The Wonderful Fiskars

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


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    Meh


    :smirk:
     
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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...
     
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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.
     
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    I bet they do more than shake hands........................... ;-)
     
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    If I said that to my wife, she'd split my head open with it.
     
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    Only if it is a lightweight Fiskars!!
     
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    +1

    I have other axes as well but I think the fiskars is a good purchase for a specific use.
     
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    It would prolly bounce of that hard head of yours
     
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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:
     
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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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    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!
     
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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!
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    That's excellent news! Wishing you many years of enjoyment with your new ax!
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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