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Axe or maul, what's your weapon of choice?

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All 3.? Thought this had the choice between 2.??

 

Going with a Maul as Fav. Have a 4n1/2 lb, CarbonF handle with AntiShock.. Nice sized head for giving a wedge a whack, Splits anything. Like any tool, depends what you want to use it for/ job in hand. Be there all day trying to Split with a typical Axe.

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Slitting axe and hatchet for kindling. If it won't split with an axe, then it getting saved for sitting round an outdoor fire. I'm only splitting for personal use, so I can be fussy. Besides, interesting shapes give something to gaze at between chat and sipping.

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Gransfors large splitting axe is the fastest thing I've ever used on reasonably straight grained stuff.

It's still small enough to use one handed as well when required.

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I like a bit of variety so 4 1/2lb felling axe, 6lb axe and a maul for the stuff that really needs 7 shades beating out of it. I only split for myself and family so some stuff ends up in the firepit if it's too much trouble. :001_smile:

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Maul to make the first split and then drop to a med size axe (can be used 1 handed if preferred) set up several rounds, bust em with the maul then split down to req size with axe...... Bloody good work out but also gives rest times for different muscles :-)

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hatchet for kindling, medium sized axe one handed for most rings and a large axe for the bigger lumps.

Most wood splits relatively easily so does not need a maul.

I find a close look at how the grain runs in the knotty bits will give a good idea of where best to hit it with the axe for a quick result. The handful that are just too lumpy go in the fire pit.

Just to qualify - only splitting for own domestic use. Good exercise and as the saying goes - he who splits his wood is warmed twice, he who collects and splits his wood is warmed thrice :thumbup:

 

PS it helps if you are ringing up your own wood to think about where you put the saw through to help with splitting up the more gnarley parts

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hatchet for kindling, medium sized axe one handed for most rings and a large axe for the bigger lumps.

Most wood splits relatively easily so does not need a maul.

I find a close look at how the grain runs in the knotty bits will give a good idea of where best to hit it with the axe for a quick result. The handful that are just too lumpy go in the fire pit.

Just to qualify - only splitting for own domestic use. Good exercise and as the saying goes - he who splits his wood is warmed twice, he who collects and splits his wood is warmed thrice :thumbup:

 

PS it helps if you are ringing up your own wood to think about where you put the saw through to help with splitting up the more gnarley parts

 

That last paragraph is the key.

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Got an old roughneck axe about a 4 pounder i think does most stuff also got a big 7lb axe as well but thats bit overkill but did pick up a a maul from homebase last year thats got a decent profile and doesnt do a bad job, think that might be a roughneck too.

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