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Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:16 pm
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Hi guys,

this is probably a very newbie question that I have, but I haven't been able to find an answer to it, so I'm going to ask it here.

So, on Ringlord's website, I noticed that on their sizing chart for rings, the 18SWG 5/32 rings are labeled as a 3.3 AR. Here, the same sized rings are labeled as a 3.88 AR. When trying to do a weave like Back To Work with some spare rings I had from a kit I bought, I found that the rings were too small. So, I need to ask, is MAIL's AR listing incorrect, are there different ways to calculate ARs that I am missing? Or, am I just crazy and inept at doing a weave with those rings?

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Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:13 pm
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Are you sure that they are the "same sized rings"? You may be confusing the wire gauge type. 18SWG is not the same size as 18AWG.


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Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:30 pm
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You are correct sir, they are different rings. Thanks for pointing that out to me, I entirely missed it!

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Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:13 pm
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Two other points to consider:
AR can be computed using the mandrel diameter instead of the actual inner diameter, giving slightly different results.
• Gauges and inch fractions are more categories than sizes, in the sense they allow a relatively large error margin.

Generally, it only matters for very AR sensitive waves.

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Posted on Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:35 pm
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Easiest thing to do is not even think in terms of gauges at all. Use measured wire diameter.

D sub link over d sub wire equals link Aspect Ratio.


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Posted on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:28 pm
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If you're using MAIL in it's "default" setup, it's AWG.
If you buy from TRL, there's a setting in your MyMAIL (Under the User Panel menu) to change the way you view the site to their "Mixed Gauge" setup.

http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=15495



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