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Blacksmith Tongs for Sale from Centaur Forge

Centaur Forge offers a wide range of blacksmith and farrier tongs designed for various purposes. While there isn't a universal set of metalworking tongs designed to do everything, at Centaur Forge you'll find the right tools for your purposes.

We produce many tongs in-house and carry Peddinghaus tongs, Bloom and Diamond Fire tongs for farrier work, and more. Don't just get by with existing tongs, pliers, and accessories: get the tongs for blacksmithing that will improve your work. You'll be performing safer and more efficient work with Centaur Forge tongs.

Centaur Forge's Selection of Blacksmith Tongs

All Centaur Forge smithing tongs are made from lightweight 8560-grade steel, and other brands we carry are also designed and built to high standards. These are several common types of blacksmithing tongs for sale in our online store:

  • Box Jaw Tongs-- These tongs are designed to hold flat bar stock and, thanks to their narrow jaws, are also great for knifemakers and metalworkers who use metal sheets.
  • Fire Tongs (Farrier Tongs)-- Fire tongs are often referred to as farrier tongs because they're useful for holding horseshoes while you're forging and shaping them. While that's their primary use, many blacksmiths use these tongs for various purposes.
  • Rivet Tongs-- These tongs are made to pull rivets in and out of the fire and to hold them steady when you're striking them.


Frequently Asked Questions About Blacksmith Tongs

Finding the right blacksmith tongs is key to your forging work. So we've answered a few questions we commonly hear about blacksmithing tongs.

Do You Have Tips on How to Use Blacksmithing Tongs?

Yes, using tongs is a fundamental skill that every blacksmith needs to learn. Here are some tips on how to use blacksmithing tongs effectively:

  • Choose the right tongs: There are many different types of forging tongs, each designed for specific types of metal and shapes. Make sure you have the right tongs for the job.
  • Proper grip: To hold the metal securely, position the tongs so that they're gripping the metal tightly. Practice adjusting the grip of the blacksmith tongs to ensure a secure hold on the metal.
  • Use both hands: Holding the blacksmithing tongs with two hands gives you greater control and stability. Keep your hands a safe distance from the hot metal and use your body weight to help control the tongs.
  • Practice safety: Always wear protective gear, such as heat-resistant gloves and safety glasses, when working with tongs. Be sure to keep a safe distance from the heat source and hot metal.
  • Maintain the tongs: Keep your tongs in good condition by regularly inspecting and cleaning them. Check for wear and tear, and replace damaged tongs as necessary.

 

By following these tips and practicing regularly, you can become proficient in using tongs and improve your overall blacksmithing skills.

How Do You Take Care of Blacksmith Tongs?

Blacksmith tongs are an essential tool for any blacksmith, and proper care is essential to keep them in good working condition. Here are some tips on how to take care of blacksmith tongs:

  • Keep them clean and dry: After each use, wipe down the tongs with a clean, dry cloth to remove any debris or moisture. This will prevent rust and other forms of corrosion from setting in.
  • Store them properly: Make sure the blacksmith tongs are stored in a dry place away from any sources of moisture. You can use a tool rack or a specially designed tongs rack to keep them organized and easily accessible.
  • Oil them regularly: Apply a light coating of oil to the tongs to prevent rust and corrosion. You can use any type of oil, such as motor oil or vegetable oil. Just make sure to wipe off any excess oil before using the tongs again.
  • Keep the jaws aligned: The jaws of the tongs should be aligned to ensure a good grip on the material being worked on. Check the alignment regularly and adjust as necessary.
  • Avoid overheating: Do not heat the tongs to a temperature that exceeds the temperature they were designed to handle. Overheating can cause the tongs to become deformed or lose their temper, making them less effective.


By following these tips, you can keep your blacksmith tongs in good condition and ensure they last for many years. With proper care, your tongs will remain a reliable and indispensable tool in your blacksmithing arsenal.



Centaur Forge Blacksmith Tongs Pull for You

Shop our online store and see the variety of blacksmith tongs for sale available. If you have any questions about buying blacksmith or farrier tongs, contact us today. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any questions and help you find the right tongs for your needs. Buy your blacksmith tongs from Centaur Forge today!