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SMAW | Stick

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

Today we received a video request on how to do restarts on 7018 in all positions. The viewer submitted his request via the new website. This is a way to help us ensure that we are putting out relevant content to our audience. 

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GTAW | TIG

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

If you have ever TIG welded thin gauge material, you have no doubt warped or distorted a piece or two. One of the easiest ways to prevent this is to use a chill block or heat sink and put it behind the pieces.

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FCAW | Flux Core

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

In a previous episode, we ran some 1/16" Select Arc 78 wire in the vertical position. Today, we are expanding on this process and we are headed to the 4F position (overhead).  The perimeters are going to be very similar to the vertical but instead of dragging the wire up, we will be running the wire straight in to a slight push angle. 

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FCAW | Flux Core

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

Today we are running some 1/16" diameter Seismic Wire. It's a T-6 wire which means its used in seismic applications. This wire is used a lot out on the west coast as well as other areas prone to Seismic conditions (think earthquakes or areas with extreme vibrations). 

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Tools

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

Over the past few months we have received a ton of questions regarding some of tools we use frequently on the channel. We compiled a list of the top 9 tools we get asked about the most.

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SMAW | Stick

By: Jason Becker
January 13th, 2020

Today we are closing out the welding defects/discontinuities series and covering the remaining 2 defects. The first one we discuss is unequal leg length. This is pretty simple defect to fix. Improper leg length is more than likely caused by improper work angle.