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Soldering is easy and anyone can do it.
To make WOW objects, however, you also need a good deal of practice, as in all hobbies. That’s why we decided to give you a hand and reveal the secret of a successful DIY project: good welding. And how do you get a good weld? – you’re wondering, huh? – It is achieved with the right position for welding.
If you have never welded or welded recently, this article is for you. We tell you how you need to set up to learn how to weld. And get a good result.
Electrode welding: welding positions on a flat surface
Let’s start with the basic rule: make sure you get a good look at the spot to be welded-if you want to be cool, you can call it a “weld bath.”
Rule no. 2: Always look for support that gives you stability and keep your head perpendicular to the electrode tip.
Rule no. 3 – the last one, we swear: point the electrode upright and slightly inclined to the plane and make sure you can see both the part to be welded and the part already welded. That is, the “before” and “after” of your welding.
Of course, the direction you will take to weld depends on the hand you use: if it is the right hand, you will go from left to right, if you are left-handed then you will go from right to left.
So, things, let’s complicate them a bit!
Soldering horizontally on the work surface is easiest. Soldering horizontally and suspended (like when you write on a blackboard to understand), is a bit more difficult. But not impossible! In this case you will just need to keep the electrode tilted between 5° and 15°.
Welding vertically makes things even more difficult but we know you well: you never give up, do you? In vertical electrode welding, the inclination of the electrode depends on the direction in which you are welding: if it is upward, keep an angle between 5° and 15°; if it is downward, the angle will be 65°.
To learn more about the difference between vertical up welding and vertical down welding, go to this article.
Soldering over one’s head is tough stuff, trust me. Maybe we’ll talk about it when you’ve had some practice!
Meanwhile, you can read more about electrode tilting here.
Wire welding: which position to weld?
Here again there is a basic rule: the flashlight should always be held with both hands. Imagine you are holding a pencil to write with: take the flashlight toward the middle of the handle.
Before you start welding find the right angle-we recommend staying between 5° and 15°. And don’t forget to keep a visual on the part to be welded but also on the part already welded, just as with the electrode.
If you want to learn more, see also the article on the position of the flashlight for wire welding.
Now you can start using the do-it-yourself welder well. Hello? Ready? In location… Go!