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Old 10-21-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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Not necessarily. A verticle bolt spreads stress across the entire length of bolt, the design they have there would try to shear bolt in two sideways which is easier to do. Although there are two points of real support, the plate edges mean there is a sharp concentration of stress in a very small area. Not good.

Pulling a bolt in two is never as easy as breaking it in two.
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