Ames Anvils

Ames Flat, Raised, Round, Convex, Cylindrical and Vee Anvils

There are 5 types of Ames anvils available for your Ames tester.  You can reverse the position of your penetrator and anvil to conduct internal hardness tests as well.

The anvil plays an important part in testing hardness. Using the correct anvil with your Ames tester ensures you will receive valid readings.  The Anvil makes sure your work does not move during the work build-up step of hardness testing.  Anvils are interchangeable. 

The chart below shows what each anvil looks like and how it works:

Raised Flat Anvil:

Raised flat Anvils were designed to put the least amount of pressure on very thin stock.  Of course, less pressure equals fewer indentation marks as well. These anvils are generally used with superficial testers.   You can test materials as thin as .006 with an Ames tester 

Raised Flat Anvil 1/4″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable     part number T-1129

$133.10

Raised Flat 1/8″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-1130

$126.45

Convex Anvils

You can use Convex anvils to test the inside hardness of tubes.  this anvil comes standard with our Model 1-ST  superficial tester.

Convex Anvil 1″

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For tube stock   part number T-4227

$117.23

Convex Anvil 3/4″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-2227

$119.79

Convex Anvil 1/2″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable     part number T-1127

$119.79

Cylindrical Anvil

You should use a cylindrical anvil to test large round stock.

Cylindrical Anvil 1″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-4226

$146.41

Cylindrical Anvil 3/4″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-2226

$133.10

Cylindrical Anvil 1/2″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-1126

$119.79

"V" Anvil

Standard Flat Stock Anvil

Flat Anvil 1/2″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-1125

$79.86

Raised Flat Anvil 1/4″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable     part number T-1129

$133.10

V Anvil 1 1/4″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-4228

$117.13

V Anvil 1″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-2228

$113.14

V Anvil 1/2″

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The correct anvil helps ensure valid readings by making sure work does not move during load buildup. Anvils are interchangeable   part number T-1128

$110.47