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Ideas for a axes

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by scrappletaco, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Dec 12, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    scrappletaco

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    I've done a search and came up blank.I'm looking for ideas on buying a ax that i can cut trees and clear trails. I just don't want to buy a cheap ass ax that never stays sharp and is harder than hell to put a edge on. Any Ideas?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    Depends how much you want to spend. And the size/weight you want to carry.

    I know little about axes, but your question made me curious as well.
    From the little research I have done in the last couple minutes, prices have ranged anywhere from $25 to $400+ for a nice axe.

    There are certain types of axes, and similar to picking out a knife- the materials used vary greatly. Different shapes are also available.

    A company I've seen mentioned a few times was "Ox-Head". Check them out.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    I would rather spend money on quality rather than quanity. Iwould be mostly felling trees and limbin them. thank for the info keep it coming. I'm tryin to stay under a 100 bucks.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    :confused:

    You can buy them seperately , and they are like $ 200 each , how much more do you want to spend ?
     
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    x2 on the Gransfors - just hold on to your wallet and NEVER let anyone borrow it.

    If you want to spend a little less, Snow & Nealy is good also, but nothing compares to a hand made Gransfors.

    I own both, but I think the Snow and Nealy is a better value, just because I tend to lose tools.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    lol looks like the vote is going to the Gransfors. You might as well spend more and have top quality stuff.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    Here is another vote for Gransfors. I don't have one but I plan on getting one. A guy I work with has one and it is really nice.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    The ax purists may murder me for this one :crapstorm: but look into a Gerber. I have 2 of em and wouldn't trade em for the world. Easy to keep a edge on too as long as ur not chopping rocks. Here's the link on Amazon. You can get em cheaper elsewhere you just gotta look around. http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-42730-Extra-Large-Axe/dp/B0006G4QIU
    Hope this helps! And also if you overstrike and hit the handle they dont break near as easy as wood and don't fray and bust like a fiberglass handle will.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    Well i've use the fiskers its ok but the gerber version is better quality IMO. But it looks like you guys are persuading me to really look into Gransfors. I was already planning on a gerber ax to put in my truck with my gerber gator machete cause they are cheap and replacable. I guess stihl make a ok ax anyone know? I like to have my good forest tool for me and replacable for dumbass buddies lol
     
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