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General Forestry => General Board => Topic started by: Jeff on December 01, 2017, 01:58:28 PM

Title: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Jeff on December 01, 2017, 01:58:28 PM
I'm pleased and proud to introduce to you our newest Forestry Forum sponsor
Council Tool (http://counciltool.com/)!
 Please give them a warm welcome, visit their website and feel free to ask any questions that they can help you with. They will also hace a sponsor announcement board here on the forum where you can find and talk about information on thier many fine MADE IN AMERICA!!! products. :)

I think Council Tool will be a perfect fit for the Forestry Forum, in fact, they are jumping right in to help co-sponsor this year Forestry Forum Christmas Contest!  More on that soon!
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/velvicut2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1512154883)



Some History of Council Tool
John Pickett Council began making tools for the turpentine harvesting industry in the late 1800s. Mr. Council was a farmer, woodsman and a “producer” of turpentine. A “producer” was one involved with harvesting turpentine for market. He began making tools because he was dissatisfied with the quality of tools available for purchase. Word spread about the value of the tools he handcrafted, and he subsequently found himself selling tools. The business was incorporated in 1886, and it’s been manufacturing hand tools of one type or another ever since.

Council Tool uses only American steel in our forgings, American hickory or fiberglass in our handles, and we use all domestically produced materials and supplies. Before we attach the “Made in USA” label, we make sure ours is a quality product in every respect, that it measures up to our standards, and that it is a product that will represent excellent value for the user.

Through the years our product lines have evolved along with changing markets and consumer demand. Today, we offer broad product lines in categories such as axes; striking tools; forged bars for prying, pulling and digging; shrugging tool; pick mattocks and similar digging tools; wood splitting tools; and various specialty hand tools. The company also manufactures a number of tools distributed into firefighting markets and used by firefighters around the world.

While mindful of the need to evolve and change with the times, several things have not changed. We are still a family owned operation. Today, the majority stockholders also help run the operation and are on the plant floor every day. This close association within the company helps maintain our commitment to quality. Our plant associates, who actually make the tools, are second- and third- generation Carolina craftsmen who take pride in their skills and their work. Our company began with one man’s commitment to quality and satisfaction, and that same spirit remains with the company today.

John Picket Council had a fairly simple set of beliefs that he felt were necessary for success. We continue to operate by them today. Our philosophy is still to make top quality products, to offer good value, and to be innovative in the manufacture of products without sacrificing any integrity. This has guided us very well though three centuries, and we believe it’s the direction of our future as well.

www.counciltool.com
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/sponsors/council-board.jpg) (http://counciltool.com/)
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: BradMarks on December 01, 2017, 03:17:05 PM
I can attest to the quality of these tools. Made in North Carolina, reasonably priced IMO. A good sponsor for sure!
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Post by: Roxie on December 01, 2017, 03:33:02 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum!   8)
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Post by: breederman on December 01, 2017, 03:45:15 PM
Welcome.  I already see something I need , i mean want !
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Autocar on December 01, 2017, 04:06:01 PM
Welcome and very nice looking axes.
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Post by: curdog on December 01, 2017, 04:17:09 PM
Welcome,  I really like their fire rakes. I have 4 or 5 in both trucks we run, and many spares gathering dust in my conex box
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Dave Shepard on December 01, 2017, 04:30:03 PM
Welcome to the Forum, and thank you! In the last couple of weeks, we've added two council axes on the hewing crew. Its nice to know there is still a source for quality tools.
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Jeff on December 01, 2017, 04:34:31 PM
I just found out that long time Forum member Rooster is an Axe designer for Council Tool!  He will also be a moderator for their sponsor news forum once it gets up and going.
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Peter Drouin on December 01, 2017, 05:49:23 PM
Welcome to the FF. 8)
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Rooster on December 01, 2017, 06:05:47 PM
Hey Guys!

Thanks Jeff for setting this up !!  When I was asked how Council could connect with the public, customers, and end users of their products, I thought about Jeff, the forum, and the large audience that the FF has attracted over the years...

I knew it would be a good fit for everyone...

So check in at the Council Tool Sponsorship news section and let's talk all things axe and tools...

Peace, Rooster

Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: thecfarm on December 01, 2017, 06:36:13 PM
they are jumping right in to help co-sponsor this year Forestry Forum Christmas Contest

Let the good time roll.  :D
And yes glad to see their product
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Bruno of NH on December 01, 2017, 06:49:53 PM
Welcome to the FF :)
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Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on December 01, 2017, 07:23:12 PM
Welcome to the FF. Some really neat tools on your website.
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Post by: Magicman on December 01, 2017, 09:06:55 PM
Welcome Council Tool to the Forestry Forum Family of Sponsors!   8)
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Post by: LaneC on December 01, 2017, 09:16:00 PM
   Welcome, and wish you well.
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: samandothers on December 01, 2017, 09:20:44 PM
Nice looking tools!  Dad had a Hudson Bay style axe I remember using as a kid.

Thanks for your sponsorship. I would like to check out your facility when in the area.
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Post by: VictorH on December 02, 2017, 01:45:22 AM
Welcome to the forum!!
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Post by: ellmoe on December 02, 2017, 05:46:47 AM
   Welcome aboard! Happy to see the Made in the USA designation.
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Post by: coxy on December 02, 2017, 06:39:52 AM
welcome to the FF and thank you
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Post by: dgdrls on December 02, 2017, 06:56:04 AM
Welcome to the FF Council Tool and thank-you for your support here

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Post by: 21incher on December 02, 2017, 07:17:41 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum. Great website.  Thanks for becoming a sponsor.  :)
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Post by: Chuck White on December 02, 2017, 07:20:09 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Council Tool, and thanks for becoming a FF sponsor!

Nice looking axes!
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Post by: Grizzly on December 02, 2017, 02:02:43 PM
Very fitting sponsor! And thank you!

I'll go check the website and see what their is for us Canadjians.
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Post by: Savannahdan on December 02, 2017, 04:18:05 PM
Welcome, thank you for being a sponsor and for offering excellent tools.
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Post by: scsmith42 on December 02, 2017, 04:21:54 PM
Welcome to the FF!  It's great to see a NC based company supporting this great forum.
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Rooster on December 04, 2017, 01:56:30 PM
On behalf of the entire Council Tool Co. Family (including the skilled men and women that work hard to carry on the American axe tradition)

Thank you all for the warm welcome to the FF !!

Peace, Rooster
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Savannahdan on December 04, 2017, 04:10:31 PM
Already said welcome but wanted to say my Council Hookaroon did extra work today in helping me get three small stumps out of the ground.  It did a great job in that the hook was able to get into the stump in the ground and let me pry at the stump.  The ground was soft and spongy but by working the hookaroon around the stump they came up easily.  Yes, I do use it in helping me move logs around my mill.
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: celliott on December 04, 2017, 06:42:08 PM
I just got a council tool 3.5lb axe for pounding wedges. Seems like a solid tool.
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on December 05, 2017, 08:54:35 AM
welcome!
Is this the same council co that made/makes the fire rake with the sickle bar mower type teeth?
I spent a little time on one in the 60s
worked great for scratching fire line.
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Rooster on December 05, 2017, 10:10:18 AM
welcome!
Is this the same council co that made/makes the fire rake with the sickle bar mower type teeth?
I spent a little time on one in the 60s
worked great for scratching fire line.


Yes Sir, it is the same company, and they still make the same rake...

Check out their website for more info, or for a trip down memory lane..

Peace, Rooster :)
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: ChugiakTinkerer on December 06, 2017, 12:14:17 PM
Thank you Council Tool for supporting this forum and thank you for giving me an item to add to the Christmas list!  :christmas:

http://counciltool.com/new-wood-craft-axe-line/
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Rooster on December 06, 2017, 09:21:42 PM
Thank you Council Tool for supporting this forum and thank you for giving me an item to add to the Christmas list!  :christmas:

http://counciltool.com/new-wood-craft-axe-line/

Nice choice !!

You are going to love it, or pace back and forth until you do get it... :)
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Darrel on December 07, 2017, 04:40:17 PM
Welcome. I own a few of your tools and even though I inherited these tools, I still wouldn't trade them for anything. I use them regularly.
Title: Re: Please Welcome Council Tool!
Post by: Rooster on March 19, 2018, 11:04:19 AM
Hey Guys,

Don't forget that with our partnership with the forum, we have our own sub-forum in the vendor section.

Come on over and check out what's happening and visit with us and talk "axes and such".

New products will be coming out periodically, and they will be announced/ showcased in our vendor forum.

Good things on the horizon for Council Tool !!

Peace, Rooster