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Pro Splitting Axe

A professional-grade hickory splitting axe for heavy-duty chopping work.

Pro Splitting Axe
Rated 5 out of 5 by 11reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl Splitting Axe I have split firewood by hand for the last 30 years. I burn an average of 18 cord a year. I have used splitting mauls manufactured by various companies. The last tool that I bought was a lighter maul. After watching a few you tube videos pertaining to axes and mauls I decided to purchase the Stihl Pro Splitting Axe.The craftsmanship on the axe I picked up is of high quality. The shape and size of the head plows through the maple and ash rounds that I had set aside for a nice day. As with any splitting tool(manual), some took more hits to crack. The weight is a little less than most of the mauls that I gave used so I could generate more speed with each swing. This seemed to transfer my energy better than the heavier iron. I only had two bounce offs in the half cord that I split today. I credit the edge and the axe like bit for better penetration into the wood for that.The poll is shape as to be able to pound a wedge. The bit is 4.75 inches and sharp but not razor sharp from the shop. The edge held it's shape and degree of sharpness for this short work out. The hickory handle has decent grain orientation to the head but is painted an varnished. I prefer an oiled handle. An added feature is an over strike guard made of 20 or 22 gauge steel and four inches in length just below the eye. I think this should add a good amount of life to the handle.After splitting just 1/2 cord today I am impressed with the ease of which I did it using the Pro Splitting Axe by Stihl.Only time will tell how reliable it will be. If I experience any problems I will probably edit this review to reflect those other wise I an done. December 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. November 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding Axe with Excellent Craftsmanship I recently purchased this axe. The first thing I noticed was the quality. I used it to split 24" to 36" red oak logs without issue. The axe exceeded my expectation as it split the wood with no problem virtually blowing the wood apart. The design allows for the axe to power its way through the wood. The quality of the steel and the excellent edge allow for this axe to out perform any other axe I have ever used. This axe consistently powers its way through anything that I have thrown at it. The quality of the axe is beyond comparison. Everything from the hickory handle, the overstrike protection and the craftsmanship of the blade put this axe in its own class. Another incedible product from Stihl. November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This ax is awesome!! This is the best tool to chop firewood. The handle feels great in your hands and the steel collar is a great feature. October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 logs over 36 inchs. July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Envy of the Campground I am a volunteer host at a State Park in Vermont. As such I cannot use my chainsaws, or my 4 wheeler. I came upon a fairly good sized pile of bucked logs, and not being able to use my spliter either had a challenge on my hands. The challenge was offically eliminated last night when I took the first swing with this axe. It is by far the best axe that this former Boy Scout has ever swung. Maybe I won't miss my chainsaws all that much afterall. July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The ultimate splitting tool I have finally found the ultimate ax for splitting hardwood. In over than 50 years splitting firewood this is IT. Heavy enough to split large cuts, but well balanced to conserve effort. The head penetrates well without sticking, therefore, reducing number of strikes needed to complete split. No vibration noticed, just a joy to use. April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Virtually indestructible, literally a wood grenade. Makes maple explode, powers through oak and walnut with minimal effort. March 19, 2015
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