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Which Fiskars

Post in 'The Gear' started by oilstinks, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. oilstinks

    oilstinks Feeling the Heat

    Jan 25, 2008
    western NC
    Looking a t getting a new splitter and just wanted to see which model you all recommended. Im used to swinging a 8lb maul so i think i could handle the 4 lb. Lets hear some opinions please thanx

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  2. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

    Oct 19, 2008
    Shelton, WA
    I bought the Pro Splitting Ax and I love it and highly recommend it. However, when I bought it I simply wanted a nice, handy little ax, which it is, and I had no intention that it would soon completely replace my maul, which it did.

    Also, it was the only Fiskars ax at Olympia Supply. Had they had the 4.5lb Supper Splitter I may very well have bought it.

    Get both. Life is too short to leave these questions unanswered.
  3. edporch

    edporch New Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    NW Indiana
    I bought the Fiskars 4.5 lb Super Splitting Axe (7854) a month or so ago.
    I previously used a big monster maul type splitter.

    I really like the Super Splitting Axe, and haven't used my monster maul since.

    I'm 6'1", and I agree that the handle is a little on the short side, but it splits so well I've simply adjusted my swing by bending a little more at the waist, and extending my arms so that if the axe misses or goes through the piece I'm splitting, it will still be swinging down towards the ground and not around towards my shins.
    I've long since gotten used to it.

    I recommend it highly.
  4. shawng111

    shawng111 Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Thumb of Michigan
    After using the maul, the super splitter felt too light, until it put the maul to shame.
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