Forney Easy Weld 100 ST Quick Start Guide

Posted by Melissa Zager on Oct 17, 2017 6:13:48 PM

In Welding, Forney Easy Weld, Stick welding, TIG welding

Forney Industries | Woman Welding With The Forney Easy Weld 100 ST

 Get started with the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST! Below is a breakdown of the Quick Start Guide that is included with your new machine. 

TIG Welding With the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST

FIRST STEPS

  1. Attach a size 25 Dinse TIG torch (Size 9 or 17 with valve is recommended).

  2. Verify proper shielding gas is used for TIG welding (100% Argon).

  3. Make sure the process switch is flipped to TIG.

    Forney Industries | 100 ST TIG Switch

  4. Adjust the amperage.

    Forney Industries | 100 ST Amperage

  5. Open the gas valve on the torch and use left arc tecnique (see TIG Welding Tips below) to begin welding.


TIG WELDING TIPS

OPTIMAL ARC LENGTH

Optimal arc length varies by electrode type and diameter but is approximately 1/16”.

Forney Industries | Optimal Arc Length

 

ARC START

A scratch or lift Start is used to initiate the arc. Try to minimize electrode and tungsten contamination.

Forney Industries | 100 ST Arc Start

 

AMPERAGE

Amperage is often referred to as “heat” in TIG welding. It affects penetration and bead width.

Forney Industries | 100 ST Amperage

 

TRAVEL SPEED

Your travel speed (how fast you move) affects bead width and height. It can also affect penetration.

Forney Industries | 100 ST Travel Speed

 

Stick Welding With the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST

FIRST STEPS

  1. Adjust polarity for the stick electrode (usually DCEP - Electrode Positive)

    Forney Industries | 100 ST Polarity

  2. Make sure process switch is flipped to STICK.

    Forney Industries | 100 ST STICK Switch

  3. Adjust amperage per electrode manufacturers recommendations (see below as a guide). 

GENERAL AMPERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS

ø (diameter) E6011, E6013, E7014 E7018 E308, E309, E316, E312
1/16" 30-40A N/A 20-40A
5/64" 40-60A N/A 30-50A
3/32" 50-70A 70-80A 40-70A
1/8" 80A 80A (difficult) 50-80A

 

STICK WELDING TIPS

OPTIMAL STICKOUT

Optimal stickout varies by electrode type and diameter but is approximately 1/16”.

Forney Industries | 100 ST Optimal Stickout

 

STRIKE ARC

A scratch or tap technique is often used to start welding.

Forney Industries | 100 ST Strike Arc

 

AMPERAGE

Amperage affects penetration and bead width. It can also affect spatter, electrode starting and your ability to weld in a vertical or overhead position.

Forney Industries | 100 ST Amperage

 

TRAVEL SPEED

Your travel speed (how fast you move) affects bead width and height. It can also affect penetration.

Forney Industries | 100 ST Travel Speed

 


To prevent fire and serious injury: Keep torch and wire clear of grounded objects while welder is plugged in. Be sure to follow safe welding procedures and wear proper PPE (clothes, welding helmet, safety glasses, welding gloves, boots, etc.)


 

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