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Hello Orchidians, Recently I wanted to order annealed steel binding
wire - the one we use to hold parts when soldering - from an online
Tool Store and the measurements were in B&S. Please does anyone can
help me to find out what would be equivalent for wire gauge 0.32mm
(0.0125") diameter in B&S 'cause even the customer helpdesk was
confused about this. I am sure that there are very good orchid
mathematicians out there to solve my query! Thanks and best regards
to all of you. JOSEPH TANTI

Joseph Tanti wrote: what would be equivalent for wire gauge 0.32mm
(0.0125") diameter in B&S

I think the nearest Brown & Sharpe thickness to that diameter would
be: 28 (wire) gauge which is 0.0126+ inch Joseph.

Al Heywood

28 guage. most jewelry technique books have charts in the back
with comparisons. My info came from page 547 of the stuller
findings book. If you purchase findings:1-800-877-7777 great
company! Mary

Hello, the List

"the measurements were in B&S. Please [can anyone] help me to find

out what would be equivalent for wire gauge 0.32mm (0.0125") diameter
in B&S 'cause even the customer helpdesk was confused about this." –
Joseph Tanti

0.3     mm = 0.0126 inch = B&S 28 	

0.361 mm = 0.0142 inch = B&S 27

Also, 1 mm = 0.03937 inch, so 0.32mm = 0.0125984 inch which is a
whole lot closer to 0.0126 than it is to 0.0125. And 0.0126 inch, as
noted above, is rounded out to 0.3mm and equals a B&S 28. (0.0113
inch = B&S 29)

Jeweler's Resource, Bruce G. Knuth. Jewelers Press, PO Box 103,

Eastlake, CO. Copyright 1994. ISBN 0-9643-5500-0. Regards, mike in
sunny Florida