Splitting axes make your gardening work easier and are versatile. Our checklist will help you to consider everything important to get the best possible product. The product recommendations will also help you make a decision faster. With a splitting axe the work is much more fun!
Table of contents
The Best Sellers Of Splitting Axes
We have compiled the most popular splitting axes for you in this bestseller list.
Splitting Axes Checklist
- If the blade is thin, it is well suited for cutting. However, it could get stuck quickly when splitting.
- Less sharp is the wide angle blade. Instead, it pushes the fibers of the wood apart, making splitting more efficient.
- A lighter head weighs under 800- to 1,500-g and is suitable for simple splitting tasks.
- A head weight of 1,500- to over 2,000 g is already found in relatively heavy splitting axes. This allows heavy, dense logs to be split.
- A handle made of wood (hickory) is a good all-rounder, inexpensive and can last a long time if properly cared for. However, if it is abused, it will splinter.
- The trend today is for axe handles made of fiberglass and other composite materials. These have the advantage of light weight and can be stored safely even in damp environments.
- Steel handles achieve the highest durability and stability. They are forged as part of the head and accordingly transmit vibrations. If you decide to use such a steel axe, make sure that the handle is covered with rubber or leather. This will absorb the shock up to a certain point.
- A splitting axe with a short handle is suitable for smaller people and has its advantage for simpler gardening, hiking or camping.
- With a long handle , more force can be exerted. So you will find it especially in the segment of splitting hammers.
- The classic all-purpose axe with a medium handle length is 55 to 70 cm long and is suitable for most tasks.
Recommended Splitting Axes
Here you can find the top 8 most popular splitting axes.
Tip: You can find practical leaf vacuums in our guide to leaf vacuums
Current Offers For Splitting Axes
Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the field of splitting axes.
Tip: For cutting edges, check out our guide to edge cutters.
FAQ About Splitting Axes
The size of the splitting axe should be adapted to your arm length. The handle should reach under your arm. In addition, it should not be too heavy for you. Also, the diameter of the wood to be cut should not be ignored.
The splitting axe should be adapted to the length of your arm. You also need to consider the weight. In addition, certain brands are very reliable. These include, for example, Fiskars and Gänsfors.
The brands Gänsfors, Fiskars and Stihl have proven themselves very well.
A splitting axe is a tool for gardening or woodworking. With its help, wood of different diameters can be well divided and split.
The handle of a splitting axe should be chosen as long as your arm. As a rule, a length between 55 cm and 70 cm is suitable for everyday work. Note, however, that the larger the axe, the heavier it will be.
More On The Topic
- The 10 best tool carts – guidebook
- The 15 best tool bags for on the road – guidebook
- The 10 best tool cases – guidebook
- The 7 best sledgehammers – guidebook
- The 8 best caulking hammers – guidebook
- The 8 best splitting hammers – guidebook
- The 7 best jackhammers – guidebook
- The 7 best mason’s hammers – guidebook
- The 7 best sledge hammers – guidebook
- The 8 best rubber hammers – guidebook
- The 6 best hammer drills – guidebook
- The 7 best demolition hammers – guidebook
- The 7 best screwdrivers – guidebook
- The 7 best workbenches – guidebook