Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 206
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dkoak58 Fiskars
I would like to provide a review of my recent purchase from Home Depot - my Fiskars Super Splitting Axe. Home Depot was great in helping me place the on-line order and getting it to me quickly. The axe, welll, it is unbelievable! I have split my own firewood for over 30 years. I have had some good 8 pound splitting mauls. None of them would hold a candle to this tool. It is sturdy and perfectly shaped. It pops the wood, even what I call the "ornery" pieces. I have worn off some of the Fiskars name. But, the axe itself is as solid as can be. I would not want to be without mine and would highly recommend it to others. The proof is the pile of wood in the background! Dennis
May 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Treehousebuilder A true force to be reckoned with
I bought this axe after seeing the great reviews it had on this website and was immediately pleased with my purchase. I was initially surprised at how much (better) I could now split wood than I could before. It is fast, light, and does not wear you out at all. I touched the edge up with a diamond stone and do so every 2 times I chop, this way the edge stays razor sharp and splits cleanly. I heated my home this whole winter with this axe, splitting probably 30 or so cords of wood by hand. This axe is a must if you chop wood by hand. period.
May 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Infrequentreviewer Good for starting split, not so good at finishing
This blade is sharp! Make sure to wear leather gloves when using. The blade protector that comes with the axe is easy to remove and install.
Axe is fairly light but is different from a conventional axe in that the head has a rapidly increasing width behind the cutting edge. The handle feels different in that its construction varies from heavy and tough near the head to light and hollow near the end. There is a flare near the handle end that does a good job of preventing the ax from 'flying off' in a missed hit situation. Several times I missed the target log by overreaching and hit the handle. Instead of the handle splitting like a wood handle this ax showed virtually no marks and it did not send a serious shock back to my hands..
Now for the splitting performance. This is why the axe gets only three stars. I compared this axe to a conventional 6 lb fiber glass handle splitting maul. For doing a split with one stroke the conventional maul was significantly more effective in moderately tough 6 to 8 inch wood - this axe just does not have the head weight to complete the job. However, this axe was the best I have ever seen for starting a split in tough splitting wood like locust and hickory. In this case again the problem was that this axe does not have the weight to complete the split. Multiple hits in the same crack may be required. Maybe you can do that but the target could be 1/8 " or less wide. I am usually not this good at aiming.
For easy to split smaller wood this axe may be preferable due too its lighter weight and its good safe handle feel and toughness (watch the sharp cutting edge). I did not find this axe as good as a conventional 6 lb maul for one hit splits in easy splitting larger wood like ash and oak but I am keeping it anyway because it does make that initial split better than anything I have seen. Finishing the split off may require a splitting wedge and hammer or hammering on the end of this axe after placing its blade back in the started split.
Finally, I did not find the metal in this axe to be particularly soft as others have noted.
September 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buck Excellent splitting axe - Best on the market
The Fiskars Splitting axe is made of the best materials, both durable and well designed. At first I was suspect of the hollow handle, however after using it, I realized it was lightweight and provided vibration free feeling on impact. Overall it is a well designed super sharp product that appears to be very durable. I look forward to many years of good use.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodchopper Solid as a Rock
I recently bought a Kobolt axe, that fell apart in 3 places, and it took forever to spilt logs that this new Fiskars chopped up without much effort.
This Fiskars will not break , cause its one solid piece of steel, and the handle is longer to get higher swings for one swing splits. The blade will need to be sharpen after an hour of splitting, cause its made out of softer steel to give a better bite, and easier cut into the log.
I like chopping wood for exercise, and can do it for over 5 hours with this Fiskars, and not get worn out , or tired at all. It even comes with a hard plastic cover for the axe head that you can also use as a handle. Great axe, and split wood piles up fast. Buy it.
September 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timbino I love this axe
I have been using a heavy maul for years. I was impressed with the reviews of this ax so I decided to give it a whirl. The positive review were right on.
I like the extended handle. You can get some real swing going with it.
The head weight is less than the maul I was using but heaver than my double edged ax. I wasn't sure the light weight would serve but it does, and impressively.
I've never used a splitter that was as sharp as this one. This ax easily enters almost all the fir and maple that I'm splitting. The only exception is some of the maple where the grain is very gnarled.
The coating on the ax helps it slide out of a squeeze when the head gets buried deep in the round.
The head is attached permanently to the handle so I will never have to worry about the head flying off.
Overall, I love this ax.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SNL19067 Great product!
I have been using an HD brand splitting maul for the last 4 years with mixed results. I never split wood previously to this so I had no reference. I was doing a little research on splitting wood and the Fiskars axes kept being mentioned. I looked them up and saw what good rarings they had and purchased one from HD online. What a difference!! I am splitting wood with single hits that the maul would not split with 3 and 4 tries.I will definitely be buying a Fiskars hand axe to go with this.
October 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doom the best axe money can buy
it is a tool that will get the job done for many years . also check it out on how its made the t.v. show. it was a featured product. as it is innovative to the industry it splits logs very fast it is heavy enough for the oaks and walnut logs I find here around the boston ma. area
October 13, 2015