A Forney Easy Weld 180 ST machine sits on a truck tailgate along with other welding accessories and consumables.

Best Welding Accessories for Forney Machines

Now that you’ve chosen your Forney Easy Weld machine, it’s time to step up your accessory game! Let’s break down the best accessories and consumables for your unit.

The Forney Easy Weld 140 MP Multi-Process Welder

Forney Easy Weld 140 MP Multi-Process Welder is used to work on a project.

Since the Forney Easy Weld 140 MP is a multi-process welder, there are several accessories and consumables you can purchase.

This machine works great with common electrodes such as E6011 rod, E7018 rod, E6013, and our go to rod, E7014. E7014 rods are easy to use and perfect for beginners.

We generally suggest .030” flux core wire for this unit. However, if you’re working with sheet metal, .023” or even .024” are great options as well. We do not recommend running .035” wire with this machine, it simply doesn’t have enough amperage for that type of wire.

Here’s a breakdown of accessories and consumables for this unit:

  • Contact Tips: 60170, 60171 and 60172
  • Welding Nozzles: 85336 and 85337
  • Diffuser: 85339
  • Mild Steel MIG Wire: 42285, 42286, 42290 and 42291
  • Flux Core MIG Wire: 42300 and 42301
  • Gun/Torch: 84094
  • 9V TIG Torch (Size 25 Dinse): 85657
  • TIG Welding Ceramic Cup: 85454
  • 2% Thoriated Tungsten Electrode: 85450

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The Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i Wire-Feed Welder

Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i Wire-Feed Welder is used on a piece of sheet metal.

For this Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i, we recommend .030” flux-core wire. Flux-core wire is self-shielded, so you won’t need gas to run this machine! With .030” wire, you can weld very thin sheet metal, all the way up to a quarter inch.

Here’s a breakdown of accessories and consumables for this unit:

  • Contact Tips: Forney ITEM#’s 60170, 60171 and 60172
  • Welding Nozzles: Forney ITEM#’s 85336 and 85337
  • Diffuser: Forney ITEM# 85342
  • Flux-Core Wire: Forney ITEM#’s 42300 and 42301
  • Anti-Spatter Spray: Forney ITEM# 37030
  • Nozzle Gel: Forney ITEM# 37031

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The Forney Easy Weld 20 P Plasma Cutter

Forney Easy Weld 20 P Plasma Cutter sits on a tractor.

A clean shield cup is necessary to maximize the potential of the Forney Easy Weld 20 P plasma cutter. Plasma tips are also very important. These can last for a while, however, if you’re having a hard time cutting through materials, or your plasma arc isn’t focused, you might need to replace your tip!

Here’s a breakdown of accessories and consumables for this unit:

  • Electrodes and Tips: Forney ITEM#’s 85392 and 85755
  • PT25 Plasma Tip, 20-30 AMPS: Forney ITEM# 85414
  • Shield Cup: Forney ITEM# 85394
  • Swirl Ring: Forney ITEM# 85393
  • Consumable Kit: Forney ITEM# 85674

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The Forney Easy Weld 180 ST Stick/TIG Welder

This Forney Easy Weld 180 ST Stick and TIG capable welder works great with stick electrodes up to 5/32” diameter.

For stick welding, we recommend an E7014 rod. This is the perfect rod for beginner welders because it is a medium penetrating rod. If you’re just starting out in the trade, this electrode will save you time and frustration. E7018 with 3/32” diameter is also acceptable for this unit!

The Forney Easy Weld 180 ST also features dual voltage capabilities, and with 220 amps you can use bigger electrodes.

Here’s a breakdown of accessories and consumables for this unit:

  • 150 amp TIG Torch: 85659
  • Argon/CO2 Flowmeter: 85364
  • Electrode Holder: 56000
  • Electrode Storage Container: 93097
  • Ground Clamp: 54400
  • Chipping Hammer: 70600

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The Forney Easy Weld 100 ST

Like the Forney Easy Weld 180 ST, The Forney Easy Weld 100 ST is capable of stick and tig welding but is not dual-voltage. It’s perfect for your garage as it only runs off 120 volts.

Here’s a breakdown of accessories and consumables for this unit:

  • Medium Duty Electrode Holder, 200 AMP: Forney ITEM# 56000
  • Straight Head Chipping Hammer: Forney ITEM# 70600
  • Electrode Holder w/ Cable, 150 AMP, 15’: Forney ITEM# 85669
  • TIG Welding Ceramic Cup: Forney ITEM# 85454
  • TIG Welding Torch Collet Body, 1/16”: Forney ITEM# 85459

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Additional Accessories

The following are equally important accessories for your Forney Easy Weld machine!

The Forney Easy Weld Series ADF Welding Helmet

A welder wears a Forney Easy Weld Series ADF Welding Helmet while working.

The Forney Easy Weld Series ADF helmets feature easy to use controls with simple formatting, so you can fine tune your settings with the flip of a switch. The user-friendly nature of these helmets gives you the confidence you need to begin welding, without the fear of arc flash. The shell is impact-resistant and fireproof, protecting you from hazardous accidents.

Additional PPE required for welding:

Welpers

Welpers, also know as welding helpers or pliers, are an essential tool for metalworking. We offer MIG pliers that include seven features for MIG welding applications:

  • Needle nose pliers grip for pulling
  • Small serrated hole for MIG tips
  • Flat surfaces for hammering
  • Cutter to trim MIG wire
  • Large serrated hole for nozzle
  • Spring loaded handle
  • Heavy insulated comfort grip

Scratch Brushes

Scratch brushes are a very valuable accessory for your Forney Easy Weld welder, especially when it comes to prepping metal and cleaning up your weld. Forney offers several lengths and styles of scratch brushes. Check them out here.

And there you have it! You’re all set and ready to weld.

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