Gas forge.

  1. Ruffian Member

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    Looking at these for a while.
    But thinking it's time to possibly buy now.

    Been looking at devil forge twin burner round one. Like the picture below.

    Anyone used one before or any better recommendations?

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  2. Migmac

    Migmac Forum Supporter

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    I’ve been looking too. The devil forge ones are very well liked. I’m contemplating making one, looks pretty straight forward
     
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  3. Ruffian Member

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    Well on Ebay they work out available from £130 so was thinking for ease is just easier to buy than build.

    Was thinking whether the round or square ones with twin burner but wondering if the shape makes any actual difference.
     
  4. Migmac

    Migmac Forum Supporter

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    Don’t know if shape makes a difference or not. My friend has a square one and it does alright gets steel cherry red in no time, only one burner too.
     
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  5. wyn

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    They look handy for the price.

    It looks like it only has 1" of ceramic blanket....i think 2" is the usual and also some sort of coating on it to stop it breaking down.

    Something to block up the ends would be good too.
     
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  6. mpats

    mpats Forum Supporter

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    BigstackD uses devil forge and seems to rate them quite highly. It's a devil forge burner I've got for when I get round to building a forge. They are meant to be very good.
     
  7. spaffmonkey

    spaffmonkey Forum Supporter

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    We brought one of the square ones for work with the double burner. Certainly works well. The only thing that is not great is the insulation which is like a fibre matting( that can be harmful if breathed in ) then you have to rub a clay stuff on before using but we have now brought proper fire bricks to replace the matting with.
     
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  9. fadcode Member

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    You would be much better getting a square one other than the round one, the round one is a bugger to put the paste onto, and as someone has mentioned with the square one it is easier to use firebricks, its also a bigger forge and more stable.
    These are very good cheap forges, and they work very well even with one burner, obviously gettting the metal at , and holding it at a critical temperature is not easy, but a very useful tool. Easier to seal the nd of a square one too, with a firebrick.
     
  10. Robert.

    Robert. Member

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    I built my own , two tar burners and a big bottle of propane , and then to turbo charge it I removed the nozzles from another tar burner and put pure oxygen through that for those times when hot isn't hot enough . :clapping::clapping:

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  11. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    You can't pile 'stuff' on top of a round one. :scared:. ≥≥≥≥≥ :ashamed:
     
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  12. metalmelt Member

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    Coffee cup falls off, square keeps it on top and warm.
     
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  13. spaffmonkey

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    Was using ours today at work.
     
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