I have been tig welding for about 6 years now but want to know the techique to the weave pattern. Anyone care to shed some light on this for me?
I was using this technique as well, then a good friend came over and yelled at me. My beads did not come out clean with this style (C sweep) though- uneven spaces, not always the equal size... since then i have been trigger welding, and everything looks much cleaner and i seem to be getting better penetrationIve noticed many people like dragging it then pushing it back and so on. I cant seem to lay good beads that way. I can lay a better looking weld by doing a C shape. Any upsides or downsides to each technique.
How strong is that weld like it is? I think it looks bitchen smooth like that. What angle do you lay the torch at? It looks like (90 deg being perpendicular to work) it's laid over like 30 deg from horizontal?Lincoln 275
Here is an example of the first pass. Real smooth, good fill....