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Old 04-03-2017, 08:13 PM
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:36 AM
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Jen, this past weekend I got a call from a friend that said he had a somewhat friend that needed to sell an anvil.

I called and asked the pointed questions, swayback, breaks, abuse and was told it was pristine.

Took the time to drive the 30 minutes to find an absolutely beat to death 570lb anvil. Huge sumbeast.

The horn was broken off, which I have never seen before, the back had two cracks across the face down into the meat of the beast, one darn near to a foot.

Long story short, the sorry bastard had used it to launch/shoot other anvils off of.

I bluntly told him to keep his pristine POS and to never bother me ever again.

He told me if I wanted it I could have it for $300. I mentioned he could stuff it where the sun won't shine and told him it wasn't worth the gas to haul it home.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:55 AM
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what's the purpose of the "fifth leg" lump sticking out the side?
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:07 AM
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Jen, this past weekend I got a call from a friend that said he had a somewhat friend that needed to sell an anvil.

I called and asked the pointed questions, swayback, breaks, abuse and was told it was pristine.

Took the time to drive the 30 minutes to find an absolutely beat to death 570lb anvil. Huge sumbeast.

The horn was broken off, which I have never seen before, the back had two cracks across the face down into the meat of the beast, one darn near to a foot.

Long story short, the sorry bastard had used it to launch/shoot other anvils off of.

I bluntly told him to keep his pristine POS and to never bother me ever again.

He told me if I wanted it I could have it for $300. I mentioned he could stuff it where the sun won't shine and told him it wasn't worth the gas to haul it home.
Sadly these poor anvils and the POS selling them thinks it's a priceless antique... I have seen so many adverts on CL this past year with the title (or sembling) "Large, heavy Pristine anvil" 1000.00

Then I go and look at the pictures and just like you said.. Horns missing, foot is missing, half the face missing .. And besides that.. It's 100lbs.. LOL..

Oh, oh, oh,, then the guy says he needs 2 people to move it..

large anvil.. Well maybe 200lbs..

anyhow.. I feel your pain.. Hope you didn't have to go to far to see it..

I would have offered the guy 50.00 for the boat anchor..
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:10 AM
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what's the purpose of the "fifth leg" lump sticking out the side?
Its known as an upsetting shelf... Or upsetting foot..

It's just another part of the working face of the anvil.. Lower so you can get a better whallope on the end of a bar..

If you go to the tong video you will see where I am upsetting the handle (rein) to be forge welded onto the jaw.. This is where the upsetting foot comes in handy..
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Nice anvil, Jenn. Gotta look better than the one I sent you a link on. I know what you went through when he ask you about moving the anvil. I used to help a buddy with hot tubs. He sold/installed them. Some weighed upwards of 1500-1600lb. Just the 2 of us with a few small hand tools and bits. Some of those stories......
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Where the hell else are you going to set your beer? German engineering.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:25 PM
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... Luckily it's a Metric anvil ...
I hope you have some metric hammers. I'd loan you a couple but they are too small for what you are doing.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:27 PM
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Nice anvil, Jenn. Gotta look better than the one I sent you a link on. I know what you went through when he ask you about moving the anvil. I used to help a buddy with hot tubs. He sold/installed them. Some weighed upwards of 1500-1600lb. Just the 2 of us with a few small hand tools and bits. Some of those stories......
Thanks.. figured I'd just do it.. There are still some deals to be had on USED ones but for some reason I've been bust lately.. I appreciate the links and heads up though.. I'm flush with anvils at the moment..

It is amazing to me how many people really don't work with their hands or have ever moved anything over 100lbs.. Smarts vs brone (spelling) is motto..

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Where the hell else are you going to set your beer? German engineering.
Holdsum fromfloppin.. Wrong holder??

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I hope you have some metric hammers. I'd loan you a couple but they are too small for what you are doing.
I do.. a few European ones all in metric weight..
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Smarts vs brone (spelling)
brawn.
However, you can find "brone" in the Urban Dictionary but I'm not recommending it.
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