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Posted: 11/4/2012 1:57:44 PM EST
I have absolutely no need for one, but I want to buy one.

What do you guys recommend? Don't have a hard set point for price, but I don't want to spend a fortune.

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:03:45 PM EST
Snow and Neally makes a quality axe for a decent price.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:04:48 PM EST
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:05:53 PM EST
Go to Ace, or Lowes, or Home Depot or Walmart and buy one.

Doesn't should like you need one that will have much useage.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:08:21 PM EST
Estwing. Home depot. American made, all steel, 'nuff said.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:09:00 PM EST
If you want a really nice one to eye and fingerbang, as well as great to use, you can't go wrong with Gransfors-Bruks. Shaving sharp out of the box.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:12:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:15:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bullwhip2006:
If you want a really nice one to eye and fingerbang, as well as great to use, you can't go wrong with Gransfors-Bruks. Shaving sharp out of the box.


Also, 100 bucks minimum. Nice if you want to spend that much.

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:18:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:21:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dragynn:
Estwing. Home depot. American made, all steel, 'nuff said.


Except.... Buy it a Lowes, they don't allow Illegal Aliens to mill around the parking lot insisting you hire them, Fuck Home Depot.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:22:30 PM EST
I like this one for when I have a fresh cut.



Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:23:15 PM EST
If you get one :

Don't chop anything with it!

(Obscure Patrick F. McManus reference!)
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:23:22 PM EST
Estwing or Fiskars if you want it to last a lifetime.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:24:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2012 2:27:42 PM EST by Progun1911]
I remembered this company from the last I want an axe thread that I think Aimless started ,anyway they are a thing of beauty.http://www.bestmadeco.com/collections/axes


Edit - I want this one but no way for $250.00.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:24:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2012 2:29:38 PM EST by Swoosh101]
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:24:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2012 2:27:18 PM EST by jvic]
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:27:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html


In this instance, the first post was close, but the second post nails it

I really wish Granfors made a pulaski.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:30:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html

QFT. I would add, however, that if Gransfors is out of your range, Wetterling makes a fine axe that is second only to Gransfors and is made in the same factory.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:36:53 PM EST



Great AXE.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:37:14 PM EST
Depends on what you intend to use it for but my favorite axe has to be a regular Les Paul Standard..

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:44:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2012 2:46:30 PM EST by AR-10]
Just go to any garage sale or farm auction and buy one for three bucks.

You have absolutely no need for one, so why wrap up big bucks?
If it has to be shiny, go to Menards or whatever and spend $30

$3- character (that "thrown down the driveway" look)
$30- shiny toy
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:46:07 PM EST
Taylors are Sweet
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:49:51 PM EST
Have a double bit that is about 40 years old. Still works fine.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:50:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:51:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html


My uncle got me their Forest Axe for Christmas last year. It's really nice. Old school, hand-crafted.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:54:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html


This is the correct answer. I've got a small forest axe. It's big enough to get the job done, and small enough to lash to a backpack.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:54:30 PM EST
Gränsfors
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:57:24 PM EST
Hit yard sales, estate sales, and shops that buy estates. Buy classic, American made tools. Restore them. I am currently working on a 1934 Sager Chemical Axe, 3.5 pound double bit, cruiser axe head.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:57:27 PM EST
Be careful with that axe, Eugene
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:58:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stantonizm:
Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html


My uncle got me their Forest Axe for Christmas last year. It's really nice. Old school, hand-crafted.
Mine GB Small Forest Axe busted on my second outing about 2" of the blade broke right off in colder (40's) rainy conditions. They did send me a brand new one, but for that night I had to try and use a busted axe. One of those outings where all I brought was my GB axe thinking it would be fine, wrong... Great axe, but it can break.

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:02:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By mhpoole:

Originally Posted By Stantonizm:
Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html


My uncle got me their Forest Axe for Christmas last year. It's really nice. Old school, hand-crafted.
Mine GB Small Forest Axe busted on my second outing about 2" of the blade broke right off in colder (40's) rainy conditions. They did send me a brand new one, but for that night I had to try and use a busted axe. One of those outings where all I brought was my GB axe thinking it would be fine, wrong... Great axe, but it can break.



Sucks to hear. I honestly haven't used mine much at all. When I did, it worked well and seems strong.

Typically, If I have small stuff to cut, I use a machete, and for big stuff, I use a chainsaw.

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:06:29 PM EST
its a trick
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:09:43 PM EST
If you do use it, what would it be for? Splitting wood or chopping down trees?

Mauls are for splitting wood

Felling axes are for chopping down trees

While we are on the subject, what is the point of a hatchet?
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:10:50 PM EST
I've heard good things about Council tool. Made in America.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:10:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stantonizm:
Originally Posted By mhpoole:

Originally Posted By Stantonizm:
Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html


My uncle got me their Forest Axe for Christmas last year. It's really nice. Old school, hand-crafted.
Mine GB Small Forest Axe busted on my second outing about 2" of the blade broke right off in colder (40's) rainy conditions. They did send me a brand new one, but for that night I had to try and use a busted axe. One of those outings where all I brought was my GB axe thinking it would be fine, wrong... Great axe, but it can break.



Sucks to hear. I honestly haven't used mine much at all. When I did, it worked well and seems strong.

Typically, If I have small stuff to cut, I use a machete, and for big stuff, I use a chainsaw.

Yeah I was very disappointed. We had about 2" of rain in the Pacific Northwest in February. We cut wood, made shelter etc.. for about 12hrs that day. Chopping a 7" dead standing pine and I felt something wasn't right. I knew their guarantee would take care of it when I got home, but sorta knocked my expectations down a notch.

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:12:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:15:59 PM EST
Made is USA
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:29:10 PM EST
Tuatahi Racing Axe...
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:31:40 PM EST
Good info, thanks.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:36:33 PM EST
counciltool.com

1. American Made!
2. Reasonable Cost
3. Great quality

Your welcome

I have the hudson bay hatch w/sheath and the 6lb mini sledge, they are both great.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 3:58:21 PM EST
I Can't help but notice none of the fine axes presented are made in kenya, actually nothing is.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 4:21:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Progun1911:
I remembered this company from the last I want an axe thread that I think Aimless started ,anyway they are a thing of beauty.http://www.bestmadeco.com/collections/axes


Edit - I want this one but no way for $250.00.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/progun1911/SAM_MCGEE_962_1024x1024.jpg


Look at the bottom of their web page. They offer the same axe, without the painted handle, and without the fancy box, for way less money. The plain one has the same head, and a properly installed plain handle. I got one and love the heck out of it.

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 4:28:45 PM EST
Council Tool


I have an axe from them and it's a work of art.


Link Posted: 11/4/2012 4:57:31 PM EST
Great topic. I everyone should have an axe or 3

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Link Posted: 11/4/2012 4:57:44 PM EST
Some good axes here. I'm cheap, and figure as much as I would like a $200 axe, it will mostly ride in the back of my truck, and get sharpened on a grinding wheel, so for the truck box I bought this and love it:

http://www.tractorsupply.com/axes-mauls/truper-2-1-4-lb-boy-s-axe-with-28-in-hickory-handle-4000109

I have some "real" wood getters & splitters, but I really like the $18.99 for occasional roadside emergencies. To me it isn't a "work of art" it is a simple tool and it does it's job well.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 5:12:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By slabertooch:
Pricey, but the best axe you and your children and their children will ever have...

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html


I came here to post this. My work is done.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 5:24:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bullwhip2006:
If you want a really nice one to eye and fingerbang, as well as great to use, you can't go wrong with Gransfors-Bruks. Shaving sharp out of the box.


This. Wood handles for the win!
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 5:26:56 PM EST
Fiberglass handle and ~$40 and you're GTG.
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 6:30:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By MALT0SE:
If you do use it, what would it be for? Splitting wood or chopping down trees?

Mauls are for splitting wood

Felling axes are for chopping down trees

While we are on the subject, what is the point of a hatchet?


A hatchet is for fighting your way back to your axe. Like a handgun is to a rifle.

Link Posted: 11/4/2012 6:38:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Some_Beach:
I've heard good things about Council tool. Made in America.

I will be buying one of their Hudson bay axes
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 6:40:11 PM EST
I want a fiskars but no one carries them locally
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