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306 stick electrode?

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  • 306 stick electrode?

    I have several pounds of 3/32 rods that I got awhile ago unboxed. The only markings I see on them is 306. They are a light in color, almost white, with a green overcoat that is very lightly & unevenly applied. Kinda like sponged on if that makes sense. There is no rust or corrosion on the stinger end. I assume stainless but can't find any info anywhere. My Hobart book shows 308 as the lowest ss stick rod. Anybody have a clue as to what they are?

  • #2
    Looks like it is an aircraft quality stainless, i have never used it before but it can be welded by all the regular welding processes except for oxy fuel
    Chemical composition % of the ladle analysis of grade AISI 306 and Standards

    C(%): ≤0.08
    Si(%): ≤1.00
    Mn(%): ≤2.00
    P(%)≤: 0.045
    S(%)≤: 0.03
    Cr(%): 18.0~20.0
    Ni(%): 9.00~11.0


    • #3
      After some more searching I found a hard facing electrode "Stellite 306". I still don't know for sure so I guess they'll just sit on the shelf some more.

      edit- these are tig rods.
      Last edited by MMW; 01-08-2013, 05:05 AM.


      • #4
        306 stick electrode?


        • #5
          Originally posted by go2building View Post

          That seems to be the closest I've found. Thanks for finding it. Upon further looking the stellite rod I found is only a tig rod. I'll have to try these out on something that isn't critical.


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