Originally Posted by 9bells
It varies with the job. 304 is always 16ga, 321 can be as little as 20ga, and the Inconel is usually 20ga.
I use alot of sanitary stuff, yes, especially for mock-up. The clamps require no tools, and are easily spun tight as you go.
I like the male-female arrangement, and had some long before vibrant. Never been a huge fan of their stuff.
I love v-bands, and I haven't had any trouble with them anywhere. There is for sure a wide quality gap out there, I stick to the few I like.
Some great ideas. You do beautiful work. I used to do TIG years ago and taught other to do it.
Vibrant's pricey and I read that their nuts and/or bolts are soft.
Please share what brands of V-bands you like and particularly the male~female varieties.