Hello, we are going to be making boat anchors out of mild steel in a new manufacturing facility. It is a new anchor design. the smallest anchors will be made of 1/8 inch mild steel. the bigger ones out of3/16" mild steel. All kinds of welds, fillet welds etc.. Finnished anchors will be hot dip galvanized. But I am curisious was good electrodes to choose? Its all DC welding but AC is availabl.e I can get Hobart 6011 very cheap in bulk, also 6013 or 7014. No rod oven so 7018 not good choice. I woold like to use 6013 but anchors must have good welds. since they will be used to hold boats in a bad storm, Hate to have a boat break lose and jeapardize lifes due to bad welding. Thank u for your advice, Hans the Anchor man.
18 years ago