Arc welding requires electrodes/welding rods to work.
It’s responsible for electricity passage to the base metal and eventual fusion. The electric arc created by the process reaches 5,000°C (9032 F).
These rods are of different types and serve different purposes. A proper electrode should be chosen, in order to make sure the result satisfies.
It’s recommended to use mild steel electrodes approved by AWS (American Welding Society), but there are thousands of them, so you have to choose the right type.
6011 and 6013 rods are similar, but the precision will only be achieved if you use them in proper applications. Here, we will discuss all the similarities and differences between the two and see if any of them are a better option.