Whether you are a beginner or experienced blacksmith, having a gas forge is a necessity. Gas forges vary in size from small to large and can handle a variety of project sizes.
If you are just starting, you may want to look at smaller forges until you get used to working with them.
With so many available today thanks to the internet, we figured we would help out potential buyers of gas forges and pick out four that we think would help out anyone from a beginner to an experienced blacksmith. They also vary in price greatly so keep an eye on that while you are reading the reviews.
Hell’s Forge Portable Propane Double Burner Forge Review
There is a 1” thick high density extended life ceramic fiber blanket. Two full size 9” x 4.5” x 1.25” fire bricks are provided for the bottom.
A container of Hellcoat 3000 Refractory Coating is also included but will need to be applied by the customer.
The Hell’s Forge Portable Propane forge is perfect for large projects. The double burner furnace has the capability to get up to 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Designed and produced in the USA, you can see the quality with an oval design and vertical firing system.
Hell’s Forge is perfect for metals such as lead, steel, stainless steel, gold, copper, silver, brass, tin, aluminum, magnesium, and alloys.
The forge includes 4 feet of hose, pressure regulator, and 3/8” flare adaptor. This makes the forge perfect for jewelry makers, knives and tool casters.
Perfect for beginners, or experienced blacksmiths, this forge operates off a 20 pound propane tank that is not included with the forge.
Hell’s Forge Portable Propane Forge Single Burner Review
This single forge also includes a 1” thick high density extended life ceramic fiber blanket. Two full size 9” x 4.5” x 1.25” fire bricks are provided for the bottom.
A container of Hellcoat 3000 Refractory Coating is included but will need to be applied by the customer.
Another feature to the single burner Hell’s Forge is that it allows for the metal to be exposed perfectly to the flames “sweet spot” just like its big brother.
It is important to know this forge is only recommended to be used with small projects. Larger projects would require the double burner forge.
The single forge includes 4 feet of hose, pressure regulator, and 3/8” flare adaptor. This makes the forge perfect for jewelry makers, knives, farriers, and tool casters.
Like the double forge, the single forge is perfect for metals such as lead, steel, stainless steel, gold, copper, silver, brass, tin, aluminum, magnesium, and alloys.
Slightly smaller than the double forge, by Hell’s Forge, the inside diameter is 10” x 3.5” x 6.75”. A 20 pound propane tank also operates this forge and is not included.
Single Burner Propane Farrier Furnace
The regulator is 14 threads per inch with a propane tank valve for easy hookup to your propane tank.
Perfect for hobbyists, blacksmiths, and knife makers, the forge is perfect for heating and bending metal to make agriculture tools and knives.
Internal dimensions of this forge are 6” x6” x 10” and uses a vertical single burner.
Inside insulation consists of 1” thick refractory ceramic fiber with a 1” thick refractory brick base.
You will also receive 6.5 feet of gas hose pipe to connect to your propane tank which is sold separately.
Single Burner Knife and Tool Making Farrier Forge Review
Like the square single burner forge, the oval single burner forge is safety rated to be used in multiple countries such as United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Israel.
The exterior is made with a 1.5mm 16 gauge polished stainless steel.
The interior has a 1” thick high-density ceramic fiber blanket and a single 1” piece of refractory fiber brick at the size of 9” x 4.5” x 1” to give you a smooth surface for your metal be heated on.
A regulator with 14 threads per inch and a propane tank valve come with the forge to create an easy to attach system to any propane tank. The propane tank is sold separately.
This single oval burner forge has a vertical flame to get the metals heated precisely where you need it and features the longest gas hose of the reviews; an 8-foot long gas hose.
Internal dimensions of this gas forge are 4.4” x 6.3” x 10”. While it is a small forge, this makes it perfect for beginner blacksmiths or for hobbyists. This is perfect for those small projects.
Gas Forge Buying Guide – How to find the best gas forge for your needs.
Size of project: Determine the size of your projects that you are most likely going to be doing. Will they fit in a smaller forge or do you need a larger forge to fit the project in?
Maximum temperature: What metals are you going to work with? This will determine what type of forge you will need with a maximum temperature. You may even need a double burner forge to get the right amount of heat for the metal you are working with.
Price: If you are on a budget you may need to look at smaller forges to stay within your budget. Most smaller forges are perfect for hobbyists and crafters where larger forges are for more commercial applications.
Warranty: What type of warranty does your forge come with if any? You will want a forge that comes with a warranty just in case anything breaks on it.