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What's the best Axe & Shovel setup

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TWTaco, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Jul 15, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    helix66

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    Ordered these relentless fab mounts over the TG weekend and finally got around to putting them on a month or few ago.

    I changed the hardware to all stainless steel and hex head to make it less easy to unscrew and walk away. Also used nylock nuts to hold the hilift on instead of the wing nuts, if I need to use the HL I'll have the time to grab a 3/4 wrench.

    IMO the mounting HL mounting studs could have been a bit longer and maybe a hole so that you could put a cotter pin to keep the wing nuts from backing off.

    A pulaski is a far MORE useful tool than a regular axe, mounting it in the top location wasnt an option because the blade was over the bed sides.

    Not sure if I'm missing something but the regular D handle rigid brand shovel wouldn't fit, had to use the trenching shovel that is straighter....

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  2. Jul 15, 2019 at 10:21 PM
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  3. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    What gauge plate are people using for custom quickfist mounts? 3/16"? $50 for the relentless fab mounts seems high..
     
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  4. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    Thanks! I originally had Relentless Fab's and now I made my own. If you buy the relentless ones, all you need to buy are the quick fists.

    Checkout the links below:
     
  5. Aug 23, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    This shovel and the red handled hatchet in a Plano sportsman tote.

    All items pictured cost me about $23 due to yard sale finds, and extreme frugality. Just don't see reason for Fiskars or Estwing. YMMV.

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  6. Nov 8, 2020 at 2:51 PM
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    Ever worries quic my fist will give and axe will fall off?
     
  7. Nov 8, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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    I don’t have that bed rack anymore, however I still use a quick fist mount via bedrail and have been running it like that for 2 plus years with no problems.

    I assuming it will wear eventually. But with how cheap they are I’ll just get new ones when the time comes etc
     
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  8. Nov 8, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    How come nobody makes a clamp or QuickFile with a lock?
     
  9. Nov 10, 2020 at 10:54 AM
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    Man I am super sorry about that terrible english above. I have no idea what my iPhone did. Even in the second reply I didn't mean to type Quickfile. I meant to say Quick-fist. The first sentence was supposed to say Are you ever worried the Quick-fist will fail and the axe will fall off?
     
  10. Nov 10, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    A clear winner here. Love the Molle setup.
     
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    Sure you can....just oil the handle. This ones going on 15 years...sun/rain/snow.

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  14. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    I'm not really sure what the reasoning to keeping your shovel and axe in the truck 24/7. Do you need to dig yourself out of the walmart parking lot? Do you need to cut down a sycamore to get to the dentist? I'm assuming most of you in this thread DD your truck so what would the benefit be to carrying them all the time? I personally have a fiskars splitting axe and some random Amazon shovel that was black and orange so it matched. I have relentless fabs quickfist mounts in the bed rail and a softopper so my tools would be out of the elements, but I cant wrap my head around always carrying them. I only strap them on when I go camping or driving on trails. Why give the thief the ability to steal your tools but then also have a tool to bust a window and grab more of your stuff?
     
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    I don’t drive my truck to Walmart, work, or around town. It is a pure rec vehicle. I also don’t leave the axe and shovel on 24/7

    At any given time there are hundreds of dollars of stuff in my truck unsecured. Megh.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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    Maybe they just took a photo when they originally acquired said tools.
     
  17. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    Sorry for a noob question, but why keep an axe in your truck? I don't understand how it works for recovery, or is it for something else?
     
  18. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    Down trees, camping, but most importantly...why not?
     
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    I mean...ok. I understand the urge to make the truck a swiss army knife is strong and all...is that the only reason? Just to be able to chop things...if the situation arises? You know, in case there are things that need choppin?
     
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    I carry an array of tools and emergency items including a small shovel and hatchet.

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