Stick welding is arguably the dominate form of welding in the world. Stick or Shield Metal Arc Welding, is a form of welding that uses electricity to melt a metal filler electrode (or rod/stick) to fuse to pieces of metal together.
Stick welding is the most popular type of welding. It is a fairly straightforward process that does not require expensive or complicated equipment. It does, however, require patience, skill and practice to become a professional.
Stick welding is used mainly to weld iron and steel, but this process can also be used for nickel-based alloys and chrome. It is often used in the repair and maintenance industries as well as the construction of heavy steel structures. Stick welding is great for fixing farm equipment, repairing tractors, the fabrication of structural steel, and welding pipe or any metal 1/16 of an inch or wider.
It also works well on rusted or painted surfaces.