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  1. #36
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    Default Re: dressing an anvil

    Quote Originally Posted by MN Dave View Post
    I suspect that this is a -- Good bye.

    After subtracting the shipping cost from the $150, this is the cheapest lump of scrap iron that can be shipped half way around the world. Buthardened indeed. Hardness is 55 mm? There ain't no Rockwell mm scale, but there is an A scale and 55 HRA is 90 HRB, same as annealed stainless or hard aluminum, which is believable for a hardened lump of 1030 steel.
    The shipping is free (not sure how they do that but UPS wll ship up to 70 lbs, no problem).
    I suspect something is lost in the translation and they are telling us the "hardness" is 55 mm deep and not saying what or where the hardness is. If it is 1020 then it must have a case hardening which makes some sense (2" thick is a lot)
    If you want a smallish anvil it far better than cast iron, and eBay has a good reputation. I think that is a good buy and wouldn't hesitate.
    (If you search around you will find the same anvil from other vendors for three times the money and $100+ to ship)

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    Default Re: dressing an anvil

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    buthardened

    tehe, i just had a beavis and butthead moment
    Are you threatening me?

    Peace,
    Needs TP

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    Default Re: dressing an anvil

    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    You hit that hardened anvil top with a mill, especially with an auto feed, and you can kiss the tool, spindle shaft and drive gears good bye...

    Precision Grinder with coolant is what ya need.
    I stand corrected and humbled....

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    Default Re: dressing an anvil

    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    I stand corrected and humbled....
    I have personally crashed a few machine tools, not a fun experience. Rebuilding them was a humbling experience.
    PaulF

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    Default Re: dressing an anvil

    Crash... Don't do that!
    I (sort of) crashed a Cinncinatti #4 back in the 1970's. Just drilling, but a wrong table feed selection, an 1-1/2" drill bit.... and you thought an automatic transmision was complicated!
    That machine never ran again



    A quality spindle rebuild on a bridgeport (if you use quality bearings) is about $1000

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    Default Re: dressing an anvil

    Look for a used anvil at $1/pound. Expect to spend at least $150.

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