Get started with the Forney Easy Weld 125 FC! This is a breakdown of the Quick Start Guide that is included with your new machine.
TIG Welding With the Forney Easy Weld 125 FC
- Assemble torch wrap tabs to top handle. (Tool needed: screwdriver)
- Install wire spool per the diagram inside the cabinet.
- Plug in welder.
- Turn it on, and squeeze trigger until wire comes out.
- Carefully tighten wire feed tension knob and despooler knob.
- Adjust wire feed speed and material thickness switch per setup chart.
- Turn machine on, pull trigger on MIG gun and weld. Adjust stickout, travel speed, wire feed speed and voltage as necessary to achieve a good weld.
OPTIMAL STICK OUT
Optimal stickout is 3/8” +/- 1/8”. A short stickout may lead to more current and more penetration.
The voltage affects the arc shape. Less voltage equals a tighter arc and potentially more spatter.
WIRE FEED SPEED (WFS)
Higher wire feed speed equals more amperage, which can affect arc shape and penetration.
Your travel speed (how fast you move) affects bead width and height. It can also affect penetration.
|THIN MATERIAL||Less voltage||Lower wire feed speed||Faster travel speed|
|THICK MATERIAL||More voltage||Higher wire feed speed||Slower travel speed|
Welding Examples & Troubleshooting
- Smooth bead
- Minimal spatter
- Good fusion
CURRENT/WFS TOO HIGH
- Too wide
- Bead too flat
- Visible melt through
CURRENT TOO LOW
- Lack of fusion
WELD SPEED TOO FAST
- Lack of fusion
WELD SPEED TOO SLOW
- Melt through or burn through
STICK OUT TOO LONG
- Excessive spatter
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.)
- Getting started with your Forney Easy Weld 125 FC machine
- Find answers to common questions
- Download the Quick Start Guide
- Download the Owner's Manual
- Watch a video about getting started below: