Axes, Mauls and Log Splitters

Although axes and mauls look similar and they even perform similar tasks, the functions they accomplish are different. Axes, for instance, are designed to chop wood across the grain by means of its sharp, hardened steel blade, while mauls, split the wood in the direction of the fibres with a blade that’s not as sharp as an axe, but its heavier weight and speed of blow, splits the wood into smaller pieces. What they are used for follows their primary use. If you’re felling a tree, you’ll need to cut across the grain off the trunk so an axe is the tool to use. Once the tree has been chopped into manageable logs, they will more than likely still be too large for fireplaces, log burners or barbecues. To make the logs more practicable, the use of a maul or log splitter is advisable. They come in many shapes, weights and sizes, but both work by splitting the wood rather than chopping or cutting the wood. The mauls splitting action is down to the shape and weight of the mauls head. The edge of the mauls blade isn’t as sharp as an axe, coupled with the weight and speed of blow it splits the wood into smaller, more manageable pieces. Log splitters are designed to work with a lump hammers in a similar fashion to hammer and chisel, but instead of chipping away at the wood, like a chisel, the log splitter does exactly what its name implies, splits the logs down the fibrous grain. Which one is best for you is down to personal choice, but both are great for creating tinder or firewood.

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Fibreglass Shaft Log Splitting Maul (2.7kg)

Fibreglass Shaft Log Splitting Maul (2.7kg)

Expert Quality, forged from fine grain carbon steel correctly hardened and tempered with a polished head. Fibreglass shaft fitted with comfortable shock-absorbing rubber grip. Sold loose.... more

Stock No: 09944 Part No: FG6/L
Yankee Pattern Felling Axe (2kg)

Yankee Pattern Felling Axe (2kg)

Expert Quality, finely balanced long-handled axe with hardened and tempered forged carbon steel head with accurately ground edges, lacquered finish and edge cover. Straight grained hickory shaf... more

Stock No: 09947 Part No: FA/L
Log Splitting Maul (2.7kg)

Log Splitting Maul (2.7kg)

Expert Quality, forged from fine grain carbon steel correctly hardened and tempered with a polished head. Straight grained hickory shaft. Sold loose.... more

Stock No: 14414 Part No: LSM/L
Felling Axe with Fibreglass Shaft (2kg)

Felling Axe with Fibreglass Shaft (2kg)

Expert Quality, forged from fine grain carbon steel correctly hardened and tempered with a polished head. Fibreglass shaft fitted with comfortable shock-absorbing rubber grip. Sold loose.... more

Stock No: 09943 Part No: FG5/L
Felling Axe with Fibreglass Shaft (1.6kg)

Felling Axe with Fibreglass Shaft (1.6kg)

Expert Quality, forged from fine grain carbon steel correctly hardened and tempered with a polished head. Fibreglass shaft fitted with comfortable shock-absorbing rubber grip. Sold loose.... more

Stock No: 09942 Part No: FG5/L
Yankee Pattern Felling Axe (1.1kg)

Yankee Pattern Felling Axe (1.1kg)

Expert Quality, finely balanced long-handled axe with hardened and tempered forged carbon steel head with accurately ground edges, lacquered finish and edge cover. Straight grained hickory shaf... more

Stock No: 09946 Part No: FA/L
Felling Axe with Fibreglass Shaft (680g)

Felling Axe with Fibreglass Shaft (680g)

Expert Quality, forged from fine grain carbon steel correctly hardened and tempered with a polished head. Fibreglass shaft fitted with comfortable shock-absorbing rubber grip. Sold loose.... more

Stock No: 09941 Part No: FG5/L
Yankee Pattern Hand Axe (680g)

Yankee Pattern Hand Axe (680g)

Expert Quality, forged carbon steel head hardened and tempered. Accurately ground edges lacquered finish and edge cover. Straight grained hickory shaft securely fixed with timber wedge and steel ring... more

Stock No: 09945 Part No: 1502/L
Log Splitter (2.7kg)

Log Splitter (2.7kg)

Log splitting head manufactured from hardened steel. For use with sledge hammers or splitting maul. Sold loose.... more

Stock No: 43859 Part No: LS6LB
Log Splitting Star Wedge (1.7kg)

Log Splitting Star Wedge (1.7kg)

Effective log splitting wedge with extra broad striking shoulder for making easy work of splitting logs. Manufactured from drop forged steel with a heat treated and hardened tip. Use with a sledg... more

Stock No: 58682 Part No: LSW/R
Fibreglass Pick Axe/Mattock Shaft (915mm)

Fibreglass Pick Axe/Mattock Shaft (915mm)

915mm pick axe shaft, made from high density polyethylene covered fibreglass. The fibreglass core contains 60% continuous unidirectional and longitudinal glass fibres. Attached with a soft grip rubbe... more

Stock No: 85210 Part No: FG-PH
Hand Axe (600g)

Hand Axe (600g)

Forged from good quality steel, correctly hardened and tempered in accordance with BS2945 standards. The head has a highly polished cutting edge attached to a straight grain hickory shaft. Displa... more

Stock No: 83978 Part No: GAXE

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