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propane forge

Gas forges can maintain temperatures of 980-1200°C / 1800-2200°F for long periods of time.

(Although this is cooler than the 2925°C / 5300°F that oxy-MAPP torches can reach — oxy-MAPP producing the hottest temp I can achieve in my apartment — forges are better for doing real work like forge-welding. This is because forges can bring a large work-piece up to temperature and hold it there for more than an hour, which an oxy-MAPP torch simply can't do. I think the distinction here is between temperature and work?)

Building or buying a forge:

Propane fuel tanks:

Advice on buying forges. [1]

product-search for a small forge

decent-quality low-end:

medium-range:

high-end: