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Re: fillet tip

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>A tip on specifying fillet welds, for what it's worth:
>SInce a 1/2" fillet uses 4 times as much weld material as a 1/4" fillet, it's
>usually better to spec. longer, smaller fillet welds where possible.  Also,
>smaller welds require fewer passes and have less susceptibility to errors.
Here's another tip. Smaller fillet welds have less tolerance for throat 
and leg size errors and undercut will cause more problems. Don't over 
weld, but don't put yourself in the position of having to buy off skimpy 

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