Can Size & Chuck Size Reference Chart

Can Size & Chuck Size Quick Reference Guide***

The following chart is a list of the food can sizes we carry and also the chuck sizes associated with those cans:
The chuck is a disk-type part of the can sealer / seamer that holds the lid in place on top of the can during the seaming process.
All can linings / coatings are food grade unless specifically stated otherwise – call for more information if required.

Note that it is important that the chuck size diameter correctly matches the can size diameter in order for the seaming process to be successful.

Can Name

Can Size

Approx. Capacity **

Can Style

Chuck Size

2oz Can2-11/16” Dia. X 1-1/16” High2ozSteel, Straight smooth sides211
4oz Can3-1/16″ Dia. x 1-6/16″ High4ozSteel, Straight smooth sides301
6oz Can3-7/16″ Dia. x 1-11/16″ High6ozSteel, Straight, smooth sides307
8oz Tapered Salmon Can3-7/16″ Dia. x 2″ High8ozSteel, Tapered, smooth sides307
#1 Can2-11/16″ Dia. x 4″ High10ozSteel, Straight, beaded sides211
#2 Short Can3-7/16″ Dia. x 3-1/2″ High13ozSteel, Straight, beaded sides307
Soup Can3″ Dia. x 4-7/16″ High14ozSteel, Straight, beaded sides300
16oz Tapered Salmon Can3-1/16″ Dia. x 4-8/16″ High16ozSteel, Tapered, smooth sides301
#2 Can3-7/16″ Dia. x 4-9/16″ High19ozSteel, Straight, beaded sides307
#2 1/2 Can4-1/16″ Dia. x 4-11/16″High28ozSteel, Straight, beaded sides401
#3 Tall Can4-4/16″ Dia. x 7″ High48ozSteel, Straight, beaded sides404
#5 Can5-1/8” Dia. X 5-5/8” High60ozSteel, Straight, beaded sides502
#10 Can6-3/16″ Dia. x 7″ High100ozSteel, Straight, beaded sides603


Go to our food cans for sale section here -> Metal Food Cans
Go to our can sealer and seaming machines for sale here -> Manual Can Sealers and Electric Canning Machines


*** Chart is for easy reference purposes only. Exact can capacities may vary slightly.
** Sizes are descriptive for comparison purposes. Please ensure that the product is suitable for your intended purpose.