Welding Ovens for Sale - New and Used

What is a welding oven?

A rod oven is an indispensable welding tool for the professional welder to have while on the welding job. As one of the many welding accessories available to welders, the welding rod oven - also referred to as an electrode oven, hot box or welding electrode stabilizing oven - has been refined and redesigned over the years in order to accommodate welders that operate in a variety of challenging environments.

Should I buy an electrode oven?

If you’re a hobby welder there are many more things to spend your money on. You don’t strictly need a welding rod oven a sealed box can do the trick for most hobby work. Welding rod ovens are for welders who want to work to the highest possible standard. Read more about why to buy a welding oven below.

How do I protect electrodes?
As important as electrodes are to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), the process of storing them properly often is not top of mind. However, properly storing SMAW electrodes is integral to the quality of the weld and the successful outcome of a welding project or job. For SMAW rods to perform adequately, you must keep them dry and in low-humidity conditions. When electrodes absorb moisture from the atmosphere, they must be dried in order to restore the ability to deposit quality welds. Electrodes that have absorbed too much moisture may lead to weld cracking or porosity.

Welding electrodes have flux coating. When exposed to air, this coating can begin to absorb water from the air around it so they are packed in hermetically sealed packages. This moisture can transfer into the weld and weaken it, leading to cold breaks.

If you are experiencing unexplained weld cracking problems, or if the electrode arc performance is deteriorating, you may need to re-examine your storage methods and invest in a Welding Oven.

What is the benefit of using a welding oven?
They bake the moisture out of the rod and allow the rod to be stored for use without moisture buildup. This keeps them in prime condition for best results.

Do I need use a rod oven?
There are several good reasons to use a rod oven: ... You would not normally have hydrogen cracking problems if you welded it with a cellulose coated rod, which would normally have more moisture than a low-hydrogen rod that has been stored in reasonable conditions outside of an oven.

As all welding equipment, prices vary greatly depending on the make you buy.  So if you are just starting out there is sure to be a cheap option available but as we concentrate on B2B sales and therefore a hold up in production because your rods or flux was damp is going to be an massive issue.  Still competively priced and especially if you purchase used ovens, choose Gullco ovens for peace of mind.

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