Need to know if Forney has a decent made Mig welder and if they made in USA? Anybody ever use one?
Another advantage is that Hobarts are made by Miller, many parts are interchangeable. I have a Hobart and it is a much better welder than I deserve right now anyway. I bought mine on eBay and saved about $100 over the Northern Tool price. It came with free shipping and no sales tax. I got a .023" wheel for it at my local Miller dealer. I wouldn't buy a no name welder, especially if it didn't have a good parts program to back it up.I've looked at some at my local Ace Hardware. I don't know their quality, but I do know that the models that I have seen are small and light duty; for the money, there are other units, like Hobart, that offer more value. You might wander to a welding forum, and do a search on Forney mig welders, or even just a google search; if someone doesn't like them, you will find out real quick.
Me, I would definitely buy another Hobart, before looking at a Forney- comparing prices, the Hobart offers more.