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Author Topic: Stihl splitting maul hook?  (Read 758 times)

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Offline Goldseal

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Stihl splitting maul hook?
« on: March 27, 2018, 06:00:20 PM »
Hi all, I have a question about a Stihl woodcutter splitting maul I just bought. The blade has a hook shape to it. What is the hook for? Thanks in advance, Goldseal

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Re: Stihl splitting maul hook?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 03:45:21 PM »
Only thing I can think of is to add leverage when it gets stuck.  

I've got a monster maul with no flare and a fiberglass handle splitter with flare on top and bottom of the blade.  There is a weight difference, but I don't notice any difference from that part of the geometry in actual splitting.  The monster is easier to remove if stuck, but I could see pushing down on the handle of the Stihl maul without the upper flare being even easier in some wood.

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Re: Stihl splitting maul hook?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 08:23:01 AM »
The hook will help to grip the end of a piece to stand it up, keeps you from bending over for all the re-splits.
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