I recently acquired a Forney welder from CraigsList for the mere price of 50.00.
Well after cleaning it up putting a home made insulator nut on the battery charger lead and contacting Forney about the users manual and operating instructions. I decided to try the welder out. Here are the results.
The first picture is a 6010 1/8" rod on 140amp just to see what I could do as I'm not a good stick welder yet....
Second picture is a fillet weld with the same 6010 1/8" 140amp AC
Third picture is a fillet with 7018H4R 3/32" 105amp AC
Fourth and Fifth picture is of the 7018H4R rod......
The7018 rods are rusted some and I think that's the reason for the weld looking like it did/does.Opinions please.
I got the 7018 rods from work. They were in a 5 gal bucket that some one had set under a leaking roof:. they were 2 weeks old at the time I just turned the bucket upside down and let them dry for about a month, now there about 3 yrs old.