High recovery (160%), thick rutile-covered electrode depositing hypereutectic chromium hard metal. It is suitable for producing highly wear resisting deposits subject to abrasion by mineral particles. Suitable for hardfacing worn parts subject to mineral abrasion, such as, conveyor screws, mixer blades, concrete pump parts, slurry pumps, stirring and agitator parts, crusher parts, excavator bucket edges, coal planes and worn parts in petrochemical industry, which are subject to corrosion at elevated temperatures. The typical transverse cracks appearing in this hardfacing weld metal are not detrimental to abrasion resistance. Weld metal is machinable only by grinding. On difficult-to-weld steels, a buffer layer made with EIS 307 electrodes is required. Produces very smooth and clean weld beads with flat penetration. Possible to use both with AC and DC.