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X27 Update

Post in 'The Gear' started by brianbeech, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. Jutt77

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    Lesson learned, thanks.

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  2. midwestcoast

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    Agreed, though many people use mauls this way. I never have so don't know how they hold up or chances of shearing chunks off. Certainly any axe won't take it & results could cause injury.
  3. Jutt77

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    Yep, after I cracked the rear of the head of the Atlas maul from striking it with a sledge hammer I realized that maybe it wasn't designed for that time of use...it was one of those moments of pure jackassery realization.
  4. Spikem

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    Small metal splinters from people doing this with axes (and even, over time, with wedges) can and have caused fatalities!

    If you see "mushrooming" with your wedge, grind it off.
  5. FLINT

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    I've noticed that the new X27 super splitter is available now at Amazon.com for $54.99
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    GREAT! One more trip to Sears to see if they have it in stock. If not, I'm ordering tonight. Good looking out!
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    Do you guys have an Ace Hardware nearby? I just paid $49.99 for mine.
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    I have two by me - went in one and they had 0 Fiskars products. Called the other one and the guy said, 'we got some axes...I think they're Ace brand'. Sears is the only local store I've seen that carries Fiskars. Which is funny because the Fiskars site doesn't mention them.
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    on Amazon it says that it ships from Bailey's but, I checked their website and didn't see it - only the 28" model. Maybe they haven't updated their website yet or something.
  13. brianbeech

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    I did the same thing and I'm betting it's much much easier to add products to Amazon and not so easy to their site. I bet your speculation is correct.
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    I just called Bailey's, and at first the girl could not find it on their system, then I gave her the p/n 78846935, and it showed up, X27. I ordered one, plus a loop of chain. She said there are 20 X27's in stock. I have been waiting for a longer handle Fiskars, finally!


    Now I wait for the trip from West to East Coast.............
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    I imagine it will be showing up at a lot of other retailers soon.
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    My store just got em in yesterday. I dealt with similar stupidity when I first called them so I just showed up and ordered one on Friday last week.
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    I ordered mine from Amazon this morning (shipping from Bailey's) and received an email this afternoon that it had shipped.

    Yeah, it was (with shipping) $63.97 but I had a $25 gift card for Amazon that I was able to use so it came out to $38.97.

    I'm very excited to get this.
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    Nice

    I figured Id check Bailys price since it was coming from them anyway and its the same exact price. Shipping is 13.95 for the cheapest UPS rate tho.

    I double checked Amazon and with shipping is the same 64 bucks.

    Go figure

    But I saw a promo if you sign up for the amazon card u get a 30 dollar gift card.

    Allot cheaper than a log splitter
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    Despite very high interest in the X27, I'm going to hold off for now. What I'd like to see is a review from someone on this site who has the 28-inch model and got the X27. I'm shopping for a gas splitter and, well, 65 bucks is 65 bucks and I already have the 28 inch.

    Does the X27 really deliver more one-strike splits? Do you feel safer being an additional eight inches away from the round (the short handle bothers the heck out of me). Does it become burdensome, or can you wail away all day like with the 28? is that you John Wayne? Is this me?
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    My brother just picked his up yesterday. I have the 28 in and I'll be going to visit my parents/brother in a week and a half. If there aren't any reviews yet when I get back, I'll give a brief review.
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    Well, after searching every ACE hardware (neither carry Fiskars) within 30 miles and two Sears stores (both carry Fiskars, but no X27), and chatting over email with Nikki at Fiskars.com, I placed my order for one on Amazon. I'll let you know what I think and how it compares to the 28".
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    Ditto. When I looked their all they had was "Masterforce."
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    Anyone here that has used the 28", that has also used the x27 now?

    There are a couple of us that want to see what you have to say
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    Mine has shipped, so in a day or two I should be that person. I currently use the 28", so I think I'll be a good resource - if I have any sense.
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    Personally I'm beginning to think these X27s are deadly. Every time someone posts that they're going to try one and post back, we never hear from them again. Coincidence? I think not. It's probably a conspiracy by the tree-huggers to eliminate those dastardly wood-burners.
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