When a slip roll such as this one:spec'ed as 12" x 20ga, I assume that means it can roll a 12" piece of 20ga (doh). But I also assume that if the piece is less than 12" wide, it can be more than 20ga thick. The question is: how much thicker? Is there a rule of thumb for the relationship of thickness & width?
I assume (again) that the limiting factor is the diameter of the roll. That is, for example, if a 12" piece thicker than 20ga were put through this roll, the rolls would deflect & cause uneven rolling of the stock. But narrower pieces would be rolled near one end, minimizing the deflection of the roll. ??