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Postby Dyno » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:44 pm

I ordered 10lbs of ER70-S2 online and I received T-70S2. I have never heard of this before. Is anyone familiar with it?
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Re: T-70S2

Postby Artie F. Emm » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:21 am

Never heard of kiswel, but their website (and your photo) says it's er70-s2. Why would they rename it, who knows, maybe the same reason Lincoln renamed 7018 to Excalibur.
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Re: T-70S2

Postby Dyno » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:44 am

That's what I was thinking, just wasn't sure if there was some other kind of filler rod that I'd never heard of.
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Re: T-70S2

Postby aland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:56 am

Artie F. Emm wrote:Never heard of kiswel, but their website (and your photo) says it's er70-s2. Why would they rename it, who knows, maybe the same reason Lincoln renamed 7018 to Excalibur.


Dave,

Sorry, that's not a fair comparison. Lincoln markets Excalibur 7018 MR, so it is not like a rename. And Lincoln makes other 7018 electrodes also, manufactured in Mexico rather than the U.S.A., where Excalibur is manufactured.

Honestly, I don't know anything about Kiswel either, but their website says that Kiswel USA manufactures in the U.S.A., FWIW.

Looks like a Korean company, but they look pretty international with offices in Japan, Europe, Dubai, China and of course several in Korea.

My LWS stocks Washington Alloy, I've only used about 4 or 5 rods so far, so still working my way through my first lb. :roll:

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Re: T-70S2

Postby cj737 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:38 am

No matter the brand of any filler material, ALWAYS read the AWS/ASME spec (for us Yanks). They can call Blue Violet Roses; it doesn't matter. The spec settles the bet.
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Re: T-70S2

Postby Dyno » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:34 am

Upon opening the box I discovered it's just plain 'ol ER70S-2. I'm not sure why they felt the need to label the package differently.
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Re: T-70S2

Postby Artie F. Emm » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:35 am

aland wrote:Lincoln markets Excalibur 7018 MR, so it is not like a rename. And Lincoln makes other 7018 electrodes


...which they've renamed. My intended point was why introduce the need for a decoder ring.

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Re: T-70S2

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:39 am

Artie F. Emm wrote:
aland wrote:Lincoln markets Excalibur 7018 MR, so it is not like a rename. And Lincoln makes other 7018 electrodes


...which they've renamed. My intended point was why introduce the need for a decoder ring.

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Not familiar with 7016. What you use that rod for?
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Re: T-70S2

Postby MinnesotaDave » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Farmwelding wrote:Not familiar with 7016. What you use that rod for?


7016 is a low hydrogen potassium flux rod like 7018 - but doesn't have iron powder added.

I found the puddle to be a little less fluid or "dryer" for lack of a better word.
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Re: T-70S2

Postby aland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:18 pm

Artie F. Emm wrote:
aland wrote:Lincoln markets Excalibur 7018 MR, so it is not like a rename. And Lincoln makes other 7018 electrodes


...which they've renamed. My intended point was why introduce the need for a decoder ring.

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Dave,

Ok, I'm following you now...yeah, the 7018 electrodes made in Mexico are under the Jet label also...I use the Excalibur, and recently when my LWS sold me some of the Jet, I took it back and exchanged it for Excalibur after seeing the Jet was made in Mexico. They charge the same price per lb.:roll:

Anyway, even the T-70S2 is confusing, no argument from me there...I'm gonna stick with Washington Allow (welding pun?) as that is what my LWS stocks.

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