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Hardy Hole

The fly press has a hole in the center of the base. You can make a hardy tool holder by using a piece of 3/8" or 1/2" plate with a square hole cut in it at a 45 degree angle to the fly press (see photo). You can make the hardy hole the same dimensions as your anvil's hardy hole. This allows you to use hardy tools for side sets or butchers as seen in one of the tooling photos or for fullers, etc., etc. This greatly increases the tooling options available to you with your fly press.

For those who need to forge with a minimum of noise the fly press is a "silent partner". Since there is no banging or clanging, you can forge in an apartment, because as long as your steel is hot, there is no noise. Because you don't need any power, it's an ideal tool for those who don't have 220 or any power in their shops.


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