Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 247
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mad33 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 Grandpa 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MountainVet Fiskars Super Splitting Axe
Great product, best splitting axe that I ever own. It make the job a lot easier.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Excellent tool
This is an excellent tool for splitting wood. As with any ax or mawl, it will get occasionally get stuck in a recalcitrant log, but can be extricated without an inordinate amount of effort. Its not surprising that a company known for making great scissors also makes a great ax.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PburgCustomer01 Great Axe for Splitting Wood
I previously used a maul. With this axe you can split 20 inch Maple in two or three chops, once an a while, believe it or not, one chop. I have more accuracy with the axe than the heavier maul. After the first split on a 20 inch piece, everything else is one chop. There may be other axes that are just as good, but I can't imagine anything better.
May 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cody Best ever used since childhood
This replaces both axe and maul. I grew up cutting firewood to sell, and have continued to off and on since. Best piece of equipment for woodcutting I've ever had. I've bought three more for presents for family members. Hands down the best there is. Trust me, I've tried them all!!!!
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JesterJLW Solid axe, with a great handle.
I bought this Axe a couple months ago and use it to remove large roots, and bust up stumps in my back yard. The axe length is perfect for me (69" tall), and the weight works well. You can get a hard and fast swing off with this axe of you have a pair of cloth gloves. Do not but the sharpener that Home Depot recommends! Its too small and you will break it. I bought a rolling hand sharpener from Amazon. 15-20 rolls and this axe will go 3-4 inches deep on a softwood tree.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WoodSplitter The greatest axe ever
I've been splitting a couple cords a year for many years with a 12 lb maul and regular axe. Great workout. The Fiskars, however, makes it much easier/efficient, allowing me to go longer each day. It seems to be the perfect combination of length, weight, balance, and splitting head. The handle is totally hollow yet still withstands overstrikes with ease. Something about the head design & blade sharpness allows it to easily penetrate and split the red oak I've been working on this season. Fiskars provides a lifetime guarantee so why not give it a try? They tell me that if you break the axe you just need to send a photo of it, but perhaps Home Depot will allow you to return it there.
The one question I have is the cutting blade seems rather soft, needing a quick sharpening touch-up after every couple chopping sessions. Not sure if it'll last for decades, but given the guarantee, it's all good.
April 12, 2016