Category Archives: Welding Rods, Alloys

Solid Wire Compared to Flux Core Wire for MIG Welding

Welders who have just spent over $1,000 on a brand new MIG welder may be hesitant to pick up a canister of shielding gas. That’s especially the case when a spool of flux core MIG wire runs close to the same price as solid wire

TIG Welding Tips: Find the Right Electrode on Sale

Choosing the right TIG welding electrode can be overwhelming when you learn that there are six different types of tungsten electrodes to choose from. There are even rare earth electrodes that you can toss into the mix at the Baker’s online store. Even if you know which

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Different Types of Welding Rods

Welding rods are necessary in the welding process to add filler metal to the area being welding. In some arc welding methods the welding rod is also used as the electrode. The welding rod is typically made of the same material that the base metals

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Selecting the Right Electrode for Your Welding Project

Consumable Electrode Rods drive the Stick Welding process – these skinny little stick-like rods are the real power behind the most versatile, portable and effective welding process. But how do you pick the right electrode for your particular welding project? This is an incredibly important

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Selecting the Right Electrode for Your Welding Project

Consumable Electrode Rods drive the Stick Welding process – these skinny little stick-like rods are the real power behind the most versatile, portable and effective welding process. But how do you pick the right electrode for your particular welding project? This is an incredibly important

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Consumable Electrode Numbering System Quick Tutorial

A Quick Guide to Consumable Electrode Rods Used in the Stick Welding Process If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already familiar with Stick Welding and Electrode Rods, but for the uninitiated, here’s a very quick review. The term “Stick Welding” refers to the stick-like

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6 Questions About Aluminum Filler Alloy Selection

Another round of FABTECH has ended, and this years was just as exciting, innovative and informative as previous years have been. I’ve noticed quite a few videos on YouTube by companies that wanted to let others experience FABTECH even if they weren't able to make

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Soldering, Brazing, and Welding Oh My!

What is the difference between soldering, brazing, and welding? Each join metal, right? Soldering Soldering has been compared to hot glue. But unlike a gluing process, soldering with filler metals at the junction of workpieces will form a gas- and liquid-tight bond. Soldering uses metal

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Different Welding Alloys

The practice of welding requires specialized knowledge in the different techniques as well as what type of metals can be joined.  Not all metals can be used together to create a strong weld, and some metals will not even join together; it is because of