10 Gauge Black Annealed Stem Wire


Wire gauge10 Gauge
Load strength932 – 1,118 lbs.
Tensile strength65,000 – 78,000 psi (448.21 – 537.79 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)SWG (.128" / 3.251 mm) | Actual Size (.135" / 3.429 mm)
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Wire specifications

Our 10 gauge black annealed stem wire provides enhanced ductility for baling applications. An additional wax coating protects the wire and ensures a smooth feed into single ram auto-tie horizontal balers.

Wire gauge10 Gauge
Load strength932 - 1,118 lbs.
Tensile strength65,000 - 78,000 psi (448.21 – 537.79 MPa)
Diameter (inches/mm)Standard Wire Gauge or SWG (.128" / 3.251 mm) | Actual Size (.135" / 3.429 mm)
Elongation25% min
Carbon grade1018
Stem weight1,900 lbs. (Approx.)
Feet per stem39,083 feet (Approx.)
Quality controlExtensive testing
FinishThermal annealed with wax coating and oil

Baling wire use cases

10 gauge black annealed baling wire is an ideal choice for use in the recycling industry and beyond. Common applications include:




Quality American baling wire

We take the utmost pride in producing our quality products. Every stage of the production process is carried out to the highest standards.

First, we buy 100% American steel from select family-owned mills. Each delivery includes metallurgical traceability documents, so we can be sure the steel will achieve the required load and tensile strength.

Next, our production team and onsite engineers get to work making our 100% USA-made wire. The steel is subjected to a mechanical reverse-bending descaling technique that reduces die wear while removing scale and rust to create a scale-free, smooth wire.

Mechanical descaling also eliminates harsh, environmentally unsafe chemicals from the production process, which keeps staff safe and the environment clean.

Finally, the wire is drawn through a heavy-duty, bull-block continuous wire machine, and low-carbon steel is air-cooled to ensure consistent tensile strength. Then, it’s on to the annealing process.

The annealing process

Annealing involves heating the steel above its recrystallization temperature, maintaining that temperature, and then cooling it.

The process creates a uniform atomic structure, increases ductility, and reduces brittleness. The result: a smooth wire that is easy to use and durable.

After the wire is annealed, we apply a coat of wax to the finished product. This surface treatment provides a final layer of protection and also produces gorgeous wire that never leaves a mess and always feeds smoothly in automatic baling machines.

Ensuring the highest quality

Baling Wire Direct controls every aspect of baling wire production and distribution, which allows us to deliver the highest quality products, with the best customer experience, at the most competitive prices.

But our commitment to quality doesn't end there. We carefully spool the wire through a coiling machine. The stem wire is then palletized, banded, and shrink-wrapped, ensuring it arrives at your doorstep in pristine condition.

Throughout the process, our Autoship™ system keeps you informed. You'll receive tracking information via your preferred contact method (email, text message). Enjoy quick delivery of the finest baling wire in just 1–3 business days.

With automated reordering and invoicing, you'll get exactly what you need, when you need it, without sacrificing American quality or customer service.

Most common black annealed wire uses

The increased ductility and flexibility of black annealed wire make it a great choice for many different industries, including:

  1. Packaging: black annealed wire is used for strapping boxes and tying together various packaged goods.
  2. Waste management and recycling: in waste industries, black annealed wire is used for binding bales of recyclables such as plastics, cardboard, or paper.

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