Basic covered, austenitic manganese steel electrode for wear resisting hardfacing deposits on high manganese (12-14%) steels. Weld metal will adopt high hardness by cold-working, it is therefore particularly suited for parts which are subjected mainly to wear caused by heavy impact and shock. During welding, the workpieces should not become too hot and if necessary, be allowed to cool down. When welding large workpieces made of austenitic manganese steel, such as crusher jaw plates, it is advisable to weld them in a water bath. Welding shall be done at low welding currents, with stringer and short bead lengths, to avoid the workpiece cool down. So, high welding currents and wide-weave beads must be avoided. When building up various layers, it is good practice depositing a buffer layer with EI 307 weld metal. When making joint welds on austenitic manganese steel, it is preferable to use EI 307B electrodes. Suitable for hardfacing and repair welding of wear resisting parts made of austenitic manganese steel, such as crusher jaw plates, crusher cones, rolls, pulverizing hammers, beating arms and others. Preferably used with DC, electrode in positive (+) pole and also possible to use with AC.