Wires are 12 ½ gauge. All Max-Ten wire is received on large carriers ranging in weight of 900 to 3000 pounds. Which is then coiled to manageable sizes of 4000’ and 2000’ coils. A 4000’ coil weighs approximately 105 # and a 2000’ coil weighs approximately 53#. The coiling process is known as a thread laid coil. A thread laid coil means that when you drop your coil of wire on your Spinning Jenny (TSJHH) secure your Spinning Jenny arms and then cut the bands on the wire it will lie flat. It will not spring, or spiral while unrolling during payout. The process also helps to prevent the wire from knifing in and tangling. Not all companies have a thread laid coil and not all thread laid coiling processes are the same.