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Old October 8th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Haggar View Post
Also, I Believe that when this has been stated before, the 8's are still stronger in shear, as well.
8's are stronger all around. A grade 5 will bend before it fails, where a grade 8 won't. Still there is almost no application (besides cost) that a 5 is better than an 8.

The one thing 8's have problems with is that a nick or a notch in the bolt really cut down their strength.
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