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Standard Gauges

Standard gauges for wire and sheet - American, Birmingham, Washburn, Music, Stubs ..

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Standard Gauges
Number of Wire GaugeU.S. Standard Gauge for Sheet and Plate Iron and Steel
(in)
Stubs' Iron Wire
(in)
American or Brown & Sharpe
(in)
Birmingham Iron Wire
(in)
Washburn & Moen or Steel Wire Gauge
(in)
Music Wire Gauge
(in)
Stubs' Steel Wire
(in)
0000000 0.50       0.490    
000000 0.469   0.580   0.462 0.004  
00000 0.436   0.517   0.431 0.005  
0000 0.406 0.454 0.460 0.454 0.394 0.006  
000 0.375 0.425 0.410 0.425 0.363 0.007  
00 0.344 0.380 0.365 0.380 0.331 0.008  
0 0.313 0.340 0.325 0.340 0.307 0.009  
1 0.281 0.300 0.289 0.300 0.283 0.010 0.227
2 0.266 0.284 0.258 0.284 0.263 0.011 0.219
3 0.250 0.259 0.229 0.259 0.244 0.012 0.212
4 0.234 0.238 0.204 0.238 0.225 0.013 0.207
5 0.219 0.220 0.182 0.220 0.207 0.014 0.204
6 0.203 0.203 0.162 0.203 0.192 0.016 0.201
7 0.188 0.180 0.144 0.180 0.177 0.018 0.199
8 0.179 0.165 0.128 0.165 0.162 0.020 0.197
9 0.156 0.148 0.114 0.148 0.148 0.022 0.194
10 0.141 0.134 0.102 0.134 0.135 0.024 0.191
11 0.125 0.120 0.0907 0.120 0.121 0.026 0.188
12 0.109 0.109 0.0808 0.109 0.106 0.029 0.185
13 0.094 0.095 0.0720 0.095 0.092 0.031 0.182
14 0.078 0.083 0.0641 0.083 0.080 0.033 0.180
15 0.0703 0.072 0.0571 0.072 0.072 0.035 0.178
16 0.0625 0.065 0.0508 0.065 0.063 0.037 0.175
17 0.0563 0.058 0.0453 0.058 0.054 0.039 0.172
18 0.0500 0.049 0.0403 0.049 0.048 0.041 0.168
19 0.0438 0.042 0.0359 0.042 0.041 0.043 0.164
20 0.0375 0.035 0.0320 0.035 0.035 0.045 0.161
21 0.0344 0.032 0.0285 0.032 0.032 0.047 0.157
22 0.0313 0.028 0.0253 0.028 0.029 0.049 0.155
23 0.0281 0.025 0.0226 0.025 0.026 0.051 0.153
24 0.0250 0.022 0.0201 0.022 0.023 0.055 0.151
25 0.0219 0.020 0.0179 0.020 0.020 0.059 0.148
26 0.0188 0.018 0.0159 0.018 0.018 0.063 0.146
27 0.0172 0.016 0.0142 0.016 0.017 0.067 0.143
28 0.0156 0.014 0.0126 0.014 0.016 0.071 0.139
29 0.0141 0.013 0.0113 0.013 0.015 0.075 0.134
30 0.0125 0.012 0.0100 0.012 0.014 0.080 0.127
31 0.0109 0.010 0.0089 0.010 0.013 0.085 0.120
32 0.0106 0.009 0.00795 0.009 0.013 0.090 0.115
33 0.0094 0.008 0.00708 0.008 0.012 0.095 0.112
34 0.0086 0.007 0.00631 0.007 0.010   0.110
35 0.0078 0.005 0.00561 0.005 0.0095   0.108
36 0.0070 0.004 0.005 0.004 0.0090   0.106
37 0.0066   0.00445   0.0085   0.103
38 0.0063   0.00397   0.0080   0.101
39 0.0059   0.00353   0.0075   0.099
40 0.0055   0.00314   0.0070   0.097
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