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Disappointed in the  x27  abit lightweight so have to use more force rather than using weight of head its ok for perfect logs with no knots

 

It depends on type of wood neeeds splitting different woods suit difference type of axe.

 

For best all rounder prefer a  maul for anything really stubborn easier just to use chainsaw.

 

 

Haven't tried a huge range of posh axes etc would have to use a load of different ones to decide on best abit obsessed with axes

 

Want all theese for xmas  🧐 🤩

 

WALDPONY

 

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Leveraxe

 

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X39

 

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Helko

 

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Bruks

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Simplex maul

 

 

 

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I'm pleased with my x27, would it through a fair bit of wood since getting it in the summer. It is lighter than the maul I used before which means it's easier to use for longer and means you can get it swinging faster, and as kinetic energy is 1/2mv^2 the increase in speed means it imparts more energy to the wood.

 

I've ordered an x25 as for a lot of the smaller bits of wood I don't need the length of the x27.

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I'm pleased with my x27, would it through a fair bit of wood since getting it in the summer. It is lighter than the maul I used before which means it's easier to use for longer and means you can get it swinging faster, and as kinetic energy is 1/2mv^2 the increase in speed means it imparts more energy to the wood.
 
I've ordered an x25 as for a lot of the smaller bits of wood I don't need the length of the x27.

I bought the next size down too in the husqvarna line up on the recommendation of neiln on here, just losing a little length on the shaft makes it easier on those lesser pieces, have enjoyed using them in the short time i’ve had em, thanks again to neiln

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I agree with Stere, and Buckin' Billy on the 'tube - take several axes to the wood pile as no one axe is best for every lump/wood.   Having said that the x27 is my got to starting point, a great performer n most stuff and lght enough to swing for ages.  Still need more weight for stubborn stuff - 8lb Stihl Pro maul/cleaving hammer is what i have although if i cold have got a fiskar isocore I would have (even emailed fiskars uk....no intention to bring it here they said).  my x17 gets a surprisng amount of use, bought to split easy stuff fast it come out a lot now.

 

I've been getting some quality vintage/traditional axes over the last year and do like my 2/34Lb Elwell on 28" haft althogh its a chopper really so will stick if the wood doesn't pop.  Need to rehang as the head has come loose.  I've also picked up a 6lb Wetterlings, 4.5lb HB, 2 1/4lb Wetterlings, 4lb Kelly True temper Jersey pattern and a few more all need new hafts...

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I like my X27 coz I am a bit lanky but do find a ported saw gets through the knotty bits rather well and in spring time, the noodles give the birds some nesting material!

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I like my X27 coz I am a bit lanky but do find a ported saw gets through the knotty bits rather well and in spring time, the noodles give the birds some nesting material!

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X27 here also. I pick up the. Fiskars splitting maul if I have a gnarly lump to try and power through but to be honest the 27 gets through most things.

They are also the most ergonomic axe I have used so far.

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I use the x27 for smallish logs and the Ochsenkopf big-ox splitting maul for anything that won’t split easy. The big ox is a bit heavy so would not want to use it all day

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