Which is thicker, 16 gauge or 18 gauge?

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The designation 16 gauge indicates a greater diameter or cross-section than 18 gauge. In terms of gauge sizing, thickness increases as the gauge number decreases.

Gauge size usually refers to wire, nails and other stainless or galvanized steel products used in industry. However, practitioners of body art also refer to gauge size when discussing body piercing jewelry. A 16 gauge wire measures 0.0625 inches in diameter, while an 18 gauge wire is somewhat thinner, measuring 0.05 inches at its cross-section. The word "gauge" refers to both a unit of measurement and an instrument used for measuring. Pronounce it to rhyme with "rage."

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16 ga is thicker than 18 ga. the lower the number the thicker the wire size.
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Those ways of describing steel thickness go back to old days in which it was drawn through more and more tight rollers until the final size was reached with each roller making it
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Wire gauge is a numerical system based on the diameter of a piece of wire. If braided wire is involved, the gauge number refers to the entire unit. This classification runs from 0
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This will not be something you can wear in the healing piercing or likely within the first six months while the skin becomes sturdy. Titanium curved barbell jewelry should be used
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