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Offline keykeeper

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Re: big anvil!
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2013, 07:38:05 PM »
There are two different camps on repairing anvils....some say work around the damage, and some say weld them up.

When welding them up, if I recall correctly, they use a rod that absorbs impact better than regular rod. They build them up with Stoody 2110 and then finish the last 1/8 inch with 1105. I think these have an impact resistant quality due to high manganese and/or nickle. Been a while since I studied on face repair....I lucked into my anvils without substantial damage.

That big anvil was probably one of the Mexican cast knock-offs that make their way into the country. I've heard over the years of several being sold as "antique".
-Aaron C.

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