Stainless Steel Hex Head Bolts
The Stainless Steel Hex Head Bolts are measured from the outside of the threads. Industry-standard for fasteners with forged heads. Made from stainless steel 316. Features course (standard) threads.
5/16 in. – 18
3/8 in. – 16
1/2 in. – 13
5/8 in. – 11
3/4 in. – 10
The main benefit of utilizing stainless steel is corrosion durability. You may pay a little more to acquire this type of steel, but the trade-in pays for itself with longevity. When exposed to outdoor conditions, like rain, sleet, or snow, most metals begin to show rust and start to deteriorate. Thanks to the composition of the stainless steel, made up of iron, chromium, manganese, silicon, nickel, molybdenum, and only very small amounts of carbon, rust is essentially undetectable. The combination of elements forms a film when in contact with oxygen. This film acts as a barrier that prevents corrosion and shows less wear on the material.
Utilized in a multitude of industries because of its clean and smooth finish. It is easy to polish. Stainless steel is better in terms of surface appeal over galvanized steel, which can flake and peel.
The compounds allow it to last for decades, so long as there is no exposure to salt. The lack of rust allows for a smooth surface continually throughout the years while other metals eventually rust. Ultimately, the choice of stainless steel has a great payout in the long run. The durability prevents having to replace equipment or excessive maintenance.
Corrosion is the burden of any outdoors. Utilizing materials that repel rust is worth the extra money in the long run. Stainless steel works great on freshwater bodies of water.