Vertical Stick Welding

by Bryan Miller
(Dallas, TX)

Jody- I used to think I was a decent welding with stick- if its flat I can make beautiful weld- but turn a bead vertical and all I get is globs of metal all over the place. Any tips for vertical stick welding?


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here are a few tips that usually help a lot

set machine just hot enough that when you hold a very tight arc , it wont stick

hold a very tight arc

shoot for a dead nuts 90 degree stick angle or a slight push

if weaving, pause at toes, and go across the middle pretty quick

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