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Stub Wires

Understanding Wire Thickness and Gauge

Standard Wire Guage (SWG) is an obscure & obsolete method of measuring the thickness of wire which dates back to 1735. However, it is still much used in Floristry and for Guitar Strings!

The thinner the wire the higher the gauge, so 30swg is a very fine wire and 19swg is a thick wire.

Metric measurements are replacing SWG so we have included both measurements in our product listings.