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While many of the specs call for the same strength levels, there are wide 
variations in other aspects, like head size, threaded length, and quality 
assurance requirements. This issue is covered in AISC's book A Guide to 
Engineering and Quality Criteria for Steel Structures: Common Questions 
Answered; you can order this at The general recommendation 
therein is that you should specify and use ASTM A325 and A490 whenever 
possible. The other SAE and AISI specs are not specifically intended for 
building structures applications.


Robert Rollo wrote:
> Does anyone have a source to cross reference equivalencies in specified
> bolt standards such as ASTM A325, SAE Grade 5, AISI 4140, etc, etc.? Or
> are there "equivalencies" among these.  Seems like a handy table could
> be useful here.
> The SAE reference is not new to me, but the AISI is.
> Thanks in advance.
> robert d rollo PE
> lubbock, tx