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  1. zogger

    zogger Tree Freak

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    I would think so, too, as this is being offered as a premium product at a premium price.
     
  2. dancan

    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    You're not understanding what I'm trying to say . As I stated , I understand the concept of design and how well it works when used as designed .
    What I'm trying to point out is that the side by side videos are not a fair comparison until both tools are used in the most efficient manner .
    At least compare them using the same method in similar wood .
    I am not in anyway in my previous posts implying that your axe is either good or bad , just pointing out that the side by side is , and I stand by this , worthless (unless you have another video ) .
    If you want to send me an axe , or if you have a local dealer here in Nova Scotia that can get me a demo I will buy a cord of local hardwood logs , pick a 1/4 cord from it , divide in 2 and split on video :)
    I own 2 mauls , 1 wedge and 3 splitting axes , if there is a better axe out there I want it because it means more time for beer .
    Again , not badmouthing your product , I'd love to try it , just not impressed with the marketing .
    If anything is still unclear , send me a pm .
     
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    flotek Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I admire your persistence on marketing the product but I think maybe some videos are in order specifically ones in which you split dense hardwood over 20" long like we have here. . Going around a small soft elm log and wacking off 100 match sticks is not really an effective demonstration no one would heat their house with those splinters , we call that kindling fire starters here . How bout some videos that's realistic to what alot of America would use it for. I'm not familiar with your native tree species in Europe but some twisted maple hickory or oak stumps might display the axe more effectively. I always heard the trees are smaller and softer over pond is why I ask
     
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    Stayalert ArboristSite Operative

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    If the tool is still traveling I'd like to try it out here in Vermont. I have a variety of wood to split and some of it would be easier with this tool. For my own use (~10 cord per year) I aim for about 20" length but I have customers who want 16" or 18" lengths….Where is mister twister splitter now?
     
  5. StihlFroling

    StihlFroling Only the Best.....Type A

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    Anyone try the new x27 knock off being sold at lowes.
     
  6. zogger

    zogger Tree Freak

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    A real offbrand knockoff, or do you mean the all black fiskars?
     
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    513yj ArboristSite Operative

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    I bought the truper brand, well I basically got it free from tractor supply. It works pretty darn good so far but I don't have a fiskars to compare it to.
     
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    StihlFroling Only the Best.....Type A

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    It has a red composite handle, cast head. Handle got a few waves at the grip. Can't remember the brand, but it's not ok bolt or husky. Might have been true temper......$31
     
  9. zogger

    zogger Tree Freak

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    Ya, I just looked, the true temper one has that wiggly handle.
     
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    StihlFroling Only the Best.....Type A

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    Well I can confirm the menards version for $29 works as good as the x27. I was kinda surprised, as I figured there would be something about it that fell short. More time will tell how it holds up, but the splitting ease is there. 4.5lbs.
     
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  11. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Good to know, may have to pick one up to leave at the hunting cabin.
     
  12. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    I would like to see a Fiskars vs Leveraxe head to head comparison with similar sized operators on wood from the same log.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Yeah that's not even close to a comparison.

    "The same wood" means the same wood. Not a big chunk of hardwood compared to a short piece of softwood that sounds to be kiln dried.

    Those two are about as similar as hunting quail with a 12 gauge is to hunting tigers with a spear.
     
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  14. zogger

    zogger Tree Freak

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    If I hit the lottery for some scratch, I'll buy one to check out and review, but 300 clams is taking me too close to a gas splitter, or right at an electric one.

    I *would* like to try one though.
     
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  15. Finland

    Finland ArboristSite Member

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    Well, we are a few thousand kilometres apart. That was the closest I could find.
    You are most welcome to Finland with your big blogs.
    I have used a lot of different conventional axes and mauls. I bet, you haven't used the Vipukirves/leveraxe, so what do you really know about it?
     
  16. zogger

    zogger Tree Freak

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    Well, I have about zero body fat. Second, asking price is more than two weeks pay for me. I do hand split, well, slowed down this summer when I hurt my elbow, but I have over 15 cord hanging around I hand split.

    Like I said, if I hit the lottery for at least a few thou, I'll buy one and try it out, until then, have to make do with what I have.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    My wife is 7/8 Finn 1/8 Norwegian and my dad was 7/8 Finn 1/8 Swede (although I'm a Heinz 57 by blood). So I do my best to try to promote your country whenever I can.

    With that being said, no I haven't used the leveraxe. However, I've yet to see any meaningful head to head comparison between the leveraxe and a standard axe. Sure it blows apart ultra dry, straight grained wood as shown in your videos. But so would a Fiskars, Hult Bruks, Gransfors or Walmart cheapie. And the higher performing tools in that group just may outperform the LA. With the lack of an independent review I'm not about to drop over $300 on something that appears "gimmicky".

    If there's something of substance I'm all ears. But selling sizzle with no steak isn't going to attract this buyer.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    PS if your traveling promo is still floating around I'd love to give it a try. I've got a lot of wood to split this fall to get myself into the 16-17' supply. I'll certainly give it an honest try. I'll even video it, although not sure you all will be able to understand my Minnnneeesoootan accent.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    As I said I've yet to find a head to head. The dual view you posted a few pages back compared LA to a Fiskars hatchet and a hultafors chopping axe. Again not a comparison of similar tools.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    What happened here? Finland apparently deleted some of his replies???
     

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