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Axes and Shovels

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boogie3478, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Jan 6, 2015 at 8:07 AM
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    boogie3478

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    Where are you guys getting your trail axes and shovels. The stuff they have at homedepot looks generic and is either too short or too long. I'm just looking for some good "medium" sized trail tools.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2015 at 8:10 AM
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    Cohbsteq

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  4. Jan 6, 2015 at 8:21 AM
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    The $5 HDX brand one from home depot. Just the straight wood handled version of the one zscott posted.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2015 at 9:10 AM
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    OZ-T

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    I have a Fiskars X-15 I rigged up behind the passenger side rear seat in my DC and a military style folding shovel under the seat

    I also have a generic short handled shovel I carry in winter in the bed

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  6. Jan 6, 2015 at 9:12 AM
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    DanceswithWolves

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    I have a fiskars hatchet and axe I bought online from Walmart to burn up a gift card. Good stuff. Tri fold shovel is from army surplus store. It's generic cheapy. I'll buy a better one in spring
     
  7. Jan 6, 2015 at 9:14 AM
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    aficianado

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    my brother carries a Gerber full size. annoys the shit out of me that that thing doesnt come with a sheath. first i honed it to a razor, so it is dangerous as shit bouncing around in his tool box. we wrapped and ducted taped cardboard around it. and nothing dulls a tool more than it bouncing about. it's a good solid tool. pretty impressive for sure.

    ME? i love the old school look of a good Gransfor Bruks axe. on my camping trips i take my small forest axe. properly sheathed. i can shave my face with the thing.
     
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  8. Jan 6, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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    Nice setup!
     
  9. Jan 6, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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    I found some good hatchets looking online at walmart and dicks sporting goods. Dicks is a bit pricey though ... but I do have a $50 gift card to burn.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    What's the bag? I need a tool bag to fit behind the rear driver's side seat in my DC.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2015 at 4:42 PM
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    OZ-T

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    It's an ARB small recovery bag , I have an 18 000lb snatch strap in there , the tool box / kit I made to fit the spot
     
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  12. Jan 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM
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    Nice job OZ-T.

    E-tools truly suck at digging. They are an emergency item, if you have any expectation of having to dig out, bring a real shovel.

    I've personally never carried any axe/shovel with me because I've always had a winch, straps and other vehicles.
     
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    Are axes only necessary on the longer less traveled trails?
     
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    Hey OZ do you have a write up on how you made the tool box and how you mounted the ax
     
  16. Jan 6, 2015 at 5:55 PM
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    Not necessarily. If you seriously need to recover a vehicle, you could rig up some stuff with logs you chopped yourself. I hear axes work well against zombies as well...

    You can also clear a path better, slice up firewood... it's an axe... seriously...
     
  17. Jan 6, 2015 at 6:27 PM
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    TacoGlenn

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    I've been in the market for another axe and looking at Gransfors Bruks; GB seems to universally get great reviews, but they are quite pricey. Anyone have experience with Husqvarna? http://www.amazon.com/Husqvarna-576...urpose/dp/B004WJGXAQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top many good reviews for a lot less $ than a GB.
     
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