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Forney 242 Dual MIG Welder

Forney 242 Dual MIG Welder

230-volt, 240 AMP. Applications include light industrial, manufacturing, metal fabrication, maintenance and repair, motorsports and auto body, farm and ranch and schools.
Item #: 327
UPC #: 032277003279
$1,666.99 (Suggested Retail)
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Easy to use:

  • Euro connect for faster torch maintenance
  • Digital meter providing easy set up
  • Dual MIG setup

Improved design:

  • 2 Euro connectors, one dedicated for a spool gun
  • Integrated wheels and heavy duty casters
  • Fold down door for easy access
  • Torch with built in strain relief


  • Welds aluminum and steel with the flip of a switch
  • Larger cabinet for 4" (1-2lbs), 8" (10-11lbs), or 12" (25-44lbs) spools
  • Slope and burn back controls
  • Ability to weld spray transfer with .035"" wire

Better wire feeding:

  • Upgraded cast aluminum wire drive system
  • Dual geared idler and drive roll with better de-spooler

Larger work envelope:

  • 15' power cord and torch


  • Light Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Motorsports & Auto Body
  • Farm & Home, Schools & Training


  • 15' Ground clamp
  • 15' MIG gun
  • Gas hose and regulator
  • Input Power: 230V
  • Amperage Range: 240A
  • Wire Diameter Range: Up to .045"
  • Rated Output: 155 AMP @60% Duty Cycle
  • Plate Thickness Range: 24 ga - 3/8"
  • Dimensions: 38" x 14" x 34"
  • Weight: 213 lbs.

Warranty: Protected under our industry leading 5/3/1 Warranty.


Quick Start Guide - Forney 242 MIG

30 Days

  • Product: Free of defects in material and workmanship that may occur under normal use and care.

90 Days

  • Welder and Plasma Machines: MIG guns and plasma torches.

3 Years

  • Forney Transformer Based Machines: All internal electrical components that cannot be accessed without removing the cover. The transformer and rectifiers are covered by the 5-year warranty.
  • Forney Inverter Based Machines: All internal electrical components that cannot be accessed without removing the cover.

5 Years

  • Forney Transformer Based Machines: Transformers and rectifiers.

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This product is known to contain the following chemicals:

Lead, Cadmium, Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP)

This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Click here for more information:

Product Category: Welding > MIG

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