Cure to Common Stick Welding Troubles (for free!)


Hobart Brothers has created the fourth in an ongoing series of free educational welding posters, addressing the 10 most common welding problems and their likely causes and solutions. Using diagrams and concisely written explanations, the poster is a handy reference tool for both professional and educational welding environments. The problems discussed apply to SMAW welding. Included in the poster are discussions of the following welding problems: • Porous welds • Cracked welds • Undercutting • Distortion • Spatter • Lack of fusion • Overlapping • Poor penetration • Magnetic Arc Blow • Inclusions This poster and the previous three posters in the series, “Types and Positions,” “AWS Classifications” and “Tensile and Impact Strength,” are also available in Spanish. The posters, measuring 28-in. X 22-in., are available free of charge by contacting the Hobart Brothers Information Center at (888) 462-2789 or email the company fulfillment center at For product spec sheets or to learn more about Hobart Brothers products, visit, call 1-800-424-1543, fax 1-800-541-6607, or write Hobart Brothers Company, 101 Trade Square East, Troy, OH 45373.
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