Wrong Angle?

Wrong Angle?

textbooks will tell you that the optimum
rod angle in relationship to your electrode angle should be 90 degrees
that works out just fine when you’re doing something really simple like a
bead on plate right in front of you on the bench nothing in the way even though
there’s a lot of forgiveness on your rod angle you know shooting for 90 degrees
in relationship to your electrode angle it’s pretty good from your first
learning and just running beads on plate gotta start somewhere but add one little
wrinkle to the equation just these little 1 inch strips tacked on there and
having to weld inside that little box and all of a sudden the proper electrode
angle just goes out the window can’t do it so we’re going to talk about
tack welding welding up in the corners and using the long extension along
electrode extension to be able to do that and still see the tip of the
electrode still see the puddle and use some crazy feeding angles for the wire
going into the puddle just what you have to do the first thing I’m going to do is
get some tack welds in the bottom of these corners I didn’t bother tacking it
on the outside a whole lot and because I have a little gap there it might be kind
of hot when I’m when I’m reaching the corner and it might peel away a little
bit so getting them sealed up a little bit will help a lot I’m gonna tack all
four corners like that and I’m using a fairly small rod trying to keep the bead
kind of small and so the rod is kind of flimsy it’s a .045″ diameter rod so it
kind of wants to kind of magnetize and stick to the walls and so in a minute
I’m gonna do a little bit of petal pumping just to get around that you can
see the angle of that rod far from what they recommend in the books I’m just
kind of stabbing it down straight into the puddle and trying to lengthen the
arc a little bit as I feed rod so that I don’t crap up my electrode so far it’s
going okay not great but just okay and like I said because the filler wire was
trying to stick to the walls becoming magnetized and everything for this
little run I’m going to kind of pulse with the foot pedal and that way I have
time to pull the rod loose and then when I get it loose and pump the pedal and
just kind of stab it into that Center of the puddle the hot part of the puddle
coming down pretty much straight up and down right into the puddle
this is a er70s-2 .045″ diameter filler metal let’s get a shot of that arc
coming down from the top if I can kind of hard to film this on the inside here
I’m gonna pulse with the pedal I’ll show a little bit of the foot motion on the
pedal but it has some uses I don’t do it all the time but when I need to I find
it really helps if the rod is sticking I let off the amperage a little bit it
gives me just a second to pull the rod loose before I press the pedal again and
then I have time to feed the rod in there here you can kind of see the hand
motion that I’m using to feed the rod and definitely coming in pretty much
straight up from the top having that really long three-quarter inch long
electrode extension with this jazzy 10 cup is really helping me be able to
stick my head in there and see what’s going on and still maintain really good
gas shielding the secret sauce to this cup is it’s got a couple of screen
diffusers in it so you use it with the gas lens then it’s got a couple of extra
diffuser screens and that just makes it really work good unless you extend the
electrode really far some other videos that I’ve done with this thing you know
recently I guess in the past few months it’s a fairly new cup and been out very
long but I did a titanium test joint here so normally you would use a really
large cup for titanium but this cup shields so good that will along with the
chill chill block from the fixture I made a discoloration free titanium weld
also welded this little this little tube hurricane project really worked out well
for that another cup that I really like been showing it a lot over the past few
years is the furick number 8 pro it’s a clear cup and I first started using it
just to help me film so that we all could see the puddle better but I
discovered really quickly it helps me see better you know I’m in my 60s and my
eyes aren’t what they were in my twenties that’s for sure
also helps kind of looking through the cup but it actually actually kind of
like a light bulb it kind of lights up everything and helps me you know see
where I’m going see where I’ve been see stuff that I normally wouldn’t see so
you know it’s it’s a it’s a super useful cup for AC and DC and sometimes for
welding down into corners where you need to look through the cup super useful to
you can see me looking through the back of the cup and I can see my rod kind of
feeding in there right there this is from a recent video that I did just very
recently a little lap joint on an aluminum cube project I won’t add a cup
to my store unless I’ve got several hours on it trying it out on several
applications but this number 8 has really impressed me and so has the jazzy
10 that you saw earlier in the video this is my store
sometimes I bundle products along with my TIG finger product you can save a
little money if you get both if you’d like to learn more about any of this
stuff just go to weldmonger dot com that’s how I pay for these videos thanks so
much for watching you


  • N says:

    Nice looking welds

  • عراقي متنور says:


  • Petar Blagojevic says:

    Ty for all work , helped me alot !

  • Robert Blackman says:

    Thank you for taking the time to teach us. Your videos have made me a better welder, and always wanting to improve.

  • Jeremy Wheat says:

    You're the man, I love your videos and I have fully loved 3 Tig Finger XLs and am soon ordering more. Those jazzy 10 cups are awesome, they have turned into my go to. Keep it up with the videos, the welding community needs you.

  • Paul Morrey says:

    Thanks Jody

  • Chris White says:

    I was in a similar situation this morning I used gas lense and it came out ok…. just ok though

  • Kyle Kyle says:

    Cool beans taco! I have a quick tip for tungsten, make your typical round point and angle desired, then make three even flats, changes the arc, you’ll see what I mean, very cool

  • Young Mango says:

    Great video work. Great tips and tricks!

  • Sails says:

    Thick SS is easy….. Try this on thin stuff.

  • Ant Brant says:

    Hi Jody , I weld lots of cracked alloy wheels. The problem I find is some come back with cracks next to the weld after hitting a pot hole. Any advice to anealing or tips on how to weld correctly

  • Grins says:

    Thanks for posting. The aluminum boat "S/V Good Karma."

  • Arnautovic I says:

    Will you do some 5g

  • Thisoneguyinaz says:

    Great video, thank you for posting!

  • YszapHun says:

    Hey Jody, can you please do a demonstration on trailing cups by any chance? I've never seen anybody do a comparison, as to how hot you can actually go with them, and still get away with it.

  • Chris Wojnarski says:

    Thanks Jody for another awesome and helpful video always a great reminder even if your not new to welding 👊🏻🙏

  • This Old Tony says:

    great video as always.

  • علي الشيخ says:

    شكرا اخي على العمل الرائع

  • Bret Lambky says:

    Do you compensate the puddles one side or the other? Or do you just feed the rod and let gravity do its thing!

    I do like the Cups you use! I had the hard red collar cups. The visibility is really nice! 👍🏼👍🏼

  • Remco Boom says:

    Great video as always , good tips. I’m welding upside down, backwards on a ladder with now steps ( well sometimes it feel like that😉) so the 90 degrees is a luxury that most of the times I don’t have so yes great tips to try out

  • climbe 44 says:

    I love your vids Jody !
    And i don't even have a TIG !! LOL.

  • Abderahmane Handassi says:


  • Abderahmane Handassi says:

    Thank you, my dear friend, I am Abdel-Rahman from us, Morocco, I am from the salesmen, thank you very much🙏🙏👩‍🏭👩‍🏭⚒️⚒️❤️❤️

  • Czecher86 says:

    what gas do u use???

  • Kenneth Bushor says:

    Good video I'd like to see 309 stainless and a 36 Steel well together cuz I just finished a certification test and passed I like to see videos on that

  • J G says:

    Excellent video as always, thankyou Jody!


    Thanks Jody, good information.👍👍

  • Curtis von Epp says:

    Jody there's some new features out in the market place on a Tig Buttons instead of a foot pedal i would like to know more about that feature and witch one works best 😨🐤.

  • Viorsa says:

    Supongo que son unas fantásticas explicaciones, pero no hablo inglés,me quedó con lo que veo,por favor subtítulos en español,un saludo y por supuesto un gran like desde Narón Galicia ( España)

  • Make way for the lord says:

    G'day from Australia Jody. You said your into your 60s now… Just wondering if you have had any health issues relating to welding for so many years or you've been lucky so far?
    God bless mate and thanks for you time and experience

  • Guillermo Bta A says:

    Excelente vídeo. Puedo sugerir que si puedes hacer el vídeo también en idioma español, esto para los que no hablamos inglés?

  • Colin McGlade says:

    Thanks for the video .

  • Jessica Jones says:

    My absolute favorite is the Jazzy 10

  • Mike Barn says:

    Do a video on mirror welding 😂

  • Ben C says:

    Great video. I've never heard of the rod getting magnetized, is it caused by the electric arc somehow?

  • ColossalCrib says:

    Getting magnetized is annoying. Personally I would have gone with a size 6 cup.

  • I Am says:

    Thank for making new videos, I always learn something from you that I may have been overlooking. Keep them coming.

  • devin felix says:

    Jody I just want to say that I went to your store again after a while and was very pleasantly surprised at the cup selection! I've been watching your videos listening to your podcast and buying your stuff for a couple of years now and absolutely love it. Thank you for all you do and hello from Montana!

  • terry down says:

    Great video

  • Prof Whiz13 says:


  • Andrew MacGregor says:

    Great video Jody, have you had a chance to check out the 17 and 26 style torches from heavy hitters yet? I just bought the 250 for some heavy pipe work and love it.

    heavyhitterstigrigs “dot” com

    Would love to see some videos with these pushed hard from you.



  • Mario Vargas says:

    thanks máster.👍

  • Moto Z says:

    Rush kane feeds that wire from the side. Pretty sure you even talked about it in the podcast

  • Ozzstar's Cars says:

    I need a tig welder, it's very manly.

  • New movies Trailer's says:

    Sir i need a job can u help me.. please

  • Hand Made says:

    I’ve found for welding in boxes and tight spaces, stick is Generaly the best choice

  • S Koue says:

    I don't comment often because I'm not a professional welder, just doing some "artsy" stuff and home hobby, BUT I really appreciate your videos. It's like a friend giving advice and some one on one tutoring. Up and coming pros probably get more out of it, but even as a hacker/ maker I have learned a LOT. I love that it's more about practical not ideal situations a lot of the time because that is about all I ever deal with. I had a variety of welding experience from high school and fabing up set pieces for theatre, and the odd repair at home. Not sure it was the best choice to go with TIG as my first real welder. I'm probably on the first 10 -20% of the learning curve and I'm about as old as you … But even not being particularly good I have used the flexibility of TIG. MIG would have been easier (and I had some MIG experience) but the flexibility has made it worth it I think. I also have a little flux core box that is great where it works. Anyway really appreciate your videos and I don't think I have said that before.

  • Guillermo Bta A says:

    Estimado amigo, sólo hay subtítulo en inglés, no tiene español, aún así, excelente vídeo.

  • Hank Chinaski says:

    This is fantastic message that most welding/trade schools would shy away from. You'll always get jobs that are impossible to weld at a 90 degree torch angle. Nice to see the O.G. putting it out there.

  • jiminy cricket says:

    60's? You going tell the rest of us where this fountain of youth is hidden? Im in my 50's and my hands don't tig to well anymore. Mostly because I don't do much of it and I'm good with that. Let the younger guys get the helmet time in. It's their time to shine now.

  • Lucian Khairon says:

    No joke: I watched about 10 of your videos every day before I had to go to welding school. And I firmly believe that it played off because I graduated with the highest grade in the class. Great videos as always and thank you for sharing your experience, Jody.

  • 용접맨Jk says:


  • Brad Thurkle says:

    Thanks for all ya tips over the years mate . It’s really helped me out👍

  • Imran Miah says:

    Nice video

  • kenh tong hop says:

    nice video

  • Kirmestechnoboxenstratege says:

    When i started watching your videos, well i was able to put things together. 2 Weeks ago i had to weld in front of a camera team for a tv show. Thanks to you i got the job done pretty good. Couldn´t thank you enough…!!!

  • bcbloc02 says:

    Everything is in the way, that is my kind of welding! lol

  • Chris says:

    I have been welding stainless all day, and I just can get over how forgiving that steel is. Thanks again for another great video, and I really love my Tig finger. It's already got a thousand feet under it.

  • pablo cardenas says:

    Thank you.

  • Corey Holstine says:

    Jody 👍. Thank you!!!

  • Alan Maughan says:

    The filming of your welding is the best on Youtube sir, thank you very much for such informative and useful material.

  • Douglas jay Garibay says:

    How about some galvanized with some silicone bronze!

  • Paul Avilla says:

    Jody: I've been learning to weld from your videos and buying when I can from your store. Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent content. I think you are one of the top welding resources on the internet. Keep it up. You are helping a lot of people to develop valuable skills and to have fun welding.

  • Michael E says:

    Is there or can you show demonstration on a 308 series 10 gauge stainless steel with a Tip Tig.

  • Ghl Scitel says:

    Nice video. Great lesson to learn. I wonder if these welds are vacuum tight.

  • SETNBronco says:

    best vids on the web, always enjoy, keep up the good work. Also want to mention thanks for have such great products in your store, I have purchased quiet a few never been disappointed.

  • Matthew Martin says:

    Thanks Jody, Im ordering that jazzy right now. Just started a new job and can benefit most from a jazzy. Ill add it to my fupa and bbw.

  • Lee Gathers says:

    Nice work! I'm turning 53 and thought you were younger than me. Doing good brother!

  • Gosselin Farms Ed Gosselin says:

    Not much to say, except NICE!! I like the way those cups look!!
    Funny how when we get older, we need a flashlight to help us see where we are going with the weld… I've gotten off track and lost a time or two 🤣😂😎

  • Vance Sloan says:

    I took the gtaw class at the local community college and found that welding inside of a small metal box like the one in this video was EXTREMELY difficult. My filler rod was CONSTANTLY sticking to the inner wall. No one mentioned the pedal pumping that you used here. I'm glad I checked this video out! Thanks Jody!

  • Dennis Young says:

    Dumb/Numb question: when welding (sorta) 1/8 – 1/4 steel, is it a "good" idea to bevel for fillet welds?

  • kenc5182 says:

    Hello Jody. I’ve got a question about 4130 tubing for aircraft. Buying my first TIG machine (Everlast 210 ext) and am gonna practice and take a welding class. My question is do you have to

  • kenc5182 says:

    Sorry bumped the wrong key. I curious on whether it’s required to relieve stress in cluster after TIG welding. I’ve read both ways

  • BrWilson says:

    I'm still having alot of trouble finding your stuff on Amazon. They list your stuff in the browser but then it goes to some other knock-off sponsored brand when I click on it.

  • Matt Desmond says:

    Hey I wanted to ask, nothing to do with the video, but I wanted to buy a ProTIG™ 165 Industrial Welder With 120/240 Volt Input for the garage. Is that a quality welder to start off at?

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