Tweco FP-165 Mini MIG User Manual
FIREpOwER Fp-125, 135, 165
FLYING SPARKS AND HOT METAL can cause injury.
Chipping and grinding cause flying metal. As welds cool,
they can throw off slag.
1. Wear approved face shield or safety goggles. Side shields
2. Wear proper body protection to protect skin.
CYLINDERS can explode if damaged.
Shielding gas cylinders contain gas under high pressure.
If damaged, a cylinder can explode. Since gas cylinders
are normally part of the welding process, be sure to treat
1. Protect compressed gas cylinders from excessive heat, mechanical
shocks, and arcs.
2. Install and secure cylinders in an upright position by chaining
them to a stationary support or equipment cylinder rack to prevent
falling or tipping.
3. Keep cylinders away from any welding or other electrical
4. Never allow a welding electrode to touch any cylinder.
5. Use only correct shielding gas cylinders, regulators, hoses, and
fittings designed for the specific application; maintain them and
associated parts in good condition.
6. Turn face away from valve outlet when opening cylinder valve.
7. Keep protective cap in place over valve except when cylinder is in
use or connected for use.
8. Read and follow instructions on compressed gas cylinders,
associated equipment, and CGA publication P-1 listed in Safety
Engines can be dangerous.
ENGINE EXHAUST GASES can kill.
Engines produce harmful exhaust gases.
1. Use equipment outside in open, well-ventilated areas.
2. If used in a closed area, vent engine exhaust outside and away
from any building air intakes.
ENGINE FUEL can cause fire or explosion.
Engine fuel is highly flammable.
1. Stop engine before checking or adding fuel.
2. Do not add fuel while smoking or if unit is near any sparks or open
3. Allow engine to cool before fueling. If possible, check and add fuel
to cold engine before beginning job.
4. Do not overfill tank — allow room for fuel to expand.
5. Do not spill fuel. If fuel is spilled, clean up before starting
MOVING PARTS can cause injury.
Moving parts, such as fans, rotors, and belts can cut fingers and hands
and catch loose clothing.
1. Keep all doors, panels, covers, and guards closed and
securely in place.
2. Stop engine before installing or connecting unit.
3. Have only qualified people remove guards or covers for
maintenance and troubleshooting as necessary.
4. To prevent accidental starting during servicing, disconnect
negative (-) battery cable from battery.
5. Keep hands, hair, loose clothing, and tools away from moving
6. Reinstall panels or guards and close doors when servicing
is finished and before starting engine.
SPARKS can cause BATTERY GASES TO EXPLODE;
BATTERY ACID can burn eyes and skin.
Batteries contain acid and generate explosive gases.
1. Always wear a face shield when working on a battery.
2. Stop engine before disconnecting or connecting battery cables.
3. Do not allow tools to cause sparks when working on a battery.
4. Do not use welder to charge batteries or jump start vehicles.
5. Observe correct polarity (+ and –) on batteries.