Forney 318 190-Amp MIG Welder, 230-Volt is a versatile welder machine, and it can do general fabrication, automotive and boats repair and so on. It is one of the best MIG welders. The advanced features of Forney 318 Review is given below. For comparing with another welder in the market, please read the features carefully.
Key Features of Forney 318
1.MIG and Flux cored
Forney 190 MIG welder is covered with 15 ft. power cord, 10 ft. Welding torch, gas hose, regulator and ground lath. And one needs all these things to perform MIG welding flawlessly. And so these things make the welder machine more versatile.
2.Input - output power and duty cycle
The input power for 190 amp MIG welder is between 190 volts to 230 volts. And with this input power, this welder machine ensures higher output of 30A to 190A. And the duty cycle is 25% at 120 amps (quite high).
Forney 318 has a cast aluminum drive system for wire feeding. And this drive system helps to weld heavy materials, and it also ensures long lastingness of the task. For doing tough jobs, you will find Forney 190 MIG welder more useful. For useful consistency, you need a better quality wire that is with Forney 190 MP. You can also compare this wire with another MIG welder with same function and price; you won’t find such a better quality wire like Forney. It also has a Dual geared idler that ensures better wire feeding. And the system parts are easily replaceable.
4.New and improved design and function
It has small feet and torch wrap for organizing the cable. And it also has many more capacity with that you will be able to do general fabrication to maintenance. You can also use Forney 318 in farms and automotive workshop.
5.Work with thicker metal
Forney 190 MIG welder is a MIG ready, and it is also able to do flux cored welding. One can weld steel, stainless steel and aluminum with this welder. And the thickness of a single pass weld is 3/8 inches.
The weight of Forney 190 MIG welder is 74 pounds (not so portable), but you can carry this machine with the help of a cart easily. And it is the lightest weight MIG welder in its class.
Forney 318 Review offers many extras with it. Such as-
8.Cost and warranty
The price of 190 amp MIG welder is affordable comparing with another MIG welder with same features. And the warranty for this welder machine is 5/3/1 years. First 5 years warranty for parts and labor and you can also ask for full replacement of transformer. Three years warranty for complete replacement of all components and parts and labor. And one year warranty for parts and energy of all components and the parts that are outside the battery. And 90 days warranty for commercial use.
Product’s Technical Information
20.2 x 10.2 x 16 inches
Item Package Quantity
5/3/1 years warranty
Good sides of Forney 190 MP
Drawbacks of 230 volt MIG Welder
FAQ : Forney 318 Review
Question: Can it run in DC power supply?
Answer: No, it can only run or work in AC power supply.
Question: What is the duty cycle rating?
Answer: The duty cycle rating is 20% at rated output. You can also see the manual for more information.
Question: Are the replaceable parts adjustable with another brand?
Answer: Yes, you can use any brands part in a correct measurement.
Question: Is this machine able to weld aluminum?
Answer: Yes, you can weld aluminum with proper gas and wire.
Forney 318 MIG Welder
Forney 318 is more powerful and reliable brand’s MIG welder. You will get smoother weld result with this machine. And it also comes with an affordable price.