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Forney Easy Weld 261, 140 FC-i MIG Welder, 261

SKU: 131615399
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The Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i machine uses flux core wire. Applications include do-it-yourself, maintenance and repair, metal fabrication and hobbyist.

  • Easy to use 140 FC-I MIG machine uses 0.30 in. or 0.35 in. flux-core wire. It has infinite voltage and wire feed speed control so you can dial in the perfect weld. Perfect entry level welder
  • Powerful with up to 140 Amp output that allows you to weld mild steel up to 1/4 in plate
  • Portable and lightweight 19 lb. easily carried to any Do-It-Yourself, Maintenance, Repair, Metal Fabrication and Hobbyist project
  • All metal case, built to take the day to day. Big enough to handle 2 and 10 pound rolls of wire
  • Welder includes a 8' MIG gun, 8' ground clamp, Integrated handle with torch wrap and a 20A-15A adapter. Backed by a 12-month warranty
  • Recommended accessories - Contact Tips (60170, 60171 and 60172),Welding Nozzles: (85336 and 85337), Diffuser: (85339), Flux Core MIG Wire: (42300 and 42301), Anti-Spatter Spray: (37030), Nozzle Gel: (37031)
Backed by a 12-month warranty

Specification Description
Application/Use: Welding steel between 18 gauge and 1/4 in.
Product Length: 16.75 in.
Maximum Wire Diameter: .035 in.
Solid Wire and/or Flux Cored: Flux Cored
Warranty: 12 Month
CountryofOrigin: Imported
Ground Cord Length: 8 ft.
Compatible Metal: Mild Steel
Amperage Input at Rated Output (60 Hz) - KW: 140
Spool Size Capacity: 10 lb.
Part Number: 261
Gun Length: 8 ft.
Input Voltage: 120V
Amperage Range: 10-140
Output Amperage Range: 10-140 Amps
Amperage Input at Rated Output (60 Hz) - KVA: 140
Special Feature(s): Powerful and lightweight 19 lb. easily carried to any Do-It-Yourself, Maintenance, Repair, Metal Fabrication and Hobbyist project
Brand: Forney
Current Range: 10-140A
Clamp Cable Length: 8 ft.
Product Width: 8 in.
Maximum Open Circuit Voltage: 18.5V
Product Height: 12.25 in.
Amperage Input at Rated Output (60 Hz) - 115V: 140
Rated Output at 20% Duty Cycle: 90 Amps
Maximum Material Thickness: 1/4 in.
Wire Feed Speed Range: Up to 180 in. per minute
Product Weight: 19 lb.
Manufacturer Part Number 261
Forney Easy Weld 261, 140 FC-i MIG Welder, 261 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flux Core Welder I really like this welder. After borrowing a friends Ironton 125, I decided that I should have my own. I wanted a welder with a DC inverter for smoother arc and the ability to power with a generator. I considered the Titanium 125 from HF, but chose the Forney 140 FC-i for several reasons. 1. It can handle a 10lb spool. 2. The leads are 8ft long. 2ft longer than most in this class of welder. I have appreciated the extra length several times. 3. Build quality looks a little better. The wire feed looks similar on all of these welders, but the Forney has better cables and gun. 4. Forney has customer support in the US. Forney says that this welder only works with 0.030 wire. That is what i use, but you could run 0.035. The drive roller has grooves for both wire sizes, so you would just need to get a 0.035 contact tip. I have had great luck with Lincoln NR-211 MP and Hobart Fabshield 21b. The Lincoln has less spatter that is easier to clean up, but the Hobart has a little bit smoother welds. Both are fine. The edge goes to Hobart, because it come in 2 lb spools.
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good machine Great welder for intended use (up to 1/4" plate). Lightweight and easy to use. Wish leads could be longer, but I understand the limitation for this type machine. Would definitely recommend for welding light metal.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it and would recommend it for any beginers I love it.It is very easy to use.i use it all the time
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WELDING AT HOME Work's for light duty job's,have welded for longer timesand it worked better than I EXPECTED.
Date published: 2019-08-22
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Does it have a spot for welding gas 

Asked by: Mttc
The Forney Easy Weld 140FC-i does not have a spot to inset inert gas. This machine is a Flux Core welder only. You may look into the Forney Easy Weld 140 MP that is a gas or gas-less MIG welder. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: Forneyanswers
Date published: 2019-07-20

Can i run it off house hold 115 amp out let

Asked by: Bullfrog39
This machine was designed to be used with a 20 AMP breaker, and therefore all of the published performance data is referring to a 20 AMP system.
Answered by: MitchellW
Date published: 2019-07-10

Is this machine ready to go right out of the box.

Asked by: Mitch52
The Forney Easy Weld 140FC-i is ready to go out of the box as long as you have .030 flux core wire and required PPE. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: Forneyanswers
Date published: 2019-08-21
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