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Granfors Bruks splitting Axe or Maul ??

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Large splitting axe

 

Pros-

Grippy handle

Razor sharp

Feels pretty balanced

Has a nice metal collar around the 'beard'

Cons-

Short handle

Can't use the butt for hitting stuff with...

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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! :001_smile:

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blazer   

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:thumbup1:

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pgkevet   

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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