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The Wonderful Fiskars

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CarbonNeutral, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. Bootlegger

    Bootlegger New Member

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    If folks want to swing a heavy-ass maul, more power to ya. I bust most rounds first shot with the Super pro. I've never compared it to anything so I can't say it works better or not, just that mine works (I'm 6-2, 240).

    But I didn't post to rile up the Trads against the Fisks. I just have a suggestion for safe splitting. I use an oak chopping block with a tire fitted on the top. The round stays up there while I split it and the rubber bounces any mishits. No bending to pick up the splits. Easy on my aching back and knees.

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  2. Summertime

    Summertime New Member

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    Tha't it!! I am now convinced that any knuckle draggin maul swingers (non-Fiskars) must be like the cavemen on the Geico ads.... ;) :) Excuse me while I bandage up my shins...
  3. Birdman1

    Birdman1 New Member

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    These things sound so good I wonder if I can weld a few to my splitter :cheese:
  4. Nonprophet

    Nonprophet Minister of Fire

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    I do the same thing. I have a bad back, so I don't like to bend over any more than I have to! This is one of the main reasons I split on a block and not the ground, plus, it saves the edge on my splitter and I think the ground absorbs too much of the force from the splitter hit.

    I use a $15 pulp hook to pick up the rounds (no bending over!) and put them on the block inside the tire--it works great for me!


    NP
  5. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Meh


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  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    LOL... like a regular bastard file isn't good enough for them. I bet they have a secret handshake and everything...
  7. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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  8. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    No secret handshake, but I do hand one of the Fiskars off to my wife and say 'your turn'. And all 108lbs of her goes off and splits wood for an hour.
  9. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    I bet they do more than shake hands........................... ;-)
  10. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    If I said that to my wife, she'd split my head open with it.
  11. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Only if it is a lightweight Fiskars!!
  12. nocdpc

    nocdpc New Member

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    +1

    I have other axes as well but I think the fiskars is a good purchase for a specific use.
  13. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    It would prolly bounce of that hard head of yours
  14. kbrown

    kbrown Feeling the Heat

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    I don't know; if you're 6' or taller, she may not make the reach with only a 28" handle! :p
    Hey! Maybe now we know why they don't come in a 36" :lol:
  15. kbrown

    kbrown Feeling the Heat

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  16. crazy_dan

    crazy_dan New Member

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    I just bought me a fiskars super-pro splitter.

    I cannot thank you guys enough it is GREAT i freaking love this thing.

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  17. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Ha ha! That's funny! I agree with your point now though. No wasting money on anything in between. If I ever was someday to change my choice of splitting implement, I would get one of those Power Fiskars and quit swinging my club altogether!
  18. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    I've seen it! It's a real gas! Ha ha ha! I think somebody should start a post about cutting heads off with a chainsaw or something even funnier! That would be wicked hysterical!
  19. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    WOW! So that's the spawn of cross-breeding a Fiskars Pro and a Fiskars Super. Truly outstanding example of genetic engineering that even Darwin could never have predicted. Makes sense though that it is natural evolution.
  20. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    You guys suck! I went to the hardware store to pick up a ballcock for my toilet and wondered past the axes and mauls and of course the first thing that caught my eye was the orange fiskars handle. I stared at the pro for a good 5 mins contemplating my purchase. Should I get the pro or stay the course with my 8lb maul? I decided to pick it up off the rack and I couldnt believe how light it was. Still cautious about the short handle concerns i did a full extension like I was striking a log....not bad, not what im used to but not bad at all. I checked the price tag, $40, consider it sold. When I got home I grabbed a round of maple and took it over to my chopping block...swung the splitter and the round split like butter. I LOVE THIS AXE! Im just taking a break from splitting now and my arms arent that tired, my forearms should be tightening up by now if I was using the maul. I still use the maul to hammer in the wedge on the longer oak rounds I have, but for splitting its going to be the Fiskars Pro.

    My arms thank everyone for their recommendations.
  21. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    That's excellent news! Wishing you many years of enjoyment with your new ax!
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Wow, I had no idea this was such a touchy topic for everyone. This is almost as bad as starting an oil thread on a motorcycle forum.
  24. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    The only complaint i have about the pro splitting axe after my first day using it is it tends to get stuck in the rounds if the round doesnt split....it can be a pain to pull out. However I split for hours today and my arms werent that tired and i processed a nice stack of splits. No way would I have done as much as I did today with the 8lb-er. My arms would of been jello.
  25. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Awferheck's sakes...anyone thinks that the little wrap of composite trim around the head of the Fiskars axe is what's holding the thing together needs a lesson in structural mechanics. The composite handle material runs all the way up through the center of the head, just like your beloved old wooden-handled tools. Couldn't work any other way. The wrap of the material around the head is trim/protection/finish/preclusion of the need for wedges. An integral design detail that's both cosmetic and functional. But it ain't what's holding the head onto the handle. Rick

    ETA: Actually, it's more complex than that. I just took a good look with a flashlight up into the handles of my two shortest Fiskars tools. The composite does integrate with the head, and there is a wedge (or what looks like a wedge) installed from the bottom, secured by what look like two high strength allen head cap screws (might be Torx, I didn't look that closely). You gotta look all the way up inside the handle to the bottom of the head to see what I'm talking about. Sure would like a tour of the assembly line.
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