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Posted By blueflame75,
Oct 7, 2009 at 3:50 PM
Should a wood splitting axe have a dullish or sharp edge to it? same goes with a maul axe?
axe-sharp, maul dull.
My splitting ax is sharp and my chopping/felling ax is very sharp.
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.
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.
On my Fiskars I would say sharp enough to shave with, literally.
thanks all for the pointers. my chopping axe is razor sharp. i will be getting a maul soon. what do y'all recommend?
I recommend the Helco Tomahawk.
The Fiskars Super Splitting axe will out perform any maul.