Hex Bolts
If you are looking for the right hex bolts to suit your construction or repair needs,
then you have come to the right place. Hex bolts come in a pretty large variety of
sizes and materials. It can be difficult to choose exactly what is best for your
particular needs. A little knowledge, however, can go a long way.

Hex Bolts: Material Types and Strength
The most common materials used for hex bolts are stainless steel, carbon steel, or
alloy steel. Stainless steel bolts are an attractive choice because they don't need any
special coating to avoid corrosion. Carbon steel bolts are, however, the most
common type that you will find in the average hardware store. These are usually zinc
plated in order to resist corrosion. The strength of carbon steel hex bolts typically
hovers around 55 ksi (kips, or 1,000 pounds per square inch).

Alloy steel hex bolts are a type of high strength carbon steel bolt that can be made to
withstand up to 300 ksi. Such bolts are not inherently corrosion resistant, and
therefore must be coated to protect them. Cadmium or zinc are common types of
plating for such alloy bolts.

NutsandBolts.com carries just about any kind of nut, bolt, or other fastener you could
ever need. We welcome construction companies and city contractors, mechanics,
military, and even do it yourself folks. We allow for a low minimum order of only $25,
so you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to buying in bulk. Feel free to contact us
anytime with questions you may have too. We are here to help in any way we can.
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