It doesn’t matter if you only want to weld for a hobby or as a career choice, you will eventually have to learn about welding joints. They are the basic foundation of welding and something you will come across daily. According to the American Welding Society, there are five different types of welding joints. These include the corner, butt, lap, edge, and tee joints.
Learning about only five joints sounds easy but, each one comes with many different types of welds, welding symbols, requirements, etc. For this guide, we’re going to focus on one of the more common ones, the Butt Joint.