High Temperature Tools & Refractory

Frequently Asked Questions




Custom Size Forges


We are now taking orders for custom size forges. If you need a forge that doesn't fit within the parameters of the offerings shown below, we can build one to your specifications. Estimated time to completion for a custom forge is 6 weeks and we will require a 50% deposit to get your order started. Email your specifications to us for a quotation.



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Ellis 6-HT Forge

6" diameter x 13" Long Horizontal Tube Forge with Venturi Burner

The horizontal forge is a popular configuration due to the longer heat chamber, which simplifies the heat treating process somewhat for longer work pieces. The only real pitfall to the horizontal forge configuration is the inevitable hot spot created at the entry point of the burner. Our particular forge design helps to eliminate the hot spot as much as possible. With the angle of the burner entry port and the position of the workpiece in the forge chamber, we have minimized this problem to a great degree and have created a forge with an efficient and very robust design.

This forge comes complete with all lining materials needed as well as a flux resistant coating for the floor to aid in protecting your forge liner from flux damage when forge welding. The forge is pretty much plug-n-play as far as use goes once the liner is installed. The Venturi burner, propane regulator, and all propane connections are also included for connecting to your propane bottle. With insulation in place, the forge chamber has a dimension of 4" diameter by 11" long.

You can use this forge for general forging work, or for forge welding small billets of Damascus steel, or cable Damascus, this forge will easily reach forge welding temperatures in short order. The front of the forge features a 3" diameter opening built around a hinged door to allow easy access to the interior for relining. The rear is also a 3" diameter opening and comes with tracks which hold an insulative brick in place and will allow you to close the back of the forge down when you don't need a pass through opening. This forge also comes with a Thermocouple port that will allow you to easily install your thermocouple for precise measurement of the temperature for critical heat treating operations. Finally, the current models come with a robust, adjustable work rest for holding your work piece off of the front of the forge.

This forge is a popular model and makes a great portable forge for demonstration purposes, yet is a robust enough design to allow for day to day production work. If you want a tool that is built to last, the Ellis 6-HT will last a lifetime...we guarantee it!



$455 complete with lining, burner, regulator, and all necessary connections.









Ellis 6-HT Forge





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Ellis 8-HT Forge

8" diameter x 13" Long Horizontal Tube Forge with Forced Air or Venturi Burner


The horizontal forge is a popular configuration due to the longer heat chamber, which simplifies the heat treating process somewhat for longer work pieces. The only real pitfall to the horizontal forge configuration is the inevitable hot spot created at the entry point of the burner. Our particular forge design helps to eliminate the hot spot as much as possible. With the angle of the burner entry port and the position of the workpiece in the forge chamber, we have minimized this problem to a great degree and have created a forge with an efficient and very robust design.

This forge comes complete with all lining materials needed as well as a flux resistant coating for the floor to aid in protecting your forge liner from flux damage when forge welding. The forge is pretty much plug-n-play as far as use goes once the liner is installed. The Forced Air or Venturi burner, propane regulator, and all propane connections are also included for connecting to your propane bottle. With insulation in place, the forge chamber has a dimension of 6" diameter by 11" long.

You can use this forge for general forging work, or for forge welding large billets of Damascus steel, or large pieces of cable Damascus, this forge will easily reach forge welding temperatures with the Venturi burner option and your only real limit regarding temperature (above forge welding temps!) with the Forced Air burner option is the size of the blower you put on this forge! The front of the forge features a 4" diameter opening built around a hinged door to allow easy access to the interior for relining. The rear is also a 4" diameter opening and comes with tracks which hold an insulative brick in place and will allow you to close the back of the forge down when you don't need a pass through opening. This forge also comes with a Thermocouple port that will allow you to easily install your thermocouple for precise measurement of the temperature for critical heat treating operations. Finally, the current models come with a robust, adjustable work rest for holding your work piece off of the front of the forge.

This forge makes a great portable forge for demonstration purposes, yet is a robust enough design to allow for day to day production work and will become the centerpiece of your forging operations. If you want a tool that is built to last, the Ellis 8-HT will last a lifetime...we guarantee it!

$520 complete with lining, burner, regulator, and all necessary connections and instructions. Comes shipped with the Forced Air burner option, unless otherwise noted on the order form message section. Please indicate if you prefer the Venturi burner with this forge.





Ellis 8-HT Forge



See images below of Ellis 12-VT. The forge is the same only with an 8" diameter body.

Ellis 8-VT Forge

8" diameter vertical tube forge with forced air burner*


The vertical forge configuration is deemed by many to be the standard for forge welding applications. We feel that it also makes a great general purpose, everyday use forge! With the burner inlet tube located well below the work piece entry ports, there is not a hot spot in a vertical forge as is common with most horizontal forges. This translates into a very even heating of the work piece. In addition, flux used in making pattern welded steel primarily drops to the floor of the forge, away from the work. With a flux resistive refractory coating on the floor, the forge liner is preserved for a longer period of time as compared to most horizontal forges out on the market today.

This forge comes complete with all lining materials needed as well as a flux resistant coating for the floor to aid in protecting your forge liner from flux damage when forge welding. The forge is pretty much plug-n-play as far as use goes once the liner and blower are installed. The Forced Air burner, propane regulator, and all propane connections are also included for connecting to your propane bottle, all you need to do is add a blower to the burner and you're ready to go With insulation in place, the length of the hot zone is 6". The work piece entry port is 3"x 3" square and the exit port is 2" x 2" square. The entry and exit ports are lined with a flux resistant castable refractory and extend inward in such a way as to help protect the Inswool liner from flux when forge welding.

You can use this forge for general forging work, or for forge welding large billets of Damascus steel, large pieces of cable Damascus, or even small billets of Mosaic (powder Damascus). This forge will easily reach forge welding temperatures and your only real limit regarding temperature with the Forced Air burner is the size of the blower you put on this forge! The top of the forge features an insulated hinged lid to allow easy access to the interior for relining or for retrieving parts that may be dropped in the forge. This forge also comes with a Thermocouple port that will allow you to easily install your thermocouple for precise measurement of the temperature for critical heat treating operations. Finally, the current models come with a robust, adjustable work rest for holding your work piece off of the front of the forge.

This forge will quickly become the centerpiece of your forging operations, whether that be day to day production work or forging and Damascus work on the weekends. The robustness of this design makes for a forge you can count on day in and day out. If you want a tool that is built to last, the Ellis 8-VT will last a lifetime...we guarantee it!

$520

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Ellis 8-VT Forge



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Ellis 12-VT Forge


12" diameter vertical tube forge with forced air burner*



$575







Ellis 12-VT Forge


*Forced air burners come complete with everything needed except the blower. In order to keep prices down, the user will need to supply a blower for the forge. These can often be obtained for free or in the $20 price range through surplus dealers.


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