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metal Guage vs Inches in regards to thickness ???

what do guages in terms of sheet metal transfer to in inches?

i keep seeing accessories for jeeps that say they are 7 guage and stuff like that....anyone got a link to a page with conversions??

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7 gage is about 3/16". try this: www.shoptools.com/sheetmetal.htm
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Re: metal Guage vs Inches in regards to thickness ???

That's a great one, Adaya ...

Here's one I created for AWG Gauges - Non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, aluminum ...

It also has a good drill bit size # comparison to inches and millimeters.

<a target="_blank" href=http://www.metalworks.com/Timgd.htm>http://www.metalworks.com/Timgd.htm</a>
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Re: metal Guage vs Inches in regards to thickness ???

thanks guys.....

thats exactly what i was looking for!

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Re: metal Guage vs Inches in regards to thickness ???

So what determines the units of measure respectively?

I know for the size of a shot gun, it is determined by the number of lead balls the same size as the ID of the barrell that it would take to make 1 Lb.

Does this logic apply to sheet metal and wire as well?
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Re: metal Guage vs Inches in regards to thickness

OK now.. i forgot my high school math. How did you get the conversion to decimal? I am used to people saying 3/16 or 1/4 but what decimal is it? Time for a math revision. I have always been bad at it. I am thinking about getting one of those caliper micrometers to measure thickness and such. Harbor Freight sells them for pretty cheap.
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Have to use decimal because none of the gages really fall on 1/16". Some are close, like 16ga. is pretty close to 1/16" but not exact. Decimal is easier then trying to measure a 1/64". And realize that gage thicknesses do vary a little within accepted tolerences.
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A easy way to remember how to convert simple fractions to decimal is to divide one by the denominator of the fraction (the 16 in 3/16). Then multiply that number by the numerator (The 3 in 3/16). So for 3/16 you divide 1 by 16 and get .0625, the multiply .0625 by 3 and .1875 is you answer. There are better ways to do it but that is realy easy to remember.
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Re: metal Guage vs Inches in regards to thickness

A easy way to remember how to convert simple fractions to decimal is to divide one by the denominator of the fraction (the 16 in 3/16). Then multiply that number by the numerator (The 3 in 3/16). So for 3/16 you divide 1 by 16 and get .0625, the multiply .0625 by 3 and .1875 is you answer. There are better ways to do it but that is realy easy to remember.
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That's harder to remember than just punching it into the calculator:

3 / 16 =

0.1875

Unless you have an HP, then it's:
3 enter
16 /
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If you are going to use a calculator just divied the top by the bottom. 3 divided by 16 =.1875

A fraction is really just a simple little math equation in itself.
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