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Nice 17 Hole Industrial Swage Block

Nice 17 Hole Industrial Swage Block


Photos from Ted Mays, Tool Collection Tour   Nice 17 Hole Industrial Swage Block

This is what I call an "Industrial block". Industrial blocks are loaded with holes and the side impressions include hexes for making bolts.

Worn edges on a block are not a bad thing. Swage blocks should have rounded edges on all the shapes for two reasons.
1) Forgings should not have sharp corners and dies with corners produce rough choppy forgings.
2) Both anvils and swage blocks need rounded corners to help avoid chipping.

  • Solid Cast Iron
  • 15 x 15 x 4 inches
  • 17 holes of various sizes and shapes
  • Worn as shown
  • WEIGHT: 155
Square 16 Hole Industrial Swage Block

How to Use a Swage Block The original How-to article for swage blocks by Jock Dempsey, anvilfire guru.

Ted Mays Blacksmith Tool Collection

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40 year collection of quality American made blacksmithing tools for sale.