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> welding rods 8018 and 6010
post May 17 2008, 05:17 PM
Joined: 25-Aug 03

I was doing some researching on welding rods, but i am unable to find an answer.

what are the characteristics of using 8018 welding rods

Is it near enough the same as 6010 rods?
post May 17 2008, 07:42 PM
Joined: 3-Jul 07

From memory the 8018 is a low-alloy low-hydrogen electrode and the 6010 is a cellulosic type. Over to Al for detailed info?
jack lumber
post May 18 2008, 03:10 PM
Joined: 27-Nov 05

E8018 are used for 1.25 chrome, they weld like the E7018, except the slag is more vicious. The E6010 is indeed a cellulosic type.
post May 18 2008, 08:35 PM
Joined: 24-Jan 06

Used 8018s for the first time last year didnt like them at first but after a few box's
i got used to them rolleyes.gif
post May 18 2008, 08:52 PM
Joined: 25-Aug 03


I thnk you knocked it on the head there (practice makes perfect) same angles tight arc, sounds like a LH, but is not.
post May 19 2008, 04:02 AM
Joined: 29-Nov 04

8018 rods also contain iron powder for improved deposition rates and the all weld metal has a higher tensile strength than the 6010 cellulosics... approx 620Nmm
Technic Al
post May 19 2008, 08:04 AM
Joined: 14-Oct 03

Everyones correct
8018s are basically the same as 7018 but higher strength. This strength is achieved by the alloying additions such as Nickel (8018-C plus a number), Manganese Moly (8018-D), Chrome Moly (8018-B) or Nickel Copper (8018-W). The suffix denotes the alloying element (or combination) and the number denotes the variant.

6010s are cellulosic mild steel, in Europe predominently used for stoving pipelines (Fleetweld 5P & 5P+) but in the USA they are the general purpose rod.
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