Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-10, 08:47 AM   #1
Mr Danw
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: by the football hall of fame
Bikes:
Posts: 850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New ax

I need to buy a new ax since mine took a walk from my shed. I am open to suggestions on which ax to purchase. I will be at Sears this afternoon. I was considering the Fiskars ax. These looked to be fo decent quality.
Can you help me pick an ax?
Mr Danw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:08 AM   #2
root11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Buffalo, NY
Bikes: Trek 2300, Cannondale ??, Univega Hyrid
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the gibson les paul is always a solid choice. Paul Reed Smith's are my personal choice.
root11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:17 AM   #3
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Danw View Post
I need to buy a new ax since mine took a walk from my shed. I am open to suggestions on which ax to purchase. I will be at Sears this afternoon. I was considering the Fiskars ax. These looked to be fo decent quality.
Can you help me pick an ax?
I bought an axe at home depot that had a fiberglass handle, worked with it for 7 years as a firefighter and it never let me down. Can't remember the name though. =0(
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:22 AM   #4
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
You want an axe? Here's a friggen bad boy.

http://www.benchmade.com/products/172
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:42 AM   #5
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I would get a legless one this time. My current axe is about 40cc's and has McCulloch on the "blade"
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

Last edited by jsharr; 04-20-10 at 08:21 AM.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:44 AM   #6
overthehillmedi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's the last thing we need to do. Get Lady Siu interested in getting an axe. You know the history she has with knives imagine if you can what she would do to herself with an axe.
overthehillmedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:44 AM   #7
crackerjab
WTF is that smell?
 
crackerjab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Bikes:
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm really shocked that Siu was the first one to chime with a link to a blade of some sorts.
__________________
Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.
crackerjab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:44 AM   #8
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I will second the HD axe idea. I think I have this one. Use it primarily in landscaping, chopping out roots etc, It has not let me down but I do not use it that much either.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:45 AM   #9
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
I'm really shocked that Siu was the first one to chime with a link to a blade of some sorts.
I am really surprised to see you using the word shocked and not having a link to a taser or urbandictionary.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:48 AM   #10
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Hey that Benchmade is full tang!! G10 scales for superior grip, even with sweat. And that sucker is SHARP! Just resting it on something will leave a mark. It feels good in the hands and when you swing it, it doesn't feel easy to lose. Although it's listed for $325 I can probably get it for about $280.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 09:51 AM   #11
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
That's the last thing we need to do. Get Lady Siu interested in getting an axe. You know the history she has with knives imagine if you can what she would do to herself with an axe.
Although it excites me, I can't trust myself with an axe. No no no.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 10:07 AM   #12
willmw
Old enough to know better
 
willmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Central GA, USA
Bikes: Haro Heartland Express LE, Dawes Lightning 1000
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
...yeah, I thought this was a guitar thread too...
willmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 10:34 AM   #13
Wordbiker
Pwnerer
 
Wordbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What do you need the axe for?

If you're felling trees, follow jsharr's advice and get a chainsaw. If you're splitting rounds, get a maul and/or some wedges (or a power splitter). If you're splitting seasoned wood like kindling, I like the Roughneck Kindling Splitter.



The only reason I'd see for a traditional axe is for camping in areas where a chainsaw is impractical or illegal and you'd just want to cut up some slash for a campfire.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.
Wordbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 01:19 PM   #14
StupidlyBrave 
Chepooka
 
StupidlyBrave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Central PA
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1400 7spd; 2001 Litespeed Arenberg 10 speed
Posts: 1,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
...
The only reason I'd see for a traditional axe is for camping in areas where a chainsaw is impractical or illegal and you'd just want to cut up some slash for a campfire.
You want this for that.

StupidlyBrave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 01:42 PM   #15
stevemtbr
Creamy pack filling
 
stevemtbr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Nine Mile Falls, WA
Bikes: Trek 8000, Co-Motion tandem, Co-motion Espresso, Yeti Cross, 9Zero7 Fat Bike
Posts: 706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
If it's for splitting fire wood you can't beat a spring loaded ax. I like it because the head is heavy for good power and it does not get stuck. The spring tabs make the wood split easier or just fly apart. My neighbor gave it to me a few years back since he is older and can't use it any more. Besides cycling splitting wood is great stress reliever.

stevemtbr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 03:18 PM   #16
Mr Danw
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: by the football hall of fame
Bikes:
Posts: 850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a nice bow saw, chain saw, and maul. I like to work with an ax. When the stumps in my yard are low enough I think I can cut them very flush with an adz. I have my firewood pile split and just need to split some kindle from time to time.

I picked up the Fiskars ax at Sears. It looked more well constructed than the Craftsman ax. The Craftsman was very similar to the Stanley pictured here earlier.
Mr Danw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 04:26 PM   #17
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Benchmade has spoken.





__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 05:29 PM   #18
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
Posts: 7,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Danw View Post
I need to buy a new ax since mine took a walk from my shed. I am open to suggestions on which ax to purchase. I will be at Sears this afternoon. I was considering the Fiskars ax. These looked to be fo decent quality.
Can you help me pick an ax?
Get the Fiskars, they are rad.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 05:30 PM   #19
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by x136 View Post
...a tomahawk.
Bingo. Even better.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 06:03 PM   #20
Mr Danw
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: by the football hall of fame
Bikes:
Posts: 850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Benchmade has spoken.





I'm choppin wood Siu, not protecting the village from vikings.
But that may wind up on my birthday wish list just in case.
Mr Danw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 06:08 PM   #21
spry
location:northern Ohio
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,586
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Get a cheap chain saw at Home Dopey before you put that thing in your skull.
spry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 06:13 PM   #22
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Who you talkin' to? Me?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 06:24 PM   #23
spry
location:northern Ohio
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,586
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Who you talkin' to? Me?
No the OP,but with your past history of accidents that tool with the spike edge on the upswing spells disaster.
spry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-10, 06:33 PM   #24
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Yeah I know...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-10, 10:06 PM   #25
iamlucky13
Footballus vita est
 
iamlucky13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
Posts: 2,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As Max Brooks so aptly pointed out, chainsaws are fun, but eventually they run out of gas.

As for an axe, don't let someone else choose something so personal for you. Give them a heft and make sure the hand movement in your swing feels natural. Maybe a few test swings over in the lumber section or on slow-moving, moaning co-customers (even though they're not really zombies - they just look and act like it - a corollary to Zombieland Rule #1 states they will be the first to become so. Might as well get a head start on the apocalypse). Just get an axe that feels right.

If you're just splitting firewood, get a maul, not an axe. In other cases I prefer the mobility benefit of an axe, but firewood is best dealt with by a maul.
__________________
"The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad

Last edited by iamlucky13; 04-19-10 at 10:16 PM.
iamlucky13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:28 AM.