Axes

What you need to know about Axes


The type of axe you need will depend on the task you have in mind. Felling Axes (A) are intended for chopping across the wood's grain, as is the case when cutting down trees. As a result they are very sharp & have narrow heads, intended to bite deeply into the wood. Log Splitting Axes (B), on the other hand, cut down the length of the grain; their heads are broad & wedge shaped, in order to push wood fibres apart. For broader heads, more force is required, but also more splitting pressure is exerted. Splitting Wedges are similar & are usually used where particularly tough wood needs to be split. They have no shaft, and rely on an impact from an implement such as a sledgehammer to drive them into the wood. Setting the Splitting Wedge is more time consuming than using an axe alone, but they can be more precisely positioned and remain in the wood after the first few blows. Hand/Hatchet Axes are smaller, lighter axes that can be held in one hand. They are used by campers, outdoorsmen & carpenters for general cutting and splitting tasks; they can also be used around the home for branch trimming & gardening purposes.


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Gerber Back Paxe II Axe

Gerber Back Paxe II Axe

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Bahco Ash Felling Axe 800mm 2.2Kg

Bahco Ash Felling Axe 800mm 2.2Kg

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Gerber Camp Axe II

Gerber Camp Axe II

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