Tip for 6010 vertical uphill welding

6010 is a fast freeze rod which means the puddle cool and hardens much faster than 7018. When welding vertical from bottom to top which is how any experienced welder should, dont be hesitant to move a half an inch out of the puddle to allow the molten metal to harden. This creates much more ease in running a consistent bead. When doing so, move upward out of the puddle so that you cover up any chicken scratch that is created. This is a technique that will make stick welding in vertical or 6g positions (especially the root pass) much easier to keep from blowing out. It takes a few times to get the concept but it will do you wonders for a lifetime once you figure it out.

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