Arc welding is one of the primary welding processes. It is mostly used by the mechanical engineers and architects. This particular process can be performed by creating an electric arc between the base material and electrode. Now, many easy-to-use stick welders are available that are employed to create strong weld. It needs a sophisticated metallurgical process. The arc is generated by a mechanically guided electrode that generates the current between the joint of fusion and the tip. Have a brief look at some essential welding tips.
It is very simple to strike an arc. You can create weld by contacting the metal. It is easy to join metals about inch. But it should not be performed in hurry. In case it does not break free on the first try you will need to tweak the electrode holders and pull it away. There are some stick welding tips for the welding staff.
First of all welding person should wear a protective jacket, helmet and gloves to avoid any possible injury of fire, spatter or gas erupting during the welding process. As this process involves heating, so that all inflammable stuffs should be removed from the vicinity of welding area. You must have a fire extinguisher while operating welding and be ready to deal with any possible dangerous incident. Proper ventilation is necessary to avoid the accumulation of toxic fume and spatter. You should remove the parts of welders when welding gets over so that they are not affected by the heating process. You can use wooden clothing instead of cotton materials because cotton can easily catches fire whereas wooden surface is much more safe and secure.
The operator of welding machine is expected to have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the nature of different types of metals. It would be risky for the innocent of unauthorized people to operate machines. Proper guidelines and instruction books are available for more information of stick welding or any other types of welding. You can consult them to get more reliable and a strong weld.