Beginner welding tips


When you are welding you want to get in as comfortable a position as possible. You need to brace your arm to allow for a steady torch movement. Many TIG welders hold the torch like a pencil to enable them the best control.


When welding you want to hold the torch at the proper angle. If the torch is perpendicular to the work object, it will be difficult to view the welding process. The angle of the torch relative to perpendicular should be about fifteen to twenty degrees. If this angle is exceeded too much, it can lead to less penetration, poor shielding gas coverage, and general arc instability.


In regards to the direction of the torch, the torch should be pushed away from or ahead of the weld puddle. This will ensure the proper gas coverage of the weld puddle and offers the welder a good view of the weld puddle.

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