** Notes Regarding the Classic
Dimensions of hardy holes in
some of the 260 # anvils may vary by up to 1/8". These are
cast steel anvils and there is some degree of variation in the
260 lb Classic anvil's hardy size. If you forge your hardy tools
from old truck or car axles this should not have any impact on
your tooling. If buy off the shelf steel and weld you hardy
tools, this will impact you.
To put this in perspective, most new anvils
require some degree of dressing by the first owner. Those of us
who have only experienced used anvils, assume that a good, clean
used anvil arrived in it's present condition when first deliverd
to the first owner. This is a misconception. Most new anvils
require some degree of dressing and clean up by the first owner
of the anvil. This is similar to dressing a new hammer. Usually a
new hammer has to have the edges radiused and the pein needs to
be ground to blunt the sharp edges on it. Anvils similarly need
some dressing as well.
You will have some clean up work to do in order
to make the hardy hole one uniform size in some of the 260#
anvils in my latest batch, to meet off the shelf tooling
One of the reasons the anvils I sell are such a high quality value
is that I leave it to the customer to dress the anvil (radius the
edges, chamfer the hardy hole if desired and do a small amount of
cleanup that is associated with a casting of any kind). The vast
majority of the anvils require very little work. There are a
small percentage of my latest shipment of 260# Classic anvils
that will require some casting clean up. If you have any
questions on this please contact me and I can go over the details
and the specifics on the anvil you are buying.
Please contact me, and I can give you an exact description of
the anvil's dimensions.