Section 1. WELDING MATERIALS
USES, PROCEDURES, AND CHARACTERISTICS
TYPE: MILD STEEL - ARC AWS/ASTM E-601 1
Flat: Very short arc. Stay ahead of puddle and use
a slight w-hipping motion.
NSN: 9GD 3439-00-165-4173 (1/8X 14)
Vertical: Start at the bottom and go to the top using
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a slight whipping motion. When welding from top to
9GD 3439-00-262-2655 (3/16X 14)
bottom, don't use any motion.
Overhead: Use same technique as the vertical
bottom to top. Multipass for buildup.
POLARITY: AC or DC Straight or Reverse
Deep penetration, light slag, fast freezing deposit.
1/8 - 80 to 130
Tensile Strength: 62,000-72,000 psig
5/32 -130 to 160
Primary: Joining of mild steel.
Secondary: Good for galvanized steel. Substitute
for cutting rod; soak coating and use on straight
polarity. On sheet metal, use straight polarity for a
forceful spray arc.