Are kennedy elctrodes ok

  1. mtt.tr

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    Is the size standard?
    Sounds like a weird questions but I've seen electrodes come in different sizes
    2.4 2.5 and now these are 2.6
    That's might explain why some rods burn hotter and some other colder ?
     
  3. Mikes Member

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    Think that's a typo as although 2.6 in the product name, states rod diameter as 2.5 mm.
     
  4. Dcal

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    They are probably rebranded Super6s or such like.
    If it's non critical, buy a box and see what they are like.
    If they weld I'm pretty sure they will strong enough.

    If you do try them don't forget to report back
     
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    I will put them in the basket with other bits and await the emailed price reduction.
     
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    They are on zoro ebay for a fair chunk less than that. With free postage
     
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  9. metalmelt Member

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    They are a rebranded electrode and were made in Poland, but the same factory makes electrodes branded as ESAB, BOC, SIF, and many cheaper brands; from my own experience they are fine for most work as they are a middle quality which usually offer decent value for money.
     
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  10. Brad93

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    Buy something decent.

    Bohler Fox Sum, Oerlikon Fincord M, Elga P47, ESAB OK 46.00 or 46.30
     
  11. Brad93

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    It’s been a few years since I worked for ESAB but I’m pretty sure ESAB don’t share factory’s with Sif.
    Most of ESABs rods are made in Vamberk, Czech Republic.
     
  12. metalmelt Member

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    They used to be and like many things they were rationalised and are probably made in sweatshops now.
     
  13. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I’ll have a look at the serial numbers off the batch I bought last year, there’s an easy way to see what factory they are made in.
     
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  14. TechnicAl

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    The Kennedy rods will be the cheapest they can get....and probably change every month or two.
     
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  15. metalmelt Member

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    We only ever used them as emergency buys when someone calculated usage incorrectly and we were running out, we had an account at Cromwell tools so the foreman used to rush out for a dozen boxes.
     
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    How much welding were you doing that you needed a dozen boxes in an emergency???:dontknow:
     
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  17. metalmelt Member

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    Depends on the job, but according to something to do with the company account we have to have a dozen boxes from Cromwell Tools.
     
  18. daleyd

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    :dontknow::dontknow: Now I’m even more confused...
     
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