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B&S gauge

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

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

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