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Old 06-27-2004, 11:24 AM
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Default Special Electrodes ? . . . . .

Went to Tractor Supply yesterday and noticed some "Weld-It" electrodes.

One was "Hard surfacing overlay" and the other was "Hard surfacing buildup".

How do you use these, and what are they used for ? THANKS !
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Old 06-27-2004, 11:46 AM
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Went to Tractor Supply yesterday and noticed some "Weld-It" electrodes.

One was "Hard surfacing overlay" and the other was "Hard surfacing buildup".

How do you use these, and what are they used for ?
THANKS !
What are they used for? quick guess: building up and hard surfacing plow points.
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Old 06-27-2004, 11:58 AM
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Marko, those rods are used when you're having too good of a week, and want to turn things around completely, and have a miserable day.
Nest time yer lettin somebody down, swing by and look at the backhoe bucket. The beads you see on the nose and sides of the bucket are HS.
The stuff only runs well in flat position, so don't even try verticle. It appears HoFart has hit on another marketing gimmic @ Tractor Supply, takin advantage of folks who don't know a lot about welding.
If you have to run build up, 7018 has always worked well. Stoody has made at least half a dozen different HS rods & wires for years, and they all have specific applications, from abrasion resistante to abrasion + impact resistance.
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Old 06-27-2004, 12:12 PM
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I got this info from the "Hobart weld it" site:

Hard Surfacing Electrodes, Overlay
A high-chromium-manganese-alloy electrode is used for buildup and overlay. Used for austenitic as well as carbon and low-alloy steel. Excellent impact resistance, good abrasion resistance and improved corrosion resistance.
Rod Size
1/8"
5/32" Display Pack
#H544051-RDP
#H544044-RDP Rod Qty
4
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Hard Surfacing Electrodes, Build Up
This high-chromium-carbide-alloy steel electrode is used for overlay on carbon, low-alloy or austenitic manganese metals.Excellent abrasion resistance good impact and improved corrosion resistance.
Rod Size
1/8"
5/32" Display Pack
#H542144-RDP
#H542151-RDP Rod Qty
4
4
I've Rebuilt back hoe Buckets using 6010, because the cheap bastards I worked for at the time, at Florda Water didn't want to spend the money for "Hard face rod".
the repair lasted about a year. They mostly used the tractor to dig up Lightning hit water lines At Citrus springs, and Pine Ridge up by you.
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Old 06-27-2004, 12:40 PM
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Well, since I don't own a backhoe....I guess yous guys are telling me I don't need to worry about them.

I was just curious ! THANKS GUYS !
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Old 06-27-2004, 10:51 PM
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Marko, those HS rods are also very useful in facing snowplow shoes and cutter edges. Of course, unless you go back to Michigan, your current location might also cause that application to be very limited.
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When I was in school I got the chance to use some hard faceing oxy-act. rods. Did a plow and when I was done I hit it with a grinder and it would hardly make a scrach.
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