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Steel Welding Rod Supplier

Welding rods fuse metal pieces together. As a leading welding rod supplier, Texas Iron & Metal carries a variety of grades and sizes for all your welding needs. There are different mechanical properties and operating requirements across welding rod selections. These are the factors to consider when making a purchase:

  • Welding current
  • Properties of the base metal
  • Service conditions and specifications
  • Tensile strength
  • Environmental job condition
  • Welding position

A successful weld depends on how closely you match the composition of the welding rod to the base metal type. More than one type of welding rod can fit your application. With Texas Iron & Metal as your welding rod supplier, we can answer your questions concerning welding rods and help you find the right material for your project. Request a quote from our team today.




There are a few commonly used welding rods, each with different characteristics. 6010 is used for high-power density welds with pipes, water towers, steel storage tanks, or other thick metal applications. These rods require a DC welding machine. 6011 rods can work with both AC or DC welding machines and work well with coated surfaces, heavier metals, or greasy surfaces.

6013 rods leave little splatter and are ideal for a number of applications, such as welding metal sheets. 7018 welding rods are highly versatile and work well with poor or intermediate-quality carbon steel. They work with both AC and DC equipment. A 7024 welding rod has high levels of iron power and a high deposition rate. It’s great for beginners and leaves a smooth finish.

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While “Texas” is in our name, Texas Iron & Metal has grown from a local to regional to nationwide supplier of both prime and surplus steel and pipes. We strive to be your one-stop provider for all your steel needs by offering value-added services such as saw cutting, shearing, punching, and CNC.

We stock both prime and surplus steel and pipes in thousands of shapes, sizes, grades, and lengths in our 10-acre facility located minutes from downtown Houston. Our central location and national distribution centers throughout the US allow us to quickly ship our inventory locally, regionally, and nationally in the most cost-effective way. Whether it is a bulk order or a few pieces, we require short lead times and guarantee your order is shipped to your work location so you can keep your projects moving. For local customers, we also offer same-day pickup and delivery options.

Interested in purchasing prime or less-than-prime steel angles today? Or do you have questions about our excess steel angle iron for sale? Contact one of our steel experts to help you with all your steel supply and service needs. Give us a call at 713.913.6973 today. 

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