The Results Are In... What Customers Are Saying About Forney Machines

Posted by Rachel Bigum on Jan 7, 2019 10:57:08 AM

In Welding, Forney Industries, Stick welding, TIG welding, MIG welding

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With so many machines to choose from, it's important to know what users are saying about Forney machines. Hearing reviews from our customers helps us at Forney know what we are doing right, and how we can improve. We are always striving to make the best machines for our customers because we know that's what they deserve. 

Check out these reviews from real Forney customers!


Forney 190 MP 
ITEM# 324

General Fabrication, Auto Body, Farm & Ranch,
Maintenance & Repair, Contractor 

Forney 190 MP

 

 

Product 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 lbs
Welds:  1/4" Mild Steel 
Features and Benefits 
Multi-process inverter machine capable of MIG, Stick, or TIG welding 
Cast aluminum heavy-duty wire drive system
Includes regulator, gas hose, MIG gun, electrode holder, ground clamp, and power cord adapter 
 Easy to change between welding processes
Advanced synergic electronics allow outstanding control 
Optional spool gun increases flexibility 


Forney 190 MP Quick Start Guide
Forney 190 MP Specification Sheet
Forney 190 MP Settings Chart
Forney 190 MP Owner's Manual


To view more comments, visit the Amazon page for this product

"This welder is great. Very well made with metal mechanics. Beats and Hobart, Lincoln, or Miller in this price range. You won't be disappointed. Excellent value. I would highly recommend this welder to anyone shopping for a good home shop welder. Very well designed and engineered." 
-David, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“This is a great product from a great company. I am a super novice welder. I ordered the welder, and at first the wire wouldn't feed (maybe I set it up incorrectly?). The next day the lights went out...it was dead. I called Forney and had the best customer service I've ever had in my entire life. They hooked me up with an engineer named Zach. He took the item for return and promptly sent me a new one. Once I received then new one, I set it up and called Zach. Not only did he walk me through the proper use of the machine, he spent at least a half hour reviewing general welding practices with me.The new welder is flawless, easy and fun to use. I have nothing but respect for this company and their welder. If you want a welder, buy this one.”
– David, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“This welder is fantastic! Superb quality, very comfortable to use, and just plain everything about it is nice! The dual power option is great for just about every purpose from thin exhaust pipe welding to heavier maintenance done on farms. A true multi-purpose machine. Extremely satisfied with my purchase! Forget Miller and Lincoln, which are twice or three times the price - this machine is great and of equal or better quality!!”
-Jeff, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“I recently purchased the new Forney 3 in 1 Welder. I have been an artist for 5 years and also weld for my landscape business that I have owned for 13 years. I weld often. The trifecta of quality, performance and value is strong with this machine. Wow what a difference this welder is from my old Hobart! The adjustability  and precision of the power and feed from the digital readouts is amazing. The arch and weld are so much smoother then my old machine. Much less splatter than my other welder and a very smooth weld. Their customer service is great. I had a question on some of the functions on the welder, I went to their website first, and they have a great self-help section called AskForney. It has all sorts of FAQ’s, videos and lots of other helpful resources. I was able to find my answer easily there. I would definitely recommend this welder to anyone! A great product, customer service and value!” –Will, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“This is the best welder anyone could use. It’s easy to use and you can do a lot of different things. If you are looking for a welder, buy this one. I give it 10 stars.”
-Kevin, Amazon Verified Purchaser


Forney 140 MP 
ITEM# 322

General Fabrication, Auto Body, Farm & Ranch,
Maintenance & Repair, Contractor

Forney 140 MP

 

Product 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:  38 lbs 
Welds:  1/8" mild steel
Features and Benefits:
Cast aluminum heavy-duty wire drive system
High amperage output
Multiple trigger modes with spot weld timer
Heavy-duty torch
Optional spool gun increases flexibility 

Forney 140 MP Quick Start Guide 
Forney 140 MP Specification Sheet
Forney 140 MP Settings Chart
Forney 140 MP Owner's Manual

To view more comments, visit the Amazon page for this product  

“This has been a great welder for the money. My son and I are using it to restore a ’75 Jeep CJ5. It was easy to figure out and has been a solid performer.”
-Phill, Amazon Verified Purchaser

"Great Welder" -Matt, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“I have used the Tweco 141 Multi Process machine prior, but opted for this machine and can't be happier. It does it all for inside and outside jobs.”
-Jared, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“Its wonderful. I’ve experienced several brands, but this one is working awesome. Also all the accessories are available by this brand. Very compatible by this machine I like it.”  -Kevin, Amazon Verified Purchaser

"Fast shipping. All I wanna say is WWOOWW!!! I love this machine."
-Amazon Verified Purchaser 


Forney 270 MIG Welder 
ITEM# 319

Light Industrial, Manufacturing, Metal Fabrication,
Maintenance & Repair, Motorsports & Auto Body, Farm & Home,
Schools & Training

Forney 270 MIG  

Product 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
Features and Benefits:
Cast aluminum heavy-duty wire drive system
High amperage output
Multiple trigger modes with spot weld timer
Heavy-duty torch
Optional spool gun increases flexibility 

Forney 270 MIG Quick Start Guide 
Forney 270 MIG Specification Sheet
Forney 270 MIG Settings Chart

Forney 270 MIG Owner's Manual

To view more comments, visit the Amazon
and Home Depot.com pages for this product  

"My friend purchased this welder at an ACE Hardware. I was hesitant because I'm used to working on Lincoln and Miller's. I was shocked that it worked so great on all thickness of metals. I adjusted it however I needed with ease. I was a true skeptic and biased in my ways. I lost this battle, great product."
-Amazon Verified Purchaser  
"It works great!!! We plugged it in and it has been welding 10 hours a day, five days a week for the last two months without a problem."
-Dave, Amazon Verified Purchaser 
"I just built a new shop and needed a reliable welder for repairs on farm equipment and other projects. This welder meets my needs well."
-Joyce, Amazon Verified Purchaser  
 "Works great and is easy to use. I'd say this is the best welder on the market."
-Marian, Amazon Verified Purchaser 
"The digital read out makes adjusting heat and wire feed settings very easy. I am able to weld all thicknesses. I was a Lincoln guy and very biased. I admit that this welder changes my loyalty. I've got a creek in my backyard, I'm going to build a bridge over it with a bench for my wife and I. I am now a Forney guy." -Billy, Home Depot.com Customer 

Forney 190 MIG
ITEM# 318

DIY, Metal Fabrication, Maintenance & Repair,
Farm & Ranch, Automotive 

Forney 190 MIG

Product 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" 
Weight: 63 lbs
Welds: 1/4" mild steel
Features and Benefits:
Cast aluminum heavy-duty wire drive system
Large cabinet provides easy access to 4" and 8" spools
Includes MIG gun, ground clamp, regulator, and gas hose 
10' premium MIG torch with Euro connect
15' power cable included
230V input 

Forney 190 MIG Quick Start Guide 
Forney 190 MIG Specification Sheet
Forney 190 MIG Settings Chart

Forney 190 MIG Owner's Manual

To view more comments, visit the Amazon
and Home Depot.com pages for this product 

“Very happy with my Forney 190 it is light enough to pack around but a very well-built welder. It welds much nicer than my old welder which was over fifteen years old. Forney has been around since the beginning. They have a well dedicated staff that I have talked with and they will help you any way they can. Very friendly” -Randy, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“This is the best MIG welder I have ever owned, and an above excellent warranty. I have used the welder several times already and it produces above average welds.” -Harry, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“Very nice welder right out of the it took less than five min to set up. It welds very nice and very smooth it has a very nice gun. Would recommend this welder. I have also talked to Forney customer service and they are in the USA and they were very helpful. Great company.” -Amazon Verified Purchaser

“Excellent unit, I use this welder on my farm and it handles anything I throw at it. I've used it hard for over a year with no problems, I highly recommend this welder.” -Thomas, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“Bang for your buck. I bought this unit for home use. I was tired of borrowing welders from work when I need to tackle a job at home. I was kind of skeptical because I did not know much about this brand. But I would have to say I would do the Pepsi challenge with this unit, Lincoln or Miller any day of the week. This is a great welder for a fraction of the price and every bit as nice and in some aspects better in simplicity then the big boys. I am the running gas, 75–25.with .035 wire. Just an all-around nice welder. Does all the things Miller & Lincolns do that I use at work.” -Home Depot.com Customer


Forney 210 MIG 
ITEM# 311

General Fabrication, Maintenance & Repair, Auto Body, 
Farm & Home

Forney 210 MIG

Product Specifications 
Main Voltage: 230V
Output Range: 210 AMPS
Gas Capable: Yes
Thermal Protection Yes- with cooling fan
MIG Gun: TWECO® #1 compatible
Wire/Electrode Diameter: .024", .030", .035"
Weight: 78 lbs
Welds: 3/4" mild steel
Features and Benefits:
Easy to use and forgiving
Optional spool gun 
Cast aluminum heavy-duty wire drive system
Includes regulator, gas hose, MIG gun, and ground clamp
10' premium MIG torch with Euro connect
15' power cable

Forney 210 MIG Quick Start Guide 
Forney 210 MIG Specification Sheet
Forney 210 MIG Settings Chart
Forney 210 MIG Owner's Manual

To view more comments, visit the Amazon, Home Depot.com and MIG Welders.com pages for this product
You can also watch a YouTube video review on this product 

“This welder is small but it really delivers when it comes to welding. I've been working on building a utility trailer and I bought this welder because my father had a Forney stick welder that I learned how to weld on 30 years ago. I let my pro welder friend use it and he was very surprised at the quality welds this thing can do. I'm really not that great of a welder but when using this MIG I weld like a pro!” 
-Jonathan, Amazon Verified Purchaser

 “Overall it's a great welder. I can weld literally anything with this except manganese and cast iron. I can even weld in the horizontal flat position in GLOBAL and spray transfer with the right gas shielding types. Overall very nice machine” 
-Home Depot.com Customer

“Great welder!” -Jayden, Home Depot.com Customer

“This welder is small but it really delivers when it comes to welding. I've been working on building a utility trailer and I bought this welder because my father had a Forney stick welder that I learned how to weld on 30 years ago. I let my pro welder friend use it and he was very surprised at the quality welds this thing can do. I'm really not that great of a welder but when using this MIG I weld like a pro!” 
-Lovett, YouTube Reviewer

“This amazing gadget is really really not difficult to use, I am using this type of machine without problems. I strongly suggest it for other people.” 
-Willie, MIG Welders.com Customer


Forney 140 MIG
ITEM# 309 

DIY, Metal Fabrication, Maintenance & Repair,
Farm & Ranch, Automotive
 

Forney 140 MIG

Product 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 
Features and Benefits: 
Cast aluminum heavy-duty wire drive system 
Large cabinet provides easy access to 4" and 8" spools
Includes MIG gun, ground clamp, regulator, and gas hose
10' premium MIG torch with Euro connect
15' power cable included
120V input


Forney 140 MIG Quick Start Guide 
Forney 140 MIG Specification Sheet
Forney 140 MIG Settings Chart

Forney 140 MIG Owner's Manual

To view more comments, visit the Amazon 
and Home Depot.com pages for this product 

“This welder is great, I have no complaints. I have welded form 1/16 inch all the way to 1/4th inch steel with this and it does its job well. This unit is heavy and seems well constructed. The MIG gun and ground clamp has a very good length so I don't have to keep adjusting where the welder is. The duty cycle on this unit is also very good, for the amount of welding that I did, it never stopped to cool down. This plugs into a regular household plug so that is why I initially bought this unit. This is the perfect welder for any garage project!” 
-Ross, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“This is a fabulous welder, especially for the do-it-yourself welder. As others have said, it is quite heavy and feels like a quality machine. I had not welded in many years but with this machine I found it very easy to get right back into the rhythm and almost immediately was able to make professional (well, almost) looking welds. Since it pulls 20 amps you do need to be sure your wiring and outlet is heavy enough to handle it but at least it does not require 220V to operate so most workshops can handle it. You will have to buy the mask and gloves as well as the spools but at least this way you can be selective about them. I would readily recommend this for the light duty welding jobs around home or farm. It is worth the money.” –Amazon Verified Purchaser

“This Forney 309 seems sturdy, very weighty so it seems as though it will be durable. There is a larger compartment to store 4 and 8 in spools for easy access. At first I was concerned that it wasn't powerful enough but I've had good success. Several backyard projects that required mending and some projects at the marina were handled perfectly.” 
-Lori, Amazon Verified Purchaser

“I’ve owned various welders in the past and my welding skills are pretty good. This welder is one of my favorites and really makes my welding skills shine. setup is easy and once paired with a gas tank it's perfect! Loading wire is easy and painless. The handle has a nice grip and is very rugged! The settings are very useful and are easy to read and change on the fly. Perfect welder for anyone looking to get a nice MIG A++” -Home Depot.com Customer

“The welder came with pretty much everything you need to get started. I make metal and glass tables as well as other things mostly as a hobby. This machine works great for what I need. It is pretty heavy but manageable since I use a cart anyway. The directions are pretty easy to understand. The settings were easy to use so I had no problems with the heat control at all. This also switches over easily from the flux to the MIG wire which is nice. This feeds wire nicely and I was able to make some pretty beads with this machine. I like that there is a decent size storage area to keep your wire stored inside it. I can't wait to start working on some more of my projects now. I very highly recommend this!” 
-Home Depot.com Customer


Forney 235 AC/DC 
ITEM# 314 

DIY, Agriculture, Maintenance & Repair, Automotive, Contractor, Metal Fabrication 

Forney 235 AC-DC

Product 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
Features and Benefits 
Ready to weld out of the box!
High output of 200+ AMPS
AC/DC CC welding from 24-gauge to 1/2" thickness at 45 to 235 AMPS
15' power cable, ground clamp and electrode holder

To view more comments, visit the Amazon
and Tractor Supply.com pages for this product 

“Nice Welder Works Great, better built than some of the other brands.”
-Tractor Supply.com Customer

“Okay so I have to be honest I haven't actually used it yet, and will update my review as soon as I do. But the 5 stars are for the customer service. Let me tell you I have not dealt with a company with better customer service than this. My wife purchased this for a Christmas present for me, but since we lived in a tiny place and it was the middle of winter it just sat in the shed. Life happened and it was spring before I had a chance to pull it out. When I did, it was very badly damaged from shipping. I contacted the manufacturer as it had been some time since she purchased it, hoping that I could just purchase the replacement crank handle on the top and hopefully rig it so that I could at least use it. They offered me a full replacement! Over 6 months since my original purchase, from shipping damage, and they sent me a brand new unit. As well as prepaid label to ship this one back. I will be a Forney customer for life. Made in the USA, and excellent customer service.” -Amazon Verified Purchaser

“Works super good, easy use, heavy, sturdy, probably overkill for my home projects but I love it and works very well” -Amazon Verified Purchaser

“Everything in the kit is high quality. Excellent price for what you get. I am a weekend welder, and this being 120 volts is perfect for home use. It comes with 3/32" 7014 electrodes which I've found to be the best ones for this welder.”
-Amy, Amazon Verified Customer

“Best value I could find, I looked at quite a few brands”
-Tractor Supply.com Customer


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