Forney Easy Weld FAQ's

Posted by Blair Weilnau on Mar 20, 2017 10:50:15 AM

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The Forney Easy Weld 125 FC and 100 ST

Searching for more information on our Forney Easy Weld line? Here are a few common questions and troubleshooting techniques to help!

Q: Can I weld aluminum with my Easy Weld machine?

A: We do not recommend that you weld aluminum with either the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST or Forney Easy Weld 125 FC. The Forney Easy Weld 100 ST does not put out enough amperage to successfully weld aluminum, and it is not possible to weld aluminum with the Forney Easy Weld 125 FC.

See which of our Forney welders can be used to weld aluminum.


Q: Why is my Forney Easy Weld 100 ST not welding correctly?

A: Here are a couple of common issues:

  1. Electrode choice:  We recommend the Forney E6013 & E7014. These Forney electrodes will perform well up to 1/8"; other brands may require more amperage. An E6011 electrode can also be used.  Some types of electrodes like E6010 and E7018 require higher amperage and may not be the best choice for the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST.  Some electrodes and brands will be limited to the 3/32” diameter because of their amperage requirements.

  2. Use of extension cords:  If you need to use an extension cord, we recommend a 10 gauge cord no longer than 50 feet, or a 12 gauge no longer than 25 feet.  A small gauge extension cord like 14 or 16 gauge will choke the incoming power and reduce your power output resulting in inconsistent performance.

  3. Proper grounding: The ground should not be attached to painted or coated metal.

Check out the short video on our blog, A Beginners Guide to the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST for more information!


Q: Why is my Forney Easy Weld 125 FC not welding correctly?

A: Here are some common issues:

  1. Wire feed tension: Check the tension on the despooler. Is it set too tight or is the wire feed tension not set correctly?

  2. Wire choice: Are you using .035” wire? We recommend .030" for best performance.

  3. Stickout: Is your stickout too long? Your stickout should be no more than ½”. Here's a short video on determining stickout.

  4. Pull the trigger: To begin welding, pull the trigger on the MIG gun.

  5. Proper grounding: The ground should not be attached to painted or coated metal. 

The Basics of Welding with the Forney Easy Weld 125 FC is a great resource for more information and includes an overview video of this machine.

 


 

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