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Vulcan Anvil Question

Greg Agresta

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I have a Trenton 168 lb anvil that is in ok conditoin, a few chips off the edges and rounding. I have a chance to pick up a 200 lb Vulcan in almost perfect conditon for $600. Do you guys think its worth the $$$ or would I be better off staying with the Trenton. Your opinions will be very much appreciated.

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Trenton's are considered "A" level anvils and Vulcan's are really second tier, "B" level.  $3 a lb for a Vulcan seems like a top dollar amount, but where you are informs that.


The difference between a 168 and a 200 is going to be hard to notice in any real sense.  I know the allure of a perfect anvil, but if this were me, I'd spend the money elsewhere and keep looking for a bigger anvil, if that's what you want.


Just my (somewhat informed) opinion.



"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."


I said that.


If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton


So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.


Grant Sarver

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