Stainless steel 18-8 (A-2)
Also known as A-2 stainless, 18-8 is the most common grade of stainless steel for general use.
Stainless steel 316 (A-4)
Also known as A-4 stainless, 316 is a highly corrosion resistant grade of stainless steel. Ideal in salt water and chlorine environments.
Zinc plated class 8.8 steel
A low carbon steel for general use. Zinc plated for moderate corrosion resistance. A tempered medium carbon steel. Class 8.8 is hardened, but it is not as strong as class 10.9. It is commonly found in automotive applications. Class 8.8 is similar to grade 5.