Lee Valley Work Bench Anvil
Anvils are no longer as commonplace in home workshops as they once were; finding one that is properly hardened is rarer still.
Nowadays, most are made from cast iron, which is prone to deformation or cracking from repeated hammer blows. This one, made to our specifications, is cast from carbon steel and case hardened for excellent durability.
With a traditional anvil shape, it is a compact 7-3/4" long by 2" wide by 3-3/4" tall and weighs 7 lb (3.2 kg) – a useful size and mass for bench use. The flat upper face is precision ground, suitable for flattening metal or shaping it to a 90° angle by pounding it over a corner. The horn is designed for forming (or re-forming) concave or convex shapes.
The anvil body has a durable powder-coat finish. In addition to being useful when punching out rivets or other fasteners, a 13/32" diameter hole in the face accepts either of two specialized shaping pins, offered separately as a pair.
The doming pin presents a 0.47" diameter hemispherical surface used to form small rounded shapes, while the forming pin is a 60° wedge, useful for folding metal to acute angles. Both are milled from impact-resistant S7 tool steel.