Torch angle effects penetration

Torch angle effects penetration

Summary

The more vertical the torch is, the more arc is directed into the part. Think about it like this…

Torch angle effects penetration. The more vertical the torch is, the more arc is directed into the part. Think about it like this…when you angle the torch too much its like trying to penetrate thru thicker metal. 90 degrees is the shortest distance to the other side of whatever you are welding.