A high deposition rate electrode that produces smooth beads and, in most cases, the slag comes off all by itself. It offers minimal substrate cracking due to the stainless steel core rod. The arc is easily controlled and prevents excessive dilution with the base metal. The high chromium content of these electrodes makes the weld deposits maintain their resistance even at elevated temperatures. For use on parts subjected to severe abrasion as well as light impact such as equipment for processing soil, rock, coal cement, grinding plates, dredger teeth, conveyor screws, coal augers, agitators, earth augers and scrapers. Also for surfaces that must resist abrasion combined with scaling such as open-hearth tools, grates, conveying chains in annealing furnaces and manipulators.