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  1. #1
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    How good are vulcan electrodes.

    I just got a sungold power inverter off amazon. Couldn't get some forney rods to strike. Wondering if vulcan rods are easy to learn one and are decent. What are good "training rods" 6013?
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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    Post the specs of your new welder, or a link to it.
    Try 7018, they run on every Chinese DC Inverter Stick Welder.
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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    [QUOTE=n00b;8641575]I ju Couldn't get some forney rods to strike. Wo

    strike stingers jaws to ground clamp - it should arc.

    if works, clean rods end. 6011
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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    6011 and 6013 will run on every welder out there A/C or D/C good rods to learn on and do most welding and welding repairs with.
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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    When I was training new employees 6013 1/8" or 5/32" rod work the best


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    Quote Originally Posted by n00b View Post
    I just got a sungold power inverter off amazon. Couldn't get some forney rods to strike. Wondering if vulcan rods are easy to learn one and are decent. What are good "training rods" 6013?

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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    Vulcan 7018 electrodes are okay, they can be pretty hard to strike but they are great to learn on, just scrape off the flux at the end. Then once you get some Lincoln fleetweld 7018 you will see a huge difference.

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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    The Vulcan rods always seem kind of pricey to me. I’d get some Hobarts from TSC to practice with.
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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    Vulcans are recommended by Scotty & Mr Spock.

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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil5 View Post
    Vulcans are recommended by Scotty & Mr Spock.
    This is no time to be logical.....

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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    My welds have to hold so I don't experiment based upon price. Never have used anything but Hobart Bros., Lincoln, or Esab branded.
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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    Lincoln rods have been proven in the industry for over 50 years. That's good enough for me. Just get 1/8'' in either 6010, 6011 ,or 6013. And if you want 7018 get 3/32.

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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slob View Post
    My welds have to hold so I don't experiment based upon price. Never have used anything but Hobart Bros., Lincoln, or Esab branded.
    There is NO ROOM for Bigotry in rods.
    I've always been an equal opportunity rod burner. McKay, Hobart Bros, Lincoln, Murex, GE, ESAB, Coathanger, Stoody.
    That rod shows up on the job, on time I'll burn it.
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    Re: How good are vulcan electrodes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil5 View Post
    There is NO ROOM for Bigotry in rods.
    I've always been an equal opportunity rod burner. McKay, Hobart Bros, Lincoln, Murex, GE, ESAB, Coathanger, Stoody.
    That rod shows up on the job, on time I'll burn it.
    All rods deserve equal amps!
    Not bigotry at all. I know they work and use them because of it. Maybe Harbor Freight is just as good, but I'll never know. Coathanger? Lost count of how many door skins and 1/4's I've installed in the 70's before having a mig machine using gas and a coathanger for filler. Last one was a 77 Caprice where the tops of the doors rotted out. That was back in April, 1987. I just sectioned a donor door top into it in front of our place in base housing, then painted it in at the hobby shop.
    Slob

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