Well, that was my question. Are there any advantages or
disadvantages to using Grade 8 hardware? Sure, it will
cost more, but you could be pretty confident they'd never
break on you.
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This is why different bolt types are used in applications.
Grade 2 bolts stretch and break easily.
SS bolts stretch, but are hard to break.
Grade 5 bolts hardly stretch but do break.
Grade 8 bolts do break, but not easily (if at all).
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