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## What are the weave bead motion technique used in stick welding?

Weave bead welding involves making a weaving pattern in order to cover a larger surface area. This motion allows you to make cover welds over stringer beads, otherwise known as multipass welding. This technique is used when you are layering welds among one another (making multiple welds on the same seam).

## What are the 5 weaving motion in welding?

This weaving motion or process should be repeated on welding beads from left to right, right to left, and top to bottom, and bottom to top—to build up an uniform appearance of the weld metal. In all cases the motion must be uniform, otherwise it would give poor fusion at the edges of the deposited metal.

## Should you weave when MIG welding?

The general guidelines for MIG welding are whip when welding thin metal or making the first pass in a joint, circles for a both thicker materials and wider welds. Weave for vertical up and down.

## Can you hold the electrode while stick welding?

You can hold the electrode when stick welding (SMAW) for a short time to improve the electrode’s stability when striking the arc or making a few tack welds. When doing so, you must wear dry welding gloves in good condition.

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## What motion is used for stick welding?

Angle of travel: Stick welding in the flat, horizontal and overhead positions uses a drag or backhand welding technique. Hold the electrode perpendicular to the joint, and then tilt the top in the direction of travel approximately 5 to 15 degrees.

## What motion do you make when welding?

I normally push the puddle when I weld. Since I’m right-handed, that means the motion of the gun is toward my left. In most cases, the gun should be angled slightly in the direction of motion. This is called the travel angle, and 15 degrees is a good place to start.

## What is the work angle?

The work angle is the angle between a line perpendicular to the nonbutting surface and the plane containing the weld axis and the electrode axis.