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There are a lot of things has to be considered before buying the industrial hardware Detroit. Bolts are properly identified by the diameter of the threaded area—the shank not the head A 6 mm bolt, for example, typically has a 10 mm head. Therefore, a 6 mm bolt usually requires a 10 mm wrench to loosen it. The length of the bolt is measured by its threaded shank, from the bottom of the head to the end of the bolt. On standard bolts, the pitch of the bolt is measured in threads per inch. A 3/8 in. bolt may be UNF with 24 threads per inch or a UNC with 16 threads per inch. In the metric system the distance between two threads determines the pitch of a bolt. Most bolts run between 1.0 and 2.0 mm between threads. A common 8-mm bolt with a 13-mm head is an 8- x 1.25-mm bolt. The 1.25-mm measurement is the distance between threads.

Bolt strength or grade is marked on top of the bolt head. On standard bolts there are typically three lines for regular grade 5 fasteners. Six lines indicate the higher tensile strength of grade 8 bolts. Never exchange a higher-grade bolt with a lower-grade replacement. On metric bolts the strength is identified by the numbering; a common bolt is marked 8.8, while a higher-grade bolt reads 10.9 on its head. Nuts are not always marked, but they are graded as well. Always use a high-grade nut with a high-grade bolt; failure to do so compromises the strength of the fastener. Always pay careful attention to the industrial hardware Detroit. The correct strength and length bolt must always be used.


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