Steels

While steel may be amongst the most common materials used, MG’s steel electrodes are anything but common. Utilizing proprietary formulations and a unique batch production process, MG products offer welders exceptional consistency, weldabilty, and mechanical properties above and beyond typical industry requirements.

Product Description Mechanical Properties Technical Data
General Purpose

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PL 8516

The Ultimate 6013
Easiest to use, most versatile mild steel electrode welded in all positions flexible coating and drag transfer allow rod to weld itself. Self releasing slag
Tensile Strength: ~80,000 psi
~68,000 psi
Elongation: 24%
Polarity: AC/DC +/-

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Fast Freeze
PL 9213
Fast Freeze 7013
Specially formulated, fast freeze general purpose electrode with excellent AC operation, even on low open circuit voltage machines. Exceptionally soft arc.
Tensile Strength: ~84,000 psi
~68,000 psi
Elongation: 24%
Polarity: AC/DC +/-

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AWS
PL 9013
Premium AWS E6013
All purpose AWS specification mild steel electrode. Great light gauge welding in vertical and overhead positions.
Tensile Strength: ~72,000 psi
~68,000 psi
Elongation: 24%
Polarity: AC/DC +/-

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Position
PL 8505
Out of Position 6012 Type
Heavily coated general purpose rod for general field welding. Great for overhead and downhand. Deep penetration for welding on rusty steels.
Tensile Strength: ~83,000 psi
~67,000 psi
Elongation: 24%
Polarity: AC/DC +/-

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Product Description Mechanical Properties
Typical Hardness
Technical Data
Low Hydrogen

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PL 8532

Premium All Position 7018
Extra low hydrogen electrode with special moisture resistant coating for problem steels high in sulfur and phosphorus. Outstanding elongation and ductility, great for highly stressed applications. All position.
Tensile Strength: ~85,000 psi
~65,000 psi
Elongation: 29%
Polarity: AC/DC +

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X-Ray
PL 8543

Premium AWS E7018
Premium AC/DC 7018 low hydrogen electrode with moisture guard coating for X-ray quality welds. Stable arc and easy slag release.
Tensile Strength: ~85,000 psi
~69,000 psi
Elongation: 25%
Polarity: AC/DC +

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High Strength
PL 8656

Premium High Strength 110-18
High deposition iron-powder electrode offers faster, more efficient metal transfer than conventional low-hy rods. Outstanding strength ideal for low and medium alloy construction steels.
Tensile Strength: ~113,000 psi
~104,000 psi
Elongation: 24%
Polarity: AC/DC +/-

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High Strength
PL 8657

Premium High Strength 120-18
All position electrode for welding of low carbon to medium carbon steel. Deposits have outstanding ductility and provide crack-free welds under highly stress conditions.
Tensile Strength: ~120,000 psi
~110,000 psi
Elongation: 24%
Polarity: AC/DC +

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Dual Coat
PL 8534

“Dual Coat” Low Hydrogen
Unique low-hy rod with exceptional AC weldability. Black ceramic type slag removes easily for finely rippled, ductile deposits. Fast freezing low hydrogen electrode with 120% recovery rate on most problem steels.
Tensile Strength: ~82,000 psi
~67,000 psi
Elongation: 25%
Polarity: AC/DC +

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Non-Conductive
PL 9218

Non-Conductive Low Temperature 8018
Nickel-bearing electrode designed for joining abrasion resistant plate and high strength low alloy steels. Extraordinary low temperature impact values. Non-conductive coating.
Tensile Strength: ~90,000 psi
~73,000 psi
Elongation: 24%
Polarity: AC/DC +

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Product Description Mechanical Properties Technical Data
6011

Dirty
PL 9111

Superior Deep Penetrating 6011
Great for welding over dirt, rusty, painted and oil soaked steels. The low amperage capability makes it excellent for poor fi t-up applications and use on low open circuit voltage buzz boxes.
Tensile Strength: ~85,000 psi
~69,000 psi
Elongation: 29%
Polarity: AC/DC +

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Build-Up
PL 9011
Premium AWS E6011
The special coating allows this electrode to weld over its own slag to achieve multi-pass build-up.
Tensile Strength: ~72,000 psi
~67,000 psi
Elongation: 28%
Polarity: AC/DC +/-

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Product Description Mechanical Properties Technical Data
7024

Drag Rod
PL 9224

Premium AWS E7024
“Drag Rod” great for making high speed welds. Heavy iron powder coating for flat welding.
Tensile Strength: ~81,000 psi
~73,000 psi
Elongation: 24%
Polarity: AC/DC +
Product Description Mechanical Properties Technical Data
Cutting

Pierce
PL 8256

Piercing and Beveling
High speed cutting electrode for use with all standard arc welding equipment.
Tensile Strength: 300 Amp welder recommended
~69,000 psi
Elongation: NA
Polarity: NA

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Cut
PL 8599
Cutting and Chamfering
High efficiency electrode for gouging and chamfering all ferrous & non-ferrous metals.
Tensile Strength: 300 Amp welder recommended
~69,000 psi
Elongation: NA
Polarity: NA

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