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Yes, however, be advised that reaction time to activate the glow stick and brightness will be dimmer than in normal warmer conditions.

The gold side faces outward in order to properly reflect the light.

Filter lenses are part of the filter assembly, therefore they are not replaceable.

All disposable respirators are a "one-size fits all".

The 2003 on the helmet and the hang tag is referring to the ANSI Z89.1-2003 standard for industrial head protective helmets.It signifies our helmets meets the requirements classified as Type I for top protection or Type II for top and lateral impact protection. Both types are tested for impact attenuation and penetration resistance.If you look at the lettering before the 2003, you will see ANSI-Z89.1 before it.

No, the minimum shade should be at least a shade 9. Shade 10 is ideal.

Yes, they can be found at http://www.askforney.com/product-info/safety-data-sheets-sds/

The standard Forney warranty period for accessories used for recommended applications is 90 days.

Place the dresser close to the wheel while the machine is off. Start the grinder and wait until the wheel is running at full speed. Slowly raise the handle of the dresser until the stars make contact with the wheel, then move the dresser back and forth across the face of the wheel while it continues to run.

The 71860 10" chop saw blade would be fine to use on your saw. It's designed to be used at a maximum of 6100 RPM and the research I did on the saw shows they aren't quite that fast.

Part numbers 72463 or 72464 are possible options for the abrasive cone. You can visit our store at https://www.forneyind.com/store/ to learn more about these SKUs.

Catalog numbers 71791 (1/16") and 71797 (.040") Type 1, which can be found on our web store here: https://www.forneyind.com/store/

The use of a drill with the sanding and flap discs won't provide the results you're looking for. It will work though. A better option if you have it available would be a pneumatic die grinder with flap discs. We have those available on our website at https://www.forneyind.com/store/.

You should be able to punch out that part very easily or you could use a small hammer to gently tap it out.

Yes they are. However, remember that heat generated by the tool and aluminum surface will tend to melt the aluminum and cause loading up that will render the tool useless. Use the rotary file lightly and slowly to keep from loading.

The 72788 should work fine on a 4.5" grinder.

Our Industrial Pro line of wire brushes and wheels are the highest quality and will last the longest. For this job we recommend any of our Industrial Pro 4" or 4.5" wire wheels. For a more economical wheel, which should get the job done, we recommend our 72788 wire wheel. These products can be found on our web store at www.forneyind.com/store.

The 72747 has a face dimension of 7/8" and the wire is .008" in diameter. This unit accommodates 1/2" and 5/8" arbors. The Industrial Pro version of the wheel comes with a 5/8" or 1" face dimensions and the wire is .012" in diameter. The ITEM# will change based on the face dimension. The wire is half again as thick as the wire on the 72747 and will perform better and last longer. The Industrial Pro version has an arbor system that will accommodate 7 different arbor sizes between 1/2" and 2". The ITEM# for the 5/8" version of the Industrial Pro wheel is 72895 and the 1" version is 72896.

The leak could be caused by too much pressure, an operating temperature issue, or a compressor with too much horsepower. The specs for this regulator are as follows: Max inlet pressure: 250 PSIG; Max operating temperature: 125 F (51.67 C). Suitable for use with 1/2 HP to 6 HP compressors.

Unfortunately, we do not carry that item. A local air-gas supplier may be able to supply one.

The 0 degree nozzle can be used for wood deck cleaning, although, care must be taken as it will gouge the wood. It may be better to use a 15 degree nozzle instead, which can be found on our webstore at www.forneyind.com/store.

Our magnetic bit holders are not deep enough to hold double-ended bits.

Forney recently ended our partnership with Magswitch. Please contact Magswitch directly for any product inquires. Their telephone number is (303) 468-0662 and their website address is http://magswitch.com.au/.

You should not leave your jump start plugged in for several weeks. The charging process will continue during the time it's plugged in and will damage the battery at a minimum and could cause additional damage.

The cables likely aren't worth more than $20 apart from the welder itself. Together with the welder, in good shape, the machine may be worth $100 to $150 depending on how you decide to market the unit.

Unfortunately, there is no simple solution to your problem. We have discontinued that machine and no longer offer repair parts. You may need a new control board, which may be available online through a third party vendor.

The on/off switch of that welder is an appliance switch rated at 50 amps, and can be found at any local electrical supply store.

The largest plug we have available is 3/8". They are recommended for the older Forney welders and our service technician says they should work. We also have the appropriate output jacks if you would like to change those to accommodate the smaller plug size. These plugs can be found in our web store at www.forneyind.com/store.

The battery charger cables aren't available as a manufactured item, but they can be built. The part numbers for the plug ins are 57901 and 57902. They can be used on welding cable sizes #2 - #6. These products can be found in our web store, www.forneyind.com/store. Here are a couple of companies that may have the carbon torch rods: Cinema Equipment & Supply in Memphis at 800-759-5905, and Mauer Welding Supply, in Oskaloosa, IA 641-673-7565. We do not have any soldering irons available for this machine.

Forney no longer carries this capacitor, however they are still available in the market. The part you need, in order to operate the machine safely, is a 20 MFD 370 volt oil filled capacitor. Two sources are Packard Inc at 800-334-1769 part # PRC-20 and Galco Ind. Electronics at 800-337-0746 part # 97F9039.

The plug-in connectors are Forney part numbers 57901 and 57902. The "1" has a black sleeve and the "2" has a red sleeve. They are available in our web store, www.forneyind.com/store .

Cable assemblies are no longer available, however, they can be created from existing plugs, cable, electrode holders and ground clamps. The part numbers for the plug-ins are 57901 and 57902. They can be used on welding cable sizes #2 - #6. These products can be found in our web store, www.forneyind.com/store .

Our last source for those 'Double Eagle' carbons was the Marble Company at 800-759-5905.

The only parts available from Forney on this discontinued welder would be serviceable replacement leads. For other parts, we would suggest contacting the original vendor, L.B.L. Inc., in the Chicago area at 708-579-5893.

The part that is leaking and smoking is most likely the capacitor. We no longer stock those, but here are a couple of potential suppliers that might be able to help you out. Please let them know you need the 20MFA, 370VOC, oil filled capacitor. Packard Ind. 800-334-7169. Galco Industrial Electronics 800-575-5562.

The few parts for those old Forney welders that are still available (lead components & female jacks) can be found in our web store, www.forneyind.com/store .

We do not stock the premade cables with electrode and ground clamp for these units any longer. However, all the components are available on our website at www.forneyind.com. The Sure Grip Plugs that plug into the welder are item numbers 57901 and 57902. The website offers several options of electrode holders and ground clamps as well as various cable sizes to fit your needs.

Here are two contacts for the capacitor you're looking for. Packard, Inc. 800-334-1769 Galco Industrial Electronics 800-575-5562. Please let them know you need a 20MFD, 370VOC unit.

If it's the black nut on the outside of the output jack, our item number is 57501.We also have the fiber washer for that, our item number is 57404.

For a lead 25' or less, you can use a #4 wire. For longer leads, a #2 would be better.

The first step in removing the swan neck liner is to open the gun case. Be careful, because it will have to go back the same way. The electrical wire routing is important if you want to close the case tight again. Make a note of how the trigger assembly works. Do not lose the hinge pin for the trigger. Try to lift the aluminum gas block out of the case without disturbing anything else. You need to get access to the set screw near the end of the gas block next to where the swans neck enters the gas block. Loosen the set screw. While holding the gas block, twist the swans neck back and forth and pull at the same time. It should not take much effort to remove the swan's neck. Inside is the short liner sometimes with a rubber o ring. I have found that that o ring can cause problems, causing the wire to catch at that point. My advice is to remove that o ring before you insert the new wire liner. The funnel shape on the end of the liner goes toward the gas block and fits in a recession at the end of the swan's neck hole in the gas block. The swans neck is inserted into the hole until it bottoms out. Make sure the neck is pointed in the same direction as it was before you removed it. Re-tighten the set screw and put the gun halves back together. Be sure you check the trigger wiring to make sure the connectors are together firmly and the trigger has a lip that must go inside the gun housing. If you find that the halves of the gun do not go together, tightly rearrange the wires and there is a ledge on the cable shield that must be in the correct position.

Yes, we accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards.

75545 can be found by searching for that number in the search field near the top right of forneyind.com.

No, however we are looking to add this feature in the future.

No, unfortunately, Forney cannot accept international orders unless they're being shipped with an order in the U.S.

All warranty information for Forney products is available at: https://www.forneyind.com/product_warranty_and_registration/

ITEM# 57901 has a black sleeve and ITEM# 57902 has a red sleeve.

Our part number for the requested part is 85263.

We do have a 10' torch assembly for your Clarke welder. It's our ITEM# 84909.

Welding on cast iron requires the part to be preheated. One article I read suggested 500 to 600 degrees, and I've heard it may need to be as much as 2000 degrees. If the part isn't preheated, and even if it is but doesn't get hot enough, the application of the electrode will generate heat and when that hits a cold spot will crack the cast iron, further compounding the issue. If you opt to go ahead with the welding, we recommend our 55% Nickel "Super Ni-Cast" rod, or our Super NI-Cast 99% Nickel. The 55% has a higher tensile strength and typical applications are Grade 30, 40, and 50 cast iron, and the 99% indicates a typical application would be engine blocks. Another option would be to drill the holes out, tap them, and put a threaded insert in. The stud could then be threaded into that and would eliminate the need for the welding. Your local parts store should be able to assist with that if that's the way you decide to go. Please remember that the primary component of the welding process is the preheating.

The rod recommended would be determined by a number of factors: load stress on the weld, condition and type of base metal, anti-corrosion or hard-surfacing requirements, etc. Any information regarding these factors would help us narrow down the range of options for you. Information and suggested applications on each type of rod we offer is also available on our website at the digital catalog under the store header, sub header: ARC welding electrodes.

Both models are discontinued and not available any more. The 390 is not recommended for use with a generator because of attendant surges which can damage or destroy the power source. You can use a generator on a few of our other welders; the 140 MIG minimum generator power required is 6 KW, the 190 MIGminimum generator power required is 8 KW, the 210 MIGminimum generator power required is 9 KW,the 270 MIGminimum generator power required is 13 KW, the 140 MPminimum generator power required is 6 KW, the 190 MPminimum generator power required is 8 KW.

Our welders are made to our specifications at a state of the art plant in Italy. The same plant produces the MIG welders offered by other large retail chains.

We appreciate your interest in our products. We discontinued that item over a year ago, and have no more in stock. There may be some reconditioned 'as is' units available on various internet sites, but none from Forney Industries.

We would recommend using 10/3 wire to be able to access the higher amperage available on that machine. However, we do not recommend extension cords longer than 25 feet.

A unique feature on that specific economy welder is that the gun is 'live' whenever the welder is 'on'. So the best safeguard against undesired contact would be to have a piece of non-conductive material on hand to rest the gun on between welds when the machine is on.

The 215 welder has been discontinued. Please check https://www.forneyind.com/store/category_detail/?product_category_id=581 for our current product listing.

With left being the 'off' position, so to speak and sequencing being top, then bottom switch, the lowest to highest voltage would be as follows: off off, off on, on off and on on.

We offer 3 4-packs of contact tips: 60171 for .23 wire, 60172 for .030 wire and 60172 for .35 wire, an 85316 shield gas nozzle and an 85295 gas diffuser for that model.

The Forney part number for that contact tip is 60165 and that comes as a 3 pack.

A Miller machine we offered for a few years in the '90's is the only literature we have on that. The only parts that we offer, through our extensive dealer network, are the male plugs (#57903 black sleeved & #57904 red sleeved) and universal leads components. Miller might still offer some other parts.

For welding aluminum, an aluminum wire will be required as well as gas. Argon will need to be used in this application. For stainless steel, likewise a stainless will be required. You can use either argon or CO2 on this wire. Mild steel flux core wire is best for thin gauge mild steel and doesn't require the use of a shielding gas, although it can be used. Mild steel wire does require the use of a shielding gas. You can also use either argon or CO2 on this wire.

For welding cast iron, stick welding is the preferred method. Cast iron is often contaminated and the flux on the stick electrode can bind with the contaminants so a good weld is produced. The electrode that usually produces the best results is a 55% Nickel rod. Please remember that there are many types of cast iron and some are too crack sensitive to be welded. If you want to repair a cast iron with welding: -Preheat the piece to about 500-600 degrees F -Weld short welds -Peen immediately after welding -Grind an areas that might create stress concentrations -Slow cool by wrapping in a fire blanket or burying in dry sand

Those capacitors are 370V. A couple of places where you might find them are: Galco Industrial Electronics 800-575-5562 and Packard, Inc.800-334-1769

The 85359 will indeed fit the Clarke WE6540 regulator.

Was the regulator and barb a Forney product? We do have an adapter, 85359 is our item number that will work for the connection. It's a quick connect type device that the gas line goes inside of. If you need one, it's available on our website at www.forneyind.com.

The warranty for the welders is: 5 year on the transformer, 3 year on the rest of the internal components, and 1 year on the MIG gun, relays, contactors, regulators and accessories. You might check with an ACE Hardware location in Augusta to see if they have one available. The next nearest dealer I can find is in Thomson, or Aiken, SC.

Did gas flow through the gun after you connected the hose, opened the valve, and pressed the trigger? Being a new setup, it may take a little while to get the gas through the line.

How long have you had the unit? We need to make sure it was registered online. If that hasn't been accomplished yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. I don't believe the oily substance is dangerous. In order for us to determine if it can be repaired or if it would be eligible for a warranty replacement, you'll have to send the unit back to us for inspections. Please include any documentation you may have and put a note in it as to what happened and what you were doing at the time it happened. Please box the welder up with plenty of packing and return it to: Forney Industries 3900 Canal Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Unfortunately, I don't have a schematic for the Clarke 190 EN welder to confirm or not the fact that the gun for the 180FI will work. We only sell these as a torch and gun assembly under our ITEM# 85263.

We do have the parts you need available. Our part number for the nozzle is 84901, for the torch neck with diffuser it's 84902, and the tips are as noted below: .023, 85346. .030, 85347. .035, 85348. .045, 85349.

We don't have a spool gun that will work with your welder. We recommend replacing the liner with a Teflon one, our SKU 85354 which will also require a connector, SKU 85307.

What size of spool are you looking for? We have it available in 2# our SKU number 42290, and 10# our SKU number 42285.

We don't carry parts for the Hobart Beta-MIG 200. Please contact Hobart directly at 800-626-9420.

Unfortunately we don't have the parts for these welders any longer. Please contact L.B.L., Inc, 700 E. Elm Avenue - Unit B, La Grange IL, 60525. Their number is 708-579-5893. They are the US representative of the manufacturer of these welders.

Unfortunately we do not carry a spot welding nozzle that will work for your Hobart welder. We suggest contacting a Hobart service center in your area and see if they can assist.

We have a 1/0 cable that will work for your requirement, although a 2/0 would work better. We can get the 2/0 as a special order item. The 1/0 is immediately available.

We don't have any parts for these welders available any longer. We suggest you check with a local electrical supply shop and see if they have one that will work. We can't comment on the Lincoln model as we do not have Lincoln specs available.

We suggest looking at your local electrical supply store.

We do carry aluminum MIG wire that is 33,000 PSI. We have one pound rolls in both .030 and .035 diameter. You can find these products in our web store, www.forneyind.com/store .

Suggested retail for the #880 is $131.72 and on the replacement cutter #887 is $99.00. They are only available through our dealer network. Please contact us at customerservice@forneyind.com for further assistance.

The nearest service center is Advanced Welder Repair at 4903 Washington Blvd. in Commerce City, Ca. Their phone number is 323-263-7383.

I'm sorry but we do not have a service center in the state of New York. The nearest is Rescue Welding, 20 Rescue Lane Somersworth, New Hampshire. Their phone number is 603-692-9940.

The nearest service center to you is Advance Welder Repair 4903 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90040. Their phone is 323-263-7383.

The nearest service center to you is: L.B.L., Inc. 700 E. Elm Avenue, Unit B La Grange, IL 60525 (708) 579-5893

The 180FI has 10 heat setting and 3 wire speed settings. The unit is manufactured in Europe to our specifications.

Unfortunately we won't be able to quote on this product. The largest flux core wire we have available is a .035 wire on a 10 pound spool. Thank you for your consideration.

The item you are looking for is our item number 57501. It is not available on our website but any dealer in your area that carries our brand can order it in for you.

The 318 (190 MIG Welder) and the 311 (210 MIG Welder) both have a six tap position for voltage adjustment and infinite control over wire feed speed (WFS) which is also related to amperage. Often there is a misconception that a "tapped" machine is limiting in what you can do. Rather than being limiting, it takes a different approach to dial in the arc versus having both the Voltage and WFS set as infinite. If you think of the voltage tap settings as 1/16" thickness increments, this will help a lot. Tap Setting related to Material Thickness that can be welded in a single pass: Tap 1 = 1/16" Material Thickness Tap 2 = 2/16" (1/8") Tap 3 = 3/16" Tap 4 = 4/16" (1/4") Tap 5 = 5/16" Tap 6 = 6/16" (3/8") The key to using a tapped machine is too first select the appropriate tap setting for material thickness and then vary the WFS which also affects amperage to dial in the optimum arc characteristics. Once you use this approach, you can dial in an arc very quickly and it's not limiting at all. Often welders take the opposite approach and set the WFS (amperage) first and then dial in the voltage which is fine as well, if the machine is not a tapped machine. Both approaches can easily optimize the arc. Another benefit to being a tapped machine, is they tend to be more reliable over the long term and if something does go wrong, they are very easy and inexpensive to fix. Both the 190 MIG and 210 MIG can weld anything from thin sheet up to 3/8" in a single pass. Thicker plate thicknesses can be welded with multiple passes. Optimizing the arc for material thickness is very easy.

The 235 Arc welder is a transformer based machine and all transformer based machines are more sensitive to input voltage fluctuations than inverter based machines. The 235 Arc welder can operate on lower voltage but reduced output is likely. Brownout conditions can also affect welding. Voltage fluctuations will not typically damage the welding machine (depends how severe) but will often frustrate the person welding. If I were choosing a welder for a class environment, I would lean more towards the Forney 190 MP which is an inverter machine that is capable of MIG, Stick, and TIG DC. It's more versatile and will compensate better for power changes or fluctuations. The 190 MP can even operate off 115V with the included adapter (however overall output would be reduced).

The Easy-Flo Brazing rod (Cat # 46111) is a self-fluxing rod. The "as brazed" tensile strength is 35,000 PSI. Attached is a technical bulletin for the Easy-Flo product. This product is applied via oxy-fuel/brazing. As for the using Bare Aluminum rod, the tensile strength is lower at 29,000 psi. This product requires a flux if being gas brazed. However, the recommended application process is oxy-fuel/brazing, but it can be applied with air/acetylene or TIG processes. Finally, refer to www.jbweld.com for information on the epoxy you want to compare. However, based on a quick review of their site it seems that the epoxy provides tensile strengths of about 3,900 psi which is ~1/10th the strength of brazing with Forney Easy Flo. Application does not require a torch.

1. Read the manual from cover to cover. Do not assume you already know how to weld or this machine is just like all the rest. 2. Check and see if the switch in the on position. Turn it off before you plug it in. The machine will not be damaged if you plug it in with the switch in the on position, but turn it off to avoid any arcs and sparks that could occur if the leads were grounded. 3. Page 15 of the manual number 17 slope up time regulation potentiometer, was turned to the full on position. Turn it down to zero, the only time you would use this is if you are welding stainless steel. 4. Page 15 of the manual number 18 burn back time regulation potentiometer (B.B.T), was in the full on position. Turn it down to zero, the only time you would use this is if you are welding flux cored wire and the wire is burning back into the tip. 5. Page 15 of the manual number 19 polarity change terminals for the Euro socket. Make sure you check the polarity before you weld! Gas is for solid wire, no gas is for cored wire. The wrong polarity setting will make any weld demo fail due to poor weld bead appearance. 6. Use the right shielding gas for the correct weld process. Check the set up guide's on pages 16, 17,and 18 of the 190 MP owner's manual.

You can use the Forney TIG torch or any 17V style torch with a size 25 dinse style connector. The MP machines do not have a gas solenoid for TIG welding so a TIG torch with gas valve is necessary. The "V" in 17V indicates the torch has a gas valve. The Forney TIG torch has a trigger that connects to a 7 pin Amphenol style connector that allows you activate the arc with the trigger. A traditional non-trigger torch can also be used with a lift-arc technique. The output is DC only and suitable for welding various steels, and some stainless steel. The Forney MP machines are not A/C, pulse, or high frequency capable so welding aluminum is not recommended.

No, but you may find it helpful. The TIG pedal hooks up to the Forney MP machines by way of the 7 pin Amphenol style connector and allows the user to "remotely" control the welding arc and current. If you use a foot pedal, the machine would need to be switched from local to remote.

It depends to some extent on base metal and thickness but most TIG welders will use 100% Argon.

TIG welding is usually reserved for very precise welding or where the highest quality of weld is necessary. Often it is much easier or quicker to MIG weld or stick weld. Personal preference is a factor. Most find that MIG welding is the preferred method of welding since it's fast, easy, and good results are possible.Some welders also prefer stick welding as it's more portable and better for field repairs on dirty or rusty material. Stick welding is also very versatile as you can easily weld steel, stainless steel, and cast materials with a quick change of the electrode.

It depends on what you intend to do, but for everyday versatility we suggest to run an .030" diameter solid ER70S-6 wire with a 90/10 (Argon/Carbon Dioxide) gas mix for welding in the shop and then have a variety of stick electrodes for welding outside or on stainless steel. To weld Aluminum, opt for a Spool Gun setup and run 100% Argon.It's not recommended to use the TIG option a lot because the MP machines will MIG weld sheet metal very well.

The Forney 190 MP has maximum versatility and can be run off 220/230 or 115 volts or a generator. It can weld steel, stainless, aluminum and a variety of other metals with the right setup. You could weld thin sheet metal up to thick plate (with multiple passes) and you could weld indoors or outdoors. The arc characteristics and ease of use are fantastic.

It depends on how thick of material needed to be welded, but in reality the .030" wire diameter is probably the most versatile. With an .030" wire you have the ability to weld thin sheet up to thick plate (with multiple passes). The .030" wire also gives the welding machine a larger wire feed speed range to optimize the arc characteristics. Some people will argue the .035" wire is more versatile and this is true if you are using a 200A+ machine, but on a machine that's less that 200A, go with .030".

Yes, our ITEM# is 46111. It can be used with either oxy-acetylene or propane torch and has a melting point of 732 degrees.

The pre-manufactured cables for this unit aren't available any longer. We do have the components available though. The cable size is 1/0 and everything is available on our website.

I just received confirmation from our Product Line Manager that our plasma cutter, model 317, doesn't have a problem with dry air. As a matter of fact, we've added driers to the new versions we have coming in.Moisture in the air can cause a short in the torch.

Instead of using a brazing rod and your oxy/acetylene set up, a better solution would be the use of stainless steel MIG wire, TIG welding, or maybe a stainless steel arc rod.

Sounds like a problem with the rectifier. MIG's really only weld well using DC current, if the rectifier has an internal short, AC gets through to the arc. This can cause all sorts of problems, lack of penetration being one of them. Checkout internal connections between the transformer and choke because if the power cannot get through, the wire won't melt properly. We do have rectifiers available. Our ITEM# is 84994.

I believe the 60325 will work best.

This flux is fine with tin/lead, tin/silver, and other tin alloy solders.However, it cannot be used on Aluminum or Magnesium.

The 140's have an 8' and 190's on up have a 15'

They use Tweco #2

Yes, except the 270 uses Tweco #2 because the higher output would burn up a Tweco #1. The 210 MIG is unique.

190 MP, 235 Arc. The 140 MP does not have enough output to run a 5/32".

The wire diameter is too big for that machine.An .035" wire is max and we recommend a .030"

Start at one end and work the other (gas = 100% Argon, drive rolls = U-groove), lighter tension on drive system, Teflon liner (special order), and maybe a larger diameter tip.Also use a larger diameter wire like .035 or even .045 so it's stiffer and easier to push. Remember a spool gun works best and it's difficult to push aluminum wire 12'.

It depends on how thick of material you are welding but .030" is by far the most versatile for 140 to 210 sized machines. With an .030" you will get a wider arc sweet spot and be able to weld sheet metal up to fairly thick.If in doubt, use .030".That goes for FC and solid.

Start at the despooler and work forward. (Wire size, cleanliness of wire, despooler tension, is it paying off correctly, drive tension adjustment, drive roll size, guide tube alignment, burr on liner?, correct liner size, liner dirty, tip size correct.)

Check for leaks, type of gas for material, dirty material, dirty or rusty wire.

Spray transfer requires a high output welder (the 210 MIG or 270 MIG), the right shielding gas (90/10 Argon/CO2 mix), the right voltage setting for the proper wire size (the 210 MIG can spray transfer .030" on tap setting six, while the 270 MIG can spray transfer .030" and .035" wires but usually you have to be in the top two voltage tap settings). While welding in the spray transfer mode, the weld will produce a humming sound with almost no spatter while the short arc transfer produces more of a crackling/buzzing sound and very fine spatter.

Yes, they all use the same but there are drive rolls for different diameters and some dedicated to FC, some for aluminum.

Make sure everything else is turned off using that circuit, and we recommend a dedicated circuit for a welding machine. A welding machine will use all the power you can give it.

The wire feed is probably set too high for the specific voltage you are at. What are your settings and diameter?

Gas isn't required for this particular SKU, although you may use gas if you'd like.

When you change from MIG to FC MIG you then have to change the ground clamp position (it essentially reverses the polarity on the machine) and if you go back to stick welding and it's on FC MIG then polarity is backwards.

Both .024" and .023" are correctbut .024" is a little more common and what we use for MIG wire in our catalog. It's a rounding issue plus MIG wire has a .003" tolerance in diameter

A little bit of a tolerance issue, some say 110V, some 115V and some 120V and all can be technically correct. I would go with what's on the front of the welding machine.

The machine can use .035" but it doesn't do well with that diameter. I recommend no larger than .030" as the performance of the machine will be better.

There are a number of ways to join various types of brass, bronze or copper materials. The most popular method, especially with artistic work, is to "silver solder" (technically - silver brazing) the alloys together. It's generally recommended you use a brazing product with at least 15% silver as this will allow you to join almost any copper or brass alloy to another. Some will use a silver brazing alloy with up to 56% silver content. But with that much silver, the brazing rod will be very expensive. Most people use an oxy-acetylene torch for brazing. For a secondary choice, many artists use TIG welding, although this requires more skill than brazing. A silicon bronze filler material is often used. Some prefer to Stick weld which is a good choice for particularly thicker sections over 1/8". For Stick welding, a silicon bronze or aluminum bronze electrode is a popular choice. If color match is critical, then finding the right filler material can be very difficult and time consuming. For lighter color bronzes, use an aluminum bronze, and for more of a reddish bronze, use a silicon bronze filler metal. Any time you are working with copper or brass products that are thick or large, preheat is often used since copper has such a high thermal conductivity.

We recommend TIG welding with AC, 100% argon gas, and 2% Lanthanated tungsten. The most common filler metal is ER4043. For welds that need higher strength or will be heat treated, the ER5356 is the best. There are many types of AC TIG welders, I would recommend one of the newer inverter style machines because you can adjust the AC parameters and really dial in a beautiful weld. The Forney 220 AC/DC is a good choice. Artistic TIG welding on aluminum will take some time to learn even if you TIG weld steel or stainless steel on a regular basis. Once you learn the TIG machine and the potential adjustments, the results can be spectacular. I always recommend using a foot pedal if possible as this helps you better deal with crater cracks by slowing down the amperage at the end of the weld and helps control the heat. Some common settings for aluminum is: balance at 60-70% EN, frequency of 60-90 Hz, 0.5 second pre-flow, and 4-8 seconds of post-flow. Some welders also like to add pulsing while working with aluminum. Preheat on thicker section or large material is often needed because of the high thermal conductivity of aluminum.

Most people will use a 308L electrode or wire for joining 304 stainless steel (which is by far the most popular stainless base metal).You can easily join stainless steel with MIG, Stick or TIG welding. It comes down to speed, precision, and location for which process will work best for you.If you are working inside and need a perfect weld, then use TIG with 100% argon and a ER308L rod.If you need speed and a good looking weld, use MIG with a 98/2 shielding gas and a ER308L wire. If you are doing outdoor work, then use Stick with an E308L electrode.

This is one area that Forney is particularly strong in. We offer everything from entry level welding machines to light industrial machines, torches, plasma cutters, and filler metals. The following are some recommendations: Welding Machine: I would recommend the 190MP which is a Multi-Process machine, capable of MIG welding, Stick welding, and TIG welding. This machine is ideal for a fairly advanced DIY artist. You can plug it in to 230V or standard household 120V with the included adapter. Depending on the type of project or artwork he is creating will dictate what welding process is best. In this case, he has three processes to choose from. This machine gives him a lot of capability to grow into. The spool gun and TIG torch are sold separately. Plasma Cutter: I would recommend the 325P Plasma cutter which is good for cutting thinner material up to about 3/8" of an inch. Artists often like to cut out intricate metal shapes, this is a good choice that provides a better quality cut than an oxy-acetylene torch. With this plasma cutter, you do need a compressor to supply the air flow. The compressor should have a filter in place to eliminate moisture and contaminants from entering the plasma cutter. This machine is very easy to use. Filler Metals: Most artists are working with steel or stainless steel. For steel MIG, I would recommend ER70S-6 MIG wire with a 90/10 shielding gas. For steel stick electrodes, I would recommend either E6013 or E7014 electrodes in the 3/32 & 1/8" diameters. This leaves a nice looking welding bead and they are easy to use. For stainless steel, a ER308L MIG wire or E308L stick electrode is appropriate for most applications. Accessories: Don't forget an auto darkening helmet, welding gloves, chipping hammer, wire brush, safety glasses, cutting and flap disc abrasives to make sure he has all the accessories he needs to get started.

Unfortunately, Forney Industries doesn't offer a TIG torch with a fingertip control. These are not popular in the U.S.

Our TIG torch has an on/off switch that connects to the amphenol connection.It is a 17FV so it has a flex head and valve. If you use a foot pedal you do not need a trigger torch.

Yes, the 85363 regulator is compatible with Hobart welders.

Those machines use the 60170, 60171, 60172, or 60173 tips depending on the size of the wire being used.The 60170 is for .024" wire, 60171for .030" wire, 60172 for .035" wire and 60173 for .045" wire. These are 4 pack SKUs but we also have them available as single tips: 85346, 85347, 85348 and 85349 again depending on what size wire is being used.

The required amperage for the 140 MIG machine is 20 amps

Both the electrode holder and ground clamp connections require a size 25 Dinse connector.A Dinse style connectors pushes in and with a quarter turn, locks in place.

Euro Connector- the Euro connector is for a MIG welding gun. The larger hole is where the wire goes, medium size hole is for the gas and the two small holes are what control the trigger. The brass casing transfers the welding power. Dinse Connector- is a type of connector for welding cables, ground clamps and electrode holders. It's a male/female type connection that transfers electrical power. It is usually electrically hot.

The 125 FC machine is capable of welding 1/8" steel and the plug can be 15 amps but the breaker should be 20 amps. The power cord uses a 15 amp cord.

You can weld aluminum with the 140 MIG, but it's not capable of using a spool gun.We suggest you change the liner in the lead to a Teflon or plastic one instead of the steel liner that comes in the lead.Aluminum wire is a lot softer and can get caught in the steel liner and cause lots of issues.

For DIY or for any machine under a 200 model, we recommend .030".You will get better performance, more versatility, and a wider sweet spot.

No, you cannot weld aluminum with an Easy Weld. If you have the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST Stick machine, you need more amperage than the 100 ST puts out and aluminum stick welding is not easy.If you have a Forney Easy Weld 125 FC MIG, there is no aluminum flux-cored wire.

No, you would need an AC TIG machine with HF (High Frequency) start for TIG welding aluminum.However, you could MIG weld aluminum with a 190 MP machine if you purchase the optional spool gun.Remember, when you weld aluminum, you will need 100% Argon gas.

Here are a couple of common issues: -Electrode choice: We recommend the Forney E6013 & E7014. The Forney brand performs very well even up to a 1/8" electrode. Other brands of electrodes often require more amperage. Some types of electrodes like E6010 and E7018 also require higher amperage and may not be the best choice for the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST. An E6011 can also be used. Some electrodes and brands will be limited to the 3/32" diameter because of their amperage requirements. -Use of extension cords: If you need to use an extension cord, we recommend a 10 gauge cord, no longer than 50 ft. or a 12 gauge at 25 ft. A small gauge extension cord like 14 or 16 gauge will choke the incoming power and reduce your power output which will create frustration. -The ground is attached to painted or coated metal.

Here are a couple of common issues: -Check the tension on the despooler. Is it set too tight or is the wire feed tension not set correctly? -Are you using .035" wire? We recommend .030". -Is your stickout too long? Your stickout should be no more than ". -Make sure you are pulling the trigger on the MIG gun to begin welding. -Make sure the ground is not attached to painted or coated metal.

Try these troubleshooting fixes: -Remove the battery and the piece of paper between the battery and electrical contacts. -The helmet is in "grind" mode, which means it will not activate for welding. -The shade or sensitivity is not set correctly. -The battery is dead and needs to be replaced. -The sensors are dirty or covered.

Our part number 75581 which is the full size regulator with 3/8" NPT threads does not come with a gauge or mounting bracket.Our service department recommends that you turn down the pressure until the leak stops and then slowly turn it back up. If the unit has been in service for an extended time then further repair or replacement may be in order.

We would not recommend the unit be used on a 3 1/2 H.P. compressor as it is only rated at 2 H.P.

Looking at the Victorwebsite, it shows that if your tank has male threads you should use a CGA 300 regulator. In this case the 87801 won't work, but the 87802 will.

After looking at a picture of the Harris 72-2 attachment, I would say our 87082 or 87086 attachments will not fit your handle. The 72-2 appears to be a heavy duty attachment where ours are only rated for medium duty.

Yes, that product would be our part number 1580.

The technical 'liquidus solidus' temperature is 430 degrees F with an application range of 400 to 700 and a working temperature up to 1100 degrees F.

If the cutting attachment is a Forney brand, we will need the model # stamped on the piece and the style (Victor or Harris). If not, you might be able to find something at a large hardware store that will work for you.

We would strongly advise you not to mix different manufacturers' gas welding equipment. The parts may have the same thread but probably will not seal inside, creating a very dangerous situation. Even similar looking equipment from the same company may not be compatible, so it would be advisable to check with us or the manufacturer first.

The gas valve part number is 85190; the swan neck is 85191 and the swan neck liner is 85377. Unfortunately those parts are not available through our web store for you to purchase direct. With 11,000 dealers across the country, we should have a few close to you. Please forward your city, state & zip code and we will let you know who the area dealers are. You might want to contact the dealer who sold you the machine first for those parts.

Research indicates that the best filler material we have is our Bare Brass Brazing Rod. It's great for water tanks and many cast iron applications. It does require the use of flux in the process.

The part number for the rosebud tip is 87790.

Unfortunately we don't carry the adapter you require for your conversion. I'd check with your local gas supplier and see if they might have them available.

We currently have 3 Spark Starters for a torch, a single flint striker SKU 86102, a 3 flint striker SKU 86103, and a Safe Lite Igniter SKU 86111. Our "suggested" retail prices for these items as well as the 86120 are as follows. 86120 $5.89 86102 $3.49 86103 $5.89 86111 $14.99

SKU 87087 and 87220 can be found on our web store at www.forneyind.com and you can order them online with either a Visa or MasterCard after you register with the site.

Unfortunately, we do not ship internationally. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Unfortunately, we don't stock the part you're inquiring on. Another option would be your local gas supplier.

To make a cleaner transaction, would you mind checking with the store you purchased it through to see if they have one they can swap out for you? We'll warranty it through them.

The Forney Fireman weed burner is a very hot torch. 500,000 BTU's which will melt, burn and heat just about anything. Your weeds will not have a chance! However, regarding the stones, that is a questions that you would have to ask the manufacture/source of the stones. My guess is it won't be a problem, however, you do not want to eradicate your weeds at the cost of your beautiful stone, patio and driveway. I would contact the manufacture of the stones and inquire. The reality is you do not have to put much heat on the weeds to knock them off. Good luck and happy burning!

Our technical team advises that the 86152 probably won't work as a go between for you. They suggest the purchase of a 1/4" or 3/8" hose as a possible alternative.

It's essentially the same standard, except the UN/ISO standard is globally recognized (including by the USDOT) instead of just being recognized in the US/Canada. The bottom row of the stamping on our cylinders contains the UN/ISO standard stamp. There should be no issue on the fill station filling our cylinders based off the UN/SIO stamp

Lead is shown on the SDS as 80 - 100%, Tin is between 1 and 5%, and Metal between 1 and 5%.For future reference, the SDS is located on our website at www.forneyind.com. Click on the PRODUCT LITERATURE (SDS) icon at the bottom of the home page. Then click SDS. The documents are listed in numerical order using the first SKU number of the items covered by that SDS and then listed in numerical order for other SKU's covered.

You may use propane with the other components in the set. The only difference is that propane will dry out the O-rings on the torch and handle, the diaphragm on the regulator, as well as the hose quicker than acetylene will.

The "date code" stamped on the inside of your hard hat refers to the date of manufacturer, not the starting date for useful service.  helmet numbers.png

Our Senior Product Line Manager for wire wheels and brushes found this article to be extremely helpful. Please call 1-800-521-6038 or email customerservice@forneyind.com if you have additional questions.

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The Forney 140 MIG as well as other high output 120V machines often produce end-user frustration due to the breaker popping and needing to be reset.  This is a common problem and is very noticeable if the customer is using a 15 Amp breaker, using .035” wire, or is pushing the wire feed limits of the machine while on tap setting 4.  When designing a 120V machine, there is a balance between maximizing the output of the machine or never blowing a breaker, but having a poor output machine.  We chose to maximize the output of the machine as the machine settings can always be turned down.  The performance of the Forney 140 MIG machine has the highest rated duty cycle and output at 90A at 35% in its class.  If you are frustrated by a breaker popping, try reducing the tap setting, reduce the wire feed speed, reduce the wire diameter, or get a less capable machine.  Also, verify the breaker output and have an electrician install the largest breaker that can safely be used per electrical codes.  The chart below will provide some guidance:

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The below PDF lays out the different welding processes, metal uses and also has a couple of charts on general welding information and recommendations.

Helpful Welding Information.pdf

Please click here for a list of how many brazing rods come in each pack: 

Brazing Rod Packs