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    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?
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    the gibson les paul is always a solid choice. Paul Reed Smith's are my personal choice.
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    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(
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    You want an axe? Here's a friggen bad boy.

    http://www.benchmade.com/products/172
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    I would get a legless one this time. My current axe is about 40cc's and has McCulloch on the "blade"
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    ...yeah, I thought this was a guitar thread too...
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
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    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.


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    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.


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    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.
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    Benchmade has spoken.





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    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.
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    ...a tomahawk.
    Bingo. Even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
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    I'm choppin wood Siu, not protecting the village from vikings.
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    Who you talkin' to? Me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
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    No the OP,but with your past history of accidents that tool with the spike edge on the upswing spells disaster.
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    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.
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