch nails: 800 kg
    –2 inch nails:300 kg
    Z94-2c, Speed 340 pcs/min:
    –2 inch nails: 350 kg
    –1 inch nails:40 kg
    Z94-1C, Speed 450 pcs/min:
    –1 inch nails: 450*60*8/4130=50 kg

  4. Can one nail making machine make all 1-6 inch nails?

    No, to make 1-6 inch nails, you need at least 3 models, ie you need one Z94-2C to make 1-2 inch nails, one Z94-4C to make 2-4 inch nails, and one Z94- 5C makes 4-6 inch nails.

  5. Which model is the most common used?

    The most commonly used model is Z94-4C. The nail making speed of this model is 260 nails per minute. It can make nails of 1-4 inches in length. The maximum nail making diameter is 4.5mm, 2-4 inches. It is the most commonly used and best-selling in the market. If you have just entered the nail industry, you can consider buying a Z94-4C to start production.

  6. For a newly-built nail making machine factory, is it suitable to use a high-speed nail making machine?

    At present, more than 90% of the nail making factories in the world use the Z94 series of traditional type, because this kind of machine is relatively cheap, stable in operation, cheap in accessories, low in operating costs, easy to operate, easy in length and diameter adjustment, In general,length adjustment, can be completed in a few minutes.

    In Africa, such as Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, etc., customers prefer nails with big diameter, strong, and not easy to bend. In this case, the Z94 series is the best choice, and the Z94 series nail machine is the ideal type for large diameter strong nails.

    High-speed nail making machines are generally used in European and American countries. Most of them are used to make coil nails which is small in diameter. High-speed type are fast running speed, the speed is 2-3 times higher than that of ordinary nail production machines. However, the price is expensive and the price of accessories is also expensive. High operating costs.

  7. During the operation of the nail making machine, what are the spare parts?

    The wearing parts are:

    Nail mold: The life span is around 3 months, and different wire diameters require nail molds of corresponding diameters.

    Nail cutter: The life span is 1-2 months. Our nail knives are made of tungsten carbide, no need to sharpen the knife every day, so its life span is greatly increased.

    Punch: life span: about 6 months. Punch we can make smooth surface, diagonal surface, and punch with letter or logo.

    There are other vulnerable parts, such as alloy beads in the wire feed box, oil pipes etc.

  8. Can I use single-phase electricity 220V for nail making machine?

    No, because the forming of the nail cap requires punch punching, which requires a lot of power. The single phase motor has a relatively small force and so it is not suitable. It needs to use a three-phase industrial electric motor 380V-415V to provide enough power.

  9. What is the minimum equipment needed to make nails?

    If you directly buy drawn iron wires, such as cold drawn wires with diameters of 4.5mm, 3.7mm, and 2.5mm, then you don’t need to buy a wire drawing machine. In this case, you need to buy at least one nail making machine Z94-3C (for 1-3 inch nails)or Z94-4C (for 2-4 inch nails). A pay-off rack and corresponding nail die, nail knife and punch are also needed.

  10. How many workers are needed for the nail making plant?

    In general, for a small nail factory, 3-4 workers is enough.

    • For wire drawing machines, 1 worker,
    • For nail making machines, 1 worker,
    • For packaging the nails etc, 1 worker.

    For one skilled nail machine operator, one operator can operates 5-10 sets nail making machines at the same time.

  11. What is workshop size needed for the nail making plant?

    This depends on how big the nail making plant is, ie the nail machine and wire drawing machine quantity, generally speaking, for a 1-6 inch nail making plant, a size of 200 m2 is ok.

    The workshop size can be smaller or bigger depends on the machine quantity.

  12. How can I get my machines to my factory?

    When the machine production finished, we will well pack the machines into wooden case (If deliver by LCL) and fasten it well by thick steel wire into the container (If loading by FCL, 20ft or 40ft container).

    Then book ship to the destination port in customers’ country as requested by customer, for example, if you are from Kenya, we will book the ship to Mombasa, if you are from Tanzania, we will book the ship to Dar es Salaam, If you are from Saudi Arabia, we will book the ship to Dammam or Jeddah etc.

    After the goods arrive the destination port, then your clearing agent will clear the goods and arrange the delivery to your factory.

  13. Do you offer second hand nail making machines?

    No, we don’t sell second hand machines.

    Due to the quality issues of second hand nail making machines, some of them are new, in very good condition, can work like new machines, however, most of them are very old, already run for many years, and can not work without repaire and changing some main parts such as the connect rods, the nail mould holding box, the steel wire feeding box, the nail tip cutting system etc.

    And the second hand machines usually can not work stable like new machines, for example:

    • After a certain period of time, the nail length will change by itself, and this will make nail length varies too much.
    • Nail head defect problem.
    • The machine noise becomes big.
  14. What is the payment terms?

    We offer several kinds of payment, such as TT, LC, Western Union, Paypal.

    However, the general payment terms is 30% deposit by TT, the 70% balance by TT before delivery or against copy of BL.

    After the machine production finished, we will send photos and testing videos to our customers.

Training Videos:

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