Fiskars X25

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MishMouse

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Jan 18, 2008
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Verndale, MN
Yesterday the temp was above 40 and I was able to get to the un-split wood that had been covered by snow. But due to the high humidity the splitter refused to start, so I decided I would try out the X25. The first hit on straight grained oak split the chunk in one hit, I was very impressed how this axe split the wood. As long as it was straight grain one hit was all it took. For knotted wood I had to work both sides to get it to split but no where near the effort using of just using a regular splitting axe.

One thing I did notice is that on some pieces of wood it would bounce back at me, nothing overly powering as long as a had a good grip, but it was noticeable. This mainly happened on knotted logs.
 

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Aug 2, 2007
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I started with the older style fiskars that is the same length as the x25. Asked for it for my birthday to prove 1,000 people who posted decent reviews for it on Amazon were idiots.

I took it out to the "bone pile" of nastiness where rounds lived that weren't cooperating with the 8lb maul. These are the pieces I had set to the side for a day I had aggression to work out..... Long story short, I've never had so much fun splitting up my ugly pile, I couldn't believe how the fiskars piled through what I had been avoiding. I was sold then.

Still love the 8lb maul, and other tools, but with good technique, the fiskars is a very impressive splitter for its size and price.

Glad you made out well.

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TreePointer

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Sep 22, 2010
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I haven't come across a splitter that excels in every kind of wood, but the Fiskars does a darn good job in a lot of wood. Personally, I prefer the X27 with its 36" length.
 
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Rossco

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Aug 13, 2014
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BC
Yeah I have the X25 and use nothing else.

The 25 is not just for splitting, it's a good axe as well. Good weight and balance, I use it one handed when splitting 'Splits' for MC testing and size reduction operations.
 

TreePointer

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Sep 22, 2010
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I really want an X27 handle with the original Super Splitting Axe (SSA) head on it.

Pro, SSA, X27


 
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I really want an X27 handle with the original Super Splitting Axe (SSA) head on it.

Pro, SSA, X27
My feelings too. When so many were asking for a longer handle a few years back, I didn't hear anyone asking for a new head design too! Oh well. At least the redesigned head cover was a good improvement IMO.

I loaned my x27 and old SSA to my friend who has a 13 year old boy who was getting into splitting and wanted to try them out. He wasn't sure which would be best for his height. After trying them both, he said he felt the old SSA head was a better splitter, but really liked the length of the x27 (I tend to agree on both counts).

Once he found out the x25 didn't have the same head as my SSA, he opted for the x27.

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