Splitting Ax...Any suggestions...

Post in 'The Gear' started by NordicSplitter, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. NordicSplitter

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    Really want to get a good splitting ax this year. Have some questions though and looking for advice....What is a good weight? Fiberglass or wooden handle? Single or double edge? Just getting tired of wedges and the maul ax routine...
     
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  2. osagebow

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    "Nordic splitter"?

    Soonds like ye gatta gowe weet a Feeskaars.;)

    I like my X27.
    Pretty sure there may be 2 or 3 threads on here about them -search and ye shall find.
    Good luck, and good splitting -
    OB
     
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    Fiskars X25 or X27... There are about 3 dozen threads on these bad boys.
     
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    That's just this month... :rolleyes:
     
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    My hand splitters: Fiskars X27, 8 lb maul, 10 lb sledge & wedges. They pretty much cover everything--well, everything when I don't use a 35-ton splitter.
     
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    I've gone through many different splitting mauls, including the chopper II and the monster maul, and this simple one far outshines all the others:

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    I used a chopper II for several years, and told people how great it was, but then I got this one at a garage sale. It's a Fiberglas handle and I estimate that it is a six pound head. It made quick work of that large round behind me.

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    Fiskars x27 and an 8lb maul. Takes care of mostly everything I have.
     
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