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Stick Welding Basics | SMAW 101

By: Weld.com Crew
October 12th, 2020

If you've been in the welding industry for any period of time it's safe to say you've probably taken a bend test. We've done our fair share of face and root bends on this channel, but today we're showing side bends on a 1" plate test in the overhead position.

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SMAW 101 | Welding Defects | Welding discontinuities | SMAW | Stick

By: Jason Becker
September 5th, 2019

Let's face it, welding discontinuities  are all a part of the learning process. We have all made them at one point in our lives while learning to weld and possibly even after we have learned. 

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Stick Welding Basics | SMAW 101 | Stick Basics | Stick Welding

By: Jason Becker
August 13th, 2019

    Stick Welding, or as it is more commonly referred to as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is one of the oldest forms of welding still in use today. It is often said that Stick welding is the hardest welding process for beginners to learn. I must say that I completely agree. 

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SMAW | Stick Welding Basics | SMAW 101

By: Bob Moffatt
June 3rd, 2019

  - Welcome to Weld.com, I'm Bob Moffatt with Cowley College. I got to throw this out here for the young guys who are just getting started or the old guys who are just getting started. 

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Stick Welding Basics | SMAW 101

By: Weld.com Crew
June 3rd, 2019

When people think about welding, 9 times out of 10 they picture stick welding. Stick welding is generally the first process we teach, and for good reason. Stick welding teaches the fundamentals of welding and if you can maser stick, the others will come easier.

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Stick Welding Basics | SMAW 101 | 3G

By: Jason Becker
May 20th, 2019

      One of the questions I get a lot as an educator is how do I set up my machine? So today we're going to talk about shielded metal arc welding specifically with the low hydrogen electrodes and we'll just go over the basics.