This fiskars axe is amazing!

Post in 'The Gear' started by webby3650, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. webby3650

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    My wife picked this up for me at sears today. Online showed it being $35.49. When she got there it was $54.99! She told them that's not what it said online and they honered the online price! For 35 bucks, I can't believe I waited this long. So much easier than a maul! I'm sold!
     

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    i know what you mean - i have the X25 and the X27 - if they can't split it i give up and put it in the 'one day - when i get hydraulic's pile' ;)
     
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    I love mine as well only thing that its had a problem with is the gum but I knew that would be trouble before I brought it home.
     
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    I have a hydro splitter. It hasnt ran since i got fiskars.
     
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    Yep. I also lost to the gum with my Fiskars. The 8 lb maul got a decent split in it.
     
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    i only have gum to split - it might be different to your type of gum but split 99% with Fiskars
     
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    I rarely get into rough stuff like gum, but glad to know its up to the challenge!
     
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    very good price for the Fiskars. I bought mine from the USA and even with delivery to Australia it was still half the price we can get it in the stores here.

    Here's the cheapest in Australia i can find from a store.

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    Im not sure what type of gum yall have and Im not exactly sure what specific type I have buts its very dense and stringy an axe just wont go through it. Either hydraulics or a maul and wedges is what it takes for this stuff.
     
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    Wow! I saw a few on E-bay for that price. The prices I found were all over the place, from $35-159. Kinda strange.
     
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    The Fiskars usually works pretty well but sometimes there is no substitute for serious mass. ==c
     
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    Ohh, I've got the mass too!;)
     
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    My maul and fiskars combo are unstoppable. ==c I hurt pretty much all over most of the time:)
     
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    Yeah, I need to get back into my stretching and strengthening exercises. When I just jump out there and start splitting after a couple weeks off, I can strain muscles if I'm not careful. <> I'm no spring chicken....more like a fall chicken. ;lol
     
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    Got mine from Sears last week at $35.49. Ordered it online and picked it up in the store a half hour later. Does work really well.
     
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    Love mine, too. Can't wait until the weekend to start swinging it.
    The company has good customer service as well.
     
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    Same here, I plan on putting it to work on saturday!
    It's good to know about their customer service.
     
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    Ive been splitting by hand for 30+ years, hands down is the best splitting maul for the $$, But I've read the comments about gum above and have to agree with "mattjm1017", I don't know what kind of gum some people are talking about but your "NOT" splitting most NJ gum with out a hand grenade, bazooka, some C-4, and maybe a few sticks of TNT!!!.
    I don't even try, I noodle it or call a friend with the 27ton maul;).
     
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    Hey wait a minute. How come I paid 59.99 for mine.. Oh yeah, I don't shop around. My wife has a fit when I do that.
     
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    Got mine year and half back, $39.95 Wallymart, they went up that winter to $45.99;)
     
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    Pauly, its called the Internet! Ya know, the thing we use to make posts on here.

    All kidding aside, I was ready to pay $59.95, but did a search at Sears' website, and it was on sale. Just got lucky, I guess. Bet it goes back up in the fall.
     
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    Amazon frequently has them for $40 with free shipping
     
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    Thinking about the X25 or X27 for some light splitting duties. I'm not a big guy - 5'6", 150 lbs. Will the X27 be overkill?
     
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    possible. its been said the guys over 6' should have the x27. guys under claim it is harder to control acuratly. i am 6' and swing the x27. i find myself wanting to hunch over when using the x25.
     
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    I'm 5'8 and had the x25 for a few years and then bought the x27. I just can't get used to the longer handle and prefer the x25. So I agree it's more for folks 6ft and above. I just thought it would give me more leverage and power in the swing, but it's not as comfortable as the x25. Maybe I should sell it in Australia on CL!
     
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