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Harborfreight cast steel anvil....finally!!!!


Jeremy Blohm

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Looks like the same casting as the Vevor and the other cheap Chinese anvils.  Glad to see he seems to have gotten a good one.  I'd like to see the bearing test over the whole face as well.  Oh, and I'd like to see that anvil without the big open space underneath.  More mass under the sweet spot is always good.

 

BTW, welcome back!  Haven't seen you around for a while, hope all's well.  

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Things have been good. Kids are in a lot of sports and keeping me busy. I've popped into the forum and checked things out here and there but I didn't forge for almost 3 years. I'm slowly getting back into it. I've got 350 gallons of propane to use so lots of hot work in the future!

 

I agree 100% on all points you made. I'm just glad there finally selling an actual anvil! I will stick with my 674lb German monster!

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6 hours ago, Jeremy Blohm said:


Thank you very much for posting! Beautiful leaf!

In Europe it's a hell of a mess at the moment - first there was an insane fad for scrapping anvils, then we blew up our steel making industry leaving us technologically incapable of producing anything more difficult than potatoes, then Forged in Fire with its high-on-drama low-on-metallurgy approach kicked off demand for anvils, finally our energy insecurity and corrupt politicians funded and appeased Putin resulting in war and now we've got an anvil shortage with used anvils reaching very high prices and me walloping out knives on a chunk of old railway line. Would definitely be interested if any of these Harbour Freight anvils make it over to Europe!

Having the Hardy Hole in the right place is definitely looks like an advantage!

(The term "acciaio" is just Italian for "steel" - I'm not sure why Vevo chose that for their anvils - guessing that they may have just copied it from an old Italian-made anvil - because it's a word not a trade name I don't think they'd be able to register it as a trademark which is a disadvantage.)
 

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3 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Looks like the same casting as the Vevor and the other cheap Chinese anvils.  Glad to see he seems to have gotten a good one.  I'd like to see the bearing test over the whole face as well.  Oh, and I'd like to see that anvil without the big open space underneath.  More mass under the sweet spot is always good.

 

BTW, welcome back!  Haven't seen you around for a while, hope all's well.  


>Oh, and I'd like to see that anvil without the big open space underneath.  More mass under the sweet spot is always good.

Yup - I don't understand why anyone would want it to be thin there - that seems the most important place to have mass.

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I was looking at the anvil today while trying to get some things to finish the kitchen so I can get back to forging again.  I only have a anvil made from rail.  I don't have a Hardy hole or a true point on the horn.  So for me it think it may have been upgrade; but, was sorely displeased at its size.  I do like the new swivel vise that harbor freight produced under Doyle.20230325_210550.jpg

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I had an 86# block of H-13 that was my best anvil until someone cleaned me out of almost all of my tools.  I had a leg vice that would hold my hardy tools, it was just a little high.  So you don't need a classical anvil to do your work on.  Anyway, I'm glad it's working out for you.

 

Doug

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HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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