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Old 10-16-2018, 11:09 AM
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I always thought farmer rod was wet 6013
I think a pissing match is about to start.
I am sure I have worn out a few hundred grinding wheels removing farmer welds out and off equipment that needed repairs.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:21 AM
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I think a pissing match is about to start.
I am sure I have worn out a few hundred grinding wheels removing farmer welds out and off equipment that needed repairs.
Dan.
I think the new, revised, "Farmer Rod" is now gasless flux core, applied
with a HF 110 volt MIG box.

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Old 10-16-2018, 11:30 AM
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I always thought farmer rod was wet 6013
I have about 200 lbs. of that (wet farm rod) sitting out back of the shop ill let go of for .09 cents a pound it's still good and wet might be soaked after the last two days of heavy rain
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:18 PM
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Back in the day before the wire feeds took over 3/16 Hobart rod was the go to rod if we ran out of that we used 1/4 7018
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:58 PM
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I tap Excalibur on my (ungrounded!) bastard file or crush the extra length of flux before restrikes.

Even "expensive" welding rod is cheap for what it does. Mystery rod (Radnor...) has failed me too often to bother pinching pennies.

We bought a lot of Hobart at the welding school because it was cheaper which matters when you buy pallets. I don't care for it. Excalibur or ESAB Atom Arc work a treat.

We had students practice with Hobart then test using Excalibur or Atom Arc. They were quite pleased by the difference.
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