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Fiskars Maul - ugh....

Post in 'The Gear' started by Hawkeye, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    You didn't by chance miss your target with a nice hard swing and strike the handle... Did you? I have the X25 and my friend has the X27. He just split about 5 or 6 cords of black locust, maple and oak with no issues. In fact, still looks brand new.

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  2. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    wow. never expected that.mine's still going strong but it's good to know they'll make good on the warranty.
  3. Hawkeye

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    OK guys - I have to give big credit to Fiskars.

    I busted my maul last Friday. Sent in the warranty request on Saturday. Then today on Thursday when I got home from work there was a new X27 maul in a box on the front porch.

    If only other companies would have that kind of customer service!

    And yes - missed. Was working on a large split that wouldn't pop in the center. Went to pop the far edge but I only caught about an inch of it. It split enough to let the maul through the edge, but not enough to let the handle through the whole split. And with that, I was holding a much lighter handle.
  4. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Moral of the story... Get back to splitting!!! Happy to hear everything worked out.
  5. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    That's not exactly a miss, but splitting the far edge is usually pretty hard on handles since more often than not the handle will end up hitting a rough or crooked split edge rather than going clean through the split. That's if you don't miss - if you do miss it's REALLY hard on the handle.

    Glad they got you up & going again - that's service no doubt.
  6. DaveGunter

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    Looks very similar to my x27 failure on day two and about 1/2 cord, although mine just cracked.

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/cracked-fiskar-x-27.95355

    Replacement showed up in about 2 weeks. No problems with the replacement, have split about 3 cords with it so far. I'll check to see if I can see where they were manufactured.
  7. Jerry_NJ

    Jerry_NJ Minister of Fire

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    I got my X27 a couple day ago, reported elsewhere, and I am happy with it. Mine has Finland stamped on the axe head. Nice not to see China, sorry it doesn't say USA.
  8. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I've seen that many times, although never with a fiskars. Classic overshot on the aim, is how it usually happens. Very common with sledge and wedge splitting.
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Keep the head if you can. Its made of Kryptonite.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Which would be great if you ever need to defeat Superman . . . but what would make this really useful would be if it was made out of adamantium. ;) :)
  11. Sisu

    Sisu Feeling the Heat

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    Definitely save it. You can use it as a wedge.
  12. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    World's sharpest doorstop.
  13. naptime

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    I was out this past December splitting some spruce at -40 F and had no problems. I leave the X27 out on the porch all year, so the handle was the same temperature.
  14. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Also handy if you lock yourself out of the house!
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    I'm less surprised at the X27 holding up in those temps than I am at your willingness to work in them! Not a knock at you, obviously, I don't know you, but holy jebus man that's cold!
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  16. MasterMech

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    ::-) ;lol
  17. naptime

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    Well, for one, if you live in the far north you get used to those temperatures, or you leave. And, I had plenty of wood already split, but being retired now, those cold snaps tend to confine me to the house, and that certainly gets tiresome after a while. So an hour or so out in the wood pile is a nice break, and the exertion keeps you plenty warm.

    I don't know why my first post showed up twice, I only posted it once. But I did so to quote Thistle on the first page of a two-page thread, so it might be a bug in the forum software.

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