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Anvil repair?

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This is not my anvil but I am still going to ask.

The 130 pound Peter Wright that has some damage to the face. The horn, step and face have been cleaned up with an angle grinder, but there is still some damage.

What do you suggest at this point?

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I agree with IronWolf, having repaired about 20 anvils over the years. This is not as bad as several I have seen.

I would sandblast the nooks and crannies to get the crud out then weld up with MIG until I was within 1/8" of the surface, followed by a hard facing rod on top until there was enough material standing proud all over to allow grinding back flush. Lacking MIG, I would use 6011 as build-up but would sandblast again before hardfacing to completely eliminate slag. As IW said, the preheat is also important.

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