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Fiskars X27 6.3 lb. 36 in. Super Splitting Axe
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X27 6.3 lb. 36 in. Super Splitting Axe

  • 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)
$57.72 /each

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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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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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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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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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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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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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October 13, 2015
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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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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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Protective packaging for shipping

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Hi - I would like to purchase this axe and have it shipped. Would you please detail how the axe is packaged for shipment. Our courier company requires the blade to be protected by cork, hard plastic, polyurethane or similar material, with the outer packaging to be rigid : plastic, metal, wood, strong plastic or other rigid material. Thank you Nerida
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It has a very strong & well placed hard plastic where blade is. It has a thing to lock it in place.
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The axe head is protected by a plastic holder just like you see in the picture, and then mine was wrapped in bubble wrap and inside a box shipped to my house. It didn't damage the box at all.
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The entire head of the axe is covered by a plastic case and the entire axe is shipped in a box
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The blade is packaged with a re-usable hard plastic sheath.
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Mine was shipped loose in an overisize boy with three little "air pillows" to protect everything. It came dulled and dinged. I wish HD would simply stock this in the stores.
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These axes come with a rugged blade guard that clips securely onto the head. We ordered two of these axes for gifts this year, and were amused that they came in a HUGE cardboard carton labeled "FRAGILE!" Really? My husband has been using his to whack away at the woodpile over the last year, and hasn't succeeded in damaging it yet. I hardly think it's in danger of getting damaged in shipment. Maybe the Read More
These axes come with a rugged blade guard that clips securely onto the head. We ordered two of these axes for gifts this year, and were amused that they came in a HUGE cardboard carton labeled "FRAGILE!" Really? My husband has been using his to whack away at the woodpile over the last year, and hasn't succeeded in damaging it yet. I hardly think it's in danger of getting damaged in shipment. Maybe the oversized package and "fragile" designation are strategies to assure the axes don't damage anything else - although I think the blade guard alone would do a sufficient job. Read Less
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it comes with handle carry case blade cover
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September 8, 2015
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Thank you for contacting Fiskars. You will need to contact Home Depot directly at 800-466-3337 to get the specifics on the outer shipping packaging. The tool does come in a sheath just as it is pictured on the Home Depot site.
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X27 6.3 lb. 36 in. Super Splitting Axe is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 281.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this axe. Way out-performs my older axes. True what they say, a much higher frequ... Absolutely love this axe. Way out-performs my older axes. True what they say, a much higher frequency of single strike splits. Most impressive to me is that large and dense logs I would not even consider attempting to split with my previous axes, I now find I can split most of them with this axe; although, not surprisingly, need multiple strikes to do so. Still, these are logs I would routinely be using wedges and a sledgehammer on. Huge time saver! Also includes logs with large or multiple tough knots which were previously not fun to deal with. Highly recommend!!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well, six trees later we are so sold on this splitting axe. We are having no trouble splitting u... Well, six trees later we are so sold on this splitting axe. We are having no trouble splitting up 18-20" bucked up logs. The 36 inch handle is great for my 6'5" son and for the most part results in 1-stroke splits. The weight and shape of the head are ideal and this is by far the sharpest axe out-of-the-box that I have ever had. The only "down" side was that the long handle made splitting kindling a bit awkward, so I went back to the store and picked up the X17 hatchet version and, boy, am I a happy camper! Our friends say it's like watching a "bucky beaver" scene watching me and my son go through the log pile - him splitting, me kindling up the splits. We are almost through the log pile from the six trees and we have yet to need to sharpen either one of the tools.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great axe A great axe that splits wood easily. I took down a few black locust trees recently and had the guys leave a cord worth of 18 inch logs - they left at least a whole tree. I was previously using a wedge that was having trouble cracking into the hard black locust and would have taken forever to split the amount of wood they left. This typically cracks the log in half with two-three swings and breaks up the halves into smaller pieces in one swing. Very happy with the axe and would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish I would have purchased this axe a long time ago. Compared to my 8 lb maul it seems as lig... I wish I would have purchased this axe a long time ago. Compared to my 8 lb maul it seems as light as a feather. When I first picked it up, I was skeptical that it would perform well. Being 5'7" and 150 lbs I'm not Paul Bunyan, but with this axe I sure can give him a run for his money. I'm using it on oak. I still have to use my maul, awl, and sledge hammer to split some of the heavily knotted oak. I was so impressed by this axe that I purchase the hatchet and sharpener after my first day of use.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's scary how well this splits the gnarly chunks of fir and pine that I had all but given up on ... It's scary how well this splits the gnarly chunks of fir and pine that I had all but given up on with my old maul. The first dozen or so hits went clean through the rounds and buried the head in the chopping block. Do be careful, if you're used to a shorter handle as I was you will have to learn the new swing needed for this axe. It is well worth it though, the extra length allows for a more comfortable stance which helps deliver better hits.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Camper I really enjoy this splitting axe. I probably could have been just fine with the x27, but I went with the longer handle for more splitting power. Even in 100 degree Fahrenheit weather I could have split logs all day. This axe will not exhaust you, instead it pumps you up. It is light enough to re-swing and accurately target a log, yet comes down with the force of a sledgehammer (no handle impact shock). I did over strike once when first measuring out the target log and came down full-force with the handle (just below the axe-head), the handle survived undamaged. I was also pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to grip the handle without gloves, without getting any blisters. This axe can handle big-block logs (30 inches in diameter), but it is not a maul (thus not meant to be hit by a sledge hammer). So far, I have yet to get this axe stuck in a log. If you're looking for one axe to get the job of splitting done, this is the axe you need. It is also very easy to sharpen.
Date published: 2016-09-07
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