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TENSILE STRENGTH (WORKING LOAD) CHART FOR SAE BOLTS

BOLT SAFE WORKING LOADS (LBS)


SAFE TENSILE LOAD AT 6,000 PSI LOAD
SAFE SHEAR STRENGTH
BOLT DIA (IN)

SHEAR AT THREAD ROOT

SHEAR (FULL BOOT)

TENSILE (AT THREAD ROOT)

1/4"
5/16"
3/8"
7/16"
1/2"
9/16"
5/8"
3/4"
7/8"
1"
1-1/8"
1-1/4"
1-3/8"
1-1/2"
1-5/8"
1-3/4"
1-7/8"
2"

200
340
510
700
940

370
575
830
1130
1470

160
270
410
560
760

1510
2260
3140
4130
5200
6670
7900
97010
11360
13080
15370
17250

2300
3310
4510
5890
7450
9200
11130
13250
15550
18000
20700
23560

1210
1810
2520
3300
4160
5350
6340
7700
9090
10470
12300
13800

BOLT TENSILE STRENGTH (BREAKING STRENGTH - LBS)


BOLT DIA (IN)
1/4"
5/16"
3/8"
7/16"
1/2"
9/16"
5/8"
3/4"

GRADE 2
COARSE
FINE
2350
2700
3900
4300
7850
10500
13500
16700
24700

8800
11800
15000
18900
27600

GRADE 5
COARSE
FINE
3800
4350
6300
6950
12800
1700
21800
27100
40100

14400
19200
24400
30700
44800

GRADE 8
COARSE
FINE
4750
5450
7850
8700
15900
21300
27300
33900
50100

17800
2400
30400
38400
56000