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#1 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2013 - 07:45 PM

I was at Cabela's today and picked up a Gerber Splitting Axe II (http://www.cabelas.c...an-axes-4.shtml). It's made by Fiskars, so I'm sure it's eqivalent to a Fiskars-labeled item. Overall length is 28.5", weighs almost 5.5 lbs.

 

I got home and had just enough light left outside to try it out. I LIKE IT!!!!! It does a nice job of splitting, with reduced effort! This is going to be a tool I'll keep for the rest of my life! For it's size and weight, it does a great job.

 

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Edited by Texas Deere and Horse, February 01, 2013 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted January 31, 2013 - 07:52 PM

Yep, that looks exactly like our Fiskars. They are hands-down the best splitting axe ever made.  Nice purchase!!!



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Posted January 31, 2013 - 07:54 PM

The right tool makes work easier. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted January 31, 2013 - 07:55 PM

Looks like a good one! I am also in need of a better axe.

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Posted January 31, 2013 - 07:57 PM

I'm enjoying the fruits of my brief labor now. It's supposed to get down to 15F tonight, it's 28F now. We got a few flurries mid-afternoon. Just north of us in SW Missouri it was snowing like mad, at least briefly.

 

It's a balmy 70F in the kitchen, just off the room where the wood stove is...... AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Makes winter bearable for me!!



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Posted January 31, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Does the handle go around the outside of the wedge or does it just look like that in the picture? I wouldn't think that would last long.



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Posted January 31, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Here is an end shot of the axe. As you see, the handle attachment at the head is inside the arcs made by the wedge. It should last well, I would think. Over the last year or so, I've researched these Fiskars axes and read lots of user's comments on them. I don't remember seeing any comments about them breaking. Time will tell!

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 12:06 AM

Paul, I added a photo of the axe to your 1st post. Great axe !!


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 05:32 AM

That's a good looking axe.



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 06:44 AM

I bought one of the "Fiskars" axes a couple years ago & really like it! ~~ Lowell

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 11:06 AM

Can't beat Fiskars products as far as we're concerned. Our son used to use a peavy mart 6lb. splitting maul, did the job alright, but the fiber glass handle was not up to the task. The way things are priced, it cost almost as much to replace the handle as it did to get a new maul! We'll stick with the Fiskars.



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 11:42 AM

I'm glad to hear it does a good job.  I'm looking for a new axe.  Thanks for the good recommend.






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