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Forges Now Available At Princess Auto

Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by ZeColmeia, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. ZeColmeia

    ZeColmeia New Member

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    I was perusing the book of face yesterday, and in one of the blade/blacksmith groups that I'm a part of, someone posted that Princess Auto is now selling forges by a brand called "Pro Point". It was then mentioned that they bear a striking resemblance to the Mighty Forge.......

    Turns out that, yes indeed they are both from Mighty Forge (I'm guessing they're doing it as a "private label" type deal for Pro Point, much like Costco does with many of their Kirkland-brand products). They've apparently been hard at work behind the scenes for ~5yrs trying to bring them to the general public, and have more things planned in the works.

    Obviously I have no experience with their products, but from what all I've read, the Mighty Forge brand is pretty good to use.

    https://www.princessauto.com/en/search/propoint/N-1xjya14?Ntt=forge
     
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  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    WOAH! Am I out of touch being a stock-removal guy, or is $799 for a single, and $1299.00 for a three burner an insane amount? And they’re freaking sold out too! Guys we are in the wrong business lmfao! If we were an unscrupulous bunch we could take advantage of all the Forged-in-Fire fans racing out to buy forges too...smh.
     
  3. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Inner dimensions on the Princess Auto 3 burner are 22L x 5-1/2W x 3-1/2H in.

    Inner dimensions on the 3 burner forges from Lithuania are 5.8"Width x 5.8"Height x 24"Length (145mm x 145mm x 600mm); seen here.

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/DFPROF3-2D-...158753?hash=item3aa947cf21:g:NScAAOSwZb9dqDPJ

    This one is cheaper I guess as it’s only brick on the bottom, the rest of the walls are just 1” ceramic blanket.

    And you could always build one:D
     
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  4. Magnus

    Magnus Member

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    I've had a mighty forge for many years now and I like it, though I don't have much comparison to other forges. The up-front cost was pretty high but I bought it at a time when I was working a lot of overtime and had more money than spare time. There also wasn't really any cheap forges on the market when I bought.

    I think a lot of the cost comes from using the rigid board insulation, it's very pricey but it's held up pretty well over 5 years of hobby use (probably once a week use on average). I haven't had to replace the insulation yet but borax has eaten the floor out twice. I'm not sure if that's good longevity; anyone care to comment how long kaowool with a hot-face lasts?

    Magnus
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    My guess is that there are costs associated with safety approvals required for a large retailer to take on a product. I could make forge for $200, then spend $300 for Intertek to put a label on it!
     
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    ccady New Member

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    Rona recently had a bunch of stores closed and a lot of the parts Dan used to build his burners were 70-80% off. When I build my forge, I'm aiming the cost to be below $100.
     

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