Whats The Difference In Mil & Gauge?
A Mil is an actual unit of measurement and gauge is more of an estimate based on our findings. Mil represents 1 one thousandth of an inch. Using a micrometer, we found the following. The x represents a 4th digit that varied among tests.
20 mil = .020x
25 mil = .025x
27 mil = .027x
30 mil = .030x
20 Gauge = .012x(12 mil)
25 gauge = .015x - .016x depending on mfg ( 15 or 16 mil)
30 gauge = .018x-.019x depending on mfg ( 18-19 mil )