Thick basic-covered electrode for producing hardfacing deposits of medium hardness, which can be machined by chip-forming. Particularly suited for wear resisting parts subjected to metal-to-metal wear, heavy impact and shock. EH 330 can be easily welded in all positions, except vertical-down. Weld metal is crack resistant and free of pores. suitable for reconditioning of rails, rail crossings, switch points, sprockets and wearing parts, such as rope pulleys, tumblers, rollers, caterpillar track rollers and links, wheel flanges, stud links and others. DC, electrode in positive (+) is preferred and possible to use also in AC.