1/2 in. x 7 in. Galvanized GR2 Tap Bolt
The 1/2 in. x 7 in. Galvanized GR2 Tap Bolt is a specific type of fastener that is commonly used in various industries. Here are some key features and information about this particular bolt:
- Measurement: The bolt has a diameter of 1/2 inch and a length of 7 inches. The measurement provided refers to the size of the bolt from the outside of the threads.
- Galvanized Finish: The tap bolt is coated with a layer of electro-galvanizing. This process involves applying a protective zinc coating to the bolt’s surface, which helps prevent corrosion and provides added durability.
- Course Threads: The bolt features coarse (standard) threads. Coarse threads have a greater pitch (the distance between adjacent threads) compared to fine threads. They are commonly used in applications where rapid assembly or disassembly is required.
- Forged Heads: The tap bolt is designed with forged heads. Forging is a manufacturing process that involves shaping metal by applying localized compressive forces. Forged heads are known for their strength and durability, making them suitable for demanding applications.
- Full Thread: This bolt is a full-threaded fastener, meaning the threads run along the entire length of the bolt. Full-threaded bolts provide increased gripping strength and are commonly used in applications where a tight connection is required.
- Thread Count: The tap bolt has a thread count of 13, which means there are 13 threads per inch. The thread count helps determine the tightness and compatibility of the bolt with corresponding nuts or other threaded components.
- Grade 2 Distinction: The tap bolt is classified as Grade 2. In fastener grading systems, Grade 2 typically indicates a standard commercial quality bolt. While Grade 2 bolts offer good strength and performance, they are not as strong as higher-grade bolts like Grade 5 or Grade 8.
Important Note: The manufacturer recommends using galvanized nuts with this galvanized tap bolt. This is because using non-galvanized nuts may result in compatibility issues due to differences in plating thickness, which can affect the fit and performance of the bolt-nut connection.