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Welding Stainless Steel?

Can you use regular welding rods when welding stainless steel?Thank you.


Yes you can use regular welding rods for stainless steel. But you will not have the properties of the stainless. The weld joint will have a different color than the stainless if you grind/grain/finish the weld. It could also rust. The joint could be weaker. It is best to use a rod that comes as close to the base metal stainless as possible. (30 years welding - certified)
Sep 27, 2017
You would use stainless steel rod. I have used stainless safety wire that you can buy at the hardware store or Harbor Freight. (Assuming you are TIG welding). I have found that for small jobs it works quite well.
Sep 27, 2017

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