The Wonderful Fiskars

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  1. bjkjoseph

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    there is also a life time warranty on fiskar tools.my 2 year old lopping sheers broke,emailed them a photo,3 weeks later new sheers at my front door.i'm sold on fiskars.
     

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    That's great! Fiskars sounds like a top notch company.
     
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    after reading many many threads on here about the fiskars splitting axes, im thinking about getting one for myself. now, keep in mind that i have NEVER split by hand before. I am short, stalky and out of shape. but from what i have read it should be pretty easy...
     
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    easier but not easy! lol it'll still get you in shape. Heck rocky won the super heavy weight title of the world doing it! do you remember the song just keep humming it to yourself.
     
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    well thats just it, i know its not going to be a walk in the park and part of it is for me to do some more physical excersize.
     
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    lol couldn't help myself on that one.Do you remember the song?
     
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    Heh. . .
     
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    Maybe it's a misspelling??
     
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    A ballcock (also balltap or fill valve) is a mechanism


    .....sorry, no better!
     
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    Say "ballc_ck" 10x fast and I dare you not to giggle.
     
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    The reason the fiskars works better than the true temper is the slim profile of the edge on the fiskars. The fiskars simply slices into the wood on first impact, thereby getting further penetration for the taper to push the force outwards. There's nothing mythical going on here, just better engineering, and better metallurgy that makes a tool that can survive. If the true temper tried to make the edge as sharp and thin as the fiskars, it would break because the materials are not of as high a quality.


    EDIT: Ballcock :lol:
     
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    I say go for it! Something as simple as the exercise you get while splitting firewood could make you healthier and extend your life.
     
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    that is if i dont take a foot or leg off with it!
     
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    Please be careful! Almost everything us woodburners use can be dangerous and should be treated with respect.
     
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    Did you actually compare the profiles or are you making an assumption?

    At any rate I still prefer the “full axe” as opposed to the “boys axe”. The longer handle is not for everyone because the longer handle would be “dangerous in the hands of a small or unskilled user with insufficient strength”.

    http://campingrving.suite101.com/article.cfm/choose_the_right_size_axe

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    I got the Fiskars 4.5# splitting axe for my birthday this year after my 8# maul head started getting loose. I got some extra years out of the maul with using marine grade epoxy to keep the head on (thanks to Eric Johnson for that tip), but it started getting loose again after I used the sledge end to hammer in some wedges. I am thrifty, which is why I asked for the Fiskars for my b-day, as it's something I probably wouldn't go out and buy for myself. What I like about it is that you can swing it all day with much less fatigue than the 8# maul. I think the maul still has its place for some situations, but the Fiskars is up to the task for a majority of them. I busted up a 30" oak log with it last night. Gotta love that popping noise!
     
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    This post needs to end
     
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    I was going to say the same thing last night. I stopped reading it a week ago and couldn't believe it was still at the top. I think we need a "beating a dead horse" smiley like they have over on ArboristSite. :)
     
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    I knew someone would beat me to it!!!!!!!! Damn slow computer

    ...........Nice job!
     
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    Or over at MTF
     
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    What's the proper tool for beating a dead horse? Would you choose a heavier head and longer handle, or a lighter head and shorter handle? Hee hee.
     
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    Prob'ly all you need is the handle. Rick
     
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    Yup. I looked at and considered getting the true temper many times in the local Lowes before finally spending the extra $10 on the fiskars. The edge on the TT looks like the edge on any other regular-old axe. The edge on the fiskars is paper thin. True temper, most splitting mauls, wedges, and axes I've seen really don't match the way the taper is on the fiskars. They all have a much more severe angle at the edge.
     
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