Without fail, every time I post a video where I use a pull angle on short circuit mig welding, I get comments telling me I did it wrong...that I should always use a push angle for mig welding.
I think that comes from that fact that there is a different type of mig welding called "spray transfer mig"
Spray transfer mig is a hot process that uses higher voltage and is limited to flat and horizontal positions ( there are some exceptions like some overhead welds and downhill vertical)
Using a push angle usually works better for spray transfer mig.
Short circuit mig uses lower currents and can be used for all positions provided adjustments are made in settings and techniques.
Both push and pull angles work on short circuit mig provided the angle is not extreme.
Both spray transfer mig and short circuit mig are variations of MIG welding but they often get confused when it comes to gun angle.
19 volts 330 ipm .030” er70s6
WELD PROCESS = GMAW, SHORT CIRCUIT MIG, GAS METAL ARC, BARE WIRE MIG
METAL TYPE = CARBON STEEL, COLD ROLLED STEEL, AISI 1010THICKNESS = 11GA
WELD TYPE = Fillet weld
JOINT TYPE = TEE
POSITION = 2F HORIZONTAL
VOLTS = 19.0 volts
WIRE SPEED = 330 IPM
WIRE SIZE = .030"
POLARITY = DCEP
GAS FLOW = 20-25 CFH C25 GAS
CTWD = 3/8”-1/2"
FILLER METAL = ER70S6
ADDITIONAL SETTINGS =
TIPS:A relatively short stickout aka contact to work distance CTWD of 3/8” to 1/2" makes a big difference.
The technique shown is to keep the arc toward the leading edge of the puddle
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