Soft welding rod.

  1. balmerchris

    balmerchris barnacle picker

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    I have to build up wear on some shafts, nothing critical. I would rather the shaft wear out again than the hole it goes in as it is an easier repair. Is there a specific rod that would be soft or would 6013 be OK?
     
  2. Brad93

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    You need to look at the data sheets for the consumable.

    Do you know the hardness of the hole or shaft? Without that it’s going to be difficult to assess what hardness your consumable needs to be
     
  3. balmerchris

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    Pretty sure it's mild steel. It's for the tine holders on a haybob.
     
  4. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Then you’ll always get galling and therefore wear between the two.
    A weld deposit is likely going to be harder than pure mild steel.
     
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  5. Wildefalcon Member

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    Could you sleeve the tine? With mild steel tube? That way you've a sacrificial part you could change each season.

    Lots of copper grease and some grooves in the sleeves for a puller would make it a simple job.
     
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  6. TechnicAl

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    Lincoln Smitweld used to do an Armco Iron rod called KARDO (i think)....ring Lincoln and ask for Dave Senogles
     
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