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Woodcutter Universal Forestry Axe

An all-purpose forestry axe that’s suited for a wide range of work

Woodcutter Universal Forestry Axe
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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. January 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. July 7, 2014
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