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Fiskars Super splitting axe review

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Butch(OH), Nov 16, 2008.

  1. brooksto

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    thanks to everyone for their glowing reviews I am the proud owner of a supersplitter :) It works so much better then my old harbor freight maul. I find that if the supersplitter encounters anything it doesnt get through on the 2nd strike that a shot of wd40 helps it split through
     
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    Mechanic ArboristSite Lurker

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    I'm going to try putting an edge on my Monster Maul this weekend, and see what happens. Anything has to be better than blunt steel. I also noticed my SS has improved my swing with my MM.:blob2:
     
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    The thread that won't die...

    After several seasons with my 8 lb maul doing a number on my joints every year and absolutely wearing me out, I broke down and spent some coin on the Fiskar's axe. I haven't received it yet, but I'm leaving the 20 round of red oak on the ground until it gets here. I was pretty concerned about the safety aspect, but I reckon that following the tips that many have kindly provided, I should be able to manage the toe-chopping risk. That, and I'm still recovering from a minor shot to my shin from a wedge that went flying several nights ago, so accidents can happen with any splitting tool. Hopefully the SS lessens the need of needing to put the wedge into play...
     
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    My wedges are rusty, haven't used them since I got the Fiskars. If the Fiskars won't handle it I go right to the chain saw.
     
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    Yep, wedges and sledges are no longer in my vocabulary. In the last 4 cords I split and stacked, I took the chainsaw to about 4 rounds, oak, cherry, walnut, maple and poplar, some rounds up to 40" all cut 20"long.

    and edited to add.. the Stig just like the SS, ROCKS!!!
     
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    Definitely be careful splitting Red Oak. The FSS pops that right open. Don't swing all out at first like you would with the maul, until you get a feel for it. Aim for the back. You will be impressed.
     
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    Will do - even wet oak?? If it does, I may just send Fiskars another $40 directly just to say thanks!
     
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    It may take one or two whacks, but when it goes it's clean and fast. It'll make a nice popping sound. Of course if you have knots or a crotch it will be a little more difficult, but the fiskars can deal with that as well. Just have to split smarter not harder.
     
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    I just ordered one today. I hope it is what every one says they are
     
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    How can that many go WRONG!! You do not even have to prey for that!! Of course it is that good!!
    Another thing how well it can break your own prejudice if there is one....???
     
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    I'm seated here at my desk, avoiding any unnecessary movement.
    As much as I love my FSS, my aching torso muscles will testify that this splitter meets it's match in green spruce. After 50 swipes at a 17" round I elected to move on to easier prey.
    Amazing how heavy 4.5lbs can start to feel.

    -Eric.
     
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    x27

    Has anyone had a chance to use the new super splitter X27 with the 36 in handle, I have the standard but the wife ordered the. New one for my birthday and it is on back order
     
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    Beats doing crunches, though, eh? Ha...
     
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    Just got mine tonight. My 8# maul is getting very, very scared of going into retirement. I just exploded about six 18" oak rounds (two with crotches) in as many minutes. :bowdown: Time will tell if this thing holds up for me.
     
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    Broke my fiskars ss to day splitting some green hickory I had it buried and the wood didn't split so I hit the back side to use it as a wedge and the handle broke jaggedly below the head. I have emailed Fiskars to see it they will replace it.
     
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    Thats very nice and respectful of you...RIP Fiskars SS....
     
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    I thought it would be fitting to have a wake also, my wife was not amused.
     
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    which one

    I am considering buying a Fiskar, but not sure which one to get , I see a 27'' and a 36''.

    I am 5'9'' 220 , I do like the longer handles, those that have one of each would know the best.

    Thanks TEDMI.
     
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    Get the 36" through ace hardware it is free shipping to the local store and you will have it within 3 days.
     
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    ok

    My wife just ordered the 36'' and 14'' fiskers axes, cant wait to get them , will post pictures.

    TEDMI.
     

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