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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)
39 Reviews
  1. 1 year ago
    Worth the price!
    Best maul ive ever used. Makes splitting wood much easier.
  2. 10 months ago
    Amazing Maul
    Picked this up on a whim because it looked and felt like such a high quality tool; way better than anything found in a box store by far. When I got it home I was amazed at how well it worked. It tackled anything I put in front of it during a 2 hourwork session. Yeah, it's heavy, but that's part of what makes it work. It far and away exceeded my expectations and I've zero doubt I willhave this for a long time to come.
  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. 7 months ago
    This axe best i ran across
    I bought this after useing axe's from big box stores they where not funnest tools to use. I found this axe to be more effective and i got way less muscle aches after use than other axes. I had taken this axe to a knife dealer to put the sharpest edge he could.( sharp enough just light touch would make you bleed).after cutting 2 cords of wood still holds great edge (i cut black cherry tree and white oak) . The metal colar realy helps it on over strikes. It spit through every thing i thrown at it ... read more logs over 36 inchs.
  2. 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.
  3. 2 years ago
    This axe is amazing!
    After breaking the third handle on my hardware store splitting maul, I stopped by my local Stihl Dealer and buought the "Pro Splitting Axe" to complement my PA50 splitting axe. This thing is amazing! Goes in like an axe and the weight of a maul to carry it through the nastiest of wood. Beautifully crafted and indistructable. The last axe you will ever buy!
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  1. 3 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. 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.
  3. 1 year ago
    perfect tool for the outdoorsman
    Excellent handling and striking force. Used it to take down our Christmas tree this year. Perfect easy chopping even with one arm swing do to rotator cuff tear in shoulder. Highly recommended!
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  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. 1 month 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
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
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