If you want a multi-purpose welder that can handle MIG, TIG and stick welding, one of the best bets you could consider is the Forney 324 welder. Being a multi-process welder, you can easily do MIG welding, flux cored, stick welding and TIG.
As a multi-process welder, you can either go for 220 or 120 volts at CV or DC with a maximum output of 190 amps (1-phase). Its versatility sets it apart from most welders so you can use it for a variety of jobs – from automotive, fabrication, farms, industrial, boats and other repair purposes.
The regulator and gas hose makes your MIG a breeze when switching processes and also has standard and synergic MIG modes. The electrode diameters measure from 1/8″ to 5/32″. The spool sizes range from 4″ to 8″ and takes diameters up to .035″.
It is also compatible with spool guns and has a stick electrode holder. You won’t have to worry about moving from place to place or a long way to the outlet – its power cord is extra long for your convenience. The cord length is at 15 feet. Its consumables power up a longer gun / torch. The Forney welder operates at a very powerful and versatile manner.
In MIG welding, you can do flux core welding or mild steel with gas. The welding capacity is up to 3/8″ steel. You can also cut the same kind of steel when stick welding, but the change between the two processes is hassle-free when setting up. Since the welder is spool gun capable, you can use it for TIG welding if you have a separate TIG setup. Foot pedal and torch can also be purchased separately.
The Forney 324 boasts its synergic welding capability or to be able to weld in high quality with little spatter and easy to use operation. Other great features and accessories of this great welder include the easy to read digital display that is quite accurate with reading. It also has a cast aluminum drive system to make the wire feeder last for a longer time and give it a higher feeding quality.
Inside The Box.
It includes the MIG setup, stick, a gas hose and flowmeter. The weight of the welder is 43 pounds and includes a user’s manual for easy setup.
There is also a euro-connect MIG gun to easily switch between short and long torches so you can easily adapt to your job well. The box also includes a regulator and gas hose.
This multi-process welder has a great maximum warranty of 5 years, covering parts and labor or transformer replacement. If your machine needs a full replacement of all components inside the battery charger except the transformer, it has a 3 year warranty. For outside components part replacement, you get a 1 year warranty and 90 days if you intend it for industrial use.
The Forney 3 in 1 welder is really a great deal for those who do multiple jobs when it comes to welding. Its durability is superb and you can use it for machine repair or even metal art and other welding jobs. Compared to similar brands of welders, this has less splatter and the precision of each welding process is at high quality. In addition to having a great price value that is not too high or too low, the customer service is also very friendly. It not only comes with an easy manual for setup but their website also provides excellent customer service and many FAQs for you to do some manual troubleshooting.