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X27 6.3 lb. Super Splitting Axe with 36 in. Shock-absorbing Handle

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  • Fiskars X27 wood axe features a longer, shock-absorbing handle
  • Wood splitting axe has ultra-sharp blade for more 1-strike splits
  • Provides superior power perfect for splitting tough logs
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Product Details

Ideal for taller users or anyone who prefers a longer axe, the Fiskars 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 balanced weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and virtually unbreakable design to maximize performance. This combination of features allows the blade to disperse wood more effectively, offering more one-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. A lifetime warranty underscores its durability.
  • Assembled dimensions: 9-1/4 in. W x 1-3/4 in. D x 37-3/4 in. H
  • Designed for maximum efficiency to give you more 1-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
  • Shock-absorbing fiberComp handle is lightweight yet stronger than steel to prevent overstrike damage
  • 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 insert-molded head will not loosen and prevents overstrike breakage
  • Nonslip grip reduces hand strain and improves control
  • Included sheath helps protect blade and the user
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Dimensions: H 37.75 in, W 9.25 in, D 1.75 in


Cutting Edge Height (in.).25Handle Length (in.)36
Product Depth (in.)1.75 inProduct Height (in.)37.75 in
Product Width (in.)9.25 in


FeaturesSheath IncludedHandle MaterialComposite
Head TypeSplitting AxeProduct Weight (lb.)6.3 lb

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:What is the difference between the new 2023 X-27 version (model 378841-1004) and the original version (model 378841-1002)? New = 37.75 x 9.25 x 1.75? Original = 36.01 x 7.52 x 2.59? Which is better for what? Better chopper vs splitter?
by|Sep 19, 2023
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A:  The dimensions are the only differences. These are super splitting axes, so they are meant for splitting wood. They are more ideal for taller users.

by|Sep 19, 2023
    Q:does it come with a sheath ?
    by|Feb 21, 2023
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    A:  yes, a plastic one that encases the ax head. This is by far the best ax I have owned.

    by|Feb 21, 2023

      A:  Hi Thomas. Yes, the X27 Super Splitting Axe comes with a sheath.

      by|Jun 2, 2023
        Q:Percentage of handle breakage
        by|Dec 30, 2022
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        A:  Fiskars x27 is the best axe I’ve ever used, had it 3 years, split many cords of wood with it, handle has hit the wood many times with no breakage, no head coming loose!!! You’ll Love It!!

        by|Jan 3, 2023

          A:  Hi Pronre. Thank you for shopping at the Home Depot. According to the product description: Full Lifetime Warranty This product is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for as long as the original consumer owns the product. At Fiskars Brands, Inc.’s option, defective product will be repaired, replaced, or substituted with a product of equal value. For warranty service, call 1-866-348-5661 or contact Fiskars Brands, Inc. at included address. Fiskars Brands, Inc. shall in no event be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Some states/provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which may vary from state/province to state/province. https://images.thdstatic.com/catalog/pdfImages/6a/6ab06b80-7c9b-47bd-9b13-42bd6865192f.pdf As long as you are making proper contact with the log you are spitting, your handle should not break. If you miss however, there is a chance you can break. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Rick_HD_OC

          by|Mar 12, 2023
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          A:  I hate to admit that I have missed a few blows in the time I have had this ax and not only does the handle take it but the shock in minimal compared to the old wooden handles. For splitting, the ax is faster and lighter. I can work much longer and stronger than with the old conventional splitters. I have also used this to fell a few trees and it is great. This has been a very good investment for me and I recommend it for anyone who burns wood for heat especially. I even bought one for my son for Christmas last year.

          by|Mar 12, 2023
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            Q:can you use this to cut down trees?
            by|Apr 6, 2022
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            A:  It's a Splitting Axe. It is made for splitting wood not chopping. The axe head is wider then a cutting axe so it can wedge or split the smaller sections of a log.

            by|Apr 12, 2023
              1 found this answer helpful

              A:  Yes, this axe is the best, cuts wood like butter.

              by|Apr 12, 2023
                1 found this answer helpful

                A:  Yes you could, but this is a splitting axe, not a felling axe.  

                by|Nov 26, 2022

                  A:  Absolutely. Depending on the size of the tree, it may require a lot of work and sweat. Sometimes it is easier to use a bow saw to cut down the tree.

                  by|Apr 12, 2023
                    1 found this answer helpful

                    A:  You sure could use it but not sure why when there are chainsaws. This however is not ideal for chopping. You want to buy a chopping axe for that purpose.

                    by|Apr 11, 2022
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                      Customer Reviews

                      4.9 out of 5
                      • 4.9
                        out of 827 reviews
                      • 98% recommend this product
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                      Sturdy and cuts well.
                      Response from FiskarsProductExpertNov 3, 2023
                      Thank you for your feedback on the X27 Super Splitting Axe. We appreciate you taking the time to share with us. Fiskars
                        My go to for small amounts of wood
                        I will preface this by saying that my first Fiskars was recalled and mine is supposedly an updated/stronger handle. I never had an issue with the first splitting axe but Fiskars proactively replaced it. That said, this splitter works with much less force than my old wood handled splitter and it transmits less vibration to my hands. When I have a lot to split I do break out the electric splitter, but this is perfect for when I'm just processing a small amount at a time.
                        Response from FiskarsProductExpertOct 20, 2023
                        Thank you, Dale. We value the positive review and are happy you enjoy your X27 6.3lb Super Splitting Axe. Fiskars
                          • Recommended
                          1 found this review helpful
                          Terrible Quality; So Dangerous!
                          The axe handle shattered and sent the weighted blade flying into my boyfriend’s face the first time it was taken out for use in the backyard. He was chopping wood… an axe shouldn’t break into pieces while being used as intended!
                          Response from FiskarsProductExpertSep 21, 2023
                          Thank you for your feedback on the X27 Super Splitting Axe. We appreciate you taking the time to share with us. We are sorry to hear that the handle shattered. We always try to provide a prompt resolution to your needs. It seems like your product should still be under warranty, so please reach out to our warranty department. You can file a claim online here: https://d30000001hmdweag.my.salesforce-sites.com/FiskarsWarranty/. If you receive an error message, please email your name, shipping address, photo of your entire item and the issue to: warranty@fiskars.com. We look forward to helping you resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Fiskars
                            Fiskar name is better then product
                            Didn’t last a week. Used it 3 times on an Ash tree which isn’t too dense. The head popped off and flew nearly 30’. Almost hit my brother in law. When it was working it was pretty awesome.
                            Response from FiskarsProductExpertJun 12, 2023
                            Please file a claim regarding this here: https://d30000001hmdweag.my.salesforce-sites.com/FiskarsWarranty/ Fiskars
                              Love it sofar
                              I am a novice to splitting with an axe, was spoiled with a gas splitter all my life. Splits well, no shock or vibration, nice and sharp, feels super light and the handle is smooth and ergonomic. Feels good in the hand. 10/10
                              Response from FiskarsProductExpertMar 10, 2023
                              BobTheBuilder, we're so happy to hear that you're enjoying our X27 Super Splitting Axe! Thanks for the feedback. Fiskars
                                • Recommended
                                Fiskars X27 axe
                                Very nice axe, well worth the money.
                                Response from FiskarsProductExpertJan 27, 2023
                                Brian, we're so happy to hear that you're enjoying our X27 6.3 lb. Super Splitting Axe with 36 in. Shock-absorbing Handle! Thanks for the feedback. Fiskars
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                                • Recommended
                                Great tool for the job
                                Sturdy handle and easy to control. Once I figured out the best technique to get a full swing on target, it would slice through logs 8"-10" across and 12"-14" long in a single hit. I am 5'10" and 220 lbs and could get plenty of swings in before my form would decline. The back of the head works great for driving wedges into larger logs. The handle is very sturdy. I have missed a log or two long and the handle just below the head would take the full force with no issues.
                                Response from FiskarsProductExpertDec 7, 2022
                                Norm, we're so happy to hear that you're enjoying our Super Splitting Axe! Thanks for the feedback. Fiskars
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                                • Recommended
                                2 found this review helpful
                                Those who split a lot of wood will love this.
                                This axe is a production splitter. I've split over 50 cords with the one I have now, my second X27 since they came out. (First one was stolen). Stand upright and swing 70 percent and the wood BLOWS APART. I have split pine, for, oak, maple, madrone, hemlock, redwood, spruce, you name it, with this axe and it is still in perfect shape. Handle ergonomics are great, steel quality is great. Perfect splitter. If you have 10 rounds to split, get one of those wood grenade things. If you have a stack of wood and love your back, get this axe.
                                  • Recommended
                                  Oak Slicer
                                  Kinda shocking how effective this was to chop through oak as it did. I had multiple stumps that were roughly 22”Wx18”H and wet… one solid swing and it split them down the center. Super accurate and seriously sharp. Would highly recommend!
                                    • Recommended
                                    The pictures say it all
                                    My neighbor had a 60-foot pine tree removed. I got some pieces of the trunk. If it can split this stuff oh, that pretty much says it all!
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