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  • "Guage" conversion anyone?

    Does anyone know the thought process behind the term "guage?" For example, using 16 guage stainless sheet converts to about 0.065" as far as I know. I've never seen a conversion, but would like to get familiar with these values if they are available. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Will this one work?
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    • #3
      Cope:
      I've wanted a copy of that chart for a while and now I've got one thanks to you.

      Thanks a bunch!

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      • #4
        Thanks Alan, the one I had got ate by the new puppy
        Regards, George

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        • #5
          A while back I did a lot of research on the internet becasue I had the same question as RevLimit. So I came across several charts and the I noticed the charts did not match up for the same gauge number and then I found the chart in the link below...take a look

          http://www.corrugated-metals.com/gaugeindecimals.html
          Chris
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sundown
            Thanks Alan, the one I had got ate by the new puppy
            George, I hope it's not a Golden; they'll eat the mig hose and welding cables.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ChrisV
              A while back I did a lot of research on the internet becasue I had the same question as RevLimit. So I came across several charts and the I noticed the charts did not match up for the same gauge number and then I found the chart in the link below...take a look

              http://www.corrugated-metals.com/gaugeindecimals.html
              Chris, thanks for the link. I collect all the charts I can find.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cope
                George, I hope it's not a Golden; they'll eat the mig hose and welding cables.
                Nope, it's a border collie.....we needed a frizzbe catcher
                Regards, George

                Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
                Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
                Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

                Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
                Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sundown
                  Nope, it's a border collie.....we needed a frizzbe catcher

                  Yep. Unfortunately there comes a time in every man's life when he realizes that catching his own frisbees has become a physical impossibility, and the wise man seeks help in this, and knows that there is no shame in doing so.

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                  • #10
                    Wow, thanks everyone. I spent at least an hour on the net searching for these charts. Don't know how I missed them. I'm going to make a few copies and post them in the shop. Thanks again..Rev
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                    • #11
                      Cope posted a chart which I made up on Excel...the numbers I got were from one of those round thickness gauges. The gauges are not absolute, which is why you find different numbers on other charts...the mill tolerances on the sheet steel vary quite a bit....you could have mic'ed a sheet to 19 ga and have it still called 18 ga. 16ga is 1/16" and 10ga is 1/8" even though it may measure different. Don't lose any sleep over it.
                      Arcin' and Sparkin', Rocky D

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                      • #12
                        My experience with sheet metal gauges is one of complete confusion from the engineer, vendor, purchasing agent and shop floor fabricators. It seems that EVERYONE has a different idea and chart as to what the real thickness of the metal is. The best answer IMHO is to specify the decimal thickness of the metal with some tolerance.

                        Bill
                        Bill
                        Miller Dialarc HF

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                        • #13
                          Here is another one.


                          http://www.engineersedge.com/gauge.htm

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                          • #14
                            I used to have one that was a 6-8 page book with normal material strength, torsion, ductility, and hardness listed as well as lengths. I lent it to a classmate and he never came back to class, I would like a new one if any of you see such an animal let me know. I gave $6 for the old one. My metal supplier doesn't even sell them anymore, go figure!

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