JackP
Late last year I decided on a 275 lb #57 Refflinghaus anvil. None available. There having problems with foundries I hear.
Then looked at Peddinghaus and find scary stories about quality.
Been looking at Fontanini (Great folks), but I find that they mill (not) grind the top. Kinda sounds soft doesn't it? Fontanini's are available but the fact that you can mill the top on a milling machine honestly worries me.

Painfully unsure which to go, and still waiting on Refflinghaus I guess.

Any advice.

Not Being so picky but I'm 65 yrs old and this will by it for me, so it's got too be right. It's expensive too.

Jack Phillips.
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Norseman C.B.
Ask them what the Rockwell hardness is, 67 to 70 is file hard
and depending on the alloy that would be too brittle.
48 to 65 would be ok.
By the way the carbide cutters we can get for a mill these days
will cut some amazingly hard stuff, and the chips that fly off
will burn right into yer skin and stick good !!
Don't ask me how I know this........................[rolleyes]
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JackP
Thanks Norseman,
Fontanini says theirs is from 52-55 on the Rockwell C scale.

Jack
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Well, I am not sure about Fontanini myself, but if you want a quality anvil you can look at Nimba Anvils. They are high quality cast steel anvils. I have used the Centurion, their middle size, and if you like a wide, double-horned anvil, this is a very good one.

Here's a link.
http://www.nimbaanvils.com
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JackP
Thanks STC Troll, I've looked at the nimba and heard only great thing about them. I really like a narrow anvil though. I would consider a Nimba if the Refflinghaus doesn't come through.

I been waiting on the #57 275 lb for about a year now and will wait a little longer and then get something else.

Thanks again
Jack
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Metalmelt
I've seen milled anvils, I just assumed they milled them before hardening. 
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
JackP wrote:
Thanks STC Troll, I've looked at the nimba and heard only great thing about them. I really like a narrow anvil though. I would consider a Nimba if the Refflinghaus doesn't come through.

I been waiting on the #57 275 lb for about a year now and will wait a little longer and then get something else.

Thanks again
Jack
Yeah, that's why I haven't gotten one myself; I like narrower anvils.
Another option might be Rhino anvils, from Incandescent Ironworks. Not sure what the delivery charge is, but they're another cast steel anvil. I have used them, and I really want to get one of these.
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