The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Forney Welder

Posted by Blair Weilnau on Dec 10, 2018 9:51:34 AM

In Plasma Cutting, TIG welding, Stick welding, MIG welding, Flux-core, Warranty, Welding, Forney Industries

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The New Standard is Green 

"Build a line of welders you would want to use on a daily basis." When Jason Mahugh was given the green light to create a new line of welding equipment at Forney Industries, these were the directions he was given from the company's executives. Mahugh, the Director of Engineering and Technical Service, began crafting Forney's new line of green machines. These easy-to-use welders fill a variety of needs, from the amateur DIYer to professionals looking for flexible daily use machines.

With so many options available, how do you know which welder is right for you? We've broken it down for you in the tables below.

Get It Done with Green

Wanting to buy a welder but not sure where to start? Look through the tables below to choose the right Forney welder for you. Choose by skill level, price range, specifications, application, or metal type. 


Guides to Purchasing a Forney Welder 

CHOOSE BY SKILL LEVEL OR PRICE RANGE  

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WHAT'S YOUR WELDING SKILL LEVEL? 

I've Watched YouTube Videos

 My Dad Taught Me When I Was Seven Years Old

I Make Minor Repairs Around The House

It's My Job 

 

I Know Exactly What I'm Doing

 

BEGINNER

MODERATE EXPERT 
WHAT'S YOUR BUDGET?
UNDER $500 $500-$1000 OVER $1000

Forney Easy Weld 100 ST 
100 ST EASY WELD
ITEM# 298 | $215.99
Process: Stick/TIG
Power: 120V
Amps: 90A
Best for: Beginners, DIY


Forney 190 MIG
190 MIG

ITEM# 318 | $729.99
Process: MIG, Flux
Power: 230V
Amps: 35A- 190A
Best for: DIY, fabrication, farm & ranch, automotive

Forney 220 AC-DC TIG
220 AC/DC TIG

ITEM# 11333 | $2,599.99
Process: TIG, Stick
Power: 230V
Amps: 10A- 200A
Best for: Fabrication, repair

Forney Easy Weld 125 FC 
125 FC EASY WELD
ITEM# 299 | $215.99
Process: Flux core
Power: 120V
Amps: 125A
Best for: Beginners, DIY

 Forney 140 MP
140 MULTI-PROCESS
ITEM# 322 | $829.99
Process: Stick, MIG, DC-TIG
Power: 120V
Amps: 30A-140A
Best for: Small farm & ranch, DIY, automotive

Forney 242 Dual MIG
 242 DUAL MIG
ITEM# 327 | $1,666.99
Process: MIG
Power: 230V
Amps: 10A- 250A
Best for: Light industrial, manufacturing, repair, automotive, training, fabrication

Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i
140 FC-i Easy Weld 

ITEM# 261 | $239.99 

Process: Flux core
Power: 120V
Amps: 140A
Best for: DIY, maintenance, repair, hobbyist and artists

Forney 210 MIG 
210 MIG
ITEM# 311 | $939.99
Process: MIG
Power: 230V
Amps: 30A-210A
Best for: Fabrication, repair, farm & ranch, automotive 
 Forney 270 MIG
270 MIG
ITEM# 319 | $2,089.99
Process: MIG
Power: 230V
Amps: 10A- 270A
Best for: Light industrial, manufacturing, repair, automotive, training, fabrication

Forney Easy Weld 140 MP
140 MP Eas
y Weld 
ITEM# 271 | $443.99
Process: MIG, Stick, TIG
Power: 120V
Amps: 140A
Best for: DIY, maintenance, repair, hobbyist and artists

Forney 140 MIG
 
140 MIG
ITEM# 309 | $519.99
Process: MIG
Power: 120V
Amps: 30A-140A
Best for: DIY, small farm & ranch
Forney 190 MP
190 MULTI-PROCESS
ITEM# 324 | $1049.99
Process: Stick, MIG, DC-TIG
Power: 120V/230V
Amps: 30A-190A
Best for: Farm & ranch, light industrial 
Forney 235 AC-DC  
235 AC/DC ARC WELDER
ITEM# 314 | $469.99
Process: Stick
Power: 230V
Amps: 45A-235A
Best for: Outdoor use, DIY

 

Forney 220 ST
220 ST
ITEM# 326 | $1039.99
Process: Stick, TIG
Power: 120V/230V
AMPS: 10A-200A
Best for: Outdoor use, farm & ranch 

HOW THICK IS THE METAL YOU'RE WELDING? 

24 Gauge Chart 1/4 Inch
24 Gauge Chart 3/8 Inch
24 Gauge Chart 1/2 Inch

OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER:
Material being welded
Indoor/outdoor welding
Available power source
Welding process

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Forney Welding Machine Specifications              On mobile? Click here for a downloadable PDF of this chart
    METALS INPUT OUTPUT
  PROCESS
MILD STEEL STAINLESS STEEL  NICKEL ALLOYS ALUMINUM
CAST IRON COPPER OR BRASS
TITANIUM
MAGNESIUM ALLOYS DDOCVDD
FREQUENCY
VOLTAGE
AMPS
DUTY CYCLES

270 MIG
ITEM#319 

 MIG Symbol       18-45V
60HZ 230V 40A 30%  60% 100%  
250A 200A 150A  
25.5V  24V 21.5V   
242 DUAL MIG
ITEM#327 
 MIG Symbol       18-45V
60HZ 230V 40A 35% 60% 100%  
 200A 155A 120A  
 24V  21.7V 20V   
210 MIG
ITEM#311 
 MIG Symbol       19.5-38V 60HZ 230V 30A  10%  25%  100%  
 210A  130A  65A  
 21V 20.5V  17.5V   
190 MIG 
ITEM#318
 MIG Symbol       30V 60HZ 230V 20A
 15% 25% 60% 100%
 140A 120A 80A 60A 
 21V  20V 18V  17V 
140 MIG
ITEM#309 
 MIG Symbol       32V 60HZ 120V 20A 20% 35% 60% 100%
 115A 90A 60A 55A
 19.75V  18.5V  21V 16.75V 
190 MP ITEM# 324
MIG MIG Symbol       60V 60HZ 120V/230V 27A/19.8A 35%/20% 60% 100%  
120A/170A 90A/100A 75A/85A  
20V/22.5V 18.5V/19V 18V/18.2V  
STICK Stick Symbol     80V 60HZ 120V/230V 26A/23A 40%/20% 60% 100%  
100A/170A 85A/100A 65A/85A  
24V/27V 23.4V/24V 22.6V/23.5V  
TIG TIG Symbol       9.5V 60HZ 120V/230V 17.2A/14.5A 40%/20% 60% 100%  
110A/170A 90A/100A 70A/85A  
14.4V/16.8V 13.6V/19V 12.8V/18.2V  
140 MP ITEM# 322
MIG MIG Symbol       60V 60HZ 120V 22A 25% 60% 100%  
90A 60A 45A  
18.5V 17V 16.2V  
STICK Stick Symbol     60V 60HZ 120V 25A 35% 60% 100%  
80A 60A 45A  
23.6V 22.4V 21.8V  
TIG TIG Symbol       6.5V 60HZ 120V 20A 20% 60% 100%  
100A 60A 45A  
14V 12.9V 21.8V  
220 AC/DC TIG ITEM# 325
TIG AC TIG Symbol             80V 50/60HZ 230V 23.2A 25% 60% 100%  
200A 130A 95A  
TIG DC TIG Symbol       90V 50/60HZ 230V 29A 35% 60% 100%  
200A 140A 110A  
STICK Stick Symbol     70V 50/60HZ 230A 31A 35% 60% 100%  
200A 140A 110A  
220ST
ITEM# 326
TIG SymbolStick Symbol     70V 50/60HZ 120V/230V 26.5A/31A 40%/25% 60% 100%  
100A/200A 80A/125A 65A/95A  
24V/28V 23.2V/25V 22.6V/23.8V  
235 AC/DC STICK ITEM# 314
STICK AC Stick Symbol     72V 60HZ 230V 48.5A 50% 150A, 26V    
STICK DC Stick Symbol     63V 35% 135A, 21.5V    
PLASMA CUTTERS
700 P ITEM# 303  Plasma Cutting Symbol 480V 50/60HZ 120V/230V  29.5A/20.2A   25%/30% 60% 100%  
30A/40A  25A 20A  
 92V/96V 90V 88V   
325 P ITEM# 302  Plasma Cutting Symbol   •  • 310V 60HZ 120V  24A 50%      
20A       
88V      
250 P+ ITEM# 317 Plasma Cutting Symbol  310V 60HZ 120V  16A 25%       
12A      
 84.8V      
FORNEY EASY WELD MACHINES

Forney Easy Weld 20 P 
ITEM#251 

Plasma Cutting Symbol •  •   • •   • •   •  •  420V 50/60HZ  20A  88V 10A/84V to 20A/88V
35% 60% 100%  
20A 15A 12A  
88V 85V 84.8V  
Forney Easy Weld 140 MP
ITEM#271
TIG SymbolStick SymbolMIG Symbol  • •  •     • •      GMAW 21V SMAW 82V GTAW 82V   50/60HZ  120A
80A
110A
20V
23.2V
14.4V
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  
10A/10.4V to 110A/14.4V
20% 60% 100%  
110A 63A 49A  
14.4V 12.5V 12.0V  
Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i ITEM# 261 MIG Symbol  •               21V  50/60HZ  120A  20V 30A/15.5V to 120A/20V
25% 60% 100%  
90A 60A 47A  
18.5 17V 16.3V  
Forney Easy Weld 100 ST ITEM# 298 TIG SymbolStick Symbol •  •  •   •  •  •      76V 50/60HZ 80A   23.2V 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  
Forney Easy Weld 125 FC ITEM# 299 MIG Symbol •                 27V 50/60HZ  125A 120V  60A/17V to 80A/18V    
20%
80A
18V
Plasma Cutting Symbol PLASMA CUTTING TIG Symbol TIG (GTAW) MIG Symbol MIG (GMAW) MIG Symbol FLUX CORE (FCAW)Stick Symbol STICK (SMAW)

 


Welding Application Guide                  On mobile? Click here for a downloadable PDF of this chart

  STICK (SMAW)
Stick Symbol
MIG (GMAW)
MIG Symbol
FLUX CORE (FCAW)
MIG Symbol
TIG (GTAW)
TIG Symbol
SKILL REQUIRED Moderate Low Low High
WORK MATERIAL Mild steel, stainless steel, cast iron, nickel alloys Low carbon steel, low alloy steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, nickel alloys  Mild steel, stainless steel (DC TIG): Low carbon steel, low alloy steel, stainless steel, titanium, (AC TIG): Aluminum, magnesium 
SHIELDING GAS Not required Inert gas required, argon and co2, blends Not required Inert gas required, argon, argon/hydrogen, argon/helium
FILLER METAL Electrode Wire Wire Welds with or without
FILLER FEED Manual  Continuous  Continuous Manual
SKILL LEVEL Fair Low Fair High
WELD POSITIONS All All Better flat All
SPOT WELDING N/A Good Good N/A
LOCATION Anywhere Indoors Anywhere Indoors
WELD QUALITY Not for show Good Not for show Excellent
MATERIAL THICKNESS 1/8"+ 24 gauge+ 1/8"+ 0.10"+
THIN MATERIALS Minimal OK Minimal Excellent
ENVIRONMENT Dirty & rusty, windy Clean Dirty & rusty, windy Very clean
PROCESS BENEFITS Can weld at a long distance from the machine
Inexpensive option for welding versatility, portability and reliability 
Out-of-position welding 
High welding speeds
Same welding machine for MIG and Flux Core
Out-of-position welding
Deep penetration for thicker materials
Increased metal deposition rates
Same welding machine for MIG and Flux Core 
Concentrated arc
High quality, clean welds
No smoke or slag 
Thin materials
COMMON APPLICATIONS Outdoor repairs
Rusty metal
Education
Farm & ranch
Maintenance & repair
Aluminum fabrication
Automotive
DIY
Education
Fabrication
Farm & ranch
Garage/ auto body shops
Light industrial
Maintenance & repair
Manufacturing
Outdoor repairs
Remote areas
No shielding gas available
DIY
Education
Fabrication
Farm & ranch
Maintenance & repair
Auto restoration, repair
Motor sports
Sport aviation
General repair & fabrication
Metal artwork

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Welding Material Guide-1                    On mobile? Click here for a downloadable PDF of this chart

Material/Process Steel Stainless Steel Nickel Alloys Aluminum Cast Iron Copper Brass Titanium Magnesium Alloys Forney® Machines
Stick (SMAW)         140 MP
190 MP
220 ST
235 AC/DC
100 ST Easy Weld
140 MP Easy Weld
MIG (GMAW)       140 MIG
140 MP
190 MIG
190 MP
210 MIG
242 DUAL
270 MIG
140 FC-i Easy Weld
140 MP Easy Weld
Flux Core (FCAW)             140 MIG
140 MP
190 MIG
190 MP
210 MIG
242 DUAL
270 MIG
125 FC Easy Weld
AC-TIG (GTAW)             220 AC/DC
DC-TIG (GTAW)       140 MP
190 MP
220 ST 
220 AC/DC
100 ST Easy Weld
140 MP Easy Weld
CAC-A-AC               -
CAC-A-DC         -
Plasma
250 P+
325 P
700 P
20 P Easy Weld






 

 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

235 AC/DC Arc Welder Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual 
190 MIG Forney 190 MIG Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual
140 Multi-Processes Forney 140 MP Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual
210 MIG Forney 210 MIG Welder Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual
140 MIG Forney 140 MIG Welder Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual
220 AC/DC TIG Forney 220 AC/DC TIG Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Owners Manual
242 Dual MIG Forney 242 Dual MIG Welder Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual
270 MIG Forney 270 MIG Welder Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual
190 Multi-Process Forney 190 MP Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Settings Chart
Downloadable Owners Manual
220 ST Forney 220 ST Welder Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet

Downloadable Owners Manual
Forney 700 P Plasma Cutter Forney 700 P Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Forney 325 P Plasma Cutter Forney 325 P Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Forney 250 P+ Forney 250 P+ Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Forney Easy Weld 100 ST Forney Easy Weld 100 ST Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Unboxing Video and Beginner's Guide
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Forney Easy Weld 125 FC Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Unboxing Video and Beginner's Guide

Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
Forney Easy Weld 140 MP Forney Easy Weld 140 MP Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
Forney Easy Weld 20 P Plasma Cutter Forney Easy Weld 20 P Quick Start Guide and Downloadable PDF
Downloadable Specification Sheet
Downloadable Owners Manual
Frequently Asked Questions

 


Get the Job Done Right

Still not sure which Forney welder is right for you? Visit your local Forney dealer to speak with a knowledgeable sales team one-on-one or call our customer service team at 1-800-521-6038, or visit askforney.com. Forney Industries is also a nationwide leader for the metalworking tools you need to get every job done right! 


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