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Fiskars

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X27 6.3 lb. 36 in. Super Splitting Axe

$57.72 /each
  • Longer, shock-absorbing handle ideal for taller users
  • Advanced, ultra-sharp blade for more one-strike splits
  • Customers like the feel and splitting power (see reviews)

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Ideal for taller users or anyone who prefers a longer axe, the X27 Splitting Axe provides power that makes splitting medium-sized to extra-large logs easier than ever. Like every X-Series Hatchet or Axe, the X27 combines perfected weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and virtually unbreakable design to maximize your performance. This combination of features allows the blade to disperse wood more effectively, offering more 1-strike splits with each swing. It also includes our longest handle for increased leverage to maximize the power and speed of taller users. Since you can split wood more easily with the X27, each job requires less time, less effort and less hand strain. Lifetime warranty.

  • Assembled dimension: 9.25 in. W x 1.75 in. D x 37.75 in. H
  • Designed for maximum efficiency to give you more one-strike splits
  • Perfected balance and power-to-weight ratio increases swing speed to multiply power, much like an aluminum baseball bat
  • Ultra-sharp blade with a low-friction coating and bevel convex blade geometry disperses wood from the blade for clean splits
  • Stronger-than-steel fiber comp handle won't break through overstrike and the perm ahead insert-molded axe head will not loosen or fly off
  • Ideal for taller users, this splitting axe provides power and speed that makes splitting medium-sized to extra-large logs easier than ever
  • Proprietary blade-grinding technique provides a sharper edge for better contact and cleaner cuts
  • Hardened forged steel blade stays sharp longer than traditional axes
  • Low-friction blade coating powers through wood and prevents head from getting stuck
  • Inseparable perm ahead insert-molded head will not loosen and prevents overstrike breakage
  • Shock-absorbing dura frame handle is lightweight yet stronger than steel to prevent overstrike damage
  • Non-slip grip reduces hand strain and improves control
  • Included sheath helps protect blade and the user
  • Designed in Billnäs, Finland, building on a 360-year history of the world's best forged tools

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does the fiskers maul have a sledge hammer on the back end?

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December 24, 2014
all 8 lb mauls have a sledge hammer on the back end of the cutting head, they use the sledge hammer part when you want to use a wedge
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New Jersey
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October 27, 2015
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No, This is for splitting logs, it has a wedge design that assists in the chopping of seasoned logs.
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October 13, 2015
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no just flat rectangle steel
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February 22, 2015
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it does have a flat end where you could strike it on the back but Fiskars recommends not to do this.
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Roberts, Montana
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February 20, 2015
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I don't think that the head was designed to be used as a sledge hammer. If I have to use a wedge, I use a regular sledge hammer (which is much heavier than the axe).
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Atlanta, GA
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January 20, 2015
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It does not and that is on purpose. This axe SHOULD NEVER be hit on its' back. From my research, the metal is soft and hitting on its' back will damage it.
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East Texas
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December 27, 2014
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If you are referring to the X27 splitting ax, the answer is no. Fiskars does make a maul that I believe has a sledge butt end, but the splitting ax does not. The blade butt on the X27 is only a 1" x 2" rectangle (approx) and the lighter weight would not make it ideal for driving splitting wedges. Nor is the butt completely flat so it simply doesn't appear to be designed for driving. The info provided Read More
If you are referring to the X27 splitting ax, the answer is no. Fiskars does make a maul that I believe has a sledge butt end, but the splitting ax does not. The blade butt on the X27 is only a 1" x 2" rectangle (approx) and the lighter weight would not make it ideal for driving splitting wedges. Nor is the butt completely flat so it simply doesn't appear to be designed for driving. The info provided with the ax doesn't even address its usage as a driving tool. Hope this helps. Read Less
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December 26, 2014
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The Fiskers X27 6.3lb super splitting axe is not an 8 lb maul. So I doubt if the back end of the 6.3 lb one is designed to be used as a sledge hammer.
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December 26, 2014
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Thank you for contacting Fiskars. The X27 is not designed to be used as a maul and we do not recommend using the back end to strike wedges.
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December 25, 2014
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No, there are not mauls they are a splitting axe. There is a flat edge but the instructions tell you not to use a hammer or to be stuck like a wedge. Hope this helps
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Eagles Nest Lake, MN
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December 25, 2014
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Hey kenmic,
With this bad boy there is no need for a wedge. The unique cutting face on the axe acts as its own wedge. I just split a "green" ash stump section 32" diameter in three strokes with the 36" Fiskars Super Splitting Axe. I believe Fiskars recommends NOT to use wedges when splitting wood.
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Is the Friskars X27 6.3 LB 36 IN. good also for chopping trees, and if so up to what width? Also, I am 5'8", would the X27 be OK for me? Thanks.

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New Jersey
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October 27, 2015
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No you need a chopping axe, This is a splitting axe (Dry wood to be split for use). The short model (27) might be a better fit for you.
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you should be at least 6' tall I am I big guy I got the 36 for downward swings for splitting but I am sure you could take down trees at least 24" around please wear safety glasses and your purchase
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December 24, 2014
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Honestly, I don't know. However, it has a really sharp edge and should do well for dual-purpose of cutting smaller trees as well as splitting logs. Blade is probably not broad enough for hewing larger trees and you would be spending more effort in number of swings. It splits dry wood well and I haven't split green wood with it yet. But if you are cutting down trees that are 6-8", it might do well. I fell Read More
Honestly, I don't know. However, it has a really sharp edge and should do well for dual-purpose of cutting smaller trees as well as splitting logs. Blade is probably not broad enough for hewing larger trees and you would be spending more effort in number of swings. It splits dry wood well and I haven't split green wood with it yet. But if you are cutting down trees that are 6-8", it might do well. I fell and buck (cut into logs) with a chainsaw and split with the ax. I have no real experience felling with an ax, except for trees less than 4". So if you are wanting a splitting/felling ax for small trees, it might do well, but I think a larger felling ax might be worth your time. And, I am about your height and I love the 36" handle. It is light enough to swing overhead and it keeps you a little father from your work and less likely to get into your toes, if you miss! And I think the 36" handle gives me a bit more leverage to swing the ax with sufficient speed to split. Hope this helps. Read Less
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No, it's not for knocking a tree down. Yes, to splitting it up once the tree is cut into sections with a saw. I would not buy it to (chop) cut across the grain. It's for splitting wood with the grain. For that it works beautifully.
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If you mean chopping down standing living trees, I would recommend an axe designed for that before using a Fiskars splitting axe. The Fiskars will certainly cut any wood, but its first designed to split. As far as the long handle is concerned, not a problem to "choke up" on the handle if you desire. Just because its long doesn't mean its overly heavy. All Fiskars are light for their performance.
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I'd use a narrower axe for chopping across the grain. This is a splitting axe and the shape of the head is designed to cleave through and separate wood with the grain. It's not like it wouldn't work if you were persistent enough, but you'd do better with a lighter, narrower and sharper axe for chopping a tree.
For your height, I'd look at the shorter version of this. I'm about 6 foot and this is the Read More
I'd use a narrower axe for chopping across the grain. This is a splitting axe and the shape of the head is designed to cleave through and separate wood with the grain. It's not like it wouldn't work if you were persistent enough, but you'd do better with a lighter, narrower and sharper axe for chopping a tree.
For your height, I'd look at the shorter version of this. I'm about 6 foot and this is the longest axe I'd swing. Read Less
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You could chop small trees with it, because it is an ax and it has a good, sharp edge, but the wedged head will hinder you. It's best to use the chopping ax, but you could probably use the X27 if need be. I wouldn't want to chop a 3' diameter swamp maple with it.
The ax might be a little too long for you. My neighbor is 5'9", and he had some issues with over-striking when trying my X27. I'm 6' and have Read More
You could chop small trees with it, because it is an ax and it has a good, sharp edge, but the wedged head will hinder you. It's best to use the chopping ax, but you could probably use the X27 if need be. I wouldn't want to chop a 3' diameter swamp maple with it.
The ax might be a little too long for you. My neighbor is 5'9", and he had some issues with over-striking when trying my X27. I'm 6' and have long arms, and I think it is just right for me. Read Less
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I wouldn't use it for chopping trees. Not that you couldn't, I just think you would want something thinner the deeper you go into the tree. It is designed as a splitter not a chopper. The wide portion toward the middle/back end could hit tree before your edge hits tree and send it in an unsafe direction. If you are looking for a multi use axe there are many videos online comparing different axes that Read More
I wouldn't use it for chopping trees. Not that you couldn't, I just think you would want something thinner the deeper you go into the tree. It is designed as a splitter not a chopper. The wide portion toward the middle/back end could hit tree before your edge hits tree and send it in an unsafe direction. If you are looking for a multi use axe there are many videos online comparing different axes that could help you decide what fits your needs.
I personally have a tool for each job. My X27 is my splitter.
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X27 is just perfect for your height, mine is same and you just can't hit your legs with this axe.
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September 3, 2014
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Thank you for contacting Fiskars.
We recommend you visit your local store to see how the X27 feels to you. It may be a bit long for you, but everyone chops and splits differently so it may work.
As for the chopping action, if the majority of the work you are looking to do involves chopping down trees, we highly recommend you look into a chopping axe which is specifically designed for that kind of Read More
Thank you for contacting Fiskars.
We recommend you visit your local store to see how the X27 feels to you. It may be a bit long for you, but everyone chops and splits differently so it may work.
As for the chopping action, if the majority of the work you are looking to do involves chopping down trees, we highly recommend you look into a chopping axe which is specifically designed for that kind of work.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fiskars-28-in-Chopping-Axe-with-Sheath-375581-1001/204340901?keyword=375581-1001
However, if your work mostly entails splitting, with the occasional small tree that needs to be chopped down, the splitting axe will work fine.
If you have any further questions, please contact our customer service dept at 866-348-5661 M-F 8-5 CST. Read Less
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I noticed the handle is hollow Does this weaken it

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Not that I have ever noticed. I've had this axe/maul for over a year and gone through 15-20 cords of hard wood. I've beaten the handle against many logs and there is no noticeable damage. It helps with weight and swing speed. It is also covered by a lifetime warranty.
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I have been beating the handle of this axe for six months and it seems better than wood.
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So far I have split 20 "cookies" 34in in diameter and 14in thick and have hit the handle a few times and so far the handle still feels solid.
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Absolutely not. It makes it well-balanced.
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April 12, 2016
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No - it seems to be super strong, my many overstrikes have only scuffed it.
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December 29, 2015
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My husband has been using his since last year to split all our firewood and hasn't damaged it one bit. The hollow handle makes it light so splitting takes a lot less effort, but the material is very strong.
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Not that I have noticed in any way. Also, don't let hollow fool you for weakness. Hollow structures, materials, elements etc. can actually be much stronger than their solid counterparts
http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/12913/hollow-tube-stronger-than-solid-bar-of-same-outside-diameter-o-d
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No, by design it provides better balance and swing weight. It also prevents excess vibration on impact.
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October 26, 2015
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Thank you for contacting Fiskars. Actually the hollow tube makes it stronger.
When you bend an object, you compress the inside of the bend and stretch the outside of the bend. A hollow tube has a greater distance between the compressed part and the stretched part. Greater distance between two forces means greater torque. That's why it takes greater torque to bend a hollow tube.
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Can you use a sledge hammer for added assistance to split a tree into 3ft logs?

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Safe for the axe to use a sledge hammer for Splitting an 8-15ft tree into multiple 2-3ft logs
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Conventional wisdom says to never strike two metal wood splitting tools together. You will eventually damage the axe or yourself.
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When trying to split a tree, don't use a sledge hammer on your axe. Use a sledge hammer on maul or a steel wedge to split a tree in that fashion.
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Owner's manual says no and I would concur. You need a more rough duty tool for this such as a maul, sledge hammer and wedges, or a power splitter.
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No! And I think it'll invalidate the warranty.
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December 15, 2015
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I would not recommend it. The steel is soft and this would probably damage the axe head!
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December 12, 2015
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Yes, but not recommended by any ax manufacture. the liability if harden steel hitting harden steel is to great. they will always say not to. and a saw will be faster any way.
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November 12, 2015
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Thank you for contacting Fiskars. This axe is NOT manufactured to be struck by a maul.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 253 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is a great axe The X25 and the X27 are basically the same axe, but the X27 has a longer handle. Despite having a hollow plastic handle the axe feels balanced. The handles are really durable too. I have beat them both, and they are holding up. I am 5' 10" and prefer the control of the shorter X25. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Add A Pro I am very pleased with this axe as to the sharpness of the blade and as to the way it cuts through the wood. This axe was designed differently from other axes and believe me it really cuts through the core of various woods that are in diameter of three feet. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing product. Excellent for splitting just about everything. Light and quick swings use less effort, but still packs enough punch to split 24" rounds. Has some trouble with the twisted knotty stuff but so does my old 10lb monster maul. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best splittign ax ever Used a few different axes over the years and this one is clearly the winner. Reason being that it has go length to weigh. Great none slip grip and a great edge. Truly a great product. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This axe when used properly does everything you could ask. Love it! Sharp blade, good grip and easy to use. With a little practice I was splitting wood like a true woodsman! August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Axe! Had an over strike on my first swing.... it's been a while 8) Axe stood up to the punishment and split really well. This axe is a little bit more pricey than your standard axe, but the extra cost is worth the durability. Love this axe. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Splitter West of the Mississippi This axe splits wood as if it were butter. Extremely happy with my purchase. Fiskars and for life! July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great splitting axe very well built - quality throughout, head to handle. I was amazed at how often logs would split apart with only one strike. The sharpener they suggest also works well. June 28, 2016
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