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  1. #1
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    Default stick keeps sticking!

    Hey everyone my name is Wil and I'm new to stick welding. Now every time I start a work peace mostly overhead I stick every time I start. I use a 1/8 7018 I try the tap way and the scratch and I keep the machine around 118, help please...

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    Default stick keeps sticking!

    Try leaving one hand on the rod for more control on your start. As you get it started pull your hand off.

  3. #3
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    Thats good advice your hand is most likley wobbly and hence the stick
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    That's one of the reasons it's called "Stick" welding.

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    What brand of rod ? Is material fairly clean ? Is ground clamp close ?

    Try running the rod tip across a flat file before using. there maybe a excessive coating on end. Try Lincoln Excalibur.

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    Or bump up the amps a wee bit.

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    Cool

    Bump the amps up to about 125. You are using a DC machine right?...Bob
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    That's one of the reasons it's called "Stick" welding.
    Funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster:310981
    Bump the amps up to about 125. You are using a DC machine right?...Bob
    Crank it up to practice striking an arc, when you become better you can lower your amperage.

  10. #10
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    Default stick keeps sticking!

    They are Lincoln rods, and yeah it's on DC+.. I always grind the steel down before welding so its pretty clean.. I'm gonna try the holding the rod trick..

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