Packaging Guide

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Wire Size Black Mig 15" Narrow Fiber 15" Wide Fiber 13" Wood Spool 17" Wood Spool 12" Black Plastic 24" Black Plastic 30" Steel Reel 30" Wood Reel 16" Block Coil
Under .030 Dia. Annealed X X X X
Under .030 Dia. Spring X X X X
.030 - .050 Dia. Annealed X X X X X X X
.030 - .050 Dia. 1/4 Spring X X X X X X X X
.030 - .080 Dia. Annealed X X X X X X X X X
.030 - .080 Dia. 1/4 Spring X X X X X X X X X
.080 - Up X X X X X X

Flat Wire Black Mig 15" Narrow Fiber 15" Wide Fiber 13" Wood Spool 17" Wood Spool 12" Black Plastic 24" Black Plastic 30" Steel Reel 30" Wood Reel 16" Block Coil
.005/.020X ? Annealed X X X X X
.005/.020X ? 1/4 Spring X X X X X
.020/.040X ? Annealed X X X X X X X
.020/.040X ? 1/4 Spring X X X X X X X
.040/.080X ? Annealed X X X X X X X
.040/.080X ? 1/4 Spring X X X X X X X
.080/.125X ? 1/4 Spring X X X X

Wire Size 16" Cardboard Core 6" Catchweight Coil 10" Catchweight Coil 14" Catchweight Coil 6" Aluminum Spool 6" Plastic Spool 6" Tin Spool 5" Plastic Spool 1 lb. Metal Spool 2 3/4" Core
Under .030 Dia. Annealed X X X X X
Under .030 Dia. Spring X X X X X X
.030 - .050 Dia. Annealed X X X X X X
.030 - .050 Dia. 1/4 Spring X X X X X X X
.030 - .080 Dia. Annealed X
.030 - .080 Dia. 1/4 Spring X
.080 - Up X

Flat Wire 16" Cardboard Core 6" Catchweight Coil 10" Catchweight Coil 14" Catchweight Coil 6" Aluminum Spool 6" Plastic Spool 6" Tin Spool 5" Plastic Spool 1 lb. Metal Spool 2 3/4" Core
.005/.020X ? Annealed X X X X X X
.005/.020X ? 1/4 Spring X X X X X X X
.020/.040X ? Annealed X X X X X X X
.020/.040X ? 1/4 Spring X X X X X X X
.040/.080X ? Annealed X
.040/.080X ? 1/4 Spring X
.080/.125X ? 1/4 Spring X

Notes

  • Black Mig spools are the best spools to use for round dia. wire under .030. Use the other spools for larger weights when required.
  • 13” Wood spools are good for jobs over .030 dia. and under 50lbs. 17” Wood spools for larger quantities. Use the other spools when required.
  • The 14” Coil works best with wire over .050 dia. and the 6” coil works best under the .030 dia. (the 6” inch coil is not for annealed wire).
  • Black Mig spools for all A286 jobs unless otherwise stated on the order.
  • 15” Fiber spools are the best for flat wire under .040 thick. Use 12” and 24” Black Plastic spools for larger quantities when required.
  • 13” Wood spools for jobs over .040 thick and under 50lbs. 17” Wood spools for larger quantities. Use 24” and 30”spools whenever possible for larger quantities.
  • Use 16” Cardboard Cores for coils under 50lbs. Coils being shipped via U.P.S. and for coils under .080 thick. Use 16” block coils for wire over .080 thick.