Nickel Welding Rods

Bernzomatic NS3 Nickel-Silver Flux Coated Brazing/Welding Rods, 2-Piece


Bernzomatic NS3 Nickel-Silver Flux Coated Brazing/Welding Rods, 2-Piece

Features: Nickel-silver flux coated brazing/welding rods perfect for repairing bicycles, metal furniture, railings, and radiatorsContains 12-Inch rodsTensile strength: 85,000 psiWorking temp: 1,680 degrees farenheitUsed in joining carbon and alloy steels as well as non-ferrous materials

$12.32

FORNEY 45889 FORNEY WELDING RODS


FORNEY 45889 FORNEY WELDING RODS

WELDING ROD 1/8″ALUM BX8

$40.91

50 Piece Plastic Welding Rods


50 Piece Plastic Welding Rods

Features: Set includes (17) gray PVC plastic rods, (17) green PC PP rods, (16) white PC ABS rod

$16.85

07352 Thermoflex Welding Rods - 16 Pieces


07352 Thermoflex Welding Rods – 16 Pieces

Steinel 07352 Thermoflex Welding Rods – 16 Pieces

$29.08

Steinel 07352 Thermoflex Welding Rods - 16 Pieces


Steinel 07352 Thermoflex Welding Rods – 16 Pieces

Steinel accessories are precision formed from high-grade polished stainless steel for superior performance and reliability. The Thermoflex Welding Rods for Heat Guns is for use with Steinel thermoplastic materials.Features16 Pieces.Dimension – 12 x 1.1 x 0.6 in.Item Weight – 0.19 lbs.

$29.08

6/PACK BERNZOMATIC 328636 BERNZOMATIC WELDING RODS


6/PACK BERNZOMATIC 328636 BERNZOMATIC WELDING RODS

SOLDER ROD ALUMINUM 2PK

$38.49

50 Piece Plastic Welding Rods  from TNM


50 Piece Plastic Welding Rods from TNM

50 Piece Plastic Welding Rods from TNM Type: Other

$14.85

50 Piece Plastic Welding Rods HFJ14


50 Piece Plastic Welding Rods HFJ14

50 Piece Plastic Welding Rods HFJ14

$15.56

Medco DTF-DF-503 Short Welding Rods


Medco DTF-DF-503 Short Welding Rods

Features:Short Welding Rods.3 Pack

$49.7

nickel welding rods
Nickel Plating

One of the biggest misconceptions out there, is whether or not you need an auto darkening welding helmet (speedglass). I’m not going to lie to you, having an auto darkening welding helmet is a good thing to have if you can afford it and if you’re not going to abuse it. If you’re going to have it rolling around in the back of your pickup, you should seriously consider a standard welding hood.

When you first start out learning how to weld, it can be a real advantage to use a speedglass just for the simple fact that you can see what’s going on. This is probably more important for learning how to stick weld than it is for learning how to wire feed weld, since the wire feed welding requires you to only pull the trigger. Plus you can get everything set up before you put your hood down. The advantage to seeing what’s going on when your stick welding, is that you can put your hood down and know exactly where the rod is when you’re scratching to try and start your arc. If you don’t have this feature, you have no idea where you are starting your arc, unless you have experience. Another advantage to an auto darkening hood is, if you are doing a lot of production welding. If you’re starting and stopping an awful lot or are stitch welding for long periods of time, it’s handy to not have to lift up your hood every time you need to find your next spot to weld.

Auto darkening welding helmets can range anywhere from $100 all the way up to $400. It all depends on your budget and what you want out of it. Most of them will have a feature to set the shade of lens you want to use. Some will even go down to a shade 5 so You can use it for cutting with a torch.

A standard welding hood can be as little as $5 at a garage sale up to about $50. That’s generally the highest price out there, unless you get one with some really fancy graphics. Standard welding helmets are very affordable and if you happen to wreck it, it’s no big deal since it only costed very little.

I have personally used auto darkening hoods, but to this day, I choose not to just for the simple fact that I think they’re kind of expensive and I really don’t need one. Some people will lead you to believe that you need an auto darkening hood, but I disagree. I think it’s a luxury, not a necessity. Spend your money on your welding machine and your welding rods and make sure that those are up to snuff. That’s a better place to spend your money. The more you practice welding, the more you will realize your welding rod or welding gun are nothing more than an extension of your hand, and it’s pretty easy to figure out where that is at all times, even if you’re not looking. After all, practice does make perfect.

nickel welding rods

Repairing a cast iron stock pot



I have an old cast iron stock pot that has a very small crack in the bottom. I have a friend that says he can weld the crack, but I was unsure if the pot would still be OK to eat out of. He said he would use nickel rods, but I didn’t know if there might be some leaching of leads or other possible contaminates if it was used to cook in.

Welding cast iron is a very ‘iffy’ proposition.
It takes a highly skilled welder and a lot of preheat of the surrounding metal or the item will crack.
Welding rods do not contain lead, (it would vaporize at welding temp.s).
Some brazing rods, (more often used on cast iron), do.

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