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Tate Roth

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  1. I've got a nimba titan and say enough good things about it. Highly recommended.
  2. Sorry, guess I was wrong there. I must have gotten some bad info in the past. At least there was a relationship with fisher. Did they also have the no ring selling point?
  3. If I remember correctly Fisher made anvils for other companies and one's trademark was a star. Looks like a fisher Sawyer's anvil to me. Bestway to tell is test the rebound and ring. If it has great rebound and little ring, she's probably made by fisher. Great find, always wanted one.
  4. I'm not saying I'd turn one down in the 500-700 lb range, but I work as a hobbiest out of my garage and do need to move it occasionally. Besides, I'd rather see one of the big old ones get some proper use.
  5. I really like my nimba titan, but she is only 120lbs. I bought an 85lb fisher for my father in law and really like the lack of ring it has. I know I'm going to be keeping an eye out for a good deal on a fisher in the 250-400 lb range.
  6. Thanks for the replies. I've contacted moses glick before but the problem is I live in MN and the shipping to a residential address costs as much as the steel. I figure in an area as big as the twin cities, I should be able to find a deal locally. Keep those suggestions coming though!
  7. Does anyone know of a good place near the twin cities in mn to get a good deal on an anvil sized chunk of steel? Any good scrap yards you'd recommend or a good place to get plate I could build up on end like the iron kiss hammers? I really don't want to drop a huge amount of coin on new steel since the place that originally quoted me $300 now upped it $650. Thanks in advance.
  8. I am also glad to hear this. I've been wanting one, and will get on eventually (was planning on getting one this summer until Blacksmith Depot became the dealer, then my work shut down). Once I'm done playing catchup, I'll be contacting you John. I'm more than happy to deal with you directly.
  9. Thank you all so much for the responses. I might take you up on that offer, depending on funds I was considering an anyang 33lber. The new ones come with the base right from the factory. I'll try to contact the guild of metalsmiths to see if they can put me in contact with an owner of the tire hammer.
  10. I'd like to look at one, and see one in action if possible before I commit to building one. So if anyone has one near the Minneapolis area that would be willing for a show and tell, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks a lot.
  11. I'll try get back out to measure it soon, getting back in shape after a cold. Overall, love the titan. The face isn't as hard as some of the old school anvils, but she won't chip either. I also have sea robin single billet anvil, the face is harder, but I use my titan a lot more. I may actually sell my sea robin this spring, I hate having it sit in the corner while someone else could be putting it to good use. I'm not a collector, I'd rather see something used rather than say its mine.
  12. Sam, my titan is 5 3/8" wide by 9" for the face proper. The heel is 4 7/8" by 7 7/8" to the tip. Total length from beak to heel is 24 7/8".
  13. Great eyes Kerry, I posted it in my phone, so I didn't see that in the background. The scranton does look like a nice hammer, really beefy compared to the little giants. I like the concept of leaf springs and it looks like a leather strap on the bottom. Should be really snappy.
  14. This one is a little more rare, haven't seen too many around. The guy's asking too much of course since it's on ebay, but it is interesting. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270587297924&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT There's also a 50lb Moloch on ebay right now too. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150450208742&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
  15. I have a Carlisle Imagination Xpress, and the cylinder seems to have developed a leak. I got it used, and have emailed the maker, but haven't gotten a reply. I live near a hydraulic repair place, but am unsure about getting it fixed if the cylinder itself is leaking. May be easier to replace the cylinder. If I remember right, it's a 5" diameter with ~8" of stroke, the rod looks like 1.5". Any recommendations?
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