Forney Welders in Detail

Posted by Blair Weilnau on Apr 28, 2016 4:33:28 PM

In Welding, Stick welding, TIG welding, MIG welding


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Forney Industries continues to expand their welding line of machines.  The comprehensive line includes welding machines designed with the DIY enthusiast to the professional user in mind.  These welders work for a variety of applications and offer high-end features without the high-end price. We've broken down each machine below. 

Forney 190 MP
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TEM# 324
Forney 190 MP

MIG, Stick, or TIG welding is easily accomplished with this 3-in-1 machine.  It offers a quick Euro connect torch and fast disconnect to swap out torch and clean liner.  Power saving and versatile inverter technology , smooth wire feeding, a cast aluminum wire drive system, dual geared idler and drive roll with de-spooler. It will work great for maintenance & repair, light industrial, farms, automotive, boats, and general fabrication and is spool gun capable for aluminum welding.

Mig-welder-reviews.com gives this welder two thumbs up!

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 120V/ 230V
Output Range 190 AMPS
Gas Capable Yes
Thermal Protection Yes- with cooling fan  
MIG Gun TWECO® #1 compatible 
Wire/Electrode Diameter .024", .030", .035"
Weight  43 AMPS
Welds 1/4" mild steel 
Duty Cycle 
 35%/20% 60% 100%
 120A/170A  90A/100A 75A/85A 
20V/22.5V   18.5V/19V  18V/18.2V
40%/20% 60% 100%
100A/170A 85A/100A 65A/85A
24V/27V 23.4/24V 22.6V/23.5V
40%/20% 60% 100%
110A/170A 90A/100A 70A/85A
14.4V/16.8V 13.6V/19V 12.8/18.2V
Additional Resources 
Forney 190 MP Quick Start Guide
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 140 MP
ITEM# 322
Forney 140 mp

The 140 multi-process machine is capable of MIG, Stick, or TIG welding.  It is MIG ready with a regulator and gas hose and easily switches between welding processes.  Features include spool gun capability for aluminum welding, standard MIG and synergic MIG modes, and stick electrode holder. It offers a quick Euro connect torch and fast disconnect to swap out torch and clean liner.  Power saving and versatile inverter technology allows for use with 120V plug, 20 or 15 amps.  Great for automotive, boat, farms, light industrial and general fabrication welding.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 120V (15A or 20A)
Output Range 140 AMPS
Gas Capable  Yes
Thermal Protection  Yes- with cooling fan
MIG Gun TWECO® #1 compatible 
Wire/Electrode Diameter .024", .030", .035"
Weight 30 LBS
Welds 1/8" mild steel 
Duty Cycle 
 25%  60%  100%
 90A 60A 45A
18.5V 17V 16.2V
35% 60% 100%
80A 60A 45A
23.6V 22.4V 21.8V
20% 60% 100%
100A 60A 45A
14V 12.9V 21.8V
Additional Resources 
Forney 140 MP Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual


270 MIG
ITEM# 319
Forney 270 MIG

This powerful machine offers a high output duty cycle which allows spray transfer of .035” diameter wire and operates on a transformer-rectifier based power source with 10 steps and wide voltage sweet spot.  It’s simple to use with the digital meter, quick Euro connect torch and fast disconnect to swap out torch and clean liner.  It also has a fold down door for easy access, and a larger work area is permitted with the 15’ lead and 15’ power cord. This machine is best used for light industrial work, manufacturing, metal fabrication, maintenance/repair, automotive and for schools/training.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage  230V
Output Range 270 AMPS
Gas Capable Yes
Thermal Protection Yes- with cooling fan
MIG Gun TWECO® #2 compatible 
Wire/Electrode Diameter .024", .030", .035", .045"
Weight  240 LBS
Welds  1/2" mild steel 
Duty Cycle 
 30% 60% 100%
250A 200A 150A
25.5V 24V  21.5V
Additional Resources
Forney 270 MIG Welder Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 242 Dual MIG
ITEM# 327
Forney 242 Dual MIG

The Forney 242 Dual MIG was designed to help save time in the workplace. Dual MIG refers to the two euro connectors—one is dedicated strictly for the MIG gun and the second is for a spool gun. This machine is robust with capabilities for welding the thinnest sheet metal up to thick plate where it can spray transfer .035” wire, increasing deposition rates and providing spatter free welds. The Euro connect torch and digital meter provides easy set up and the cast aluminum wire drive system and dual geared idler and drive roll with de-spooler create better wire feeding.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage  230V
Output Range 240 AMPS
Gas Capable Yes
Thermal Protection Yes- with cooling fan
MIG Gun TWECO® #2 compatible
Wire/Electrode Diameter .024", .030", .035", .045"
Weight 213 LBS
Welds  3/8" mild steel
Duty Cycle 
 35% 60% 100%
200A 155A 120A
24V 21.7V 20V
Additional Resources
Forney 242 Dual MIG Welder Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 210 MIG
ITEM# 311
Forney 210 MIG

The 210 MIG is extremely versatile and is spool gun capable for welding aluminum.  The improved design has integrated feet for stability, a torch with built in strain relief and a torch wrap for cable organization. It has an input power of 230V and amperage range of 30-270A, DC, CV.  This machine is best used for farm & home, automotive, maintenance & repair and general fabrication.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 230V
Output Range 210 AMPS
Gas Capable Yes
Thermal Protection Yes- with cooling fan
MIG Gun TWECO® #1 compatible 
Weight 78 LBS
Welds 3/8" mild steel
Duty Cycle 
 10% 25% 100%
210A 130A 65A
21V 20.5V 17.5V
Additional Resources
 Forney 210 MIG Welder Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 190 MIG
ITEM# 318
Forney 190 MIG

This welder is MIG ready with a regulator and gas hose.  It offers a quick Euro connect torch and fast disconnect to swap out torch and clean liner.  Larger cabinet space allows easy access to 4” (1-2 lbs.) and 8” (10-11 lbs.) spools.  This robust machine is perfect for farms, automotive and repair welding and permits a 25’ working envelope with its 10’ lead and 15’ power cord. The wire feeding is smooth and consistent as this welder has a cast aluminum wire drive system and dual geared idler and drive roll with de-spooler.

Check out this review from cromweld.com.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 230V
Output Range 190 AMPS
Gas Capable Yes
Thermal Protection Yes- with cooling fan
MIG Gun TWECO® #1 compatible 
Wire/Electrode Diameter .024", .030", .035" 
Weight 63 LBS
Welds 1/4" mild steel
Duty Cycle 
 15% 25% 60% 100%
140A 120A 80A 60A
21V 20V  18V 17V
Additional Resources
Forney 190 MIG Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF

Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 140 MIG
ITEM# 309
Forney 140 MIG

The Forney 140 MIG welder is an ideal machine for farming, automotive and small welding repair.  It runs off household 120V power, offers a Euro connect torch with Tweco® style consumables makes this machine easy to use. The 15’ power cord and 10’ MIG gun offers 25 feet of work area.  Better wire feeding is ensured with our cast aluminum wire drive system and dual geared idler and drive roll with de-spooler.

This powerful unit was named, "Best Under $500" from pickwelder.com and kingsofwelding.com.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 120V
Output Range 140 AMPS
Gas Capable  Yes
Thermal Protection Yes- with cooling fan
MIG Gun TWECO® #1 compatible 
Wire/Electrode Diameter .024", .030"
Weight 57 LBS
Welds 1/8" mild steel
Duty Cycle 
 20% 35% 60% 100%
 115A 90A 60A 55A
19.75V 18.5V 21V 16.75V
Additional Resources
Forney 140 MIG Welder Quick Start Guide
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 220 AC/DC TIG
ITEM# 11333
Forney 220 AC-DC

This high-feature machine is perfect for a wide range of applications whether it's steel, stainless steel or aluminum. It's a single phase, inverter machine that operates on 230V and allows for both TIG and Stick processes. The TIG function features 20 default programs and 20 user defined programs. The stick functions include hot start, arc force and main current.  The best applications for this machine include automotive, motorcycles, and fabrication & repair.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 230V
Output Range 200 AMPS
Wire/Electrode Diameter Up to 3/16" 
Weight 56 lbs 
Welds 1/2" Stick/ 1/4" TIG
Duty Cycle 
 25% 60% 100%
200A 130A 95A
35% 60% 100%
200A 140A 110A
35% 60% 100%
200A 140A 110A
Additional Resources
Forney 220 AC/DC TIG Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 220 ST
ITEM# 326
220 ST-1

The 220 ST is a single phase inverter machine.  It runs off either 230V or 120V, to produce constant current output. It has the ability to Stick and TIG weld.  The process selector switch allows you to easily change between welding processes. It includes a 15' power cord and 15' ground cable and clamp for a 30' working envelope. This machine works best for outdoor repairs, farm & ranch and for use on rusty/dirty materials.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 230V/ 120V
Output Range 200 AMPS
Wire/Electrode Diameter Up to most 3/16"
Weight 49 LBS
Welds 1/2" mild steel
Duty Cycle 
 40%/25%  60% 100%
100A/200A 80A/125A 65A/95A
24V/28V 23.2V/25V 22.6V/23.8V
Additional Resources
 Forney 220 ST Welder Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 235 AC/DC Stick
ITEM# 314
235 AC-DC Stick Welder

This machine is ready to weld right out of the box, only handle assembly required.  It has a high output of 200+ amps and is easy to operate. This machine is best used for DIY, agriculture, maintenance & repair, automotive, contractor and metal fabrication applications.

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 230V
Output Range 45 AMPS- 235 AC/185 DC
Wire/Electrode Diameter Up to 5/32"
Weight 108 LBS
Welds 1/2" AC- 1/4" DC mild steel
Duty Cycle 
50% 35%
 150A, 26V 135A, 21.5V 


Forney 700 P Plasma Cutter 
ITEM# 303
700 P Plasma Cutter

The Forney 700 P is an excellent and powerful plasma cutter. It has a dual input range of 230V (50A) or 120V (20A). It has an integrated storage compartment, an integrated air pressure regulator and dryer and a 15' power cable, ground clamp, and plasma torch for a wider range of work space. 

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 230V
Output Range 40 AMPS
Weight 48 LBS
Max Cut 3/4" mild steel
Duty Cycle 
 25%/30%  60% 100%
 30A/40A 25A 20A
92V/96V 90V 88V
Additional Resources
Forney 700 P Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual 


Forney 250 P+ Plasma Cutter
ITEM# 317
250 P Plus Plasma Cutter

The Forney 250 P+ Plasma Cutter is ideal for sheet metal to plate cutting, auto body, farm & ranch, HVAC, plumbing, contractor and general fabrication. It has an integrated compressor within the machine, drag torch technology, and an integrated storage compartment. 

Machine Specifications 
Main Voltage  120V
Output Range 12 AMPS
Thermal Protection  Yes- with cooling fan
Integrated Compressor  Yes
Weight  41 LBS
Max Cut 1/4" mild steel
Duty Cycle
 25%
12A 
84.8V
Additional Resources
 Forney 250 P+ Quick Start Guide
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF

Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney 325 P Plasma Cutter
ITEM# 302
325 P Plasma Cutter

The Forney 325 P Plasma Cutter features drag torch technology, integrated storage compartment, a 15' power cable, ground clamp and plasma torch. It is portable, and generator friendly and is ideal for sheet metal to plate cutting, auto body, farm & ranch, HVAC, plumbing, contractor, and general fabrication. 

Machine Specifications
Main Voltage 120V (20A or 15A)
Output Range 20 AMPS
Thermal Protection Yes- with cooling fan 
Integrated Compressor  No 
Weight  30 LBS
Max Cut  3/8" mild steel 
Duty Cycle 
50%
20A
88V
Additional Resources
 Forney 325 P Quick Start Guide
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF

Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual


Forney Easy Weld™ 125 FC
ITEM# 299
Forney Easy Weld 125 FC

This welding machine is great for DIY applications.  It is a gasless, flux-cored welder that can weld 24 gauge up to 1/4".  It accepts both 2 pound and 10 pound wire spools and can handle .030" wire.  This machine comes with a 6 month warranty. Read our Forney Easy Weld 125 FC blog for more information and videos!

Check out reviews on weldermagazine.com and portablemigwelders.com.

Machine Specifications
Output 125A
Input 120V
Recommended Wire Diameter .030"
Plate Thickness Range Up to 1/4"
Weight 42.85 LBS
Dimensions 24.6" x 12.6" x 18.5"
Duty Cycle 
20%
80A   
18V   
Additional Resources
 Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Unboxing Video & Beginner's Guide
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions


Forney Easy Weld™ 100 ST
ITEM# 298
Forney Easy Weld 100 ST

This inverter machine is Stick and TIG capable.  It can handle up to 1/8" electrodes and can weld 16 gauge up to 5/16". It comes with a 6 month warranty and the TIG torch is sold separately. To learn more about this machine, watch our videos and visit our Forney Easy Weld 100 ST blog

Check out pickwelder.com or 120studios.com review of the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST.

Machine Specifications
Output 90A Max 
Input  120V 
Electrode Diameter Up to 1/8"
Plate Thickness Range Up to 5/16" 
 Weight 9.65 LBS 
Dimensions 12" x 10.5" x 5.5" 
Duty Cycle 
   15A/20.6V to 80A/23.2V
 30% 60% 100%
80A 56A 43A
23.2V 22.2V 21.7V
10A/10.4 to 85A/13.4V
30% 60% 100%
85A 60A 46A
13.4V 12.4V 11.8V
Additional Resources
 Forney Easy Weld 100 ST Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Unboxing Video & Beginner's Guide
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions


Forney Easy Weld™ 140 MP 
ITEM# 271
Forney Easy Weld 140 MP

This handy machine is capable of MIG, Stick, and TIG welding. Like all of the Forney Easy Weld Machines, it is easy to use, portable, and comes with a one year warranty. To learn more about this machine, check out these blogs; 

Machine Specifications
Output 140A 
Input  120V 
Plate Thickness Range   Up to 1/4" 
Weight  20.3 LBS  
Dimensions 16.75" x 8.125" x 12" 
Duty Cycle 
 30A/15.5V to 120A/20V
 30% 60% 100%
90A 65A 50A
18.5V 17.3V 16.5V
15A/20.6V to 80A/23.2V
30% 60% 100%
80A 56A 43A
23.2V 22.2V 21.7V
15A/20.6V to 80A/23.2V
20% 60% 100%
110A 63A 49A
14.4V 12.5V 12.0V
Additional Resources
Forney Easy Weld 140 MP Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions 


Forney Easy Weld™ 140 FC-i 
ITEM# 261
Forney Easy Weld 140 MP

This flux-cored inverter machine is perfect for do-it-yourselfer projects, maintenance, repair, metal fabrication and hobbyist work. This machine also includes infinite voltage and wire feed speed control. For more on this machine, check out these blogs;

Machine Specifications
 Output 140A 
 Input 120V 
Recommended Wire Diameter  .030" 
Plate Thickness Range Up to 1/4" 
Weight 19 LBS 
Dimensions 16.75" x 8.125" x 12"
Duty Cycle 
   30A/15.5V to 120A/20V
25% 60% 100%
90A 60A 47A
18.5A 17V 16.3V
Additional Resources
 Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i Quick Start Guide
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions


Forney Easy Weld™ 20 P Plasma Cutter
ITEM# 251
Forney Easy Weld 20 P

The Forney Easy Weld 20 P Plasma Cutter is idea for thin plate cutting, auto body work, farm & ranch , HVAC, plumbing and contractor work. It is easy to use, generator friendly and portable. It has a high duty cycle and cutting capacity, integrated air pressure regulator and dryer, and drag torch technology. If your a novice metalworker, this plasma cutter is the one for you. 

Machine Specifications
Output  140A
Input 120V
Recommended Wire Diameter .030"
Plate Thickness Range Up to 1/4"
Weight 19 LBS
Dimensions 16.75" x 8.125" x 12" 
Duty Cycle 
 10A/84V to 20A/88V
 35% 60% 100%
20A 15A 12A
88V 85V  84.8V
Additional Resources
Forney Easy Weld 20 P Quick Start Guide 
Downloadable Quick Start Guide PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions


 

Each Forney welder was crafted by our welding engineer who designed these machines for all skill levels. Forney Industries has added a number of improvements that make the tasks of welding for the do-it-yourselfer or auto enthusiast much easier. To find more information on these products, including warranty information along with our abrasives, workshop tools and personal protective equipment, visit www.forneyind.com

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