Bolts are a type of fasteners used to hold two objects together. They are used in a broad range of applications, but there are many factors to consider while selecting the right bolt for a certain use. Among these factors are the bolt’s shape, size, thread type, length, material, coating, and class of fit. However, in addition to these factors, the bolt grade should also be considered. You may be wondering what a bolt grade refers to and why it is so important. In this blog, we will discuss bolt grades in detail.
Before analyzing the various bolt grades, it is important to gain an understanding of what a bolt grade exactly is. Bolt grade is a technical term used to determine the properties of a bolt. Bolt grade helps determine the amount of stress a bolt can handle, in addition to determining which tools are suitable for tightening said bolts. Furthermore, the type of method used to tighten a bolt is dependent on the grade of the bolt. As such, to use a bolt properly, understanding its grade is integral.
There is a wide array of bolt grades tailored to a vast range of applications and environments. The most commonly used bolt grades are Grades 2, 5, and 8, as well as Grade S. Let’s take a look at each.
While these bolts grades are the most common. Many others exist, including grade R, metric 8.8, metric 10.9, and beyond. Prior to selecting the bolt grade for your application, it is important to have a thorough understanding of all bolt grades. In addition to this, whatever bolt grade you decide on, it is important to get them from a reputable source.
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