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Forney 140 A MIG Welder Review – Forney #309

In this Forney 140 MIG welder review, we will introduce a portable MIG welder made by Forney Industries. The Forney 140 A MIG welder is also called the Forney #309.

Please note, the device that we describe here is different from the Forney 140 MP machine here, which is a 3-in-1 multi-process welder (TIG/MIG/Stick).

Forney 309 140-Amp MIG Welder, 120-Volt

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Forney 140 MIG (309) – pros and cons

Pros

Moreover, it is a welder in the mid amp range (140 amps max) that is ideal for farm & ranch applications, DIY works and smaller metal fabrication jobs. If you combine the Forney 140 with an engine driven welder-generator you can even use it out in the field to repair fences or similar.

The Forney 309 is a machine for wirefed MIG welding, although you can use it for flux cored welding as well. Compared to the other top MIG welder the Forney 140 309 is a reasonably cheap device.

Cons

On the downside, this welder provides limited power. If you are a professional welder, looking for a machine to weld thick steel or aluminum, MIG welders with more power will do a better job for you.

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Forney 140 MIG – technical specifications

With a weight of only 57 lbs, the Forney 140 MIG is a lightweight and thus portable MIG welder that you can easily carry around.

Technical specifications

  • Input voltage: 120V household standard
  • Amperage range: 30A – 140A
  • Wire diameter range: 0.024″ – 0.030″
  • Metal sheet thickness: 24 ga. – 1/4 “
  • Weight: 57 lbs
  • Rated output: 115 A @ 20 % duty cycle
  • Rated output: 55 A @ 100% duty cycle

According to Weldinglist, Forney has implemented a strain relief for the torch which helps to protect the power cables from wear and further damage.

Because the Forney 309 140A MIG welder has a wire drive system that is made of cast aluminum, it is more durable and will last longer.  Moreover, the wire feed parts are replaceable, thus maintenance is easy.

For a quick start guide on the Forney 140 MIG welder, please click here.

For welding with a MIG welder, it is, of course, necessary to purchase appropriate gas cylinders. Depending on the model, additional electrodes are also required.

Forney 309 140-Amp MIG Welder, 120-Volt

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Last price update as of October 5, 2018 11:17 am PST More Information
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Forney 140 MIG video impression

Please take a look at the following Video to get more information. The clip shows further details and features of the Forney welder.

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Weldable materials

The Forney 140 MIG (#309) is capable of both, the gas metal arc welding process (MIG) and the flux cored arc welding process (FCAW).

Thus, you can weld Mild Steel and Stainless Steel with a thickness ranging from 24 Gauge up to 1/4″ (6.4 mm). Additionally, it is possible to weld Cast Iron and Aluminum with this versatile welder.

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What comes in the package?

The Forney #309 140 MIG welder includes a 10-foot welding torch, the ground clamp, an 8-foot power cable, the gas hose and of course the regulator.

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Conclusion

If you are looking for a portable, affordable entry-level device, you will like this welder.

Forneys 140 A MIG welder is a portable welding machine for DIY, repair, farm and automotive applications. It’s output power ranges in the mid-area. If you are looking for an affordable welder with an amperage range of 30 – 140 A, there are not many machines that provide such a good price/performance ratio.

With a weight of only 57 lbs, the Forney 140 MIG is a lightweight and thus portable MIG welder that you can easily carry around.

Forney 309 140-Amp MIG Welder, 120-Volt

Free shipping
Last price update as of October 5, 2018 11:17 am PST More Information
$520.30

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9.5 Total Score

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