Hobart Flux Welding Wire - .030
Experience tells the tale
Having used Hobart wire for over half a century, I find it is head and shoulders above the rest. You as a weldor, must not be satisfied with the "easy to get a hold of" wire in the store nearest you. Your weld may have someone's life depending on its strength. I weld a lot of galvanized steel, which is what this wire is designed for, and when there's slag, you drag. This allows the slag to cover the weld protecting it from oxidation in the weld process. The images are done with a Hobart 125EZ using Hobart.030 flux core. wire on 1/4" steel plate.
May 2, 2013
Not all flux welding wire is created equal. Gasless welders are known for spatter. It's not the welding machine, it's the wire. Hobart wire is the Gold Standard others are measured by. Low spatter, good penetration, low porosity. Try it. You will like it.
August 23, 2012
Hobart flex welding wire
Worked well. Sometimes the material would roll up in the welders automatic feed but this was probably the welders reel.
August 13, 2012
Got a wire flux wire feed welder as gift. Works good for what I have to repair. Flux wire core can be a little expensive but Northern had this one on sale, price was right. Used the other day, no complaints. Smooth weld some slug but no more than expected.
March 14, 2011
This is good wire. You won't be disappointed. Look for sales and buy a few.
January 1, 2011
Hobart flux-core welding wire E71T-11 (gasless)
I was amazed at the weld quality obtained using this welding wire. Virtually no spatter, no porosity, and you can weld uphill or downhill with no runs. The flux peels off easily to reveal a beautiful bead.
I was about ready to scrap my mig welder due to poor weld quality, but now I realize I was just using the wrong type wire. With the Hobart wire, my welder works the way the manufacturer says it should!
I recommend Hobart E71T-11 flux-core wire to anyone who wants a high quality weld from their MIG or wirefeed welder.
June 1, 2010
Good stuff for heavier repairs
What can I say, it works as advertised and has given good results, comparable to lincoln wires I have used. The only issue I have had, and it has more to do with my skill level and welder than the wire is it is harder to use on thinner jobs with out burn through.
May 24, 2010
This wire came with my hobart 210. It works and is of good quality. I have since switched to gas and solid wire for less spatter but flux is great when you can't use gas.
February 25, 2010
I'm on my second spool of this wire and have been very impressed with the results. Minimal spatter and good penetration from my HH140. I've used it on material from 16ga, up to 3/16". No complaints at all. I'll be ordering a 10lb. spool next.
February 17, 2010
Hobart .30 Flux Core Wire
If you are using a 110/120 volt machine like my Hobart Handler 140, You need to have a wire like this to get the penetration you need for medium thickness metals. I mostly weld metal that are 1/8 to 3/16 with this wire. With E71T-11 you are good for multiple pass welds according to AWS guigelines as long as you bevel your edges and get a good root weld pass( I do this for 1/4). I have used Hobart Fabsheild 21b in .035 machines which to many is the gold standard flux wire for mild steel. This feels and works much like that. Splatter is minimal, slag in easily removed, and the bead is solid. Sheilding Gas and regular wire is still best on thin sheet but can be obtained with good technique. Try some!!!
January 2, 2009