How do you hold a stinger?
Instead of grabbing the stinger and just letting the lead hang, give the welding lead one wrap around your forearm then grab the stinger. This way your shoulder is carrying all the load instead of your arm. This allows you to carry the weight easier and also allows your arm and hand to easly manipulate the rod.
What is a good electrode holder?
The Lenco AF-25 electrode holder is recommended for electrodes up to 3/16” and up to a 2/0 gauge cable. This means it can be used on a large rig and on large-scale projects.
How do I choose an electrode holder?
Base metal properties
- What does the metal look like?
- Is the metal magnetic?
- What kind of sparks does the metal give off when touched by a grinder?
- Does a chisel “bite” into the base metal or bounce off?