EZ-Weld Forge Flux(also known as Cherry Heat and Climax) adheres to ferrous metals at relatively low heat, and is equally good for lap, split, butt, or jump welding. This flux compound enables the blacksmith to weld tool steel, plow open hearth and Bessemer steel at relatively low temperatures making stronger, smoother welds. The flux’s high percentage of metal (about 40%) facilitates the forge welding process considerably. EZ-Weld forge flux can be used with both iron and steel.
Stableweld Forge Welding Flux has a lower (12%) metal loading than the EZ-Weld, Cherry, and Climax fluxes. This forge flux is used in forge applications that require a lower metal concentration in the flux. Stableweld functions like EZ-Weld in most forge welding processes, and can be used in a wide variety of applications.
Forge Borax contains no water of hydration and melts smoothly at 740°C /1350°F. The flux promotes deep penetration of the filler metal in the joints, resulting in high bond strength. Forge Borax removes oxides rapidly and thoroughly without bubbling, keeping impurities and porosity out of the joints.
Crescent Forge Welding Flux serves as a substitute for Borax on fine work forgings. Crescent Forge flux contains no metal filings and thus cleans easier. It is used in applications such as finishing heats, toe caulk and plow work.