In this video we set up the VIPER 185 for Stick welding. First of all plug the machine into a 10 AMP powerpoint and organise the suitable PPE (Welding Jacket, Tig Gloves, Welding Helmet).
Step 1: Polarity
Select MMA on the front panel of the VIPER 185.
Connect your polarity orientation according to the electrode you are using.
Step 2: Electrodes
Flux-covered electrodes come in many different types and sizes for welding different materials and different thicknesses. The most commonly used sizes are:
- 2.5mm: We would recommend between 90 -100A
- 3.2mm: We would recommend between 115-135A
- 4.0mm: We would recommend between 140-160A
To secure the electrode, insert your desired electrode into the head of the torch and tighten by twisting the head clockwise, making sure it secures.
Step 3: Stick Welding
To initiate the weld, strike the electrode on the workpiece and drag along the joint.