Best axe for splitting wood. Most of you never think about what type of best axe for splitting wood that you have put in your tool shed.
You just purchase whatever axe that you feel the right one or happens to be handy.
This should not be happening.
This tool is like any other tool, axes have a numerous variance, and if you choose a bad one or even the wrong one, will allow frustration rise up while chopping or splitting wood.
You could purchase axe that is difficult to use, and can causes more distress and pain.
The wrong choice of axe is also dangerous for you to use.
One head can fly or the handle can splinter and can be a fatal mistake.
Choosing the right one can be life saving.
So you must choose wisely and use them with care.
Here is the list of best axe for splitting wood.
This Fiskars 378841-1002 X27 Super Splitting Axe is at thirty-six inches long. The handle has a flared wedge along its base. This means that you will get maximum power while splitting or chopping wood. This splitting axe is like having a sledgehammer on one side and a sharp axe head splits the wood properly. This axe would wedge down into the wood to split the wood completely. You do not have limitation about the size of the wood, because of its power and balance, you can split all size of wood. After one split move, you can easily retrieve the axe from the log.
This Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe 19 Inch weight only 2 pounds. It is a powerful axe that can fit your backpack perfectly with its 19 inches long. It can perform well when splitting smaller woods, limb wood or smaller ranches. The sharpness of the axe head proof to give a precise but smooth splitting. It comes with a leather sheath and user’s guide for safe use and storage.
The Husqvarna 30″ Wooden Splitting Axe has the ability to penetrate the head of the axe easily into the wood. This will give you a much less effort while splitting wood. It is also a perfect kind of axe to split a much thicker wood. You do not have to worry about the head of the axe because it had been attached to a hickory shaft for a secure fastening. To keep the head of the axe sharp, it include a leather edge sheath. The leather edge sheath purpose is also to keep it free of damage. It also has a long handle that provide more power and uses a 2 hand grip.
The Helko Werk Vario 2000 Heavy Log Splitter is made in Germany axe for splitting wood. It is heavy duty and powerful axe because of its weight and deep wedge. The head of the axe is made of German C50 high grade carbon steel (53-56 HRC). When you purchase this axe, it include a vegetable tanned leather sheath and 1 axe guard protective oil for maximum performance. It perform very well when splitting wood into two without any extra effort.
This Husqvarna 19″ Wooden Splitting Axe is a great fit for light firewood splitting. You can not underestimate its durability and solidity. The head of the axe is made of steel. With this feature, it can split wood into two with ease and with its size, it is very comfortable to be held just with one hand alone. Especially it weight only 3 pounds to have a very strong upper body strength. The axe head is attached with wood and steel for better safety. You need no worry about splitting small pieces of wood.
The Gerber 36-Inch Power Splitting Axe [31-003636] feature a composite handle that can absorbs vibration and shock. By this feature you do not have to worry about your hand being cramped up or strained. It is a heavy duty axe that weigh only 5 pounds. To avoid high impact friction during the splitting, the head of the axe is coated with PTFE. The coating can also allow you to chop wood cleanly. For its durability to last long, the head axe is made of forged steel.
The Estwing Fireside Friend Axe – 14″ feature a lacquered and hand sanded leather grip for a comfortable and durable finish. It is categorize as a heavy duty axe. The head of the axe is safely attached with the handle so you need no worry about being loose or flying off during use. It can provide splitting firewood for those cold night or during a camp fire or other outdoor activities. It also feature a shock reduction grip that can lower the impact of vibration. The axe also includes ballistic nylon sheath for protecting your hand. It is created and design to make wood splitting easy.
The Fiskars 378841-1002 X27 Super Splitting Axe is a perfect choice for handling splitting medium to large sized wood or logs. It is especially good use for taller users. It is created and design for efficiency so that you do splitting with only one strike at a time. The grip has a non-slip texture that improve your control over the axe and lower hand strain. The bevel convex blade geometry feature and design is pushing additional power and for you to remove the head of the axe from the wood after splitting. Overall it is a good performance axe for you to split wood.
The Truper 30958 8-Pound Splitting Maul is a 36 inches in length. It is lightweight because its handle is made of double injected fiberglass. The grip also a rubber grip on the handle grip to support less pain or straining. To prevent accidents, the axe is protected with a rubber protected overstrike. To produce an easy and clean cut, the head of the axe has beveled-edge striking face.
The Estwing Camper’s Axe – 16″ Hatchet with Forged Steel Construction & Shock Reduction Grip provide an affordable axe that can do the wood splitting with great punch. The axe can deliver a great one piece for performance and safety. The axe can do many things including kindling for fires, cutting down small trees, chopping logs, and splitting wood. The hand grip is made of a genuine leather, hand-sanded and lacquered to boost both durability and comfort. This includes a ballistic nylon sheath for protection and safety.
Things to avoid when not using your axe
Muzzle the edge of the axe. When you maintain the sharpness of the axe can without much of a hustle cut through clothing, apparel and body tissue. Which is the reason you have to take extraordinary care and maintenance when swinging an axe. But when you are not using your axe, you should continue the care and maintenance. These sharp edges can cut anything even when just lying on the ground. To avoid these accidental cut, you should cover your axe when you are not utilizing it by putting on its sheath.
While you are walking, you must hold the axe away and pointing down from you. Throwing your axe over your shoulder (like an old-time lumberjack would do) is not safe. While you carry the axe, you could fall into the axe’s head, if it is not sheathed. The blade could cut into your back. You have to make sure sheathe your axe and then grip it just beneath the head (the bit pointed outward). Anyway you might stumble, toss the axe away from other object or other people or even you.
Hand someone an axe carefully. When handing someone your axe, hold the axe by the handle. Make sure the head hanging down vertically. You have to wait until he or she has a firm grip on the handle before you release your grip.
Here is how to split a wood podcast
Types of axe.
- Felling axe. Axe can be found easily around most homes as common tools. People usually call them as felling axe or cutting axe, or axe to chop wood. It has a sharp and slim blade. They are designed to cut through the fibers of the wood. The felling axe was very popular for many years for wood cutting. But since the invention of the chainsaw, axe is not very common.
- Splitting axe. This type of axe is one great choice for splitting wood. The head is specifically designed to split the wood apart. They come in numerous different styles and are manufacture by numerous different manufactures. The axes are lighter to reduce fatigue, to let you split wood for longer periods of time. There are fiberglass handle or wood handle. Fiberglass handle is more durable and lighter than wood. Even so, many people still prefer the traditional wood handle.
- Tomahawk. These axes are usually use during camping trips. They has been used incorrectly for clearing brush or firewood collecting. They can be used as a weapon, people train to throw Tomahawk with incredible accuracy.
- Splitting maul. It is almost similar in size to a felling axe. Its job is to split logs into kindling for a fire. The head of the axe have a less aggressive, more concave blade to it. This will let you to split the wood across the grain.
Henry Kaswandi is graduated from University of Indonesia majoring History. After receiving the bachelor degree of History, Henry Kaswandi take the education to the next level by graduating from University of Indonesia majoring Information Technology. On daily basis, he writes article and review the product sold on Amazon. Before this, he was the Head of Information Technology Department at PT Indopoly Swakarsa Industry, Tbk and was the Head of Information Technology at PT Pratama Cipta Inaweb.