Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
MEK (methyl-ethyl-ketone) is some truly nasty stuff; lots of laws (in CA, at least) about its use, including mandatory forced exhaust ventilation...
Acetone was banned in most household products for a long time, due to its being readily absorbed thru the skin, and damage to the liver & kidneys, but it's back in some nail polish removers...
I don't know the original source of the table, so I can't vouch for it, but it just seems that the first line ("dry") would exceed the rotational torque capabilities of most hardware... have to wonder what size nut & bolt they used for that. Also note that it doesn't specify "inch-" or "foot"-pounds... but it's still useful as a comparison.
MEK..........Wonderful stuff..........especially if you have no clue that it can be absorbed thru the skin and gets stored in the liver. Of course, that might be why the skin turns white after a few days of exposure. Such are the lessons of youth and large scale metal fabrication..