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120-Volt 140 Amp Easy Weld FC-i Flux Core Gasless Welder

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  • Designed for gasless flux core welding only
  • Able to weld 24-Guage up to 1/4 in.
  • Includes: 8 ft. MIG gun, 8 ft. ground clamp and 20-15A adapter
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This 140 FC-i machine is easy to use with the 0.30 in flux core wire. It can do .035 wire but we do not recommend it because it reduces the duty cycle of the machine. It has infinite voltage and wire feed speed control so you can dial in the perfect weld! Perfect entry level welder.
  • · Only Gasless flux core: ideal for learning/entry level welder
  • · Infinite controls handle steel between 24-Guage up to 1/4 in.
  • · Includes: 8 ft. MIG gun, 8 ft. ground clamp and 20-15A adapter
  • It is rugged with an all metal case, built to take the day to day. Big enough to handle 2 and 10 pound rolls of wire
  • Included with the welder is an 8' gun, 8' ground clamp, Integrated handle with torch wrap and a 20A-15A adapter. Backed by a 12-month warranty
  • Dimensions: 16.75" (425.45 millimeters) x 8.125" (206.38 millimeters) x 12" (304.8 millimeters), Weight: 19 lbs. (8.62 kilograms), Gasless/flux-core welding only, Portable, Torch wrap, Infinite voltage and wire feed speed control, 120-volt input, 140 AMP output, Welds up to 1/4 in. (6.35 millimeters), Handles .030 in. wire, Includes: 8' gun, 8' ground clamp and 20A - 15A adapter, Duty Cycle 30% @ 90A
  • Recommended accessories include Contact Tips (60170, 60171 and 60172),Welding Nozzles: (85336 and 85337), Diffuser: (85339), Flux Core Wire: (42300 and 42301), Anti-Spatter Spray: (37030), Nozzle Gel: (37031)
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Questions & Answers

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Q:How long can I weld 1/4 inch befor the machin shuts off?
by|Dec 21, 2022
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A:  The Forney 140 FC-i (261) has three specific voltages that have been tested for duty cycle. 100% at 16.3V, 60% at 17%, 24% at 18.5V. As you would likely have the unit turned up to the maximum voltage for 1/4", which at 20V is higher than the rated 18.5V, it will be less than 24% duty cycle. As duty cycle is not a equation, it is a tested number, we do not have the specific duty cycle percentages for all settings. Thank you for you question.

by|Dec 21, 2022
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    Q:What type of welder should I buy to do 1/8 to 1/4 in thick stainless steel?
    by|Dec 4, 2022
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    A:  In order to weld stainless steel you will need to be able to switch polarity, the most similar machine we have that is capable of this would be the Forney 140 MP (271). Thank you for your question!

    by|Dec 6, 2022
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      Q:Where can I get this repaired? Where do I take it during warranty period? Where do I get it fixed after warranty?
      by|Nov 14, 2022
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      A:  The Forney 140FC-i (261) comes with a 1 year warranty. During that time if you experience any issues with your machine please reach out to us at 1-800-521-6038. We will be happy to assist you. For issues that arise beyond the warranty period, I would still advise to reach out to us so we can troubleshoot and find the root cause. Also, we are the only place to purchase warranty parts. In general we at Forney engineer our machines in such a way that anyone could repair the unit with minimal skill required. Likely, after purchasing a repair part, you could perform the repair. Thank you for your question.

      by|Nov 14, 2022
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        Q:Many of these welders say 120v, Can you use this welder if you have 110v power outlets ?
        by|Nov 13, 2022
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        A:  110V and 120V are generally seen as synonymous. All Forney welders that are rated for 120V can be run on 110V, as generally that is the same amount of power, just be sure not to hook the 140FC-i up to 220V as that will damage the unit. Thank you for your question.

        by|Nov 14, 2022
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          Customer Reviews

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          Great welder
          Great welder..never welded before and built and welded 550 gallon oil tank pig roaster.. says it in the name.."EASY WELD"
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          I am an extreme novice when it comes to welding, but I love tools and diy projects. My truck need...
          I am an extreme novice when it comes to welding, but I love tools and diy projects. My truck needed a new cab mount welded in and I figured I could find many other uses for this portable welder. I did a lot of comparison with other welders. This one fit my needs the best and Homedepot.com had the best price I could find. I found it to be very easy to set up, as well as easy to move around and use any where that there is a regular 110 electric outlet. Even though my welding skills are very limited I was not only able to replace the cab mount on my truck with this machine but I have also used it to pull out dents from my son's car door. Love this machine, and I think I made a very good purchase.
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          5 found this review helpful
          The Forney Easy Welder was shipped in a very attractive glossy white double walled cardboard box ...
          The Forney Easy Welder was shipped in a very attractive glossy white double walled cardboard box with black lettering and the Forney green accents. The product was held within the box utilizing a styrene foam base and top plate with a minimum of 1.5” air gap. All the pieces were overwrapped in poly bags. A quick guide for wire feed speed and voltage settings are affixed on the inside of the cabinet for reference. The manual and reference materials were very easy to read and understand. The manual also has clear pictures to assist in familiarizing yourself with the operation of the welder. The controls on the welder were also clearly labeled and easy to use even with my welding gloves on. The wire spool access compartment has a panel that is very easy to open using a spring-loaded finger latch. The door is hinged at the top and swings open and stays out of the way when loading or making adjustments. This was the first time I have used a wire feed welder and I had no problem adjusting the spool holder, loading the wire into the drive and adjusting the feed-roller tension. It only took about 3 minutes to convert to a 2-pound spool and feed the wire to the end of the welding tip. The ground clamp has hardened chisel like teeth to help ensure a good electrical contact. The clamp opens about 2” to affix to your base material. The ground lead is positive polarity and is about 6 feet long and very flexible. There is a woven copper strap connecting both jaws of the clamp to ensure electrical contact. The power unit is lightweight and portable. The handle on the top also functions as a storage loom for the mains and welding leads. I used the welder for more than 3 hours with a few short breaks. During my session I had no problems or faults with the welder. I was using on the lowest setting and I still burned a few holes in the thin sheet metal I was working with. The only complaint I have is length of the main power cord. I suggest buying the recommended 25-foot, 12-gauge extension cord along with the welder.
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          Excellent welder for this beginner...
          Excellent welder for this beginner
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          I saw on a website review that this unit was...
          I saw on a website review that this unit was good for automobile sheet metal welding. Though there is an adjustment for voltage, it does not adjust low enough to effectively weld automobile sheet metal without blowing holes through it.
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          I purchased this to weld 1/4 inch metal and it...
          I purchased this to weld 1/4 inch metal and it did a good job of it and ran a good looking bead on the weld. Not real excited about the wire speed knob as it must be turned up to 9 or 10 to work. The lower speeds from 1-6 seen useless to me. But for the price I will live with the lack of adjustment on the wire speed.
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          Great little welder for DIYers
          Great for DIYers. As a flux core wire only machine, no need to mess with gas bottles, which makes it very portable and works fine outdoors. I was able to weld exhaust pipe (1/16") and a mower deck and never had the power dial over a "4" (out of 10). I mostly used on a 20 amp garage circuit. I used once to spot weld a nut on a stripped out bracket on a 15 amp house circuit on lower settings and never had a issue with either the breaker or the GFCI outlet. I never hit the duty cycle limit. I did switch from a fixed lens helmet to an auto-darkening welding helmet, which helps a lot for spot welding on thinner material; it'll spare you a lot of frustration. Makes functional welds.
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          Forney 140 FC-i
          I've gotten several hours of welding on this well built machine. Looked around, and while inexpensive, is very good quality for me. I'm doing 1.4" and under welding and coming along fine. Easy to use and set up. I'm running on 120v 20a breaker with no issues. The 1/4" plate did take it to its limits but got the 4" long 2-pass weld holding firmly. Oh, using Forney .030 flux core wire.
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            I did my research and this lived up to the...
            I did my research and this lived up to the reviews. Also The Home Depot online service was flawless!!
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