Flux Cord Wire (FCAW)



ES CUT It is an heavy coating special electrode for cutting in and piercing of all types of steel, cast iron, aluminium, stainless steels and non-ferrous metal. It is a general purpose electrode especially used before repair and maintenance welding applications. Ark start and welding is easy with this electrode and it can be used with high current, it is gives easy arc start. This electrode should be positioned perpendicular to the work.

Typical Chemical Composition (%)

Typical Mechanical Properties

Yeild Strength Tensile Strength Elongation 5x D Impact (ISO-V)


Due to the physical properties of the coating material, core wire has a higher melting rate than the coating material. Therefore, 3 to 5 mm. Crater formations, occurs at the tip of the electrode. Particularly in cutting and piercing applications, this crater formation enables the operation of the electrode penetrating into the melting piece without short circuit. Pieces up to a thickness of 10 mm. Can be easily cut with this electrode, for thicker pieces (10 mm.) electrode should be moved up and down in the direction of material being cut to move away the melted material. In piercing applications, electrode should be perpendicular to work piece. It is used for bevelling, with preparation of cracks and for gouging of armour steels, air hard able steels, stainless steels, cast irons, hard metals, work hard enable and difficult to machine materials. The surface is clean and seldom requires further dressing. Metal removal speed depends on the electrode diameter, ampere selected and to thickness of the piece. It is recommended to work with a quality power source for best results.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
3.20 450 180 - 210
4.0 450 210 - 275
5.0 450 250 - 300

Welding Current

AC Min. 70 V. / DC { - }

Welding Positions


Vertical Down


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades