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Author Topic: How in the world do you use a brush axe?  (Read 2579 times)

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Re: How in the world do you use a brush axe?
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2018, 05:29:08 AM »
Those Swedish Sandvic brush axes are $100 locally and Amazon, $52 from Lee Valley Tools. Free shipping until April 19 I think. ;D

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Re: How in the world do you use a brush axe?
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2018, 09:43:57 PM »
I must be the only one here actually still uses one, but then again I am an Axe Junkie. 8)
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Re: How in the world do you use a brush axe?
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2018, 09:20:50 AM »
We'll, I picked up this gem my younger daughter is holding at an auction Saturday.  She helped carry it to the van and looked so cute and vicious.  Had to take the picture to show my wife.   :D



Had to laugh as I bid $3 for choice between this one and one like the OP shows in his picture.  After that, the other one sold for $6.   :)  

So far, with just a few swings, I like this style a lot more than the other brush axe I have.  It may get a spot in the fence rig...  Now I just need to find or make a Bill Hook.   ;)

I was going to take a picture of the rosebushes I mentioned, but when I walked fence, I saw they didn't leaf out this spring.  A few stems still had green when doing a scratch test, but most were d-e-a-d DEAD.  Guess WV Sawmiller was right and I just need more patience.  ;D  I really DO need to take some fenceline pictures though.  It's amazing how much impact the goats have had on one side of the fence compared to where they haven't been!  
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Re: How in the world do you use a brush axe?
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2018, 10:35:37 AM »
Tkehl, that is what we call a kaizer blade. I have a couple, sharpen both sides. They come in very handy for dispatching creepy crawly critters that bite..
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Re: How in the world do you use a brush axe?
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2018, 12:22:13 PM »
 very handy for dispatching creepy crawly critters that bite..
You sure? That handle doesn't look nearly long enough to me!
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