Featured Tool of the Week: Pocket Wire Gauge GAU-144.10

By on February 20, 2012
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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for
February 20, 2012

This week’s tool: Pocket Wire Gauge

Demonstration by Kate, JewelryTools.com

Have a mystery coil of wire? To find out what wire gauge you have, confusingly, just use a wire gauge to find out. A wire gauge tool, that is! This little wire gauge measures 14 gauges that will help you quickly identify the wire you’re working with.

Measures the following even gauges from 8-34: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16,18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34

This compact wire gauge comes in its own little leather case so it’s protected when you’re on the go.

Not sure how to use a Wire Gauge? Check out this Tip of the Day, where we show you how to measure wire with a wire gauge. It’s not the holes that matter, but the right angles of the gauge!



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  1. avatar

    Mindy Billings

    February 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Can the gauge size square wire also?

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      February 22, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Yes Mindy, it can size square and half-round as well as round. Make sure to measure across parallel sides, not diagonally across the square, for an accurate measurement.