Aug 19, 2021

Tips and Techniques for Stick Welding Troubleshooting

Side view of welding operator stick welding on a piece of pipe

Like any welding process, using proper technique and following some best practices can help improve results when stick welding. But problems can still occur on occasion. Knowing how to quickly identify and troubleshoot common issues can reduce unnecessary downtime, which is particularly important since stick welding is already relatively slow compared to wire processes. Any time saved can help contribute to better productivity — and less frustration. 

Consider these seven common stick welding issues and their solutions to help along the way. 

This article was published in The WELDER. To read the entire article, please click here.