Forge, Fan & Fuel
The firepots we sell are engineered. Out of all the products we sell the firepot is perhaps the most engineered product. A firepot must be designed to handle the heat during forging and the cool down after. Than go through the same process over and over and not fatigue. The air flow must not create a torch like flame directed at the sides but rather circulate the air or eventually there will be holes in the sides. The clinker breaker and the inlet hole that the clinker breaker sets in must aid in this air distribution, while not getting stuck with clinkers. Clinker breaker should also be made of the same cast iron as the rest of the pot so that it will not burn up and will not get clinkers welded to it.
The forge blower must have enough pressure so that clinkers are pushed to the side and out of the way, otherwise you will be spending you forging time crearing clinkers rather than forging. The old standard for a forge blower was that it should levitate the coal. Since you can by a high cfm blower and still have only a little pressure cfms should not be the discerning part.
Air Gate vs. Variable speed control - Have you ever used a long but small gauge extension cord and realized how hot it gets. The longer the cord the more voltage drop there is and therefore more heat. A variable speed control drops the voltage as well causing......HEAT. If you want your forge blower to last longer don't cook it.
These are a few of the reasons why we've selected the products in this category. See all blowers, gas forge parts and fuel for coal forges below.
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