More on splitting wood

Backwoods Savage Posted By Backwoods Savage, Nov 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM

  1. Lumber-Jack

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    You two better be careful, one day you might have a very offended devout Fiskars owner show up on your doorstep and show you some uses for that razor sharp axe you weren't expecting! >:-(
     
  2. quads

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    ;-)
     
  3. Backwoods Savage

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    If they show up, I'll just sic quads on them. I'll back him up.....way back.

    All joking aside, I know there are folks on here that love their Fiskars and I should stop picking. I've had some fun but I also shudder at the possibilities of injuries with that thing. Because I worked in the woods for a time I've seen some pretty bad accidents and I would really hate to hear any more folks from hearth.com or anywhere from using the tool. We've already heard enough!
     
  4. mhrischuk

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    I have to have something substantial under the log I'm splitting. Not tall but something that helps remove the cushioning effect of the ground. I think this is one of the reasons people use a log to split on top of besides the back thing. You can lose a lot of energy if the ground is soft.
     
  5. AbeAinPa

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    Of course Fiskars now has the 4.5lb with a longer handle, 4"-6" longer, and this just makes it that much better and I guess safer although I never had an issue with the shorter one. With the longer hadle you get significantly more head speed and therefore more power.
     
  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Methinks the longer handle will indeed improve the Fiskars and no doubt we'll soon get some reviews.
     
  7. quads

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    One of the funniest things about the new Fiskars with the long handle is the fact that before they invented it, the short handle was always touted as one of the features that made a Fiskars so great. HAHA! I fully intend to buy a long-handled Fiskars when/if I ever see one for sale around here, if for no other reason than to say I have one....
     
  8. AbeAinPa

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    I got used to the short handled Fiskars and have always liked it, but now that I have the longer handle there's no turning back!
     
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    No need quads. Just paint "Fiskars" on the handle and you are all set. Worry not, that splitting maul will outlast you! Well, maybe will....
     
  10. loon

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    Great idea Savage!! :lol:


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  11. DanCorcoran

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    Okay folks, this is what the ground looks like around my cabin. Are any of you going to split with an axe (Fiskars or otherwise) on the ground, with nothing underneath? Unless you have perfect aim, you're going to spend a lot of time resharpening.
     

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  12. quads

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    I haven't resharpened in 40 years, not going to start now. HAHA!
     
  13. Backwoods Savage

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    Hey Loon, what's that funny looking gray tape on that handle?

    Dan, I'd do it and I'm with quads on the sharpening.
     
  14. loon

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  15. csierotnik

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    two words, unbreakable handle. What can I say my aim is not the greatest. I love my fiskars and I would buy that axe over and over again.
     

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