Forney Easy Weld® 100 ST

Forney Easy Weld® 100 ST


Let’s walk through the Forney Easy Weld 100 ST This is a stick and TIG welder. Stick welding is a welding process that uses a consumable electrode to lay a bead. TIG, or tungsten inert gas welding, uses a tungsten electrode and an inert gas like argon. It’s often thought of as the more difficult process to learn due to increased hand-eye coordination. In one hand you have your TIG torch and in the other you’re using a filler metal to lay a bead; however, you don’t always have to use a filler metal as it’s optional. This machine runs off of 120 volt input and produces 90 amps output. This machine comes with a ground clamp electrode holder, and the TIG torch is sold seperately. You want to make sure the ground clamp is attached to a metal work bench or the actual metal you’ll be working with. To do TIG welding, you need to use an inert shielding gas like 100% argon. You will need to use a type 9 torch with a 25 ‘dins’ connector and a valve on the torch. These do not come with the machine and can be purchased separately. For stick welding it’s very important to choose the right electrode. I recommend the Forney E6013 electrode. It’s easy to strike and performs well on most steel applications. When you are ready to weld use the process selector switch to select between TIG or stick welding. Use the amperage dial to select your amperage based on the recommended settings for the material thickness you’re using and remember this machine can weld between 16 gauge up to 5/16 inch. When welding you want to get into a very comfortable body position lean over the piece raise your arm and control the movement of the electrode very carefully. Do not hold it in the air so it wobbles. You want to support your weight and be in control. Remember to control the travel speed as well. Think of this like controlling the speed when you’re driving. Next, pay attention to the stick out. The stick out is the distance between the metal and the end of your electrode. This is similar to controlling the following distance from the car in front of you. Lastly, focus on the path, you want a nice and consistent weld similar to staying in the lane when you’re driving. Welding takes practice, if you’re in control, and monitor all of your variables, it becomes second nature. Let’s show you some examples of some test welds. Traveling too fast looks like this. to slow looks like this. Amperage setting to high looks like this. Don’t forget to clean your weld with a slag hammer and a wire brush. That sums up our Forney Easy Weld 100 ST. It is a powerful little machine that gets the job done for all of your stick and TIG welding needs. It is great for hobbyists, DIY, and maintenance and repair and it comes with a six-month warranty. For more information please visit www.ForneyInd.com or www.AskForney.com

9 thoughts on “Forney Easy Weld® 100 ST

  1. Cutie that gave such a great presentation and newbie advice….i will buy it vs a $59.00 Smarter tools stick welder.

  2. my machine started working very well now using it for the 3rd time it is sticking i even ajust to the highest scale and the same thing i don't know if i"m having low voltage but that"s strange

  3. I've used this welder for around 3 years now and it still works great. I also don't recommend E6013 seeing how it has little penetration and the puddle is hard to see. I'd recommend E6011 & E7018 in 3/32" rod size.

    To be honestly, the welder is highly overpriced compared to the competition! You can get a 160A – 200A welder (even one that runs E6010) for what they are pricing this machine at! Also, the TIG torch never seems to be in stock either so your stuck buying the more expensive 9 series CK worldwide torch from usaweld.com!

  4. Filler metal isn't really optional. In some very rare circumstances you wont need filler metal but that doesn't mean its optional for the other 99.9% of the time.

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