Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TheWeldZone Rod is okay, but where's the tin?
The welding rod is overall fine. It's standard commody grade ER6013 1/8 rod. Great for mild steel, general fabrication, and MRO. Works fine on an A/C stick welder.
HOWEVER; the picture advertised this rod coming in a sealed metal tin. The rod is not shipped this way, it's simply loose rod in a corrugated cardboard box. There was no vapor barrier. So, when UPS leaves these rods on your doorstep and it's raining/snowing out...... And even if it's not - you have no way of knowing how these rods have been stored, or for how long. Assume that they are loaded with moisture.
I would have liked a metal tin. Now I have a lot of rod that I need to find a storage/dessicant solution for before storing in uncondioned space.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UpSkyRanch E6013 Welding Rod Great general purpose Rod
I have tried various welding rods only to find some to be hard to strike an arc, hard to get a good bead, or good flow.
When I tried the E6013 both the 3/32 and the 1/8 rod on my AC and my old DC welders I was pleasantly surprised, good welds, good flow, very easy to strike an arc, would highly recommend these rods to anyone who just needs a dependable, good welding rod that works.
March 19, 2012