Axe Sharpness?

blueflame75 Posted By blueflame75, Oct 7, 2009 at 3:50 PM

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  1. blueflame75

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    Should a wood splitting axe have a dullish or sharp edge to it? same goes with a maul axe?
     
  2. gzecc

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    axe-sharp, maul dull.
     
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    My splitting ax is sharp and my chopping/felling ax is very sharp.
     
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    Maul should have a much wider angle at the edge.

    Putting your maul to a grinding wheel to sharpen the edge helps a little, just don't dry narrow the andle to make it morelike an axe.
     
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    My dad use to say there was nothing more dangerous than a dull axe. In his day it was a go to tool I suppose now a days a wood burner can go a lifetime without using one. I've never bought a single one but have 5 different ones in my possession...plus a few hatchets. All very sharp and oiled up.
     
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    On my Fiskars I would say sharp enough to shave with, literally.
     
  7. blueflame75

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    thanks all for the pointers. my chopping axe is razor sharp. i will be getting a maul soon. what do y'all recommend?
     
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    I recommend the Helco Tomahawk.
     
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    The Fiskars Super Splitting axe will out perform any maul.
     
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