New Metal-cored Wires for Caster Roll Rebuilding

Press Release Summary:

  • Lincore® 420HC-S produces a high carbon 420 stainless steel deposit
  • Includes wires formulated for a number of arc welding processes, including FCAW-S, FCAW-G, GMAW-C and SAW
  • Used where high hardness is required and on work rolls and backup rolls when water spray causes pitting on tool steel deposits

Original Press Release:

Lincoln Electric® Introduces Lincore® 420HC-S

New metal-cored wire for caster roll rebuilding now available

Cleveland – Lincoln Electric® introduces the newest product in its Lincore® line of hardfacing and build-up wires. Lincore® 420HC-S from Lincoln Electric is a high carbon metal-cored wire that is most often used for caster roll rebuilding. The hardfacing metal-cored submerged arc welding (SAW) electrode may be used in flat, horizontal and circumferential welding positions. The Lincore hardfacing product line includes wires formulated for a number of arc welding processes, including: FCAW-S (flux-cored self-shielded), FCAW-G (flux-cored gas-shielded), GMAW-C (metal-cored) and SAW (submerged arc).

Lincore 420HC-S produces a high carbon, 420 stainless steel deposit. The product may be used where a higher hardness is required and is used on work rolls and backup rolls when water spray causes pitting on tool steel deposits.

To offer options for the welder depending upon the thickness of the weld, the product is available in the following wire diameters and package sizes:

  • 3/32, 50 lb Coil
  • 3/32, 600 lb Speed-Feed® Drum
  • 1/8, 50 lb Coil
  • 1/8, 600 lb Speed-Feed® Drum

The 50 lb coil is just light enough for one person to lift and install on a wire feeder reel. The Speed-Feed® Drum offers a larger, bulk package for high production environments. More wire in the package means fewer changeovers and less loss of time for the welder.

For more information about the Lincore® 420HC-S, visit

About Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 59 manufacturing locations in 18 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at

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