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Craft Wire Width Conversion Table

Reference the Chart Below to Select the Proper Wire For Your Arts and Crafts Projects

A helpful tip that will assist you and your wire arts and crafts projects: The higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire. For example, 24 gauge wire is thinner than 16 gauge wire.

Below are listed various wire gauge numbers that are popular for crafts, with their equivalent widths in inches and millimeters.

  • 16 gauge = 0.0508 in. = 1.29 mm
  • 17 gauge = 0.0453 in. = 1.15 mm
  • 18 gauge = 0.0403 in. = 1.02 mm
  • 19 gauge = 0.0359 in. = 0.912 mm
  • 20 gauge = 0.032 in. = 0.813 mm
  • 21 gauge = 0.0285 in. = 0.724 mm
  • 22 gauge = 0.0253 in. = 0.643 mm
  • 23 gauge = 0.0226 in. = 0.574 mm
  • 24 gauge = 0.0201 in. = 0.511 mm
  • 25 gauge = 0.0179 in. = 0.455 mm
  • 26 gauge = 0.0159 in. = 0.404 mm
  • 27 gauge = 0.0142 in. = 0.361 mm
  • 28 gauge = 0.0126 in. = 0.321 mm


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