Hex bolts are six-sided bolts made of low-carbon steel and frequently used in construction and repair applications. A few of the most common specifications include: ASTM A307A, A354, and F1554. Hex bolts can be partially threaded or fully threaded, which are more commonly referred to as a tap bolt. They are typically manufactured by a hot-forging process and allow for a die seam across the bearing surface. If your application requires a thicker head, consider using a heavy hex bolt or structural bolt for structural steel-to-steel connections. We also carry Grade 8 hex bolts.
Hex Bolts vs Hex Cap Screws
Hex bolts are often mistakenly called hex cap screws, though the main difference is that hex cap screws feature a washer face under the head and a chamfered point, and a hex bolt does not have a washer face or chamfered threads. Hex cap screws are used in more precise applications like OEM where a tighter tolerance is required.
As a wholesale supplier of hex bolts, AFT Fasteners carries thousands of different bolt sizes, including lengths up to 36” in plain, hot dipped galvanized, and zinc finishes. Search our selection or contact us today for a custom quote – our experienced sales team is available to help.