Arc Welding- Beginner Welders Have a Look, This Could be Useful
This hobart brand welding basically comes up with a melting feed wire that is heated up by an arc. This machine can be easily described as if it is an open fire gun. The trigger is the switch by pressing it the wire feed starts coming out until the trigger is freed or the wire is fully consumed.
Some advantages of Arc welding
i. As the wire feed only melts and simple application of triggering make the welding purpose done, it is very easy to learn and with work on.
ii. Rusty and dirty surfaced materials also can be treated with this.
iii. If there is hardly any required position to weld, it can be really efficient.
iv. It has a higher rate of deposing materials.
v. This welding can be done on a material which has a lot of thickness, it can penetrate through the width.
Disadvantages of Arc welding
i. If you want to weld a thin object you might not choose this welding.
ii. And obviously it has not a quite finishing job, slags will be making it nasty afterward.
Beginner welders question and explanations
They would ask why? Why this type of welding? Let me tell you whenever you are choosing Arc welding or Fluxed-cored Welding you will have to pick heavier and thicker materials. As this welding creates a lot of heat the heaviness of the metal would act as a required stabilizer.
Heavy construction sites and erection sites are the basic places to install this kind of welding. Heavy machinery is patched using this as well as equipment like that too.
This is close to the other type of welding named MIG welding. MIG and this Arc welding method both use an electrode wire feed which gets consumed totally to melt and join the metals. If a beginner wants to try different, this could be it.
But as an opportunity, you will get shielding gas automatically generated by the feed wire as it is a flux-core object while welding where in case of MIG welding you have to prepare an external source of gas to spray and shield. And MIG could beat this in another area where it uses mixture of a couple of gases to make it more secure welding.
As the feed wire is constantly consuming itself, naturally you will have to replace it at some time when it ends up. But in the other space MIG welding will not need to replace gas cylinders and a very less chance of finishing it up while welding.
So we have seen all its feature and comparisons with other welding methods. It is very clear that Arc welding is not so tough to learn and implement. Hence beginners should not be afraid of using it in their garage or workshops. One thing to keep in mind that it consumes Flux-cored feed wire and for that reason always stack up feed wires in front of you while welding. Finishing work to be done after welding, slags to be removed and spatters to be cleaned. This way you can start up your project and be the best welder for the money.