I just posted a topic about my corrected order from Bountiful Baby and in that order I ordered 40g forked needles - a whole ounce- 28 in total.
Just the day before my husband had polished one of my rooting needles that I got from ‘SOME PLACE ELSE’. It was a forked 42g and the only one I have ever used - see baby below for the rooting I did. I did have a hard time with it picking up several hairs. If I had only known - that was a bit of information I should have paid attention to.
Hubby took one look at the 40g needles and said they were smaller. Whew they were supposed to be bigger. I did want to order 43g but BB didn’t have any.
Now he is an engineer, so he went and got his calipers and measured the size of the point of the needle and the supposed 42g was .235 and the 40g was .185. He did research and yes the Bountiful Baby needle is 40g, just like it was advertised.
I went to my studio and looked at all the needles and compared to two other 40g barbed needles from two different sources and they looked the same size as the BB needles. The ‘supposed 42g’ was much bigger, instead of much smaller. They are still in their original container and labeled 42g.
Now I’m amazed that I could get such a nice rooting job with a needle that size. It does explain the big holes that I got in the Berenguer harder head. It also explains all the hairs I pulled out.
I would love to hear from any of you who might be confused. My source for the wrong gauge needles rhymes with beaus, but I bought them about 2 years ago - while I was in the LONG learning stage.