We recently received the Everlast Lightning MTS 275 to do a full and honest review of the performance and function of the machine. Due to it being a multiprocess machine, we decided it best to break the reviews up by process. We have already covered TIG welding on stainless, steel and aluminum, so today we decided to check out the performance of the Stick welding process.
When I used to teach at the college, I would often reach out to employers to make sure that my students were learning the skills that they were looking for in potential candidates. One of the topics that always came up was "being able to read welding symbols". With this information in hand, I developed a lecture that would teach students how to interpret welding symbols. The AWS has 2 documents that I highly recommend purchasing for your library. The first one is AWS A2.4 Standard, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination. The next one is AWS A3.0 Standard Terms and Definitions.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or TIG welding, can be very difficult for new welders to master, especially without formal training. Today we are going to discuss and demonstrate some proper techniques and drop a few tips to help even the most novice of welders master the lap joint.