American wire gauge (AWG), also known as the Brown & Sharpe wire gauge, is a standardized wire gauge system used since 1857 predominantly in the United States and Canada for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire.
Increasing gauge numbers give decreasing wire diameters, which is similar to many other non-metric gauging systems. This gauge system originated in the number of drawing operations used to produce a given gauge of wire. Very fine wire (for example, 30 gauge) required more passes through the drawing dies than did 0 gauge wire.
How can the various ClampTite wire sizes be used?
|.032 wire||for small hoses (clamps) smaller than 1/2" dia., for very small attachments (mechanical), and small projects.|
|.041 wire||for hoses (clamps) smaller than 1 1/2" dia.; for small attachments (mechanical); for non-structual projects.|
|.051 wire||for hoses (clamps) larger than 1 1/2" dia.; for wire wound or stiff hoses; for structual attachments (mechanical).|
|.062 wire||for hoses (clamps) for very large hoses (clamps) like 3-6" dia.; pvc or large irrigation pipe; larger structual projects (mechanical) like posts/uprights for load bearing.|
|.090 wire||for large structual projects/repairs (mechanical) and load bearing projects.|
|General use||the ClampTite tool is designed to work with any solid core wire, not stranded or loose wire.|
What are some wire type advantages?
|Stainless Steel Grade 304 Wire||very corrosion resistant, has good strength, is annealed for ease of use, and is available in all our standard sizes as well as in a 1 lb can. It is the same stainless steel grade on most boat rails and external fittings|
|Stainless Steel Grade 316L Wire||very corrosion resistant (more so than 304), has slightly less strength, is annealed but is more stiff and slightly more difficult to use then the 304. It is available from us in sizes .041" dia. small rolls and large rolls.|
|400 Series Wire (Monel Equivalent)||extremely corrosion resistant (for under water or similar uses), has much less strength, is flexible and easy to use, is dull grey in color. It is available from us in sizes .041"dia and small rolls.|