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Century Flux-Core FC-90 Wire Feed Welder

Model # K3493-1|Store SKU # 1001237230

Overview

Model # K3493-1 Store SKU # 1001237230

Plug in the Century FC90 flux core wire feed welder anywhere common 120-Volt input power is available. The small lightweight inverter design allows for portability perfect for small weld jobs. Automatic thermal protector shuts off the output until the machine cools to a normal operating temperature.

  1. Lightweight and portable - ideal for maintenance and mobile welders
  1. 30% duty cycle at 80 Amp
  1. A continuous amperage control permits exact temperature setting for consistent welds
  1. Inverter power source - more efficient to operate, provides smoother weld characteristics than traditional welders
  1. 120-Volt input power for convenience
  1. Automatically cools for safety

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
5.75
Assembled Height (in inches)
11.25
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
14
Assembled Width (in inches)
17
Packaged Depth (in inches)
10
Packaged Height (in inches)
13
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
16
Packaged Width (in inches)
17

Details

Country of Origin
CN-China
Engine Power
Electric (DC)
Input Power (Volts)
120
Welding Machine Type
Flux Cored

Warranty / Certifications

6 months on machine, 90 days on gun and cable
Flux-Core FC-90 Wire Feed WelderCentury Flux-Core FC-90 Wire Feed WelderPlug in the Century FC90 flux core wire feed welder anywhere common 120-Volt input power is available. The small lightweight inverter design allows for portability perfect for small weld jobs. Automatic thermal protector shuts off the output until the machine cools to a normal operating temperature.
Century
1001237230
CAD3192022-11-28
The Home Depot Canada
Flux-Core FC-90 Wire Feed Welder is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from FC-90 flux core welder Great little welder. It has a short lead to the welding gun but is easy to pick up and move around with one hand. I also switched out for a better ground clamp which was recommended online. I use it with a thick extension cord and regular household outlet and haven’t tripped a fuse yet. I got it for thin walled steel tube such as table legs, and for tack welding larger projects which I have then stick welded. Bare bones with no welding wire or any extras, which is perfectly reasonable for this price. I think it’s only available online.
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little welder for home workshop I am still experimenting with this. I like the compact size and it welds nicely. I want to use .30 wire to see if it welds lighter gauge metal.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small welder Unit works great, poor ground clamp. Does not come with wire or tips, so gear up. Great for around house small projects.
Date published: 2022-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice welder U can't go wrong with th is welder it's top notch out of the budget options
Date published: 2020-09-05
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Does this welder require any type of gas? Can I use it straight out of the box?

Asked by: holliday
The FC90 is designed to run exclusively on gasless flux-cored welding wire. You will not need welding gas for this type of welding process. This machine runs best on 1lb spools of NR211 flux-cored wire, which can be purchased through Home Depot.
Answered by: The Home Depot Canada
Date published: 2021-06-01

What breaker is needed for this welder

Asked by: Bruzzer1160
You can use a standard 120V 15A dedicated meaning nothing else running on it while welding and you’re only welding a small job and not continuous.  However I installed a 20A circuit which doesn’t trip like the 15A if pushing the welder to its max output like welding 3/16”. At the end of the day the welder only has I think a 30% duty cycle so it will only run short periods at max output before you have to let it cool down. I think I ran a bead on max and it did about 6” before it started sputtering.  
Answered by: RClp
Date published: 2022-01-22

Can this accommodate other sized wire or just 0.35?

Asked by: Travis
Hi, Thank you for your question. The Century FC90 will work with either 0.030" or 0.035" diameter flux-cored welding wire. You will need to change to the correct contact tip size and drive roll if switching between diameters of wire.
Answered by: The Home Depot Canada
Date published: 2021-05-21

What Wire for feeding do i need to buy ? like what size? what type will have least splatter? and is there any other things i need to know about it ? or buy besides the unit itself and a mask and gloves to get welding ? new ground clamp?

Asked by: EvtheMan
The FC 90 portable welder is designed to use small packaged spools of Lincoln Electric NR211 Inner-shield flux-cored wire. This type of wire does not require welding gas to operate. 0.035" diameter, 1lb spools works well. The Lincoln part number for that welding wire is ED027641. Lastly, you will need personal protection while welding. This must include welding gloves, welding jacket and a welding helmet at a bare minimum. Work jeans, and work boots are also highly recommended.
Answered by: The Home Depot Canada
Date published: 2021-06-22

What is the thickest steel that this welder can weld?

Asked by: Clay
Hi, Thank you for your question. The Century FC90 welder will weld up to 1/4" max.
Answered by: The Home Depot Canada
Date published: 2021-05-22

Can i use the lincoln electric aluminum spool gun You carry  with this unit?

Asked by: Kgrr
The FC-90 is designed to run only on flux-cored welding wire only. As a result, it will not work with a spool gun for aluminum wire welding.
Answered by: The Home Depot Canada
Date published: 2020-10-29
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