WelderSkills - Stick Courses
Andrew Cardin - 4F Overhead 7018 5/32" Stick Welding Tee Joint
Andrew Cardin did the welding in this video while Jody handled the filming.
165 amps, arc force set to 10 using a Lincoln PowerMIG 210mp. We decided to use some leftover rods so that we show lots of restarts because being able to make a good restart is a fundamental skill... especially in overhead welding.
my number one rule for overhead stick welding is...
"Set the amperage high enough where the rod won't stick even when you hold a tight arc, THEN HOLD A TIGHT ARC."
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Tight arc length, rod angle, and restarts are demonstrated with instructive arc shots and body positioning.
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