Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Quick Start Guide

Posted by Melissa Zager on Oct 24, 2017 3:11:30 PM

In Forney Easy Weld, Welding, MIG welding, Flux-core

Forney Easy Weld 125 FC

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

FIRST STEPS

  1. Assemble torch wrap tabs to top handle. (Tool needed: screwdriver)

    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Installing Handles
    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Installing Handles

  2. Install wire spool per the diagram inside the cabinet.

    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Install Wire Spool
    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Install Wire Spool
  3. Plug in welder.

  4. Turn it on, and squeeze trigger until wire comes out.

    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Wire Feeding
    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Wire Feeding

  5. Carefully tighten wire feed tension knob and despooler knob.

    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Tighten Wire Tension
    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Tighten Wire Tension
  6. Adjust wire feed speed and material thickness switch per setup chart.

    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Adjust wire feed speed
    Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Adjust wire feed speed

  7. 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. 


WELDING TIPS

OPTIMAL STICK OUT

Optimal stickout is 3/8” +/- 1/8”.  A short stickout may lead to more current and more penetration.

Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Optimal Stick Out

 VOLTAGE

The voltage affects the arc shape. Less voltage equals a tighter arc and potentially more spatter.

Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Voltage

 WIRE FEED SPEED (WFS)

Higher wire feed speed equals more amperage, which can affect arc shape and penetration.

Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Wire feed speed

 TRAVEL SPEED

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

Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Travel Speed

 MACHINE SETTINGS

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

GOOD WELD

Forney Industries | Example of a good weld

  • Smooth bead
  • Minimal spatter
  • Good fusion

CURRENT/WFS TOO HIGH

Forney Industries | Example of a weld that is too hot

  • Too wide
  • Bead too flat
  • Visible melt through
     

 CURRENT TOO LOW

Forney Industries | Example of a weld that is too cold

  • Lack of fusion

WELD SPEED TOO FAST

Forney Industries | Example of a weld that is too fast

  • Stringy
  • Lack of fusion

WELD SPEED TOO SLOW

Forney Industries | Example of a slow weld

  • Melt through or burn through

STICK OUT TOO LONG

Forney Industries | Example of a weld with too long of stick of

  • 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.)


 

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