This stainless electrode produces a very high tensile strength (120,000 PSI), as a result it is one of the most widely used stainless steel electrodes for arc welding. It can be used for dissimilar steels, abrasion resistant steels, hardening steels, armour steels and spring steels. It can also be used as a wear resistant build-up and buffer for layer hardfacing. This electrode may be used in all positions. It produces a crack resistant, porosity-free weld deposit. May be used in any position in AC or DC (reverse polarity). 3/32" 45-70 operating amps.