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Thursday, 4th March 2021

I get asked “how many welding rods are in a box”, a lot! So I guessed it was about time I published some figures!

There are some variables when it comes to how many welding rods are in a box.

The length of the welding rod is the biggest variable.

Smaller diameter welding rods, eg 1.6mm, 2.0mm & 2.5mm can be 250mm, 300mm or 350mm long.

Larger diameter welding rods can be 350mm or 450mm long.

As welding rods are sold by weight, you will get less longer rods than short.

The following guide to how many rods are in a box shows the number of welding rods per Kg, so you need to multiply this by the weight of the box!

- 1.6mm (16swg) x 250mm = 153 per Kg
- 2.0mm (14swg) x 300mm = 98 per Kg
- 2.5mm (12swg) x 350mm = 51 per Kg
- 3.2mm (10swg) x 350mm = 32 per Kg
- 4.0mm (8swg) x 450mm = 18 per Kg
- All figures are approximate

View our Range of Mild Steel Welding Rods

- 1.6mm (16swg) x 250mm = 129 per Kg
- 2.0mm (14swg)x 300mm = 89 per Kg
- 2.5mm (12swg) x 300mm = 53 per Kg
- 3.2mm (10swg) x 350mm = 30 per Kg
- 4.0mm (8swg) x 350mm = 19 per Kg
- All figures are approximate

View our Range of Stainless Steel Welding Rods

- 2.5mm (12swg) x 300mm = 60 per Kg
- 3.2mm (10swg) x 350mm = 33 per Kg
- 4.0mm (8swg) x 350mm = 22 per Kg
- All figures are approximate

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Cheers

Graham

Very helpful thank you

You’re welcome Tebogo, glad you found the article useful.

Thank you very much for the information,

You’re welcome Sujeewa, glad you found the information useful.

Regards Graham

It’s very useful in estimating welding works especially a beginner like me.

Thanks for the comment Glen, glad you found the article useful.

Cheers, Graham

how many kilos is exothermic cutting rods per box?

Hi Mark

I regret we don’t offer exothermic cutting rods, so don’t have access tot he data. I would expect them to be similar in weight to Mild Steel Rods.

Sorry I couldn’t help further.

Cheers Graham

How many aluminium, stainless steel tig rods do you get in a kg

Hi Martie

I regret we haven’t produced the figures for Tig Wire yet.

Cheers

Graham

Nice information.It would be better if the common gauge no.of welding rods be also mentioned along with mm.

Hi Bhim

Thanks for the comment. When I wrote the article I did agonise over how to represent the sizes. Metric (mm) is the best known here in the UK, but there is also swg and imperial measure.

1.6mm is also 16swg AND 1/16″!!

It starts to get a bit messy putting all three size denominations down, but as you’ve mentioned swg, I have now updated the article with swg sizes shown as well.

Hope that helps

Cheers Graham