Sicn several people had raved about 7014 stick electrode, I decided to
buy a box they had at Boeing Surplaus.
I got 40 lbs of 1/8" Hobart 7014 for $20.
I figure we can use the stuff at school.
At school we only stock 6010, 6011, 7024, and 7018, in bulk.
We have dozens of other rods, but those 4 are the main ones we teach
6010 is an amazing repair rod, 6011 will darn near stick to anything,
and 7018 is the standard of the construction industry.
7024 is a really smooth flat-only rod for heavy fill, but it is just
not used much anymore as far as I can tell.
I started playing with the 7014 in class tonight.
Now I am curious about what the best technique is for this stuff.
I tried vertical up several different ways; a slow vertical stringer
bead with a tiny wiggle like 7018, and a whipped bead like 6011.
It kind of worked both ways.
Just for the hell of it I tried a vertical down at 120 amps on 1/4".
Very pretty bead.
The stuff strikes an arc so quickly, just like 7024, and in general
runs really smooth.
So just wondering if anybody wants to share some 7014
Why isn't this stuff used more?
7018 is just such a pain in the ass to use, and it is a constant
frustration to my students.
18 years ago