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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. 2 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.
  2. 5 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
    A wonderful tool!
    I'm not gonna brag and say I have been splitting wood for 40 years like some people. Because I've only been splitting for 4 yrs. This maul blows threw wood excellent. I wanted a quality splitting maul, and this is it. It makes the work so much easier than those cheap mauls. Great Spitting Maul!
  1. 2 years ago
    Solidly made
    I've had this for about 8 years. I use it occasionally for splitting kindling, which it does fairly well. My main use is for driving plastic felling wedges when felling trees. The head has enough weight for this purpose, without being so heavy that it's annoying to carry on my tool belt. The handle is long enough to get a good swing, but short enough so that it's not in the way when carrying. It's also short enough to fit in my box of chainsawing/tree felling tools. The handle is beginning to ... read more crack (from my own miss-hits, not a problem with the tool itself). I'm hoping I can find a replacement that fits.
  2. 3 years ago
    Right tool, right job
    I've tried using several tools for smaller kindling break down but my maul is just too unwieldy and my axe works just doesn't have the right head with for proper wood splitting. I had handled it at the hardware store but thought the price too high. After spending a month or so breaking down kindling, I thought it was about time to make the purchase. Well worth the coin! Picked one up this afternoon and spent time breaking down a large pile of kindling. Night and day! My one complaint is not a ... read more knock against the product itself but the plethora of stickers applied. Took me longer to remove them all then it did to chop wood!
  3. 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.
  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
    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!
  3. 6 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!
  1. 3 years ago
    Very nice hatchet
    Owning dozens of hatchets and small axes I'm very impressed with the cutting ability and handle feel of this hatchet. The handle is very comfortable with the fawns foot swell on both planes giving security in your swing. The blade is of great quality and is Mfg. by one of the best axe makers in the world (Ochsenskoph). For a light hatchet/camp axe I highly recommend this one. Very good value also !
  2. 1 year ago
    Best value I've seen
    I have bought and returned several small hatchets to do some limb splitting around the house. Most in this price range without dropping a ton of money on a Scandinavian one are dull as a marble. This one came with a nice edge, and it seems to be holding well; I took a file to it anyway and now it's fit to shave my whiskers. A couple of feedback items: I purchased this from an ACE Hardware dealer and it was covered in stickers. Certainly not STIHL's fault but I took quite a bit of paint off ... read more the hatchet getting them removed. Not that it should be, but be aware the paint is not chemically resistant. Secondly, it did come with a rubber sheath, and I would really like to see that listed on this page (and for all of their axes) under "accessories" as a stand-alone item. This hatchet feels like it will last a long time and I'd like to be able to continue to protect the edge.
  3. 9 months 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 !!!!!
  1. 3 years ago
    Great craftsmanship and design.
    Well built, feels Great into the swing, comes sharp, with nice edge and ready for felling/splitting
  2. 3 years ago
    Great axe but needs some TLC.
    This axe is a diamond in the rough. It is very well made. I don't think the head will ever come off thanks to Stihls 5 point attachment design. The hickory handle is very sturdy and very well protected from over strike with the metal collar covering the exposed shoulder. The steel "C60" seems very hard so it should hold an edge....once you put one on it. My axe was very dull, dare I say rounded. It's heavy enough that I probably could have chopped with it with out sharpening the edge, but I ... read more had to take a file to it just to shape the edge. The factory "edge" if you could call it that did not extend to either blade edge. I didn't like the lacquer and paint on the handle, so I removed it and finished it with several applications of boiled linseed oil for a much nicer looking and more importantly comfortable handle. The sheath is not very good. The Stihl dealer I bought mine from let me pick the best sheath from the other aces he had in stock and it still fell apart in less than a week, from the wear and tear it received while I was working to get the axe ready for use. You can imagine how it would work outside my home. All in all though the axe is very nice and will serve you well, once you give it a lot of love. For another $30 I bought an axe from Sweden that came razor sharp, a handle with no lacquer or paint and was sharp enough to shave with. I think the axe should be priced a little less or need a little less love.
  3. 3 years ago
    great balance and weight-heavy use ready
    only one complaint-sheath is useless-very poor quality for such a great axe.continued use doesn't wear out the user
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