I have several quotes for 1/2" x 16" lag screws (+ 1 washer for each).
Portland Bolt.com - $1.35 each - Grade 1 steel
Instock Fasteners.com - $2.12 each - Grade 2 steel
Fastenal.com - $2.95 each - Grade 2 steel.
A few quick questions:
1. Is Grade 1 strong enough for 11" logs - Swedish cope - Saddle notched.
2. The Portland Bolt rep ensures me that Instock and Fastenal must be selling me a Grade 1 (even though they state Grade 2). He states that every
imported lag screw is only a grade one? Any truth to his claim?