When your say 1/4" to 5/16" thickness then onto stick welding? Are you talking single pass or multiple passes? I know the probable answer will be depending on your machine.

audreyobscura6 months ago

You are correct. It does depend on your machine. If you are able to sync a lot of power and heat into your weld, you can do it with a single pass. If your machine is smaller, you most likely will need to do multiple passes.