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Old 01-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #16
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How do the gauge sizes compare to regular nail sizes? What is the equivalent of a 4, 6, 8, 10, or 16 penny nail?

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Old 01-14-2010, 12:11 AM   #17
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Not sure I understand the answer you want from the way your question is posed? Nail sizing dates back to near the middle ages and probably made sense at one time. Gauge usually has to do with diameter of wire and things and makes as much sense. Are you asking how to match the diameter of nail shank to that of a wire? Or the gauge of nail gun nails?

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Yes, how do you match the gauge sizes to ordinary nail sizes? If I want the equivalent of a 6-penny nail, what is that in a gauge size? Or is it just a matter of length?

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