axe info

Discussion in 'camping equipment and clothing related' started by grumpyvette, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

    On one part of one video I found it rather amusing that when the guy testing the one axe found that the wood handle started to get loose he was clueless that axe handles generally use a wedge thats driven in to expand the handle in the axe head eye socket, but the typical cure was simply to set the axe head with its handle in a bucket of warm soapy water for an hour, the water soaks into the handle expanding the wood significantly

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq5vpqHug7s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqVOVebR_Y0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZYtTXz5m7Y
     
  2. Samuel Stella

    Samuel Stella New Member

    Sadly most people these days a clueless about most things. Really sad with axes, these tools being the most useful survival tool of them all in my opinion. Anyway there is a product called Swel-Lock that permanently expands the wood's fibers. Good stuff!
     
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    yes even finding a high quality axe any more is a challenge,
    simply because crap quality cheap import axes cost significantly less,
    and most people that have any need to cut trees buy a chain saw.
    that and most people have no clue as to what constitutes a decent axe.
    your typical $30-$37 hardware store or big box store axe is basically only marginally useable


    https://www.bestmadeco.com/products/hudson-bay-axe?option_values=1224
    https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/506860?

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    https://gearpatrol.com/2013/11/20/get-da-choppa-5-best-axes/
     
  4. Samuel Stella

    Samuel Stella New Member

    The best finds are always at yard sales or the like. My truck axe is a hand forged Swedish limbing axe. High quality small enough to carry on adventures yet still big enough to get a tree off the road in a pinch. They never run out of gas or won't start or any of that aggravating stuff that seems to happen when you need your saw the most.
     
  5. Samuel Stella

    Samuel Stella New Member

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    Samuel Stella New Member

  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
  8. Samuel Stella

    Samuel Stella New Member

    Me too, one never knows what you may find. Over priced junk or a real piece of American craftsmen work.
     

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