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Old 01-11-2018, 07:15 AM
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Default Need forge advice

Hey everyone!
I’m wanting to purchase a forge. I would like to get a propane run forge for ease and less hassle.

I am by no means a blacksmith, I want the ability to heat to do some small scale forging and forming. Knives, axes, hammers, tongs but most often gate and railing twists, bends, formings.
Can anyone recommend a specific forge model that would be good for what I need? I am wanting to stay under $500 but max would be $700.
Thanks everyone!
Also looking for a suitable anvil.


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Old 01-11-2018, 09:23 AM
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I do not know what shipping would be, but I bought one from JWBIRONWORKS last year (he is a member here). Right in your price range, WONDERFUL forge. Works and is able to heat longer pieces. Send him a pm. You won't regret it.
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What happened to the one you were building?

The JWBIRONWORKS forge does look very nice from what he has posted here.
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What happened to the one you were building?



The JWBIRONWORKS forge does look very nice from what he has posted here.


I built it and it just didn’t work well. So I just want to buy one and not have to deal with it.


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I do not know what shipping would be, but I bought one from JWBIRONWORKS last year (he is a member here). Right in your price range, WONDERFUL forge. Works and is able to heat longer pieces. Send him a pm. You won't regret it.


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I'm telling you, for years we borrowed a dual burner forge with a blower on it. It was a pain. I fought that thing, the owner would come in and fiddle with it, eventually it would heat steel. This forge from JB, it doesn't have a blower, uses a mig welding tip, that single burner kept 7 students busy each hour. It is a beast. Like you, I have a coal forge and it isn't for kids. But just didn't want to build one. So JB had one for sale, I even asked him to put the hose and valve on it. Wanted it ready to hook up. It was and did and no looking back! If you want a small working forge, pm JB, no bull.
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I'm telling you, for years we borrowed a dual burner forge with a blower on it. It was a pain. I fought that thing, the owner would come in and fiddle with it, eventually it would heat steel. This forge from JB, it doesn't have a blower, uses a mig welding tip, that single burner kept 7 students busy each hour. It is a beast. Like you, I have a coal forge and it isn't for kids. But just didn't want to build one. So JB had one for sale, I even asked him to put the hose and valve on it. Wanted it ready to hook up. It was and did and no looking back! If you want a small working forge, pm JB, no bull.


I sent him a PM. Though I don’t think he will be able to ship.


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I bet he could ship the forge and you build the stand. A pipe on a disc bell.
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good point. ill wait for his reply
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Hey Rocketeir checkout NC Tool in Pleasant Garden, NC. You could hoof it over there pretty easy.

NC Tool Company
6133 Hunt Road
Pleasant Garden, NC. 27313
Phone: 800-446-6498
https://www.nctoolco.com/

All of their models don't always come up on their website without a little work.

I have had their Whisper Low Boy for almost two years without any problems.
https://www.nctoolco.com/Whisper-Low...orge_p_44.html

I'll include a couple of pics, I made the stand.

Front opens and each side has a 2" X 3" bar stock port.

They also make one just like it with the fire box 3" higher, plus many other models.

They advertise in ABANA's "The Hammer's Blow" so they can't be too bad an outfit.

Good luck!

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