I recently had the guy at my local welding supply store tell me that USAB coreshield 11 self-shielding wire is only about as strong as E6011 stick electrode even though it has a E71T-11 classification. So I look up the esab website for this wire:and I find that there is a yeld strength and tensile strength field so I was wondering just what the difference is? if yeld strenth is just how strong the weld is then yes I would say he was correct in telling me that the coreshield is only that stong. However the tensile strengh is rated much highter. Now I thought or was always taught that welding electrodes and wires were rated by their tensile strength!.
So the coreshield wire should be rated as a E90T-11 wire shouldn't it?.