Hi! This is John from expertvillage.com. In
this video clip I will be talking about selecting the proper electrode. When you take a look
at different electrode sizes, the first thing you want to look for is the thickness of the
electrode itself which is that metal core. It can come in several different thicknesses.
The next thing that you want to look at is the number of electrodes, so this electrode
is 6013 or E6013. 6013 is a great general-purpose electrode. It can be used with both DC or
AC welding and you can be welding in all positions with this electrode, so you can weld in a
flat position, the vertical position, the overhead position or the horizontal position.