Thinking of trying out welding? Let’s look at what you’ll need to get started. The Forney Easy Weld line of welders are a great value, designed for beginner welders or do-it-yourselfers with small jobs around the house. For less than $170, these machines are the perfect accessory to your work bench.
For MIG welding, the Forney Easy Weld 125 FC is a flux core welding machine. For Stick and TIG welding, we have the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST. Both machines require a dedicated 120 volt power source with a 15-20 amp breaker.
Safety is the most important thing to remember when welding. The following should be considered the bare minimum for a safe experience:
- Non-flammable clothing, like 100% cotton or denim
- Closed toe leather shoes
- No polyester as this is highly flammable
Protect your face and eyes with the Premier Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet. These retail for less than $100. Don’t forget to wear safety glasses under your helmet for added eye protection. You never know where a stray spark can end up!
Welding gloves are a necessity, and can cost anywhere from $12 to over $30 depending on your preference and style.
The Forney Easy Weld 125 FC comes with a sample roll of flux core MIG wire. If you are interested in the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST, you will need to buy the appropriate electrodes for the material you’re welding. Refer to the included quick start guide for that information. Electrodes will cost between $5 - $30 depending on the quanity.
To get started welding with the Forney Easy Weld machine and some personal protective gear, it will only cost around $300. Watch the video below and click the link to find out more about our Forney Easy Weld machines and accessories.