E6013 General Purpose Carbon Steel Electrode Blue Demon

E6013 General Purpose Carbon Steel Electrode Blue Demon


E6013 is a mild-steel, all position, general
purpose cellulose-base rod. It operates on AC
or DC welding current and works well on low
voltage AC machines. E6013 is an excellent
choice where there is poor fit-up in the joint.
It deposits easily and smoothly producing
medium to shallow penetration. Small sizes
are well adapted to low heat on thin metals.
Medium to heavy slag is easily removed and
provides for excellent weld cleaning action
during the welding process. E6013 is a great
selection for all types of mild steel fabrications
or repairs where ease of operation and good
bead appearance are required.

Typical Applications
• General-purpose fabrication
• Metal buildings and structures
• Machine parts
• Shaft buildup

AWS Specification
AWS A5.1/A5.1M:2004
AWS Classification E6013

Welding Current


Typical Wire Chemistry
C 0.20
Mn 1.20
Si 1.00
P *N.S.
S *N.S.
Ni 0.30
Cr 0.20
Mo 0.30
V 0.08
Combined Limit
for Mn+Ni+Cr+Mo+V *N.S.

Typical Mechanical Properties
(As Welded)
Yield Strength,ksi 48
Tensile Strength,ksi 60
Elongation%, min 17

Welding Positions


Available Diameters
1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 1/8", 5/32" & 3/16"

Operating Range in Amps
1/16" 20 - 40
5/64" 25 - 60
3/32" 45 - 90
1/8" 80 - 130
5/32" 105 - 180
3/16" 150 - 230

*N.S. means Not Specified