Lastek 88

Welding thin steel sheets

Special contact electrode for welding thin steel sheets starting from 0.8 mm.

Gives very smooth and flat weld beads, without undercut.

Welded parts can be painted or galvanized without prior machining.

Lastek 88 is also suitable for spot welding of thin plates and plates of different thickness.

Can be used for pore-free welding of galvanized plates. (Because of the very low amperages the zinc layer at the bottom side will be not or hardly damaged)

Self-releasing slag.

Specifications & Usage


Carriage work, steel furniture, steel doors, tubular constructions for ventilation and airducts.

All kind of apparatus and thin sheets, like: gassradiators, household apparatus,…


Electrode to be held at 30 to 40° to the workpiece and drawn quickly forwards.

Use the lowest possible amperage for fillet welds, to avoid slag burn-in.


Welding proces: Covered electrode (SMAW)
Material Type: Mild steel (unalloyed)
Welding positions: All, except vertical down.
Norm : EN ISO 2560-A
Classification: E 42 0 RR12
Norm: AWS A5.1
Classification: E 6013
Minimum packing: 5 kg in a plastic box