Wire Forms

Tongues/Prongs

Wire shapes include round, half round, half oval and flat. They come in many styles and sizes. Wire gauges vary based on style.

In an effort to eliminate confusion on orders, Philip Machine has attempted to codify all tongues. Tongue styles begin with a group of letters, separated by a hyphen, and followed by 3 numbers (i.e. J-E162). The letter or group of letters to the left of the hyphen signify the type of wire or stock being formed and its dimensions. The letter or group of letters to the right of the hyphen represent the style or shape of the tongue. The remaining three numbers represent the length of the tongue in inches (i.e. J-E162 = 1.62 or 1 5/8").

Note that all tongues are measured from the middle of the tail (A), which wraps around the bridge, to the tongue tip (B). See figure below.

wire prongs

Series Descriptions
Series Wire Stock Sizes
Available
Rolls
Around
D-F .080/14 gauge   13/16" to 1½" .110 bridge
E-F .090/13 gauge   13/16" to 1½" .110 bridge
F-G .102/12 gauge   13/16" to 1½" .150 bridge
G-A .114/11 gauge   1 3/8" to 3" .187 bridge
H-L .129/10 gauge   1 3/8" to 3½" .250 bridge
K-H   1/4" x .047 half oval 1½" to 3" .187 bridge
Y-J   1/4" x .040 flat 1¼" to 3" .312 bridge
W-K   1/2" x .040 flat 1½" to 2½" .375 bridge
Z-B   3/16" x .037 flat 1¼" to 3" .187 bridge
X-J 3/8" x .032 flat 1¼" to 3" .312 bridge
K-B   1/4" x .047 half oval 1¼" to 3" .187 bridge
J-A .120 x .060 half round   1 3/8" to 3" .150 bridge
J-F .120 x .060 half round   13/16" to 1½" .110 bridge
J-B .120 x .060 half round   1¼" to 3" .187 bridge
J-D .120 x .060 half round   1¼" to 2½" .250 bridge
J-K .120 x .060 half round   1¼" to 2½" .375 bridge
J-E .120 x .060 half round   1¼" to 2½" .312 bridge