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Before there was the revving of power tools, there was the swing of an axe. STIHL Precision Series™ axes combine balanced weight, high-quality sharpened steel and ergonomic designs to make the most of your elbow grease. Our collection of hatchets, splitting axes, splitting mauls and felling axes feature equal parts modern technology and tried-and-true axe design. All have a drop-forged, precision-ground head that will last for years to come. When you pick up a STIHL axe, it will feel at once both familiar and formidable.

Our wood-cutting axes combine premium hardwood handles, precise weight balance and contoured heads for greater contact and wood chopping efficiency. And like all STIHL Precision Series™ hand tools, our axes come with a limited lifetime warranty. So whether you’re splitting firewood, knocking down tree limbs or blazing a trail into the wild unknown, STIHL has the right axe for the job.
Compare Model Overall Length Weight Of Cutting Head Handle Material
Pro Splitting Axe 31.5" 5.5 lbs. Hickory
Pro Splitting Hatchet 19.75" 2.75 lbs. Ash
Pro Splitting Maul 35" 6.6 lbs. Hickory
Pro Universal Forestry Axe 27.5" 2.8 lbs. Premium Hickory
Woodcutter Camp & Forestry Hatchet 15.75" 1.3 lbs. Ash
Woodcutter Splitting Maul 33.5" 6.6 lbs. Ash
Woodcutter Universal Forestry Axe 23.5" 2.2 lbs. Ash
Average rating for Axe Reviews
(4.7 / 5)
40 Reviews
  1. 3 months ago
    Excellent Tool!
    It does what it was intended to do. I simply bought it because it was made by Stihl.
  2. 2 months ago
    Good head weight and the handle is the right length.
    I've used my hatchet now for about 8 years has worked great for everything. Could've been sharper when it was new. The handle has taken some damage and I would like get a new handle and put it on my self is there a way I can do this with out going to the dealer. The dealer want to repair it for me for warranty purposes. I take care of my tools and know how to install a new handle, please help me in any way.
  3. 7 months ago
    Great multi use hatchet.
    I love this hatchet.ivuse it for several things. Good for kindling, fatwood and even general pounding/driving.
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  1. 1 year ago
    Fine Piece of Axe
    I bought this and a Splitting Maul. This axe outperforms the Maul by Far. Although its not made to take a blow like the Maul would be. It is not necessary. This axe has a substantial weight and edge to plough through the toughest of wood. We have an outdoor burner that takes a log bigger than 1 man could lift. This axe was able to split the majority of the oversized stuff (24+" dia x 30" length) usually in less than 10 blows. Sure its a workout, but why pay to go to a gym when theres wood to be split.
  2. 1 year ago
    Very functional.
    burning firewood for years never a machine log splitter hand splitting since I can remember. have bought brand new splitting axe and broke within less than two chords never once hit the neck of the shaft on a log split handle all the way up not very happy. but took the stehl axe out in the first couplei hits I was completely blown away impressive control accuracy power
  3. 3 months ago
    KaPOW!
    I had to re-learn how to split wood with this axe. Im so used to dropping a heavy swing and this monster just plows through Pinion and Ash like they aren't even there. even splitting unseasoned rounds is a breeze. best axe I have ever used.
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  1. 4 weeks ago
    An excellent axe.
    This axe is extremely well built. I had to do a minor amount of sharpening when I got it, but it took a razor sharp edge and holds it well. The shape is good for general purposes, but leans towards chopping more than splitting. It's a good size for my needs; Small enough to fit in a backpack for camping, but big enough to take with me car camping or to process wood at the house. I haven't used it a huge amount, but it's holding up well so far.
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Found this tool very durable as a timber felling axe for driving wedges
    Started using this axe this year as a trial to see how it held up to driving wedges as part of my job felling timber. Well it held up surprisingly well and even though its a little on the light side I found I could get a good powerful fast swing that could drive wedges into a heavy side and back leaner that was 45" dbh. The handle at the head of the axe is strong and with all the heavy wedge work the head is still holding tight. Only issue I had was the second axe I bought I did not check the ... read more grain orientation in the handle and it snapped right at the upper bend when I was driving my first wedge with it. So make sure you check the grain on the handle and make sure it is oriented vertically and not horizontal for the strongest axe handle. They are guaranteed for life if the handle fail premature so that is a nice feature from Stihl. Fits into metal scabbards well. Overall great timber falling axe that I would recommend.
  3. 2 years ago
    Interesting design
    Thin bit cut deep and clean on green birch. Ample striking surface for pounding soft wedges. Choke up to extended shoulder to split kindling for good balance. Seems to hold a decent edge so far. Easy to carry in an aluminum scabbard.
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  1. 4 days ago
    Veery great product
    Bye far the best one I have ever used it splits any kind of wood with no problems I just done a whole truck load of hickory with it no problem great product if I have to bye a new one I will go back to this one for sure
  2. 12 months ago
    Seems high priced but it worth the price
    Looked at the maul alot online and in the dealer after spending a lot more with all the hardware store JUNK should of bought this one would of been cheaper plus it is much better then any other used splits easier than the others i split about 7-8 cord a year and it would of saved me half the time
  3. 10 months ago
    Great maul
    Split a bunch of red oak with this maul, and was very impressed how much better it was than my old cheap maul. Wish I would have gotten one of these years ago. I like the steel collar, really protects the handle.
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  1. 3 months ago
    Best Axe Ever!
    I bought this axe because my local dealer didn't have the Pro Splitting Axe in stock. Best axe I have ever owned. No other is even close. Splits smaller logs easily. The locking mechanism is impressive and you never feel the head move. The handle guide is study and large enough to protect from over strikes. I usually have buyers remorse but not on this axe. One of the best purchases I have ever made. I bought the Pro Splitting axe also and love it also.
  2. 2 years ago
    Awesome Forestry Axe!!!
    Wow what an axe, size, weight, balance and a Great 5 piece head design. I can't see this hickory handle ever breaking with this new long steel sleeve attached or the head ever coming off with this 5 piece system. Stihl did it again...one of a kind and another awesome product made in the USA. Thank you Stihl...
  3. 1 year ago
    High quality axe!
    I just finished my itnitial use of the Forestry Axe. I used it to assist my power splitter in finishing off pieces which don't completly split during the normal cycling of the hydraulic splitter. The balance and ease of use are great. I also used it to split some pieces and it is very effective although I didn't purchase it for use as a splitting maul. I plan to take it to the woods for removing small limbs and branches and to set plastic wedges. The shorter overall length (27") is very nice for ... read more striking accuracy and seems to make it very efficient. While not a cheap tool, it is built to last and is very well made. The steel sleeve is a very nice feature for those of us who might tend to overstrike once in a while.
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