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Scored Fiskars Super Splitter for $31.88 w Free Shipping

Post in 'The Gear' started by Spinny, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Spinny

    Spinny New Member

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    http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/697740-fiskars-super-splitting-axe.html#.UpzY6yerH6U

    There was only one in stock when I bought mine and looks like they have since went out of stock. Never saw a price that low. I was buying a log cradle for my splitter and needed another six bucks to get the free shipping and happened upon the axe deal. I've already got 2 but couldn't resist. I think I'm going to give it to a guy a mile down the road who is letting me take a bunch of ash trees out of his woods. He has been using a monster maul for 20 years and doesn't believe me when I say how awesome the fiskars is. He is going to be in for a pleasant surprise.... :)
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  2. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    nice one!
  3. Spinny

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    Thanks. Can't hardly believe I got it at that price. Wasn't that much money saved but percentage wise it was a steal deal.
  4. midwestcoast

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    Paid about $10 more than that on Amazon, but there will be one under the tree for me this year as well!
    Interested to see if it splits better than my old school 28" Super Splitter. I know the length will pay for itself in safety & ergonomics for my 6' frame.
  5. Smoke Stack

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    Do you guys split and break down logs with these? It seems I would use it to break down smaller, drier stuff. I guess my questions would be: what is the real purpose of a maul in relation to the moisture content in and species of the wood? Is the thrill in wrestling the maul out of the log after the first whack or two, like picking up a log for the first couple of whacks with a hammer and wedge?
  6. Gunny

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    Great deal Spinny! I just don't have the patience to wait for the price to drop. Bought mine a while back and paid $45 (Amazon). I guess that's better than $54. Have fun with it.
  7. Thistle

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    Just grabbed their last one online. $38.74 with shipping to my address (Cedar Falls IA is about 2 hrs to my northeast.)

    Still that's better than the $43.03 that Amazon has been wanting the past 2 days & $49.95 my local Walmarts are asking...Should see it in about a week...I'm in no rush....Never seen it less than $39.95 anywhere,last year between Thanksgiving & Christmas it stayed that price the whole time.Bailey's had it a while back for that,but shipping was another $12-13 in addition.
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  8. Spinny

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    I work for a nation wide franchise that uses fiskars as a vendor. I have access to what price we can get fiskars stuff at cost. I can tell you they have to be loosing money selling them for under $32 but that is common on black friday and cyber monday. Retailers just want you in the door/on their site. $40 is still a good deal on that axe and $45 is ok. Big places like amazon/walmart have purchasing power so I don't know what they can get them for but they don't make much on markup.
  9. Spinny

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    You must not read this site much if you don't know much about the fiskars super splitter. To answer your question, yes, we split logs with these. I don't use a hammer and wedge personally. I'm 25 and have only been burning wood for 2 years so the fiskars is all I know. I used a heavy mull at first but quickly found the fiskars and will never go back. If you have experience with a regular mull, try out a fiskars and you will understand. I use a husky 22 ton log splitter for the tough stuff.
  10. Thistle

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    Been working in the woods & burning for 33 years,since I was 17.Have used pretty much all the manual splitting tools in that time,Some are great,some a bit less but all have a place in my arsenal.I've found there's really no "one size fits all" when it comes to splitting tools.I started out with a 15lb Sotz monster maul (the original patent,it was reinforced some years back,now is 20 lbs :eek:).That only gets used 5-6 times a year now at most.Not as easy to use now that I'm older,but its NEVER gotten stuck in anything - I cant say that about my X25,other axes/standard wedges.Only the high dollar European twisted wedges have resisted getting stuck,not cheap but worth every penny IMO.
  11. Spinny

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    I can't believe the shipping speed on this stuff. Ordered mid-day yesterday and it will be at my doorstep today.
  12. Smoke Stack

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    I haven't read much on this site about the Fiskars maul. In fact, I don't know much about splitting wood with a maul at all. I remember using one when I was a kid and it would get stuck in the log from time to time, and be a real hassle to wrestle it out.

    I watched a few vids last night with guys using the Fiskars maul. They were all splitting logs that were really dry, though. I just can't imagine splitting freshly cut wood with one. I would like to give it a try.

    In one of the vids, I saw a guy putting the log inside a couple of tires stacked together. He broke it down and never had to pick up a piece. They all stayed standing inside the tires. I thought that was a cool idea!

    Maybe I'll pick one up this weekend and give it a try. If I do, I'll hit you guys up for some tricks.
  13. Spinny

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    I split wet wood with it. The best if frozen wet wood. The fiskars will "pop" it open like an ice cube. You would probably need your wood to be mostly the same size for the tire trick to be effective. I have seen that video and he does make it look like nothin.
  14. Free BTUs

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    Psyched! I checked out that website yesterday and they were out of the axes. For the heck of it I just checked it out again and they had 1 in stock and I just scored it for $31.88. I had to pay $4.95 shipping but that is still the best deal I have seen on the X27. I even got the Fiskars axe sharpener cheaper than Amazon. Thanks for the link Spinny.
  15. Spinny

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    No problem. They ship fast too. It ships from IL. I'm in Indiana and got it in 24 hrs.
  16. Sully

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    Just ordered that off amazon after reading and watching all the great things about it. 41 bucks free shipping. Usually amazon orders arrive next day to. Looking forward to slitting some wood tomorrow night.
  17. Spinny

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    Don't forget about the lifetime guarantee. I over struck and busted the head off of one of mine. Simply take a picture of the broken axe and send it to fiskars. You will have a new one on the way.
  18. Augie

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    I have the 36" 4.5lb one form Tractor Supply, 31.79 with tax, works great. Truper is the brand I think

    they also have a 6.5 or a 8lb splitting axe for bigger jobs that I am thinking about picking up.
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  20. Dieselhead

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    Not anymore they dont ;) thanks for the heads up!
  21. Sully

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    Well that was quick. 41 on amazon. Free shipping , ordered yesterday around 2 wife just pic ImageUploadedByTapatalk1386267846.425205.jpg

    I'm chopping tonight. Lol
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    Hmmm you think walmart would price match?
  23. cwitham

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    Thanks for the heads up and the link, I just ordered one for the $31.88 and $4.95 shipping.

    This is what I asked for for Christmas from the wifey, saving $20 on it compared to local, I'll hand it to her wrapped and act surprised when I open it.
  24. Jack Fate

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    Gee, anytime I look its' $48+

    so just stop it ; )
  25. CenterTree

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    Sears might price match it. They did mine!

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