E312-16 stainless alloy easy all steel specialty welding electrodes are the ultimate rods for most grades of steel using any stick electrode power source. Can be used by anyone, regardless of prior welding experience. Features a superior combination of tensile strength and elongation. The arc is so ionized that you cannot short it out. Typical applications include joining abrasions and heat and corrosion-resistant steels. Best suited to horizontal fillet welds.