Ditto, too hot, too fast on the last one. At least by my limited MIG experience.Dirk said:I agree with wandering willys, the 1 and 2 aren't too bad. I use ovals (circles ) , it gives the bead a more professional look than just pulling the trigger and dragging. Another is whip and pause, this is one most people don't know about. I use it on thin material and tubing , you don't waste time and you don't put alot of heat into the material, it looks killer when done properly.
As for the best, i don't think there is one , it is just personal preference really.
Blah if you can break your weld with a hammer its not a weld no penetration or travel speed is too fast not enough filler metal in the weld.Dirk said:Another way to test your welding is to do a t joint , weld just one side , and then break it apart using a hammer.
That is not a pic of penetration, it is no more than the weld show through. Basicaly just heat marks from the weld on the opposite side.9V said:and heres the "penetration" of the welds just posted. 1/4" is just at the limit of my machine, so i think it must be something in my technique that is causing me not to get any penetration?