- Logburnertrackworld.. axe reccomendations?
Gransfors. End thread. http://www.thebushcraftstore.co.uk/gransfors-bruks-small-forest-axe-74-p.aspPosted 4 years ago
Or, if you want a bit smaller and cheaper, the Wildlife Hatchet is ideal, I’ve got one, and it’s a great little tool, mine will shave my arm quite happily:
Small axe is only good for chopping sticks (which you could also do with a splitting axe).Posted 4 years ago
I’m on my third big axe now and it’s probably the best I’ve had – plastic handled splitting maull from my local hardware shop for £25.
Plenty on weight in the head and makes light work of most stuff. Although I’d like a fancy axe I know it would be wasted on me for my requirements as I now use as screw spitter on the back of my tractor – much easier and 5 – 10 x faster!WallySubscriber
Top tip – looks sideways to make sure this is private – go to your local timber merchant, biscuits, particularly chocolate hobnobs, get you alot of precut timber. (7 rubble sacks bags today)Posted 4 years ago
Aldi have foot operated log splitters, they will be reduced in a couple of weeks – I don’t think my town needs 30 of them….markwsfMember
We’re moving into a house with a logburner soon, and apart from making sure it’s properly checked out and safe etc, the 14yr old in me is looking forwards to owning some sharp shiny “man” tools…
Does anyone have any recommendations as to what it needed axe-wise to split / chop wood, bearing in mind that most of the wood will be delivered pre-cut? Just a small hand axe, or is there a use/justification for a proper man-sized jobbie as well?Posted 4 years ago
Aldis foot operated splitters garbage.
Never seen a gransfors in the real world.
Bahco fibreglass handles seemed to be the tool of choice. Good enough to work reliably and cheap enough not to cry.
Gransfors ~ audi ~ orange five~ professional chefs knifes ?
* no denying they look lovely and i bet they hold an edge- but for the home user ( stoner and mcmoonter excepted) there are tools that will do the job just as well fr alot less doshPosted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
£60+ for a shaped stick and a sharpened bit of metal? Are you insane?
I like a decent tool but that’s taking the piss
I like the difference between a tool that’s hand-made and one that’s bashed out by a bunch of machines.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got a small bushcraft knife that I’ve made, where the blade alone cost almost as much as my Gransfors. Quality will out, every time, that axe will last 100 years, with a bit of care.slowoldgitMember
Things I’ve found useful – small sledgehammer and splitting wedges, and a sharp billhook for kindling. And I prefer a wood handle, it seems to absorb some of the shocks. Didn’t get on with a maul, IME it’s not compatible with writing with a real pen on the next day.Posted 4 years ago
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