On this site, the Forney 271 has been compared with several other Forney products such as against the Forney 298 and against the Forney 261. On this report, we’ll compare the Forney 271 again with the 291. How does it fare specs- and feature-wise with this model? Find out in this Forney Easy Weld 291 vs 271 comparison report.
Comparison Chart: Forney Easy Weld 291 vs 271
Let’s start with this chart.
|Model||Check Price » Forney Easy Weld 291||Check Price » Forney Easy Weld 271|
|Primary (input) volts||120V / 230V||120V|
|Maximum Output||120V – 100A (DC output only); 230V – 180A (DC output only)||140A (DC output only)|
|Dimensions||12” x 5.5” x 10.5”||16.75” x 8.125” x 12”|
|Weight||9.65 lbs.||20.3 lbs.|
|Stick Electrode Holder||✅||✅|
|Carbon Steel Brush||❌||✅|
|20 Amp –15 Amp Plug Adapter||❌||✅|
|Extra 0.030” Contact Tip||❌||✅|
|Ground Cable and Clamp||✅||✅|
Key Differences: Forney Easy Weld 291 vs 271
Here, we list down the key differences between the 291 and the 271.
Processes / Functions
Both the 291 and the 271 are capable of different welding functions, but between the two, it’s the Forney 271 that can perform more. It’s capable of MIG, stick, and TIG welding. The 291 is a stick and TIG welding machine.
The Forney 291 is a dual-voltage welding machine, which makes it easy to use anywhere in the world. The Forney 271, on the other hand, does not come with this feature.
Size and Weight
The Forney 291‘s advantage over the 271 is that it’s half its weight. It weighs about 10 lbs whereas the 271 weighs more than 20 lbs.
Accessories and Included Items
The Forney 271 comes with several items that you don’t get with the Forney 291. Among these items include a pair of welding gloves, a MIG gun, and an extra contact tip.