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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. azoic

    azoic New Member

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    7884 on its way to my place!

    I only split found wood. We recently had some fierce thunderstorms and two neighbors each lost a cherry tree. I was lucky to get some rounds.

    On 5-25-2010, I mentioned (in this thread) Fiskars was coming out with a longer handle. It's a year later and I ordered the 7884 this morning from Amazon (best price anywhere). It will arrive in two days. I can hardly wait to try it out.

    I was concerned about the country of origin. Fiskars' customer service assures me the 7884 ax available in the U.S. is made in Finland. Their only ax from China is the 7860, a brush ax: it looks like a cross between a machete and an over-sized linoleum knife. It's a mean looking tool for hacking trails.

    I'm tired of mauls, sledges, wedges, and even my Ludell splitter with the wing/wedges. A wedge chip shot out like a bullet, hitting me in the chest - not a very nice feeling. I've broken sledges and cracked the head of the Ludell. I now believe that using a Fiskars or a Ludell splitter as a sledge to pound a wedge is an abuse of the tool: never again on a Ludell and never at all on my new Fiskars.

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    Try a new technique

    I have had one of these for a couple of years and had no near misses of body parts as I use a different technique for splitting. I don't stand the log on a block - I stand it on the ground the other side of the block. I then aim to hit the block having split through the top of the log only. It's the speed that does it and you don't get stuck in the log very often, the speed just blows it apart. Best splitting axe I've ever used.
     
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  4. ratso

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    I like to set the piece im splitting on a round.I had a alot of blow through and this helps keep an edge on the x27.I sharpen frequently and wish the steel was harder but its a cheap axe compared to a gransfor bruks.
     
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    Just ordered an x 27 today. Should have it by weekend. Amazon was best price I could find. Also got the sharpener. Hope it is better than my mauls. THey seem to beat the wood in half as opposed to splitting it.
     

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