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New axe design

Post by ProstheticWeasel » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:37 pm

Kind of cool. http://www.geek.com/news/physics-exploi ... e-1591725/

I also like the tire he has attached to a log to keep the wood together.

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Re: New axe design

Post by gunsandrockets » Sun May 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Interesting. Note the unusual cutting bevel in addition to the asymmetric balance. That makes me wonder if a conventional axe head with the edge filed into a chisel bevel could accomplish most of what that pricey specialist splitter tool does.
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Re: New axe design

Post by ProstheticWeasel » Sun May 18, 2014 9:46 pm

Someone else posted in the bug out gear thread and someone linked a video of doing something similar with a normal axe.

http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 4#p2511638

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Re: New axe design

Post by Nick Adams » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:47 am

Another gimmick axe, not designed so much to split wood better then a traditional axe but designed to get people that like such things and don't know any better to buy it over a traditional axe.
His wood splitting results in the video wasn't because of his selection of an axe but rather his selection of the wood

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Re: New axe design

Post by Mikeyboy » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:41 am

Neat, but it seems like it would be impractical when you are trying to split logs of smaller diameters that are not being held in place by a tire. Full sized bucked trunk logs that are 3ft thick is one thing, but something tells me that hitting it just right to split an average limb log that is 1ft thick or less with that thing would get frustrating real fast.

Still for large rounds it seems much better then using a regular splitter/maul, or the sledge/wedge/log grenade.

BTW in the crazy things you find on the internet category...check out this wood splitting video on youtube. I could watch this all day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fWo0P0MdJM

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Re: New axe design

Post by maldon007 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:02 pm

No wood I have ever split did so with that ease... And I don't mean just the split itself, but the fibers farther down the log not sticking together or the other end not sticking together... Which makes me think that was some kind of super soft/super straight grained easy-split wood... Which makes me doubt the veracity of the claims. Split some oak, and if it somehow magically still splits that easy, I would be...... still suspicious. :lol:
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Re: New axe design

Post by leonelmcley » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:10 am

Oh she must be very strong to do that in very fast way.
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