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    I did. They then to jump open during the impact on the thing you are hitting full on with a sledgehammer.
    I'm sure that can be solved somehow, but hold-downs are not really means for impact use
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    Sounds like the hole for the holdfast was a bit too large.
    I use a 1/2" diameter hold fast in 9/16" hole. The hole is 3" deep through a steel bar. The steel bar is welded to a square tube on the bottom so that when I put the bar and pipe into the hardy hole it will sit flush with the anvil face. I've hit things with a 12 pound sledge and the holdfast didn't come loose until I knocked it loose.

    Or maybe the smithy gods were smiling on me when I made it.
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    Yeah maybe I was just using the wrong kind or something.
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    I use the Roubo style holdfast of hand forged iron. The cast iron ones aren't "springy" enough to hold and often break.
    It takes about 30 minutes to beat one out.
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