• Strong & Ridged
• Durable & Rust Resistant
• Gray Appearance
• Galvanized or Unfinished
• Light! Great Strength-To-Weight Ratio
• Easily Formed
• Silver Appearance
• Heavier Than Steel
• Stiffer Than Aluminum, But Still Formable
• Low Friction Applications
• Gold Like Appearance (when polished)
Galvanized wire has a zinc coating for increased corrosion resistance and is great for soldering. Can be brazed. Use with electrical / plumbing solder. Use unfinished wire for welding.
Lightweight, corrosion resistant to most chemicals, easy to machine, and a good conductor of heat and electricity. Use with aluminum solder.
Consists primarily of copper but can contain as much as 40% zinc, which increases machinability. Doesn't spark with a grinder. Good conductor of heat and electricity. Often used for nuts, rivets, hinges, locks. Can be brazed. Use with electrical / plumbing solder.