Kanthal National Artcraft High Temperature Craft Wire 17 Gauge 50 Ft
Kanthal National Artcraft High Temperature Craft Wire - 17 Gauge (50 Ft): Home & Kitchen. Kanthal National Artcraft High Temperature Craft Wire - 17 Gauge (50 Ft): Home & Kitchen. High temperature resistance . Can be bent and shaped easily . Attractive appearance . Resists rusting . Long lasting material . Often used as a high temperature resistance wire in various domestic heating applications such as toasters, dryers, hot plates, etc., this Nikrothal 60 wire is also useful for crafts and hobbies. It measures gauge which is .03 inches (.50mm) thick and is an alloy of nickel and chromium that can withstand temperatures up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit with a melting point of 2,534 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes used in ceramic and pottery kilns for the firing process it is also a superb wire for glass artisans to insert into their fusible glass creations for hanging hooks or for metallic project details. High temperature applications are not the only use for this versatile wire, however. It is flexible and can be bent repeatedly without breaking but once it is formed into a particular shape it holds that shape readily. It also can be welded and has good oxidation resistance so it will not rust easily. It has almost no magnetic properties and is remarkably resistant to wear. The appearance is a bright, shiny silver color which makes it an excellent wire to use in craft applications. . . .