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A deeper look into one of Forney’s most dependable machines: The 235 AC/DC Arc Welder. 

The 235 AC/DC Arc Welder has been a part of the Forney family since 2012. In that time, it has grown to be one of the best performing machines of its kind. This impressive welder can constant-current weld from 24-Gauge to 1/2 inch at 30 to 235 amp output power, with a high output of 200+ amps. It comes with an electrode holder with a 15′ power cable, ground clamp and electrode holder. This machine is ready to Stick weld right out of the box, and only handle assembly is required. If you’re looking for a trustworthy, powerful and notable welder-you’ve found it.

If you don’t believe us, take it from these satisfied purchasers!

“Everything in the kit is high quality. Excellent price for what you get. I am a weekend welder, and this being 120 volts is perfect for home use.”  
-Amy, Amazon Customer
“If you’re looking for a transformer type welder and don’t want to pay $600 for a Miller or Hobart, this is the one to get.” 
-Lamb, Amazon Customer
“I have had this welder for about 4 years now (2018) and it welds great! Not one problem.” 
-MWK, Home Customer

Have we piqued your interest yet? If so, check out more details about this machine below.
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235 AC-DC stick welder

Forney 235 AC/DC Arc Welder

ITEM# 314 Process Input Power Amperage Range Electrodes Rated Output Weight Dimensions
Quick Specs Stick (SMAW) 230V 45a-235A Up to 5/32″ 235A @ 20% Duty Cycle 108 lbs 12″ x 16.5″ x 30.5″

Features and Benefits:

Accessible Ready to weld right out of the box.
Powerful High output of 200+.
Reliable Illuminated on/off switch and fan cooling system.
Versatile AC/DC CC welding from 24-gauge to ½ inch thickness at 45 to 235 amps, Dinse style connection provides easy   polarity change and longer cables provide a larger work envelope.
Includes: Applications:
 15′ welding cable and electrode holder DIY
 15′ ground cable and clamp Maintenance & Repair
 15′ power cord Contractor
Metal Fabrication

Warranty Information

5 Years  Original main power rectifiers only to include SCRs, diodes and discrete rectifier modules, transformers,   stabilizers and reactors
3 Years  Drive systems, PC boards, motors, switches and controls
1 Year  MIG guns, relays, contractors and regulators, plasma cutting torches, and accessories
Setting Duty Cycle AMPS
DC  35% 135A
AC  50% 150A

If you’re not convinced by now, call our customer service department at 1-800-521-6038 or visit to learn why this machine is right for you!