How To Produce a Good Bead
by Kevin Johnson
In order to produce a good bead you first need to mock the pass without initiating the gun trigger. This will reveal any obstacles that may influence the integrity of the hot pass such as hose snags, loss of puddle view,body positioning creating loss of balance or proper tip to work angle and distance etc. Producing a consistent bead with uniform shape is dependent on maintaining a constant view of your puddle.