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5.2 Standard wire sizes

Details of the Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) series once commonly used in Great Britain were given in BS 3737: 1964. This British Standard has now been withdrawn. Some selected SWG sizes appear in the table in Section 2.6.2. The following table lists recommended diameters for metallic wires in the range of sizes from 0.010 mm to 4.000 mm.


Recommended diameters for metal wire (mm)

 

 

 

 

0.010

0.050

0.250

1.250

0.012

0.063

0.315

1.600

0.016

0.080

0.400

2.000

0.020

0.100

0.500

2.500

0.025

0.125

0.630

3.150

0.032

0.160

0.800

4.000

0.040

0.200

1.000

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

BS 6722 (1986) Recommendations for dimensions of metallic materials.

O.C. Jones

 

 

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