Hey guys i have been looking at stick welding videos the past couple of days and one thing i noticed i am looking in front and behind the weld both positions i noticed from the video you are meant to drag the pool and look over the weld, how do u see where your welding to?

how do u work out what is slag and what is the molten pool? this is my biggest problem as all i can see is slag which makes me think "Crap" the weld is building up to high and i rush on forward because i can only see the arc and the slag building up i cannot work out the molten pool size or width

would love to be able to stick weld by far the cheapest method of welding and i can weld in the wind

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