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7018 2G Practice Plate - for Welding Students

2g Root pass with 6010 1/8"

The bevel angle, land, and gap make a big difference on a root pass using 6010.

When you practice a plate like this, its important to use the same bevel angle, gap, and land as the test you will take.

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The amperage for the root pass was set to around 85-90 amps using a 1/8" 6010 electrode.

2g Fill and cap with 7018 3/32"

For the 3/32" 7018 fill and cover pass, amperage was 85-90.

This weld could easily be done using 1/8" electrodes and for a weld test, the welding procedure might either give the option of either 3/32 or 1/8 7018 or it might specify a diameter.  Always read and follow the weld procedure when taking a weld test.

A 2G plate test is mostly a practice weld required by welding schools and its a great way to get better at 6010 roots before moving on to more difficult positions.

There are companies that require A 2g plate test  along with 3g and 4g plate tests to qualify for all positions.

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