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6013 Put To The Test (Hobart vs Lincoln Electrode Comparison)

02-07-2013, 07:56 AM
Goodmorning, everyone :)

So, I decided to run another electrode comparison just for the fun of it, and my results... Surprised even me!! Haha, but then again, I don't run a lot of 6013...

Anyway, what I did, was I got a box of Lincoln Fleetweld 37 and some Hobart 6013 and started welding... I compared them in terms of how much they cost (per pound), how well they ran, how easily the slag came off and how hard it was to clean a weld... And then, of course, I put them through a break test:


It was a really enjoyable test... And I've got a few more planned for the near future, as well...

Well, I hope y'all like the video... Just wanted to share it... Have a great week, everybody :)

02-07-2013, 11:06 AM
Good one ChuckE.

02-07-2013, 01:45 PM
Why did you run DCEN? Most DC welds are DCEP.

02-08-2013, 12:53 AM
Must be satisfying taking the hammer to welds! Nice video.

02-17-2013, 08:48 PM
Hey ChuckE,

That's a nice test comparison on the E6013 rods, really very informative and enlightening specially I guess for guys new in stick welding. For starters it may be a good general welding electrodes since it has a lower tensile strength and penetration compared to the E6010s or E6011s, or these E7018s or E7024s. Well another good video there man.

Thanks for sharing your videos !!

02-17-2013, 09:26 PM
all the 60xx series rods share the same tensile strength but have different applications
same with the 70xx series rods

02-17-2013, 10:40 PM
Yes I know that Wookie, all the 60XXs have the same tensile strength compared with the 70XXs which have more tensile strength. I guess I made a flaw in the word construction that is why I included the E70XX series. Anyway the E6013 rods as I know is not really good for thicker metals due to its low penetrating properties and as shown by ChuckE, but I guess its good as a general rod for thinner metals, the 3/32" or 1/8"s for flat bars, angle irons and other metals not requiring structural strength.

But still thanks for the reminder and clarification !!

02-19-2013, 01:55 AM
there is a guy that uses 6013 for pipeline work there is a thread on weldingweb

02-19-2013, 11:34 AM
there is a guy that uses 6013 for pipeline work there is a thread on weldingweb

Back in the day, Chrysler recommended 6013 to weld a starter ring to a Torqueflite transmission torque converter.