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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2014, 06:37:40 AM »
I buy my handles through House Handle. So far I have gotten good handles for anything I needed them for. Whether it is for a small ball peen hammer or a peavy they have good handles. Househandle.com will get you to their site.

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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2014, 08:27:35 AM »
fiskars is perfect for smaller rounds but isn't even close to a traditional (read fatter) maul.  its too thin!

I don't know what you consider small rounds, but I've used it to split some that were ~18" diameter with no problem. It took a few whacks to get it to split (depending on the grain obviously), but I think that's pretty normal for any maul. ;)

Would love to have a GB, but are too much $$ for me.

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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2014, 10:37:45 AM »
For rounds with any knots, split from the bottom up, not top down.
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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2014, 12:05:01 PM »
For rounds with any knots, split from the bottom up, not top down.

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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2014, 06:08:35 PM »
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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2014, 05:51:07 AM »
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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2014, 06:24:31 AM »
I got an error code from the link.
Must be this picture.

 

  
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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2014, 03:22:51 PM »
I have used many types of mauls for splitting. I've found the Fiskers the be the best thing around. It will out split any maul I've ever used, no matter what size the tree is.

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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2014, 06:17:24 PM »
For rounds with any knots, split from the bottom up, not top down.

Never heard of that in all my 54 years and have split a lot of wood. Going to try it. Anything to make the work easier. Heck, I'll try anything once. Sometimes twice if the first time didn't work and didn't leave to big of a bruise or stiches.
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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2014, 08:35:08 PM »
I got an error code from the link.
Must be this picture.

 

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must be half a face cord in that trailer :) i didn't think the fiskar  was any good but then i got one will never go back to a maul again you can swing a fiskar all day and not get tired  swing an 8lb maul all day and your going to feel it

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Re: axes and splitting maul
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2014, 06:23:15 PM »
This axe is a newer style. A friend has one and loves it.
I don't think I could use it, but it does the job.
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