We have, and we've designed these to incorporate the best possible performance and highest quality materials while remaining very easy to maintain. There are some good Forges available today, but they all seemed to suffer the same problems which turn them into frustrating and expensive to maintain headaches. Don't get stuck with a headache, consider carefully before making your purchase. I would like you to look at what is out there, and compare what you find to what we have to offer. Look at everything, performance, ease of maintenance, cost... I think you'll be surprised at how we compare to what else is being offered out there!
So what do you need in a gas forge? What kind of work will you be doing? Knifemaking, Architectural Ironwork, Metal Art/Sculpture, General Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, Forge Welding..
SERIES 1 FORGES
The SERIES 1 Forges are great entry level forges, priced right for folks just wanting to get started. Made from CNC Plasma Cut 12 gauge mild steel with dense ceramic floors and 2300 degree ceramic blanket insulation they are ready to work.
SERIES 2 FORGES
The SERIES 2 Forges are a step up from the SERIES 1 models, they feature the same type of CNC Plasma cut shells, but you can have your name or the name of your shop cut into one of the side panels, that's right, a personalized forge! They are insulated with 2600 degree Insulating Firebrick on the walls and ceiling and the floors are Dense Ceramic. These are ready and willing to forge weld, even the Single burner reaches welding heat. The firebrick used in these is common sized and available from me, on Ebay, Amazon or any local refractory supplier, so keeping things going will never be a problem. These should last for years and years of regular use.
SERIES 3 FORGES
The Series 3 Forges are our full featured forges, they come in 3 different models, described below.
The Blacksmith models are Ideal for the Production Shop and general blacksmithing. With the open end ports, both sides can be loaded if you're drawing tapers for that large railing job, or 2 smiths can work at the same time, 1 at each end of the forge. With its large front door and opening, awkward pieces can be worked that just won't fit in other forges. With its hinged top and no nonsense design, relining is a simple task that takes only a few minutes and requires nothing more than a 5/16" wrench. The Floors are 3200 degree dense ceramic and hold up very well to the constant abrasion of your workpieces. Walls and Ceiling are Vacuum Formed Ceramic, rigid, durable and long lasting. The Burners interior bell surface is machined smooth for consistent airflow and the orifices are milled in a special fixture to ensure proper alignment.
The Metalsmith Forges are perfect for the Artist and Sculptor. The unrestricted design allows complete access to the firebox, but understand, the trade off for that kind of access is a decrease in efficiency, so this forge uses a little more fuel than the Blacksmith models. These incorporate the same features as the Blacksmith models, including the hinged tops which make these forges so hassle free. The open design with 3 doors is a unique feature that NO other manufacturer offers!
The Knifemaker Models are incredible. The heat output is amazing. These are the hottest, most efficient Forges in the line-up. The floor is flux resistant 3200 degree dense ceramic, the walls and ceilings are Vacuum Formed Insulating Ceramic. If it does get damaged, remove a few screws, lift the lid, lift out the ceiling insulation board and replace the wall board, yes, it really is that easy. These were designed from a working smiths perspective. Not only are they designed to perform, but they are designed to last! A good performing forge is nice, until you find out it's an expensive, all day job to reline, or worse yet, getting stuck with a ceramic fiber lined "welding" forge that you have to make repairs to every time you finish a billet... Like I said, look at all the factors, check out our competition, do your homework. We think if you do, you'll come back to us when it's time to buy that new forge!