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There is a right axe for your cutting task

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.
  1. 5 years 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.
  2. 6 years ago
    This is a wood smashing beast!
    Huge face for driving my wedges. Awesome sleeve for over strikes. Excellent head attachment. Makes me feel like Thor when I'm using it. Not for wimps. Super satisfying feel when using compared to all the other mauls I have ever used. Hook on end of ax face is super handy. An instant favorite tool of mine. Just get it and swing it like you mean it. You'll be glad you did.
  3. 3 years ago
    Makes splitting wood easier then a hot knife going through butter.
    I've been chopping/splitting wood since i was 14-15. Started out with smaller axes, my father bought this axe about a year or two ago and makes life ten times easier. I don't struggle with splitting wood, since I don't have a small frame, 6'2", 290lbs and hands as big as a bearcub, but this axe does most of the work for you. Rarely do i have to exert alot of energy to split wood, but the few times I do, this thing goes through smoothly.
  1. 5 years ago
    best hatchet I've ever used
    We went on a camping trip and I decided to purchase this hatchet for splitting fire wood and other common camp tasks, and does it deliver. The paint job does come a bit thick so you can see where the paint was running, but pretty isn't why I bought it. I know eventually there won't be much paint left anyway. It is a nice and heavy head. I would prefer a hickory handle but at this price you can't beat it. The hatchet would split logs easily. It took one swing mostly, with the occasional two or ... read more three swings depending on my accuracy. I have had to touch up the blade, but that is a common chore with any sharp tool. The head has yet to come loose. It doesn't even wiggle. It is small enough to pack in my hiking pack but hefty enough to function properly. I will not hesitate to use it on the job either. I am very impressed. I'm surprised I didn't purchase one sooner. #teamstihl
  2. 1 year ago
    Best head ever, replaced with longer handle - best mini axe ever !!!!!
    When I look at these hatchets at a STHL authorized dealer, 6 out of 7 had loose handles. But this did not discourage me because I know what makes a good axe/hatchet head and this one is superb ! Now fitted with a 20 inch handle it is a better small forest axe than Gransfors or any others that cost more than double what I paid even after the cost of fitting a better and longer handle. I would give this hatchet a perfect score except I guess I have to rate the handle it comes with. If you don't ... read more mind repacing the handle then this axe is for you. I give the axe head a 10 out of 10. I only Wish I could post pics of how beautiful it looks now :) Going to buy the forestry axe and yes, fit a bigger and nicer handle to it to make it the best all round axe money can buy for a fraction of the competition :) LOVE STHL axe heads (just not the handles so much) - still well worth buying. If I could buy just the heads then I'd buy them ALL !!!!!
  3. 6 months ago
    Axe Thrower
    Bought this axe based on store display. Smaller thickness handle which fits me well. The blade has a great narrow taper and is wicked sharp. This one is ideal for competitive axe throwing. Scored a perfect match my first week. Definitely a go to axe and far better than the competition at 5 times the price.
  1. 3 years ago
    Nice axe!
    Another great Stihl product! Makes limbing trees a breeze without a ton of effort. Feels good in the hands and holds an edge for awhile. Only two complaints I have is that first the factory edge is way to dull, it took a lot of filing to make it correct for the application. Second the sheath that comes with it is a joke, it lasted a whole two days, you would think that a company that makes great products would have a great sheath for the edge. But other than that, great product!
  2. 4 years 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. 3 years ago
    Needs work straight out of the box
    first of all let me start off by saying this a great forrest axe, jack of all trades master of none. Also i may add that i cut a full cord of blocks and turned it into kindling with this very axe. However, the handle comes with a thick red dipped paint on the end that literally has beads of dry paint which has already cracked, the lacquer is slippery and generally no ta pleasing or a natural feeling on your hands especially if your out there swinging 3 plus hours straight. i used commercial ... read more grade furniture striper, and removed that paint and lacquer ( took 2 coats). i was able to make the fawns foot a bit more pronounced and rounded with a rasp and then i went up the grits on my sander and brought it to 150 (my favourite texture for hand tools). finally i oiled it up with tung and teak oil. Better looking, better feeling, better axe. BUT KEEP IN MIND, for 30-40$ more, you could buy a hand forged sweedish steel axe that already has a handle with no red paint :)
  1. 3 years ago
    Great for making kindling
    I purchased a PA20 splitting hatchet to keep a pile of dry kindling on hand. After splitting logs with a hydroalic splitter I find that the PA20 splitting hatchet is a very convenient tool for splitting a few pieces of fire wood further to keep a bucket of kindling on hand during the winter season. Having this tool keeps me prepared to starti a fire in our boiler fast and easy in the event that the fire burns out before I get home from a long day at work. Thanks to Stihl for the great ... read more quality, and thanks to Milts Sales and Service for the large selection of supplies, and great customer service they provide.
  2. 5 years ago
    Great multi use hatchet.
    I love this hatchet.ivuse it for several things. Good for kindling, fatwood and even general pounding/driving.
  3. 1 year ago
    Multi Tool or Swiss Army Hatchet??
    So I’ve never owned a hatchet before, and always used a full size axe (double bit).. I got this one for driving wedged really and wow! I love it! It’s great for hammering wedges while cutting and the sharp end is great for sticking it into the tree so you can grab it when needed quick. It’s well made and the head is solidly attached. I also discovered that it works very well for camping as well, and can do most things a full size axe will without the weight and bulk! It’s fantastic at sizing ... read more up some tinder for that camp fire as well!! It fits well into the hand and seems to hold an edge well. I love it and use it every trim into the woods!!
  1. 4 years ago
    Typical Stihl quality
    Very well built . Another 4-6 inches of length in the handle would work better for me . Since this is shaped more like an axe than a maul , it tends to " stick " in a block of wood rather than blow it apart . As long as you can pick up both the axe and block and smash it down until split you're fine . If you stick it in a big block of wood that is too big to pick up you gotta wrestle this axe out and that ain't easy. If you've got big stuff to blast apart you may be better off with one of the ... read more mauls This thing will make quick work of small and medium blocks though.
  2. 2 years ago
    BEST SPLITTING AXE ON THE MARKET!!
    2 years ago I switched to a wood burning stove to heat my house instead of gas heat because gas is extensive and with my tree service job, I get wood for free. I've split wood before with cheap axes, but not nearly the amount I am now. I've never been the hydraulic splitter type, because I enjoy axe splitting and using my hands. Since Stihl is the best, most reliable, and my favorite brand for anything wood/outdoors, I decided to invest in a Stihl splitting axe. I decided the Pro Splitting Axe ... read more over the regular because of the steel overstrike sleeve. For my first swing I decided to put all my might in it to see what it's made of and easily plowed through the round and lodged straight into the block underneath. I was a fan from then on. 2 years later and it will still lodge into the block if I use to much force. The handle is perfectly shaped and the weight is perfect too. The axe head is the most heavy duty I've ever seen and the steel sleeve has saved me from many of overstrikes over 2 years. And after those 2 years of heavy use, the only difference is worn paint off the axe head. Its just as tight and sharp as the day I got it. You can't beat the price either. Its so worth it in reliability and overall function. I don't expect it, but in the event that the head loosens or the handle breaks, there's the lifetime warrantee too. Stihl Pro Splitting Axe owner for life!
  3. 2 years ago
    AXE vs. MAUL? The Pro Splitting Axe is the Best of Both!
    I considered this purchase for at least a month...wondering whether this axe was worth the price. I have been using a standard double-bit axe & a splitting maul, both with inferior Chinese-produced steel that won't hold an edge...with handles that don't fit your hands for a good, firm swing. The Pro Splitting Axe head has a striking face with an angle somewhat between that of a standard axe & that of a splitting maul. The weight of the head is also between that of a standard axe & that of a ... read more splitting maul. The handle is heftier in girth & ergonomically curved for a more substantial gripping posture, while being slightly shorter than your standard axe handle. The result of this design is a tool that gives you more leverage over your swing resulting in less stress on your shoulders. The enhanced striking face will open up firewood lengths in a manner similar to using a maul. The steel sleeve will really protect the handle from damage as a result of overswing...which usually occurs when you become fatigued. This steel will hold an edge. It will NOT give you buyer's remorse!
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