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What does 12 AWG mean?

American wire gauge (AWG), also known as the Brown & Sharpe wire gauge, is a logarithmic stepped standardized wire gauge system used since 1857 predominantly in North America for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire.

How gauge of wire is measured?

Wire gauge is a measurement of wire diameter. This determines the amount of electric current a wire can safely carry, as well as its electrical resistance and weight.

How thick is 12 gauge steel?

15 U.S. Code § 206 - Standard gauge for sheet and plate iron and steel
Number of gaugeApproximate thickness in fractions of an inchApproximate thickness in millimeters
95/323.96875
109/643.571875
111/83.175
127/642.778125
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