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Amazon: Super Splitter by Fiskars on sale for $33.50

Post in 'The Gear' started by CJRages, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    I got home for lunch around 11:30. At 11:31 I was admiring the thing. It IS sharp. It is Orange, so it goes well with the Chainsaw. It appears to be well made and well thought out.

    I immediately grabbed a small round with no knots in it. <<note: i'm sitting inside right now and i won't be going outside in the heat again today, lol, so I can't verify wood species. >> This round was about 14" tall and diameter was <10" (that's pretty darn small). I'm not blaming the Fiskars yet, but I took 9 swings to get it into four splits. I guess I need practice.

    First impression is disappointment. I think it's akin to everyone telling you that a movie is awesome. You go in with high expectations and are let down because it doesn't meet them. I think that this is likely a GOOD tool and that I was expecting a GREAT tool. One round doesn't make a good test, though, so when I get to it, I'll pull out my newly polished axe, my 6lber, my 8lber, my TruTemper splitter, and this Fiskars. After I feel comfortable with my Fiskars skills I'll make a go at a variety of wood and do the comparison right.

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  2. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    Danno, you gotta remember it is an axe and not a hydraulic splitter. I've read the reviews also and was quite skeptical. Didn't stop me from ordering one. I bet it is a great axe that will work as well or better than any other axe in the right situation. There are some rounds I have out back, that I won't even try splitting with an axe....... even using the holy grail Fiskars.

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