Rated 2.7 out of 5Â by 9
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Jamie Mehhhhhh
My hatchet was better. I later returned for a fiskars 36" 6.3lbs. It got the job done.
November 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Wiggles Poor Quality
This was inexpensive but you get what you pay for...Spend the extra ten dollars and get the better product. Rubber near blade teared on the first swing. The blade dulls easily. Hard to split wood because you spend your time sharping. I bought this 3 weeks ago and I've used it three times. I am now looking for another axe in the web. Wish I read the reviews first...my mistake don't make the same.
October 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by AmbulanceMonkee One of the worst tools I've owned
I have two positive things to say about this tool. It's easy to sharpen and the head hasn't fallen off the handle. It does split small logs, but so will every other 3.5 pound ax out there. Beyond that, it's terrible. the rubber around the handle near the head is worthless. The steel of the head is so soft, I can sharpen it easily with a file, and then have to sharpen it again the next time I use it. I was splitting 12" diameter maple logs and chipped the edge. This was not operator error. The steel is so terrible that it apparently flakes and chips during normal use. Save your money. For less than twice the cost of this tool, you can purchase a quality, American made ax that will last the better part of a lifetime.
September 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by homedepotgal The axe had a rounded edge, not sharp, had to return.
The axe had a rounded edge, was not sharp. I had to return as I could not do anything with it. Disappointed as The Home Deport typically carries great products.
April 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by AWW88 Mediocre axe for wood splitting. Worthless for chopping across-grain.
I bought this axe for a small amount of wood splitting (for occasional fire-pit use, not heating the house all winter). It gets the job done OK. The blade dulled almost instantly, and the rubber around the handle just below the axe head is worthless. It splits logs less than 18in or so long with reasonable effort but fails to split longer logs or logs greater than ~12in in diameter, I think due to a combination of: the dull blade, high friction-finish, head weight, and blade angle. I have had several bad strikes (user error) and the handle hasn't broken yet, so that's a plus. Any across-the-grain cuts I attempt (for instance cutting a small side branch off) result in the axe bouncing off the wood. Overall rating is 3 stars because I didn't expect much for what I paid for it. The last cheap axe I got several years ago performs slightly better than this one. This axe is a little worse than I expected based on price, but not much. Next time I will get a wood-splitting maul or a high-quality ax.
April 6, 2014