Thick basic-covered electrode for producing wear resisting hardfacing deposits, which is particularly resistant to metal-to-metal wear, impact and abrasion. Suitable for reconditioning of rails, rail crossings and switch points, wearing parts such as dredger parts, polygon edges, bearing surfaces, striking tools, die tyres, wheel flanges, slide surfaces subject to heavy wear, reconditioning of lower dies, punches, cutting blades, table and rolling rolls. Weld metal can be machined only by using sintered hard metal tipped tools. A tough buffer layer using ESB 40 or EI 307B electrodes is solely required in case of very crack sensitive base metal. Can be welded in all positions, except vertical-down. Preferred to use with DC, electrode in positive (+) pole and also possible to use with AC.