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    Default Best 7018 rod on the market?

    What's is the best 7018 rod money can buy???

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    ESAB ok 55 7018 i think that is what they where called man what a rod or i had a hellava day. but i use lincoln excalibur or blue shield there good, but i'll have to try the ESAB again.
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    Excaliber or Atom Arc In that order.
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    Default 7018 electrode

    Quote Originally Posted by Gmmandan View Post
    Excaliber or Atom Arc In that order.
    atom arc by esab al the way. excalibur #2

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    Default Best 7018 rod on the market?

    Personally ill say air liquide's blue shield. I know that's what we use for 99%of pressure joints anyway. Personal preference really

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    Lincoln Excalibur is what our shop provides and all like it. We were using Hobart
    and then got some free Excalibur to try and that was all it took.

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    In my opinion, out of the ones I have used (Lincoln, Hobart, Randor, and one other that for the life of me I can't recall what it was at the moment) its the Lincoln Excalibur hands down. The reason I say that is because most of the time the slag is really quite effortless to remove, it **** near comes off by itself and sometimes it actually does come off by itself.

    I haven't tried/used the ESAB version yet. Alot of people swear by it. But I just would not know about that one.

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    blue shield for sure then Excalibur. use to us esab in the shop but had way too many problems with these rods... (flux issues)
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    Default Best 7018 rod on the market?

    I agree with Excalibur then blue shield. It restrikes the easiest, best arc stability, easiest slag removal, and the least amount of splatter.
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    I can tell you what it's not, lincoln 7018 AC. Welded with a mixed can of 7018ac and Excalibur. Same project, machine and settings. I could not understand why I could and couldn't see the puddle/slag differentiation at different times during the repair. The Excalibur had an easy to read puddle, the AC rod was a molten mess of slag.

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