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Welding Stainless Steel?

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

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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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