Whether you're starting a small home or hobby project or are embarking on a huge and ambitious industrial job, you want the work to run smoothly and the results to be perfect. our aims to provide you one-stop provider service for all grades of Welding Consumables: Welding Electrode, Welding Wire, Welding Flux such as:

AWS A5.1 E6010, AWS A5.1 E6011 (more information about Cellulose Welding Rods E6011), AWS A5.1 E6013, AWS A5.1 E7016, AWS A5.1 E7018, AWS A5.4 E307-16, AWS A5.4 E308L-16, AWS A5.4 E309L-16, AWS A5.4 E316L-16,  AWS A5.4 E312-16, AWS A5.4 E2535Nb, AWS A5.20 E71T-1C, AWS A5.29 E81T1-K2C, AWS A5.29 E71T8-K6, AWS A5.20 E71T-5C, AWS A5.20 E71T-GS, AWS A5.9 25-35Nb(Cr25Ni35Nb), AWS A5.14 CrNiMo-3(Er NiCr625), AWS A5.11 CrNiMo-3(E NiCr625), AWS A5.14 CrNiMo-10, AWS A5.9 E2209, AWS A5.10 ER4043, AWS A5.10 ER5356, AWS A5.22 ER308LT1-1, AWS A5.22 ER309LT1-1, AWS A5.22 ER316LT1-1, AWS A5.17 EM12, AWS A5.17 EM12K, AWS A5.18 ER70S-6 (SG2), AWS A5.18 ER70S-3, Welding Flux: SJ101, SJ301, SJ501 etc.


AWS A5.1 E6013 MSDS, AWS A5.1 E6010 MSDS, AWS A5.1 E6011 MSDS, AWS A5.1 E7018 MSDS, AWS A5.4 E309L-16 MSDS,  AWS A5.4 E316L-16 MSDS; AWS A5.20 E71T-1C MSDS, AWS A5.18 ER70S-6 MSDS, AWS A5.10 ER4043 MSDS, AWS A5.10 ER5356 MSDS, Stainless Steel MIG/TIG MSDS, TOKO Flux SDS report

ARC welding electrodes are identified using the A.W.S, (American Welding Society) numbering system and are made in sizes from 1/16 to 5/16. An example would be a welding rod identified as an 1/8" E6013 electrode.

The electrode is 1/8" in diameter

The "E" stands for arc welding electrode.

Next will be either a 4 or 5 digit number stamped on the electrode. The first two numbers of a 4 digit number and the first 3 digits of a 5 digit number indicate the minimum tensile strength (in thousands of pounds per square inch) of the weld that the rod will produce, stress relieved. Examples would be as follows:

E60xx would have a tensile strength of 60,000 psi E110XX would be 110,000 psi

The next to last digit indicates the position the electrode can be used in

  • EXX1X is for use in all positions
  • EXX2X is for use in flat and horizontal positions
  • EXX3X is for flat welding
The last two digits together, indicate the type of coating on the electrode and the welding current the electrode can be used with. Such as DC straight, (DC -) DC reverse (DC+) or A.C. I won't describe the type of coatings of the various electrodes, but will give examples of the type current each will work with.

Electrode And Currents Used

  • EXX10 DC+ (DC reverse or DCRP) electrode positive.
  • EXX11 AC or DC- (DC straight or DCSP) electrode negative.
  • EXX13 AC, DC- or DC+
  • EXX14 AC, DC- or DC+
  • EXX15 DC+
  • EXX16 AC or DC+
  • EXX18 AC, DC- or DC+
Welding Electrode Size And AMPS
The following will serve as a basic guide of the amp range that can be used for different size electrodes. Note that these ratings can be different between various electrode manufactures for the same size rod. Also the type coating on the electrode could effect the amperage range. When possible, check the manufactures info of the electrode you will be using for their recommended amperage settings.
Electrode Diameter (Thickness) AMP Range Plate
1/16" 20 - 40 UP TO 3/16"
3/32" 40 - 125 UP TO 1/4"
1/8" 75 - 185 OVER 1/8"
5/32" 105 - 250 OVER 1/4"
3/16" 140 - 305 OVER 3/8"
1/4" 210 - 430 OVER 3/8"
5/16" 275 - 450 OVER 1/2"
Note! The thicker the material to be welded, the higher the current needed and the larger the electrode needed.

Mild Steel Coated Electrodes
  • E7018-1 Indicates that this is an electrode
  • E for Electrode
  • 70 Indicates how strong this electrode is when welded. Measured in thousands of pounds per square inch.
  • 1 Indicates in what welding positions it can be used.
  • 8 Indicates the coating, penetration, and current type used. (See Classification Table below)

Welding Position Options
  • 1 Flat, Horizontal, Vertical (up), Overhead
  • 2 Flat, Horizontal
  • 4 Flat, Horizontal, Overhead, Vertical (down)
  • Flat Position - usually groove welds, fillet welds only if welded like a
  • Horizontal - Fillet welds, welds on walls (travel is from side to side).
  • Vertical - welds on walls (travel is either up or down).
  • Overhead - weld that needs to be done upside down.
This section will briefly describe four electrodes that are commonly used for maintenance and repair welding of mild steel. There are many other electrodes available for the welding of other kinds of metals. Check with your local welding supply dealer for the electrode that should be used for the metal you want to weld.

E6010 This electrode is used for all position welding using DCRP. It produces a deep penetrating weld and works well on dirty, rusted, or painted metals

E6011 This electrode has the same characteristics of the E6010, but can be used with AC and DC currents.

E6013 This electrode can be used with AC and DC currents. It produces a medium penetrating weld with a superior weld bead appearance.

E7018 This electrode is known as a low hydrogen electrode and can be used with AC or DC. The coating on the electrode has a low moisture content that reduces the introduction of hydrogen into the weld. The electrode can produce welds of x-ray quality with medium penetration. (Note, this electrode must be kept dry. If it gets wet, it must be dried in a rod oven before use.)

It is hoped that this basic information will help the new or home shop welder identify the various types of electrodes and select the correct one for their welding projects.
  • AWS  A5.18 ER70S-6, ER70S-GS; SIZE: 0.8MM~ 2.0MM; 15KG/SPOOL
  • AWS  A5.20 E71T-1C, E71T-5C; SIZE: 0.8MM~1.6MM; 15KG/SPOOL
  • AWS  A5.29 E81T1-K2C; SIZE: 1.0MM~2.0MM; 15KG/SPOOL
  • AWS  A5.17 EM12(H08MnA), EM12K(H08MnSi); SIZE: 2.0MM~4.0MM; 25KG/SPOOL
  • AWS  A5.10 ER4043, ER5356; SIZE: 1.0MM,~1.6MM; 7.0KG/SPOOL
  • AWS  A5.9  E307L, E309L, E308L, E312L,E16L, E2209; SIZE: 0.8MM~2.0MM
  • AWS  A5.14  NiCr625 (NiCrMo-3); SIZE: 0.8MM~2.0MM; 15.0KG/SPOOL
  • AWS  A5.9  25.25Nb (Cr25Ni35Nb); SIZE: 1.0MM~2.0MM; 15.0KG/SPOOL
  • AWS/SFA 5.10 ER4043 (commonly referred to as AISi5) is a 5% silicon aluminum filler metal that is available for MIG or TIG welding processes. This alloy is recommended for welding 3003, 3004, 5052, 6061, 6063, and casing alloys 43, 355, 356, and 214. Washing Alloy 4043 has a melting range of 1065 - 1170degree and a density of .097 lb./cu in. The post-anodizing color tint is gray. Tensile strength average is 29,000 psi.

Description and Application

TOKO solid copper coated welding wire for welding in gas shielding atmospheres. Slightly higher silicon and manganese alloyed. The higher contains of silicon and manganese increase the yield stress and tensile strength of weld metal. The high silicon content promotes a low sensitivity to surface impurities and contributes to smooth weld. Suitable for welding unalloyed and low alloyed construction steels with tensile strength below 640N/mm2 like boiler plate, fine grained steels, pipe steels, shipbuilding steels and cast steels.
Base materials & Description DIN, AISI EN
Unalloyed steels St 33 to St 60.2 10025
Fine-grained steels St E 255 to St E 355 -
Boiler and vessel plate W St E 25 to W St E 355 -
Pipe steels HI,H II,17Mn4,19Mn5 10028-2
Shipbuilding steels St 35 to St 52.4 -
E St E 210.7 to St E 360.7 -
A,B,D,E 10025
Description and Application
TOKO copper coated welding wire for welding in gas shielding atmospheres. Suitable for welding unalloyed and low alloyed construction steels with tensile strength below 530N/mm2 like boiler plate, fine grained steels, pipe steels, shipbuilding steels and cast steels.
SFA/AWS A5.28 ER 80S-G
EURO 80SG is a copper coated wire for TIG welding of 1Cr1/2Mo steels.
Typical all weld metal chemical composition element C Mn Si S P Cr Mo
% 0.12 1.20 0.80 0.025 0.025 1.50 0.60