What is a shear plate and where can I learn more about them?

shear-plate-installedShear plates are round, malleable iron discs that are embedded in timber to increase the load capacity of wood-to-wood or wood-to-steel connections.

The primary marine application of shear plates is in the construction of wooden fendering systems, which are a type of floating dock used by marinas.

More information about shear plates can be found at www.shearplates.com, including available sizes, technical specifications, and a detailed installation video with instructions.

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