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Oxy fuel welding/brazing rods

Postby Farmwelding » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:10 pm

As I plan on getting an oxy fuel set up, is there any brands or types of welding/brazing rod that are better than others? Is there enough of a difference between R45 and R60 to get the R60 or is R45 enough?
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Re: Oxy fuel welding/brazing rods

Postby MarkL » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:18 pm

Not sure if brand matters, but I invested in those sealed containers to store them. The first batch I bought got all rusty because my shop isn't always heated. R45 is for low strength steel, R60 for structural steel or castings, so it depends what you're doing.
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Re: Oxy fuel welding/brazing rods

Postby Farmwelding » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 pm

MarkL wrote:Not sure if brand matters, but I invested in those sealed containers to store them. The first batch I bought got all rusty because my shop isn't always heated. R45 is for low strength steel, R60 for structural steel or castings, so it depends what you're doing.

For now my welding would be limited to small fab projects. Stuff like a guard for lawn mower or lawman mower repair possibly if necessary. So if I decided to do stronger work I should use R60?
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Re: Oxy fuel welding/brazing rods

Postby MarkL » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:31 pm

Farmwelding wrote:For now my welding would be limited to small fab projects. Stuff like a guard for lawn mower or lawman mower repair possibly if necessary. So if I decided to do stronger work I should use R60?

I used RG45 for years on farm type repairs- bush hog, fence panels, etc, before I got a tig welder. I've never used RG60 but it's a different composition so I'd guess it behaves a bit different. I'd try both and if the RG60 works OK and it's not a lot more expensive, just use it all the time.
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Re: Oxy fuel welding/brazing rods

Postby Farmwelding » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:31 pm

MarkL wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:For now my welding would be limited to small fab projects. Stuff like a guard for lawn mower or lawman mower repair possibly if necessary. So if I decided to do stronger work I should use R60?

I used RG45 for years on farm type repairs- bush hog, fence panels, etc, before I got a tig welder. I've never used RG60 but it's a different composition so I'd guess it behaves a bit different. I'd try both and if the RG60 works OK and it's not a lot more expensive, just use it all the time.

Oddly enough, the R60 is a little cheaper but I'll probably buy both to have around.
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