Fiskar Super Splitter

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  1. dave7965

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    For all of you that swear by the Fiskar Super Splitter I was wondering how necessary it is to buy the blade sharpener as well. Also where can I get a good deal on one ?
     

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    Uh-oh, hold on to your hats.


    I think there was a thread about this in the early fall. A quick search should turn it up.
     
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    I believe the consensus was that just getting the sharpener wasn't enough. You need to get the entire lineup of Fiskars axes and then hang them prominently on the wall.
     
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    I just use a stone on it
     
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    There are folks here who say they never sharpen mauls, including the SuperSplitter, but I bought the Fiskars sharpener, and use it now and then. A sharper edge makes a noticeable difference, in my opinion.
     
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    Well, I for one wouldn't call the Super Splitter a "maul," it's really a splitting axe/maul hybrid in my book, and yes, unlike a straight maul it really helps to keep it sharpened as the edge will get dulled with use. I bought my Fiskars sharpener off of Amazon for $9.95 with free shipping. It's a nice little tool--I use it on my Sport Hatchet too.......


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    I believe the sharpener is useful for a quick touch up,if the edge is a little ragged I will use a file.
     
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    I don't have any Fiskars products as of yet but I did get the sharpener from Lowes. Check in the garden section by the hand trimmers and garden tools.
     
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    Saw the Fiskars sharpener on sale at Lowe's today for $6 and change.
     
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    Did some "real" splitting a few weeks ago. Big 12-18" + diameter oak and maple rounds. After my father-in-law watched me bounce my fiskars off of the 1st round 10-15 times he handed me a 10# maul (he was using his 8#). Splitting on 1-2 swings after that. The Fiskars are useful tools, but they have their place.
     
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    I guess "big" is in the eye of the beholder.......lol. I've split many 30"+ rounds of Fir and Walnut and some 24" rounds of White Oak with my SS, no problems. I even split up some 20"-24" rounds of ELM with my SS, I couldn't believe how well it split those large Elm rounds--to be honest I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, ELm is tough stuff and !$%# to split!


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    I have a a 6lb maul and a 2.25lb Pro Splitter.

    I have found nothing that my maul can do that my 2.25lb Fiskars cannot do.

    If a Fiskars ain't working then chalk it up to operator error.
     
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    Oh wow, how dare you speak blasphemy against Fiskars. Didn't you know that Fiskars descended from the Hand Of God Himself to the holy land of Fin over 4 centuries ago. And be sure to bend your knees when using one, like this:
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    Does your camera shoot video? Let's see some.
     
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    Quads,

    I'm just curious. You admit that you've never tried a Fiskars, and, that you never intend to, and yet somehow you keep showing up in Fiskars threads with no experience in using one and no intention of ever trying one. What's up with that???

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    LOL

    While I agree that the Fiskars was handed down from god himself to the masses, I think the person in the photo has some bias :lol:


    I think that axe in the photo is the "splitting axe", which has a very short handle. The pro splitter and super splitter have longer handles than that.
     
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    FYI, Fiskars only makes "Splitting Axes" and they come in three lengths 17", 23.5", and 28"..... the "Pro" and "Super" are the same length at 28" (and are Splitting Axes)
     
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    Actually, they also sell hatchets and chopping axes......see here for the complete line up.


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    yes, and scissors and garden shears and saws and water pails, and shovels, and everything else you can imagine. i was referring to their splitting line-up. There are no mauls, only splitting axes.....
     
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    They make more than splitting axes...


    The fiskars line of axes:

    Pro chopping axe - 28 inch handle

    chopping axe - 23.5 inch handle

    Super splitting axe - 28 inch handle

    Pro splitting axe - 28 inch handle

    Splitting axe - 23.5 inch handle

    Splitting axe - 17.5 inch handle

    Brush axe - I call it a "machete" but brush axe is an accurate name too.

    Hatchet - 14 inch handle

    hatchet - 8 inch handle



    Regarldess, My point was that this picture is not of the Super Splitting Axe that gets all the rave reviews, nor even the Pro splitting axe that has the same length handle with a lighter head. In fact, it looks like the shortest version of the "Splitting Axe", with the 17 inch handle as opposed to the 23.5 inch. Could be the 23.5, though.
     
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    unless he's 5'1" that isn't the 17" splitting axe. (body is 3x the splitter length). I think you are probably on with the 23.5" which would yield a user height of 5'11" (ish)
     
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    I was actually going with the ratio of handle to axe head based on the photos in your other post, danno. by that judgment it looks shorter than the 23 but longer than the 17, so I don't know.
     
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    I think i know what you are saying. So does the handle length not include the head? since the handle wraps around the head I assumed the total tool length was 17 or 23.5 (even though it says "handle length"). At any rate, we can agree that because it's got a flared head it DEFINITELY isn't the Super splitter and due to it's length it isn't the 28" pro splitter. That being said, I wonder how light the total weight of the 17" is because I wouldn't mind having one of those along on a short packing trip....
     
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    Put up or shut up
     
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    Let him have his fun in the woods with his maul. He quite obviously knows what he's doing, and he's not really bashing the Fiskars. I'm fairly certain Quads gets the point that nobody swinging their fiskars has, as of yet, amputated their shins with the thing.

    I'll stick with leaning my fiskars up against a tree and coming back in the morning to a stack of 16-18" splits.
     
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