Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 85
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by goodreason Great Axe For The Money
Being a Senior (over 65) and doing a good amount of physical work, I was anxious to see if the Fiskars Axe met up to to the reviews of other people.
Standing at 5' 6” and shrinking I purchased the 28” X25 Splitting Axe instead of the longer handle one. It felt comfortable in my grip and swinging the axe was lighter than conventional axes. The head and handle are uni-body construction, no slipping head or head becoming dislodged from the handle. The specially designed head, in fact, makes splitting the wood so much easier. That is not to say you still won't need a wedge for those hard to split pieces and the fact that it won't replace a log splitter for quantity cords. In the pictures, the maple logs that were being split ranged in the 12”- 14” category and the amount of that wood split took me approximately 30-45 minutes.
So yes, if you're looking to upgrade your current axe I would definitely look at the Fiskars Axes.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodman The Fiskars splitting axe will save time and energy
I have been working firewood for 15 years and recently purchased the Fiskars. I have has larger splitting axes and much heavier. By far this is the sharpest and easiest axe I have used to split wood. It has speed and power to go through 12" blocks or less with ease. On larger blocks I still prefer a 8 lbs splitting axe. I friend recommended the Fiskars and I use it 80% of the time
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LHS2 Chopped 16in diameter tree down
Ordered this ax as a means to help me take a tree down in my front yard. I thought it would compliment a chainsaw nicely. 20 swings into it, I realized I would be able to chop down this tree sans chainsaw. Deftly balanced and of appropriate weight. It transfers impact away wonderfully.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grandma Christmas Gift Splitting Axe
My husband and I live remote on our off-the-grid homestead and use wood for heating and cooking. I chose this Fiskars 28 In. Splitting Axe for my use as his were heavy and uncomfortable for me. I stack my wood sections upright in an old tire and can have my kindling nicely split in record time with my new axe. A great tool. I'm a 79 year old, 5 ft .2 in. great grandma.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kalbert This is a great tool
Good looking, well balanced and feels natural in the hands. Needed to replace a maul that got loaned away. This splitting ax makes the job much easier and safer.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nihlan X25 vs the X27
I am 54 years old and 5' 7" tall. After reading the reviews, I could not decided between the X27 (36") or the X25 (28"), so I purchased both from Home Depot on line. I am glad I did as both have their uses. I find the X27 easy to use for my height. I think what Fiskars means when they say "for taller people" is that it is easier for someone 6' or taller to use vs the X25, but not necessarily that shorter people can't use it. The leverage the X27 gives for larger rounds is great and the light weight makes it easy to swing.
I like the X25 for smaller pieces when I don't the the leverage of a larger axe. The light weight is great. I am glad I purchased both because as I get older, anything to make the job easier is welcomed. For around $100 combined and free shipping, this was a solid purchase. The odd thing was that I purchased both axe's at the same time, yet they were shipped in different boxes; both the size of a medium sized refrigerator. It was like unpacking the crate in the movie "A Christmas Story" to find the leg lamp. I hope this review helps.
February 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by techs limited testing so far...
I split wood going into the shed, not coming out -- so I haven't had a chance to try busting any tough pieces, just kindling. For kindling, it's the bomb -- almost no effort, very hollow cheeks keep it from sticking like an axe, lighter than a maul. I expect it to do well with larger wood. It's not heavy enough to strike a splitting wedge with effect, and I don't see how you could replace the hollow plastic/composite handle if you're too rough with it. Note that this is a *sharp* tool, so be alert to the hazards of a missed stroke -- and split on a block, not the ground. 28" is not the handle length, but the overall tool length -- so you stand relatively close to your work, which is easy on a block but not so much for work on the ground. It absolutely is a *splitting* tool, not a functional chopping axe. Although I prefer a short axe for chainsaw felling, this could work ok for driving soft felling wedges and knocking off small branches & stobs.
April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fj007 Best splitting axe on the market.
Good for splitting rounds of oak up to 12". High tech handle is durable and has a good feel. Axe splits wood extremely well with little use of additional wedges to finish the job. Use caution at all times remembering that it is sharp and could do serious damage to you.
June 11, 2011