Maximum thickness for slip roll

When a slip roll such as this one:

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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. ??

Thanks, Bob

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Bob Engelhardt
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