Great Set of Tongs!
Just received my tongs yesterday, there are excellent quality. I already have 1 pair completed and looking to get the rest of them done today(hopefully).
Top Quality Tongs
Great quality tools at a fair price and the shipping was great!! I ordered my set on a Monday and had them on Wednesday. I will definitely recommend Ken's Custom Iron to other smiths!!
I am just starting blacksmithing and found these very easy to make. First tongs I have ever made and turned out great
Quick tongs - would buy again
I am still a “beginning” or “rookie” smith and was able to assemble these. The ones I made ended up not being as pretty as the end result shown on the videos, and if I were to do another set, I would do some things differently. Having said that, if you cannot assemble these, you probably won’t use them anyway. I drifted the holes rather than drilling, and over worked the handles a little, but the last set of the batch (bolt tongs) looks far better regarding a “finished product” than the first set (slot jaw) I made. I did buy extra rivets, which I recommend (I realized it was easy to bend a rivet when first assembling).
Great quality, shipped quickly!
I had a blast forging these out. Great instructional videos online. Quick and easy way to make quality tongs!
Excellent service & workmanship!
My first shipment was lost due to carrier damage to the box, which was packed great. They sent me a replacement out the same day & rec'd wrapped up tightly in shrink wrap inside the box. The blanks look great & I am looking forward to finishing them up in my forge!
These where 1 of my first projects after starting in the hobby of blacksmithing now I got a little overzealous drawing out the reins on a couple pairs but they still work great and went together easily and without a problem
A Great Set
I am just beginning to blacksmith/bladesmithing and was looking for finished tongs prices were around $40-50 each. My wife showed me these just what I needed. It was good experience working them into functional tongs at a fraction of the cost over ready made ones. I will definitely order again as there are a few more I want. This is a great basic set fir the beginner.
As a beginner blacksmith I needed tongs and needed the practice, purchasing these it gave me both. Also saved so much time instead of forging them from scratch. Now I have a better idea of the process when I need to make my own.
Good beginner project for me
I can't speak to anything other than they were good for me. I'm a true beginner with various worldly experiences in "the trades" and thought I could save a couple bucks while trying my hand at a new skill. I have successfully completed 1 set of tongs and working on the scroll tongs currently. I don't have anything to compare them to so I don't know if what I made is any good or not. I did learn that pounding metal is work but also found it challenging and fun. I riveted the first pair by drilling. After gaining confidence I punched the rivet holes in the 2nd pair the old fashioned way. I think this was a good purchase and plan to purchase more from Ken's in the future.
Great product. Nice touches like pre bending the reins to intersect one another. Fast shipping. Easy to follow instructions.
Awesome set of tongs and loads of fun to set up!
I ordered both the rapid tong and quick tong bundles. I am new to the trade and I love that you have to set the tongs yourself. Making the tools to get the job done is a great idea. It's a learning experience and a great deal. Thanks guys