0.8mm (20 AWG) Bare Wire Copper Spools (99.9% Copper – Cu)

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0.8mm Wire Copper

The Crazy Wire Company are best know as suppliers of top-quality bare wire copper spools in many thicknesses. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our woven mesh products.

0.8mm copper wire is a common size used in jewelry making and other craft projects. It is relatively thin, which makes it ideal for delicate projects, and it is also strong enough to hold its shape well. Some popular uses for 0.8mm copper wire include creating wire-wrapped gemstones, making intricate wire designs, and as a component in jewelry making such as earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. This size of wire is also commonly used for making jewellery frames, bails, and links.

Key product details:

  • 99.9% Copper with the 0.01% being made up of trace elements.
  • Assay – =99.9%
  • Form – wire
  • Resistivity – 1.673 µO-cm, 20°C
  • Diam. – Various
  • bp – 2567 °C(lit.)
  • mp – 1083.4 °C(lit.)
  • Density – 8.94 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Other Available Copper Options

Why Use The Crazy Wire Company

  1. Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always  offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
  2. Selection: We offer a wide variety of wire products and sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We have more than 600 products available through our site and counting. 
  3. Price: We always offer the best value possible. Our wires are available as part of our major weaving processes, so it is bought at the best possible rate. 
  4. Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately. 
  5. Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required. 

What Else Is Available?

We do not only offer copper round wire. We also have a huge range of KA1 and stainless steel round wire in stock at all times.

Ribbon wire and flat wire are stocked for immediate dispatch too.

 


FAQs About Copper Wire

How To Clean Copper Wire

There are several ways to clean copper wire, depending on the level of dirt and oxidation present. Here are a few methods:

  1. Soap and water: If the wire is only lightly soiled, you can clean it with warm water and a mild soap. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the wire, then rinse it thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.
  2. Lemon juice and salt: Mix equal parts lemon juice and salt to make a paste, then apply it to the wire with a soft-bristled brush. Rub the paste gently onto the wire, then rinse it thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.
  3. White vinegar and baking soda: Mix equal parts white vinegar and baking soda to make a paste, then apply it to the wire with a soft-bristled brush. Rub the paste gently onto the wire, then rinse it thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.
  4. Commercial copper cleaner: There are commercial copper cleaners available that are specifically formulated to clean copper. These cleaners can be found at many hardware or craft stores. Follow the instructions on the package for proper use.
  5. Electrolysis: This method is used for heavy oxidation on copper wire, and it requires a battery charger, a container of water, and some washing soda. Submerge the copper wire in the solution and connect the positive lead of the charger to the copper and the negative lead to a piece of scrap metal. Keep the wire in the solution until the oxidation is removed, then rinse and dry it.

It’s worth noting that some methods may be more suitable for certain types of copper wire, and it’s important to test a small, inconspicuous area before applying to the entire wire.

Can I Make Jewellery With Copper Wire?

Yes, you can make jewellery with copper wire. Copper wire is a popular medium for jewellery making because it is relatively inexpensive, easy to work with, and can be shaped and bent into a variety of forms.

There are many different techniques that can be used to create jewellery with copper wire, such as wire wrapping, coiling, and knotting. You can also use tools such as pliers, wire cutters, and round nose pliers to shape and bend the wire.

Copper wire can be used to create a variety of different styles of jewellery, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and even brooches. Some jewellery makers prefer to use raw copper wire, while others prefer to use coloured or patinated wire to create different effects.

It’s worth noting that copper wire can tarnish over time, but it can be coated with a clear protective coating to prevent this. Additionally, if you’re sensitive to copper, you should avoid using it.

What Is Bare Copper Wire Used For?

Bare copper wire is a type of electrical wire that is made from pure copper and has no insulation or protective coating. It is commonly used in a variety of electrical and electronic applications, including:

  1. Electrical wiring: Bare copper wire is often used as a conductor in electrical wiring for homes and buildings.
  2. Grounding: It is commonly used for grounding electrical systems and devices, such as in electrical panels and surge protectors.
  3. Automotive electrical systems: It is used in the electrical systems of vehicles, such as in the wiring of alternators and starters.
  4. Power transmission: Copper wire is used in high-voltage power transmission lines to conduct electricity over long distances.
  5. Electronic components: It is used in the production of electronic components, such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
  6. Craft projects: It  is also used in a variety of craft projects, such as jewellery making, wire wrapping, and metal working.

Bare copper wire is known for its good electrical conductivity, high tensile strength, and excellent thermal conductivity. These properties make it an ideal choice for many electrical and electronic applications.

How Do You Cut Copper Wire?

There are several ways to cut copper wire, including:

  1. Wire Cutters: Wire cutters are specialized pliers specifically designed to cut wire. They have sharp, angled blades that can easily cut through copper wire without damaging or deforming the wire. To use wire cutters, place the wire in the jaws of the cutters and squeeze the handles together until the wire is cut.
  2. Flush Cutters: Flush cutters are similar to wire cutters, but have a straight blade that allows for a flush cut on one side of the wire. This type of cut is useful for jewelry making, where a clean and smooth cut is desired.
  3. Tin Snips: Tin snips are heavy-duty scissors that are designed to cut metal. They can be used to cut copper wire, but they may deform the wire if the cut is not made carefully.
  4. Bolt Cutters: Bolt cutters are heavy-duty cutters that are designed to cut metal bolts, rods, and bars. They can also be used to cut copper wire, but they are larger and more difficult to manoeuvre than wire cutters or tin snips.

 


 

Check out our blog ‘what you need to know about: pure copper wire’  for more information on copper wire in general. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. 

We also offer similar products through our highly popular eBay store, check us out there too.

Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can. 

Additional information

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10 Metres (33 Feet), 25 Metres (82.5 Feet), 50 Metres (166.66 Feet)

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