Q: What is difference between 16 and 18 gauge steel?

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16 gauge is thicker. Remember...the lower the guage the thicker the metal.

Depends on what you are using if for.

GAUGE , is one inch thick of steel or metal. So, take this one inch thick of steel sheet and cut it into 12 equal thickness sheets , you get a 12 gauge steel sheet. Similarly, take this one inch thick of steel sheet and cut it into 14 equal thickness sheets , you get a 14 gauge steel sheet. and so on . So, a 12 gauge steel sheet is thicker than 14 gauge , 14 is thicker than 16 , 16 is thicker than 18 and so on. Wrong!!! See my discussion on this...

That would be 16 gauge, which is .0625 inches thick.

In Imperial standard (swg), 16 g is 0.064" (1.63mm) thick.

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16 gauge steel is 0.0598in. (1.52mm) and 16 gauge galvanised steel is 0.0635 (1.61). The easy way to remember is 16 gauge is 1.6mm

16 gauge is thicker. Remember...the lower the guage the thicker the metal.

16 gauge standard steel has a thickness of 0.0598 inches. 16 gauge galvanized steel has a thickness of 0.0635 inches.

Depends on what you are using if for.

GAUGE , is one inch thick of steel or metal. So, take this one inch thick of steel sheet and cut it into 12 equal thickness sheets , you get a 12 gauge steel sheet. Similarly, take this one inch thick of steel sheet and cut it into 14 equal thickness sheets , you get a 14 gauge steel sheet. and so on . So, a 12 gauge steel sheet is thicker than 14 gauge , 14 is thicker than 16 , 16 is thicker than 18 and so on. Wrong!!! See my discussion on this...

No. The larger the number, the thinner the steel. 16 gauge is the thicker of the two.

That would be 16 gauge, which is .0625 inches thick.

In Imperial standard (swg), 16 g is 0.064" (1.63mm) thick.

16 swg is 1.63 mm thick

16 gauge pipe is thicker than 19 gauge pipe.

The strength, durability, and longevity of steel caskets depends first of all on the quality and thickness of the metal sheets used. The United States Standard Gauge for the thickness of metal sheets is based on the number of sheets required to total one inch. The gauge number (ga) informs about the thickness of the steel sheets in such a way that the lower the gauge number, the thicker the steel. Low cost carbon steel caskets are usually made of 20-gauge steel. (20 sheets of 20ga steel have a thickness of one inch.) Twenty gauge steel sheets have a thickness of 1/20" or 0,8 mm; this is the same thickness as used in many automobile body panels. More expensive steel Caskets are made from 18- and 16-gauge steel. 16 ga steel sheets have a thickness of 1/16" or 1,3 mm. 16 ga steel is twice as heavy as 20 ga steel, 140% stronger and has a 140% longer life than 20ga.

3/16" or 0.1875" *** 7 gauge steel sheet is .1793", not .1875" *** Different metals have different thickness for their gauge...mild steel is .1793, aluminum is .1443, stainless steel is .1875