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Broad axe hatchet
« on: February 25, 2012, 10:58:31 PM »
I just picked up a nice old broad axe hatchet head (5 inch).  Don't know why, it was just too cute to pass up.  Too small to hew logs with.  I'm just curious what uses you folks have found for a small single bevel broad hatchet?  Are broad hatchets typically fitted with an offset handle like broad axes?
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Re: Broad axe hatchet
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 10:40:35 AM »
I'm not sure about the offset, mine is pretty straight. They are great for pointing pegs, if you aren't using a draw knife and shaving horse. I use one for putting a really quick chisel point on tomato stakes. I think they would have been used a lot more when working hewn timbers. When scribing hewn timbers, sometimes you want to make a small correction before you start marking the timbers.
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Re: Broad axe hatchet
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 10:43:56 AM »
I recently acquired a 5" broad hatchet head for a customer. And I also got him a handle. It was a straight handle, as most hatchet handles are.

He wanted a curved handle, and we don't have a source for that. So, this handle is available if you need it.

As mentioned, the uses of this type of small broad hatchet is many, and you'll find uses for it when you start using it.

It is something nice to have in the toolbox.

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