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How To Buy An Axe

You want to find out which axe will suit you most. This question doesn't come with an easy answer. There are, after all, many different types of axes out there. The most important question is what you want to do with the axe. Think of: chopping, cleaving or throwing. If you use an axe for a purpose it is not meant for, it will cost you a lot of unnecessary energy and it can be dangerous. When making the right choice the weight of the head of the axe and the length of the handle are also key. We made a buying guide to help you find your way through the broad range of axes. Which types of axes are there?

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You need a felling axe if you effortlessly want to cut down trees. Feeling axes have the perfect balance between ergonomics and cutting power. For a felling axe it is important that the force of impact if transferred efficiently. That force of impact needs to lead to an effective cut. Cutting down a tree is a very remarkable experience. It is also very dangerous. It is therefore important to know what you are doing and what you need to pay attention to. Tips on how to safely cut down a tree? Read our how-to: felling a tree.

To split wood there are special splitting axes and splitting hammers. The head of a splitting axe is shaped like a wedge. As such you can easily split wood. Don't use a (splitting)axe to hit a metal wedge! This could damage the axe. You use a splitting hammer to hit a metal wedge. When we say splitting larger pieces of wood we mean chopping the trunk of the tree into smaller pieces, which need to be stored to dry and can later on be used for the fireplace or for a campfire. You usually split larger pieces of wood with freshly cut wood. Splitting fresh wood is namely a lot easier and it will dry faster as well. So don't wait too long before splitting wood after cutting down a tree! Want to learn more about splitting larger piece of wood? Read all about it in our topic how-to: splitting wood.

For the smaller cutting jobs you use a hand axe. A hand axe is also called a forestry axe, hunters axe or trekking axe. With these axes you can easily produce kindling and these tools are great for the smaller splitting tasks. Because of its compact size you can easily take the hand axe with you when you go hiking or camping. Hanging from your backpack, for instance. Want to learn more about how to split smaller pieces of wood? Read all about it in our topic how-to: producing kindling.

What once started out in the United States is now also popular in Europe: axe throwing. A lively competition. These axes are also called tomahawks or racing axes. They were originally used by the Native Americans. Because of their weight these axes are also popular amongst bushcraft enthusiasts and hikers.

If you want to learn more about splitting axes, felling axes, hand axes and throwing axes we also recommend the following article: what do you need to know about axes? In this topic we discuss each type of axe in more detail.

On the page, All about axes you will find all information you need for a full axe experience. From the anatomy of an axe to how to fell a tree. We also explain how to best sharpen an axe. In short: submerge yourself in the world of axes.

We got the largest selection of throwing products only for you. Our variety of axes ranges from axes used for recreation, axes used at work and even decorative ones. We specially prepared these products for our customers because we want to provide you with the best axes available in the market.

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Browse our entire selection of axes including throwing, hand, and splitting axes above. If you would like to refine your search use the category selection above. All of our axes are backed by our low price guarantee (see the Home Page for more information). If you don't find what you are looking for on this page please contact us and we will get it.

The Axe, commonly mispelled as "ax", has hundreds of uses. Splitting wood, clearing brush, and even using it as a wedge are some of the common uses for the tool. Take it camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, or ice climbing. The axe comes in a variety of sizes and styles each with different advantages.

The hand axe, often referred to as a "hatchet" can be made with steel, fiberglass, and/or wood. The handle traditionally was made of wood but it has become more common to create more durable and lasting handles out of fiberglass or steel. These can be used for minor brush clearing, to produce kindling, or even as a nice decoration for the empty wall of your house. Some axes/hatchets are design especially for throwing which has become a common sport among frontiersmen. See our Hand Axe selection for the many types available to you for purchase.

The felling axe is more common in taking down trees. There are two types of felling axe. The round axe is used mostly on hardwoods due to its thin tapering head and smaller shoulder. The wedge axe is used for felling soft woods. This axe, due to the wedge-like shape of the head, will not become wedged in the tree even with soft woods. This is caused by the less tapered head and larger shoulder.

Axes are just plain handy, especially when camping. Need to split some wood for that warm campfire? Supply you and your camping buddies with a warm fire with our sharp timber axes. Our selection of camping axes are a fantastic choice when heading out into the great outdoors.

We are home to the largest exclusive selection of throwing axes, tomahawks, and knives on the market today. Some of our recent customers include hundreds of Boy Scout troops, the show from National Geographic - "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout" Series, several military groups and more.

The Axe-Fx III is the latest in our line of the worlds most powerful all-in-one processors for guitar, bass, and other instruments. This new model offers our latest "CYGNUS" amp modeling technology, thousands of UltraRes speaker cab simulations, and state-of-the-art effect algorithms, all backed with more raw power and feature upgrades than any Fractal Audio product before. Our vision was to take the Axe-Fx to a whole new level: to create a totally redesigned platform that sounds better, does more, and is easier to use. Equipped with four processors, the Axe-Fx III contains more raw processing power than any guitar product ever made, by far.The hardware of the Axe-Fx III was designed around a streamlined new workflow. The centerpiece is a dazzling new high-contrast full-color display with 30x the resolution of previous products. This display works alongside five new endless-rotary push encoders. These push-knobs do different things on different pages, with labels to show dynamic functions. The end result is a user experience thats immediately more intuitive. The display also excels at animation for meters, modifiers, and more. Better sound quality has been achieved through an audiophile-grade signal path. The difference shines through in lower noise floor, pristine clarity, and better USB audio performance than most dedicated audio interfaces. Computer audio integration now includes a professional-quality 24-bit/48k 88 interface. Record multiple tracks of processed audio at the same time, plus a DI. The re-amping workflow is improved with independent monitoring of backing tracks and re-processed guitar tones while you dial in a sound.Physically, the Axe-Fx III continues our tradition of combining extraordinary design with manufacturing quality rugged enough to withstand the rigors of life on the road. The unit is housed in a steel enclosure with a one-piece anodized aluminum faceplate/bezel featuring a glowing Axe-Fx III logo.

An axe is an ancient tool, with a rich history of uses including felling trees, hunting animals, and weaponry. Today, the axe is most commonly used in the yard or outdoor pursuits, such as camping, but the type of axe you need will depend on the purpose you intend for it.

The best quality axes have wooden handles, though increasingly big box stores are selling axes with rubber handles. A wooden handle is more ergonomic and will last longer. For the best quality, look for a hickory or ash handle.

The ideal size of an axe handle is a much-debated topic and one that will largely be determined by its intended use. For a felling axe, a longer handle will give a greater swing and more leverage, but a shorter handle will result in better precision. The standard length of a full-sized felling axe is 36 inches, but this should be the maximum length most users should consider. A person who is six foot tall would be best with a handle measuring around 32 inches, as this will offer a good balance between accuracy and force.

These axes are specifically designed for felling trees and chopping logs of wood. The head of a felling axe will weigh between two and four pounds, and sit at the end of a long handle. This long handle enables the user to produce a more powerful swing with greater leverage, making for a better cut. Traditionally the handles are made from hickory wood, which is strong. The grain of the hickory should follow the handle lengthways and curve along with it, for superior strength.

The blade of a felling axe has a flared shape and a sharp and thin tip. These are designed to cut against the grain of the wood, so when felling a tree, it should be swung sideways at the tree trunk. Felling axes are excellent for their intended use of felling small trees and branches, and they chop well; however, they are not ideal for splitting as their blades tend to get stuck in the wood.

Forest axes are robust axes that are solely used for felling trees. They are extremely heavy-duty tools and are too cumbersome to carry around on camping trips, but it would be great to store permanently at a cabin in the woods. These axes have extra long handles and are intended to cut down very large trees. A forest axe will have a sharp and flared blade with a slightly curved tip. 041b061a72

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