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It only takes a few seconds for a STIHL TIMBERSPORTS ® athlete to cut a wooden block with the diameter of his own trunk into slices just a few centimetres thick. And it doesn't take him much longer to chop a tree trunk the height of a full-grown man with targeted blows of his axe.Continue
Axe, hatchet & co. are constantly put to the test throughout the season – head and handle in steel and wood can cope with plenty, but the materials can suffer with the wrong care and storage. Cracks in the handle indicate that there is a need to act to prevent it from breaking while in use. OCHSENKOPF explains how to relatively easy it is to replace the old handle with a new one.
As well as deciding which trees to fell, the decision also needs to be made whether to choose steel, aluminium or plastic. Namely when it comes to selecting the right wedge for the log work that comes next. Manufacturers' ranges include numerous options made from high-quality plastics and aluminium, but which wedge is the most effective for which forestry tasks? Users are spoilt for choice.Continue