Postalloy® 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

  • Metal-cored
  • Gas-shielded
  • Deposits are slag-free


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

Weld Deposit Properties

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

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Short Arc Stick Out
15-21 90-200 .045" (1.2mm) 1/2"(12mm)
18-21 150-220 1/16" (1.6mm) 3/4"(19mm)
Volts Amps Spray Arc Stick Out
27-30 250-325 .045" (1.2mm) 5/8"(15mm)
27-30 300-375 1/16" (1.6mm) 3/4"(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

Diameter Standard Packaging Standard Packaging Available
.045" (1.2mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 220 lb (99.80kg) drum
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 55 lb (25kg) coil, 220 lb (99.80kg) drum