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WELDING VARIABLES BASICS
In order to identify which stick electrode you should use, their is a system of classification that takes the form of numbers and letters printed on the sides of stick electrodes. Always check the welding specification and procedures for the electrode type, especially for critical applications.
Here’s how the classification of the AWS system works:
Properties of Electrodes:
The most common stick electrodes in the American Welding Society (AWS) A5.1 Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding include E6010, E6011, E6012, E6013, E7014, E7024, and E7018.
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