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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.