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    Fourney 190

    Has anyone had any experience with this machine. There is one on kijiji I may be interested in. Not that I need it.
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    Re: Fourney 190

    lol... nobody wants to talk about Forney... all I have is the old buzz box so no help here either. I have no idea how the newer ones are stacking up, but my experience with the old ones is that they weld very well for what they are, and nobody likes to admit it.
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    Re: Fourney 190

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    my experience with the old ones is that they weld very well for what they are, and nobody likes to admit it.
    'cept for me


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    Re: Fourney 190

    Lots of the old red Forney welders around. I can remember in my hometown a local auto parts store sold them. They were popular with gas stations and auto repair shops. One model had a built in battery charger and you could plug in a soldering iron


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    Re: Fourney 190

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkie1957 View Post
    Lots of the old red Forney welders around. I can remember in my hometown a local auto parts store sold them. They were popular with gas stations and auto repair shops. One model had a built in battery charger and you could plug in a soldering iron


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    The one on the left had a battery charger and soldering iron.

    The one on the right came with soldering iron and a pretty much useless carbon arc torch for “brazing” and heating. My dad bought it new off the Snap-on truck in 1966.


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    Re: Fourney 190

    The one on the left was popular in my area. I never welded with one but I have heard the had a good AC arc


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    Re: Fourney 190

    I've had 2 professional welders use my 225 buzz box. At the end, they both stood back with a surprised look on their face and said " That's not a bad little welder." Welded everything we broke for a lot of years. My Sears had the carbon arc attachment, but I've never bought the carbon rods to try it out.
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    Re: Fourney 190

    Found a somewhat hokey review... the video at the bottom is of more value. Multi process, but it only welds up to 1/4". 115/230 volt capability might be handy for some guys though. No aluminum capability.

    https://thereviewerpro.com/forney-324-review/
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    Re: Fourney 190

    Bought their little 20p plasma awhile back, small but so was the price. I am happy with it so far.
    Being poor is the most expensive thing there is

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    Re: Fourney 190

    Cool... is that a 120 volt? How thick can you cut?
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    Re: Fourney 190

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Cool... is that a 120 volt? How thick can you cut?
    Its dual voltage, haven't really tested its limits, they claim 1/4
    Being poor is the most expensive thing there is

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    Re: Fourney 190

    It looks good 👍
    It transformer type welder will last a life time.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by sailwelder View Post
    Has anyone had any experience with this machine. There is one on kijiji I may be interested in. Not that I need it.

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