Discussion in 'Hand Held Equipment and Tools' started by D&B Mack, Jan 14, 2013.
I drank the cool aid after reading all this and ordered the 8lb maul and then the next day ordered the X27. I have both in my possession as of tonight. I am anxious to try them out but then I remember what that means. Mother's Day weekend so it may be a couple weeks before I can get out to my woods and pile of oak ready to be split.
Today I got to try out my new ISO 8lb maul and the X27 splitting axe. I was splitting oak I cut up several weeks ago that has been lying in the sun. Without question the ISO 8lb maul was the winner. Most of the time it would split the oak in 1-2 strikes. Some logs were more work for sure. The X27 seemed like a toy in comparison. Maybe when the wood seasons some more the X27 will work better.
If anyone has been on the fence about the Fiskar Maul in Canada, now is time to jump on the band wagon.
I have the small Fiskars axe with a saw in the handle and Gerber name on it. Not bad.
How does that one compare to the splitting axe?
Go to Fiskars website, include a couple pics of the handle and they will send a new one to you. My brother and I have been using the X25 and X27 for years and we managed to break the handle on the 27 on a very similarly cold day on a nasty piece of Oak. They didn't ask any questions just sent a new axe.
Nice I'm definitely getting one of those
Yep you're totally correct they replaced it no problem that cold weather tho I won't take it and use it cold again minnesota had some nasty cold weather this year -30 -40 some insane wind chills
I've had the splitter for years without any issue.
I broke my Fiskars chopping axe when it was cold. I think the cold affects them and then a chopper sees more stress than a splitter.
How old is your fiskers?
I ask this because I just had all my plastic dead blow hammers from snap on crack into pieces. Now I’m wondering how long will the plastic last on my fiskers maul?
How good is there warranty?
Lifetime warranty. Go to their website, send a picture of the broken product and they will get a replacement on the way.
Just picked up the splitting axe for $25 and the x27 chopping and for $21 at Walmart based on the recommendations from this forum. They are amazing. A great improvement over my standard splitting maul and axe.
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Good prices for sure!
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I just got the 8 lb maul Fiskars. I was a little disappointed in the weight. Its heavy. It splits Lodgepole pretty good....Since I sell a little wood
I need a maul.. so its a good replacement for my failing Home Depot maul. But I might get the full size axe too...if it goes on sale.
I paid 50 for the maul delivered. If you deal with hardwood I could see that the Fiskars is needed...I would recommend someone try out the axe before they buy anything....maybe at a saw shop...
I just got the 36" fiskars splitting AXE and it splits better than any maul I've ever used.
My experience is quite different than yours. I split a lot of oak that is green and the X27 kicks ass. It is a toy compared to the ISO and that is the beauty of it. Light weight and crazy effective. My dad has the ISO maul and we are not impressed with it over a standard 8# maul and I will take the X27 any day over a standard maul. We split some big red oak and white oak with the X27. We will work them down from the outside.
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