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Stick welding heat control

Postby mrel » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:24 am

Hello
Stick welding (arc) how do you control heat ?
Mig welding control the heat by lowing the current or voltage.
Which is more easy to use Stick or Mig?
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Re: Stick welding heat control

Postby Farmwelding » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:10 pm

Welcome to the forum! Stick is controlled by your amperage adjustment and arc length. With mig, amperage is controlled by your WFS as I've come to know it. The more wire you have coming out, the more heat you need to burn it off. Which is easier you ask? Depends on a lot of variables. Me period ally I like stick for out if posistion stuff just cause I find it easier. Mig is easier to use on fabrication for speed and consistency. If you have setting right and have practiced enough, they will be probably about the same difficulty level.
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Re: Stick welding heat control

Postby tweake » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:56 pm

mrel wrote:Hello
Stick welding (arc) how do you control heat ?
Mig welding control the heat by lowing the current or voltage.
Which is more easy to use Stick or Mig?
mrel

learn both.
both have their uses.
stick is a little harder to use but easier to see when you stuff it up.
mig is a little easier to use but not easy to see your mistakes.
with mig there is a lot of variables to get right and, as i found out the hard way, its easy to do a bad weld that looks good.
you think you are doing great until you test the weld. in that respect mig is not as easy as it looks.

i would start with stick.
tweak it until it breaks
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Re: Stick welding heat control

Postby Farmwelding » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:49 pm

If you're going to start with one, choose stick. Gives you a better feel of a puddle with less variables to control. Pick an amperage and burn. It'll help you be able to posistion yourself better as well in my experience.
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Re: Stick welding heat control

Postby tweake » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:27 pm

Farmwelding wrote:.........It'll help you be able to posistion yourself better as well in my experience.

+1

something which jody talk about in the vids, but i still think is understated by most, is the importance of body position and body movement. they make it look easy in the videos.
really difficult to learn to weld if your body position is not good.
tweak it until it breaks
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Re: Stick welding heat control

Postby Farmwelding » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:26 pm

tweake wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:.........It'll help you be able to posistion yourself better as well in my experience.

+1

something which jody talk about in the vids, but i still think is understated by most, is the importance of body position and body movement. they make it look easy in the videos.
really difficult to learn to weld if your body position is not good.

And make sure you can see. That's what usually gets me...usually my cover lens is dirty or when I'm doing overhead, my line of sight is off.
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Re: Stick welding heat control

Postby Mike » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:48 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Stick welding heat control

Postby Lightning » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:41 am

Farmwelding wrote:Welcome to the forum! Stick is controlled by your amperage adjustment and arc length.


...and travel speed.
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