Now, as far as wire gauge, we know that the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire. I try to keep my wire organized, but you know me-impatient and easily distracted, and sometimes my wire gets mixed up, and I have to judge by feel what size it is. Say your labels fell off your wire, or you're sifting through your scrap box, or maybe a friend dropped some wire off at your house. Well that was nice of her-but what gauge is it? One of our tips recommends saving scraps of wire that you know the gauge of, and gluing them to cardboard or posterboard for quick reference. That's one idea, but with 11 common gauges to choose from, that might take some time! That's why we stock machined metal wire gauges.
These gauges are circular and measure all sizes of wire, with cutouts for both round and half-round, as well as square wire. With a wire gauge, you'll always know exactly what size wire you're using! Please note, all our gauges are sold and labeled according to the American Wire Gauge (AWG) system. If you live outside the US, you might also see wire sold according to the British Standard Wire Gauge (SWG or BSG) system.