New Fiskars Splitting Axe

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New Fiskars (same outfit that makes the orange-handled scissors) splitting axe that I learned about on CoolTools (kk.org). Works so well it makes splitting fun. As opposed to clunky splitting malls I’ve used up until now.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

8 Responses to New Fiskars Splitting Axe

  1. Cool new tool. Save some strain and labor, it looks to be.

    Lloyd, wishing a healthy and relaxed and joyful Christmas to you and your Beloved (Lesley).

    I much appreciate your work on this blog/your books. It has been a pleasure getting to know you (gosh, I feel I do), through your work here, and to share every so often your smidgens of Lesley’s work.

    It has been educational, enjoyable, and fun learning from your blog.

    Thank you much.

  2. Hi Lloyd.

    Most impressed by your abillity to split logs the way you do.
    I hope I will have the same strength 30 years from now…

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  3. I see that Fiskars makes several models of splitting axe,
    Fiskars Iso Core 8 lb Maul 36 Inch, 751110-1003
    Fiskars 378841-1002 X27 Softgrip 36″ Super Splitting Axe, weighs 5.74 lbs(?)
    Fiskars X25 Splitting Axe, 28-Inch, weighs 5.34 lbs (?)
    + smaller version 17″
    Wondering which you recommend? Maybe just depends on your height and strength?
    I think the two “splitting axes” have same head, different length handles
    I think the “maul” has bigger heavier head, and different design.
    https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/gardening-and-yard-care/products/axes-mauls-and-machetes/super-splitting-axe-36-375841-1001
    https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/gardening-and-yard-care/products/axes-mauls-and-machetes/x27-super-splitting-axe-36-378841-1002
    https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/gardening-and-yard-care/products/axes-mauls-and-machetes/x25-splitting-axe-28-378541-1002

  4. Fiskars makes several splitting axes.
    Maybe yours is the 28 inch 6 lb?
    Also available 36 inch, appears to have same head, about same weight.
    And a MAUL, that is 36 inch, 8 lbs, with a different head
    so when you do not succeed in split
    and it is stuck in log, you can use a sledge to pound on the maul head
    like it is a wedge
    Wondering if I am strong enuf.

    https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/gardening-and-yard-care/products/axes-mauls-and-machetes/isocore-wood-splitting-maul-8lb-36-751110-1001

    https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/gardening-and-yard-care/products/axes-mauls-and-machetes/x25-splitting-axe-28-378541-1002

    https://www.fiskars.com/en-us/gardening-and-yard-care/products/axes-mauls-and-machetes/x27-super-splitting-axe-36-378841-1002

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