I have to admit I thought all the rage over the Fiskars was just hype.I was made a believer when I got an x27. Great tool, I'm sure the others are too.
I still don't know id probably kill it to much plastic around the head what you all think
thanks for that bit of info i might have to pick one up and see how it go'sThey work well, I get a lot of my hardwood from a bit north of Ouse, and they split a 14" lOng round so long as there is no fork in the gum tree.
Also impressed a bloke who neighbours the property I cut on who has a wood yard down south.
However, buy from US, it worked out to be $50 + $35 air freight per X27 from Baileys, yet all local places are $130-140 retail. Even at agfest last year in a price war, they were $99.
I split some big rounds, green is easy as, old dry wood from rubbish piles takes a bit more but still fine. I also use it to drive in plastic falling wedges if falling or bucking no worries.
I even used my older X27 to cut the roots on a conifer in the garden in the dirt when dragging the stump out with my 4wd, as I needed to cut them somehow. The edge is dulled a bit from the dirt, but a couple of minutes with a raker file will fix it.
In short, I recommend them.
Saw the Fiskars axe & hatchet at the local Sears yesterday. They looked impressive, but wanted to read here what folks thought. Now that I've read this thread, I just might go buy the pair ... about $75 for both.