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Offline Scottman

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Stihl Axe Interesting
« on: September 25, 2015, 07:13:36 AM »
spotted this at the hardware store. Around 40 bucks



http://www.stihlusa.com/products/hand-tools/axes/woodforestaxe/








Decent profile and edge out of box. 120 thick 3/8 inward


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Re: Stihl Axe Interesting
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 09:20:56 AM »
Looks good.

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Re: Stihl Axe Interesting
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 06:27:09 PM »
Yep. Interesting fat poll fatter then my calabria boys axe, decent taper, and edge out of box. Might pick one up.

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Re: Stihl Axe Interesting
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 06:42:39 AM »
Be careful if you are not the type that can make your own handles. This handle, like the Bahco axe, is not North American standard and is very hard to find. Most NA made handles are more tear drop shape than the Bahco oval or the flat D Stihl handle.

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Re: Stihl Axe Interesting
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 09:59:18 AM »
From what I've been reading, the Husqvarna axes are better quality and likely come from the same place as Granfors Bruks axes. I need to visit the local husky dealer again to see if they have any in stock.

I've been buying old american made ax/hatchet heads and putting new handles in them.

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Re: Stihl Axe Interesting
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2016, 02:20:25 AM »
actually I have heard that they are made by Hultafors now.
And they have changed a bit. Older Husky axes had a harder stel insert sandwiched in the head, the latters one I have seen have the whole axe "blade" inletted by hammer forging in the ehad.
Still the "best buy" option around, and unless one is set for a MUCH better axe, it is not worth searching for other options

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Re: Stihl Axe Interesting
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2016, 12:49:20 PM »
Yes, I think they may be made by Hultafors...but I believe Granfors bought them out a couple of years ago.