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Old 01-02-2008, 09:29 AM
Gus B Able Gus B Able is offline
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anvil repair

I have a old anvil with many years of use and abuse. In your video there is referance to repair but no details. What welding rod do you use and any special considerations?
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:27 AM
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Repairing an anvil, depending on how messed up it is, can be a real pain. The rod I have used with success is Stoody hardface. The big trick is that in order to keep the weld material from popping out, you need to pre-heat the area to about 400F, then post heat it so that it cools very slowly. Even then, the repair will sometimes pop out later on. If its only small chips, and their not in a spot that will cause you problems, I would just leave them.

If you have a lot of work to do on the face, I would suggest getting the anvil either milled or surface ground once you have the repair material in place. Unless your VERY good with one, do not take an angle grinder to it! Most of the time that just creates a wavy face that is just terrible to work on.


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Old 01-06-2008, 04:57 PM
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I sat an electric iron on mine to preheat it then welded it up with stainless rods and ground back with an angle grinder with linishing pads on. Mine was arc welded I had to keep the amps low to prevent the weld undercutting but had problems striking the arc, more here may be able to advise on that front though.
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