Querschnitt durch einen Holzstamm

5 Pointers to choosing an Axe

1. Size matters

Of course, the choice also depends on the user's height and physical condition. For example, a tall and strong user will cope better with a heavy axe and a long handle than a smaller person.

2. Rely on Specialists

A universal axe can be used for felling, limbing and splitting wood. If you want to use an axe exclusively for splitting, a splitting axe is definitely preferable to the universal axe because of the wedge-shaped head geometry.

3. Head Weight Helps with Striking

A handle sleeve not only secures the handle. The additional weight of approx. 300 g also increases the head weight of the tool. As a result, the lighter SPALTFIX® axe with a head weight of 1250 g, for example, achieves a greater penetrating force than a comparable axe head without a handle protection sleeve.

4. Driving Wedges correctly

The 3 kg splitting hammer BIG OX® is best suited for driving wedges, as the head has a large striking surface and the handle protection sleeve protects the wooden handle underneath the head from damage in case of misses.

OCHSENKOPF Universal Axt eingeschlagen in einen Baumstamm

5. Problems with Branches

Since wood interspersed with branches is quite difficult to split, it is best to use a heavy splitting axe or a splitting hammer for this purpose.


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