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New ergonomic kindling maker from Mueller Austria "Triffix"

Post in 'The Gear' started by scooby074, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    Ive been considering a Eastwing Fireside Friend for making kindling, so I got to browsing other sites for comparison shopping when I came across the Triffix from Mueller. Its a very interesting tool. It also appears to have won a few design awards.

    Has anybody even seen one? Used it? I cant find very many references to it at all online. Only one place in the UK ( i think ) has a price listed at $155 ==c http://www.arborrakes.com/product/muller-triffix-kindling-axe

    Anyways, from the looks of it I can't even find a dealer assuming I wanted to buy one. It is a neat looking tool however

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    Also available in a Ladies version (seriously... I think its actually a bit lighter)

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  2. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Yeah............. I think not. My hand hurts watching the video. Lost leverage with no handle length. I think a hatchet is still the better mousetrap vs this thing.
  3. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    It should be the color of Red to hide the blood stains!!<>
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  4. Ehouse

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    Choke up on the hatchet handle for the same effect.
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    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    You lost me at $155........
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    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    My kindling doesn't split that easily (he's got cottonwood).

    I've found the best kindling maker is to sit in a chair and use my splitter
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    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    Splitter trash is what I use as well.

    I know there are lots of cheaper ways to accomplish the same thing, like choking up on a standard hatchet, but this thing is pretty cool IMHO.

    The price, while I probably would never pay it, is right in line with the other hand forged products out of Europe, like Gränsfors.
  8. Ehouse

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    Looks like it would be easy to make one; nice project for a knife smith.
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    I stick to my fireside friend and its a lot cheaper.
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    Choking up on a heavy head axe has worked almost like this tool. And guess what? I already have one (or 6).
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    Looks interesting but it wont do anything that the 30+ antique hatchets of various styles & weights that I already own.Mueller does make good stuff however,one of Europe & Austria's oldest family owned axe & edge tool forges, in business since 1675. Their drawknives are excellent,eventually I'm gonna have 1 of their 4.5lb twisted steel wedges & their small bowl adze.

    http://www.traditionalwoodworker.co...-Hand-Forged-in-Austria/productinfo/367-0299/

    http://www.traditionalwoodworker.co...er-Classic-by-Mueller/productinfo/367-207135/
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    WES999 Minister of Fire

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    For $155 it better come with an extra set of fingers!!! , guys gonna need them.
    I cut up pallet slats for kindling, I hold them with a channel lock pliers, much safer.
    I just use a ax and choke up some. Some of the pallets are quite knotty, you really have to whack it hard.
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    Wait until someone tries making kindling with hydraulics! It is fun and super fast!
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    Looks like a cool little tool scooby074. Thanks for sharing, I will look at what else the company has to offer. But like you said, way to much cash to spend for that job. Find a small axe, I have a collins 2-1/2 that I choke up on a little, and make your kindling with that. You can probably find one at a garage sale or craigslist for 10 bucks.
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