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Flitewear 5

Postalloy® Flitewear 5 is an iron base tool steel hardfacing wire designed for moderate abrasion and heavy impact resistance. Deposits are martensitic on carbon and low alloys steels.

Flitewear Hardfacing wires have been engineered to improve the efficiency and longevity of screw conveyors, augers, rendering screws and other similar components. They are designed with in mind, where environmental and production issues are unique. They offer excellent welder appeal and out-of-position welding capability. Bead configurations can vary from stringer to wide weave patterns. Welding arcs are smooth and quiet; smoke levels are extremely low; weld deposits are slag free and spatter-free.

Product Type

Wire: Metal-cored, Gas-shielded.
Deposits are slag-free

Weld Deposit Properties
Average Hardness  
Deposit Thickness  
Unlimited layers with proper procedures
Can be flame-cut  
Weld deposits can be applied without cross-checking  


Foundation drills, Post-hole augers flights, Brick and clay augers, Hollow stem augers and auger flights.

Postalloy® Flitewear 5    Welding Parameters
Current: Current: DC Electrode Positive
Short Arc Amps Volts Stick Out
.045" (1.1mm) 90-200 15-21 1/2"(12mm)
1/16" (1.6mm)150-220 18-21 3/4"(19mm)
Spray Arc Amps Volts Stick Out
.045" (1.1mm) 250-325 27-30 5/8"(15mm)
1/16" (1.6mm)300-37527-303/4"(19mm)

Welding Procedure

When welding out-of-position, use the lower ranges of voltages and amperages: 16-19 volts and 100-150 amps.

Packaging Options
Standard Packaging
Special Packaging Available
.045" (1.1mm)
25 lb spool
220 lb drum
1/16" (1.6mm)
25 lb spool
55 lb coil, 220 lb drum