Semi–basic coated electrode designed for welding and hardfacing ferrite – austenite steels and for hardly weldable steels including those with 13% manganese content. Intended for a service temperature up to 1000°C; applications include tool steels, shafts, buffer layers and steels with similar chemical composition. Suitable for joining of dissimilar materials, heat treatable or quenched and tempered steels, high carbon steels, etc. The weld metal improves weatherproof conditions and friction. Its very good mechanical properties and crack resistance make this electrode suitable for all applications. Suitable for all positions, very good looking weld bead and easily removable slag.