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Old 25-09-11   #1 (permalink)
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Granfors Bruks splitting Axe or Maul ??

Hiya chaps

I am currently looking to get a new splitting axe/ Maul and wodering if any of you could give me your oppinions on which is the better option - Granfors Bruks Splitting Axe or Splitting Maul ?

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Re: Granfors Bruks splitting Axe or Maul ??

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Iv got large splitting axe and I love it, I have not tried the maul so can't compare.
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Re: Granfors Bruks splitting Axe or Maul ??

I've got the maul and its excellent!

It is effortless compared to some cheap axes my mates have. Seriously... Everyone thought i was mad paying £80 for an axe but they have all had a go and can feel the difference! I don't know what it is but they are special!
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Re: Granfors Bruks splitting Axe or Maul ??

The Maul Dave. I have one you can try if you like.
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Re: Granfors Bruks splitting Axe or Maul ??

I have a bit of a selection of both mauls and splitting axes - the axes are set at different angles, so on some wood a 5lb axe is more effective than an 8lb maul. Both mauls have fibreglass shafts the older 'black forest type' has a shaved down fibreglass pick handle this totally changes to vibs coming up the shaft. The axes are of the very old english forged heads with wooden shafts plus a few modern axes with fibreglass shafts.

I find using a selection really saves energy when splitting all day
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Re: Granfors Bruks splitting Axe or Maul ??

I'm new at splitting but bought both a cheap ax and a good maul from Jonesy and the maul just looked and felt right. This unfit old man cleaves nearly every round in one swing..good excercise. (i'm thinking of charging admission like a gymn :-) ).

But I'm only splitting for myself. If it was commercial then I'd want to compare a good big ax with a narrower blade cord.
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Re: Granfors Bruks splitting Axe or Maul ??

The new husky axe and maul aren't bad at all. They are forged, have good handles that don't continue to season and are a touch cheaper than the bruks ones. Just don't use the axe on wedges!!
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