Postalloy® 22

Postalloy® 22 is a high hardness, high speed tool steel electrode designed for applications where very sharp edge retention is a primary concern. Weld deposits consist of alloying elements including tungsten, molybdenum and vanadium. The micro structure in the as welded condition consists of partially tempered martensite with carbides and some retained austenite. the weld deposit maintains many of its properties at elevated temperatures.


Product Type

  • Solid Core Electrode


  • For repair and reclamation of high speed cutting and machining tools.

Weld Deposit Properties

M2 high speed tool steel
Heat treated hardness:
Good Hot Hardness up to 1100 °F (593 °C)
Maximum overlay: 2-3 layers
Must be ground
60Rc - 62Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive , AC

Amps Diameter
80-120 1/8" (3.2mm)
110-150 5/32" (4mm)

Welding Procedure:

When Welding on tool steel, preheat the part to 1100 °F (593 °C). Be sure to maintain this temperature during welding. Allow parts to cool slowly. This product can be welded flat, horizontal and vertical.

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging
1/8" (3.2mm) Resealable Plastic Box
5/32" (4mm) Resealable Plastic Box