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B&S gauge


#1

Hi Sholmit,

I still don't see the simple relation for the B&S gauge
unit.

There’s no relationship between the various gauge systems.
There’s really not a very good relationship between gauge #s in
most systems relative to metal sizes used today. For my money,
the various gauge systems are a good example of ‘not invented
here’; everybody tried to use his own. The best bet is to ‘go
with the flow’. Order yourself a B&S gauge (about $15.00) from
one of the US tool suppliers; then you’ll have a US standard
against which to measure non-ferrous sheet & wire.

A lot of industries in the US are getting away from using the
various gau ge systems & going to decimal numbers when
specifying sheet & wire thicknes s e.g., .015 in. .125 in etc.
Now, if we could just get them to go metric!

Dave


#2
A lot of industries in the US are getting away from using the
various gau ge systems & going to decimal  numbers when
specifying sheet & wire thicknes s e.g., .015 in. .125 in etc.
Now, if we could just get them to go metric!

I agree. If we could only get them to go metric. That’s all I
use. It’s simple and easy, so, of course, the U.S. won’t be
interested in going for it.

Barry


#3

We had the same problem with Guages in the UK, we had SWG
(standard wire = guage) BMG Birmingham metal guage, Avoirdupois
ounces and Troy ounces. = These two weights worked out different
in grammes!! Now most people use = the metric system which
(personally) makes things much easier. Richard W UK