The 5 Essentials to Running a Perfect Bead

Report
La Mirada High
Welding
Creating a
spark for the
future!
The 5 Essentials
to Running a
Perfect Bead
Number 1
This is the most important of the 5!
Number 2
This is the distance from the end of the
rod to the metal.
This should be about 1/8th of an inch.
Arc Length
Number 3
This is how fast your are moving while
welding.
This also helps control weld size and
penetration.
Travel Speed
Number 4
This is the angle of your rod while
welding.
The proper angle should be half of
your weld angle.
Electrode Angles
Number 5
This is the amount of heat given
out during the welding process.
Your heat may vary depending on
metal thickness and type of rod
being used.
Approximate Amperage
Settings
Approximate Electrode Amperage Settings
Fast Freeze
E6010 - E6011
Fill Freeze
E6013 - E7014
Fast Fill
E7024 - E7028
Low Hydrogen
E7018
Diameter of
Current Setting
Electrode
Inches(Millimeters)
Amperes
Current Setting
Current Setting
Current Setting
Amperes
Amperes
Amperes
75 - 105
100 - 165
135 - 225
185 - 280
235 - 340
260 - 425
85 - 155
100 - 175
160 - 270
220 - 330
270 - 410
315 - 520
70 - 140
90 - 185
140 - 230
210 - 300
230 - 380
290 - 440
3/32 in
1/8 in
5/32 in
3/16 in
7/32 in
1/4 in
(2.4 mm)
(3.2 mm)
(4.0 mm)
(4.8 mm)
(5.6 mm)
(6.4 mm)
40 - 90
75 - 130
80 - 160
110 - 225
200 - 260
220 - 325
All five of the
previous steps
if done properly
will give you a
perfect welding
bead.
Now Your
Ready!

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