Monday, December 5, 2011

Welding With 6010/6011 Electrodes



Here is a video demonstrating the use of 6010 and 6011 arc welding electrodes. Personally, I use more 6011 than any other electrode because it is very easy to use and gives good penetration and a strong weld even on poorly prepared steel. 7018 is better for welding high-carbon steel, but for me 6011 is where it's at for most welding of mild steel.

4 comments:

Charlotte said...

I've been thinking about welding some barn tin pieces together when I build an open shed for my tiny camper trailer. Would I have to use a special type of stick for tin roof material? I know the fumes from welding tin are hazardous to breath, too.

Tracy said...

As long as the roofing is steel and not aluminum, you should be able to weld it. You will probably have problems with burning through the metal, though. I would use the smallest diameter 6013 I could find (6010 and 6011 penetrate too much for sheet metal), and turn the amperage way down. Better yet, get a spot welding attachment for your arc welder. I don't know if welding shops even carry them anymore, but I'm pretty sure Harbor Freight does.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas sir - I really enjoy your blog, always interesting doings and experiements here.

Tracy said...

Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and yours.