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Fiskars X27 What a Piece of Plastic

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Overclock, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. USMC615

    USMC615 Wood's Tougher Than Woodpecker Lips...

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    Back on topic, never swung the solid black handled deal, but the two X27's I've got with orange grip handles...wouldn't trade 'em for nothing. I've got an X25 as well, he don't see near the action the 27's get. Then again at my height, don't wanna cleave me 'ol ankles either. The 27's are a damn good splittin machine. With their warranty, how can ya go wrong. Never had any over strike problems with mine one bit as far the handle goes. Win-win as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    USMC615 Wood's Tougher Than Woodpecker Lips...

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    ...Just my opinion but I'd be highly skeptical, not sayin Zoggs is wrong, about any spray lube on the head lasting very long...especially in anything that doesn't cleave nice and straight. I would think friction would strip it off quick if splittin tougher woods, unless ya gotta case of spray. Just thinkin, but never tried any spray lube myself.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Well there's only one way to find out.

    I need to get my boys something a little smaller to get into splitting so considering a 17 or 25.
     
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    USMC615 Wood's Tougher Than Woodpecker Lips...

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    ...Don't know how old the boys are, but I'd say the same. Probably get'em either or. If any age to them, I'd run 'em straight to the X25. Supervision on your behalf, they get the gun development and learn to swing a little heavier deal. Pay dividends in the future no doubt.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Older boys are 9 and 10. 9 yo is actually the larger of the two. Both are obsessed with anything sports related so a good splitting regiment will do them well. Maybe next year I can start them on a saw.
     
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    zogger Tree Freak

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    I now use teflon spray on all my axes and mauls, makes a huge difference, stuff cuts and splits easier, and then it doesn't get stuck as easy in a nasty one. Still on the original rattle can I bought, plus using it around the house and like on mower wheels as lube, tailgate hinges, door hinges, window regulators, sliding wood windows in the cabin..lotsa uses. When the pb blaster brand can gets empty, I'll try the DOW brand.

    Haven't done it yet, but thinking about getting some concentrated teflon designed to go in like car oil and treating my bar oil in the jug, just add some and shake it up well. That or Moly, whichever I can find cheaper for the most.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Do they still sell Slick 50?
     
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    USMC615 Wood's Tougher Than Woodpecker Lips...

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    ...There ya go. Let 'em have at the sports. I played baseball and football all through Little League to Senior League, then Jr High and High School baseball and football. Loved it, pitcher, first base in baseball, played defensive end in football...wish I could dial this soon to be 48 yr old body back in time. Lol. And yes, get'em to splittin with the axes in their off time. You'll teach 'em right posture, stance, strike, etc...give the real workout for the guns, not some trip to planet fitness.
     
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    zogger Tree Freak

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    Old enough to be running a small one man bowsaw individually and a two man crosscut as a team. Still a sharp tool, and nice segue into motorized saws later.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    They will do a lot of cutting, splitting, and hauling. Also my hunting cabin sits at the base of a very steep/high gravel hill and I intend up make a course up to the top and do a "warrior hill" race with them much like the native Americans used to do to prove who was the strongest brave in the tribe was.

    A family friend was a fantastic HS athlete. His dad used to give him a backpack full of rocks and have him run up ski hills to cross train in the summers. For a HS kid he was an absolute beast.
     
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    USMC615 Wood's Tougher Than Woodpecker Lips...

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    ...I've got several spray cans, about a dozen, of Slick 50 One Lube spray, I bought several yrs ago. To be honest with ya, I really don't know if they sell it anymore, haven't had the need to hunt it. On another note...Pennzoil Z-4 was a damn good spray lubricant. I've got about 4 cans of it left over the yrs but don't know if they still offer it either.
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    How about wax?

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    zogger Tree Freak

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    Apparently they do.
     
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    brenndatomu Hey you woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!

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    [​IMG]??? :D :D :D
     
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    I was working with Mike the other day. He has the black one, I have the x27. Used both in short order but only one swing with the black one. Somewhat of a different feel but I couldn't figure out just what. It was our last round and nothing was left for further tryout.

    Harry K
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Lawdy!!! There's rust on my Fiskars. Whatever shall we do?!
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    Split a cord up on the rock farm. No more rust.
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    Looks like it's time for a trip to the grinder :)
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    Purdy again :D
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    Finally picked up a x27, well, it is just the black handle from Wally World, they finally got them in after a couple months or so. Seems like it "pops" better than my maul. Only tried on some very large ash rounds.
     
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    Relex ArboristSite Member

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    I was out splitting and started with my Truper 8lbs maul that I got over this past winter..switched to the fiskars and shaking off the rust the first swing was an over strike. With the second swing the head snapped off which I'm surprised it didn't with the first. Sent this picture to fiskars and had a new replacement in no time.
     

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    USMC615 Wood's Tougher Than Woodpecker Lips...

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    ...Fiskars has great customer service. No frills, no spills...they get it done. Haven't broken the handles on any of mine, but great to know if I do, it'll be taken care of with a simple pic.
     
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    Marshy 285 Killa

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