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Gauge thickness of metal sheet or wire.
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Gauge is used as unit of thickness of a metal sheet or wire. The larger the gauge number, the thinner the metal. Generally metal industries follows 

US Birmingham Wire Gage, or the British Standard Wire Gauge and their equivalent values are given bellow  

number of gauge = thickness in inch = thickness in millimeter 

16 gauge = 1/16 inch = 1.58 mm
17 gauge = 9/160 inch = 1.43 mm
18 gauge = 1/20 inch = 1.27 mm
19 gauge = 7/160 inch = 1.11 mm
20 gauge = 3/80 inch = 0.95 mm
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