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Before there was the revving of power tools, there was the swing of an axe. STIHL...
Before there was the revving of power tools, there was the swing of an axe. STIHL Precision Series™ axes combine balanced weight, high-quality sharpened steel and ergonomic designs to make the most of your elbow grease. Our collection of hatchets, splitting axes, splitting mauls and felling axes feature equal parts modern technology and tried-and-true axe design. All have a drop-forged, precision-ground head that will last for years to come. When you pick up a STIHL axe, it will feel at once both familiar and formidable.

Our wood-cutting axes combine premium hardwood handles, precise weight balance and contoured heads for greater contact and wood chopping efficiency. And like all STIHL Precision Series™ hand tools, our axes come with a limited lifetime warranty. So whether you’re splitting firewood, knocking down tree limbs or blazing a trail into the wild unknown, STIHL has the right axe for the job.
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  1. 4 years ago
    Don't be scared of price, well worth it.
    From the moment you pick this maul up it becomes apparent this is a well crafted tool. I am currently splitting 18 inch wide dry ash rounds. With an old tire around them these large rounds are reduced to small pieces in no time. After splitting firewood for the past 25+ years I can easily say this is one of the best tools I have used. Excellent product.
  2. 4 years ago
    Amazing Maul
    Picked this up on a whim because it looked and felt like such a high quality tool; way better than anything found in a box store by far. When I got it home I was amazed at how well it worked. It tackled anything I put in front of it during a 2 hourwork session. Yeah, it's heavy, but that's part of what makes it work. It far and away exceeded my expectations and I've zero doubt I willhave this for a long time to come.
  3. 5 years ago
    This is a wood smashing beast!
    Huge face for driving my wedges. Awesome sleeve for over strikes. Excellent head attachment. Makes me feel like Thor when I'm using it. Not for wimps. Super satisfying feel when using compared to all the other mauls I have ever used. Hook on end of ax face is super handy. An instant favorite tool of mine. Just get it and swing it like you mean it. You'll be glad you did.
  1. 3 years ago
    Right tool, right job
    I've tried using several tools for smaller kindling break down but my maul is just too unwieldy and my axe works just doesn't have the right head with for proper wood splitting. I had handled it at the hardware store but thought the price too high. After spending a month or so breaking down kindling, I thought it was about time to make the purchase. Well worth the coin! Picked one up this afternoon and spent time breaking down a large pile of kindling. Night and day! My one complaint is not a ... read more knock against the product itself but the plethora of stickers applied. Took me longer to remove them all then it did to chop wood!
  2. 1 year ago
    Death on wedges!
    You better have this laying by the butt of the tree you are cutting. You'll need it to drive in those wedges...which it does superbly. The butt is not rounded like a lot of other low-quality competitors, so it doesn't go glancing off when you give it a roundhouse swing! That way you don't end up wearing a tree. The handle enables a firm grip.
  3. 11 months ago
    Like It A Lot!
    I used this at my nephew's last weekend to split kindling and liked it way better than the trusty hatchet I've had and used since 1977. Great weight and balance, the edge was sharp (and looks like it will hold awhile), and the little fillip at the end of the handle facilitated a very controlled swing. I felt like a monster powering through the wood. Much as I hate to retire my old hatchet, I'm gonna get me one of these!
  1. 3 years ago
    Needs work straight out of the box
    first of all let me start off by saying this a great forrest axe, jack of all trades master of none. Also i may add that i cut a full cord of blocks and turned it into kindling with this very axe. However, the handle comes with a thick red dipped paint on the end that literally has beads of dry paint which has already cracked, the lacquer is slippery and generally no ta pleasing or a natural feeling on your hands especially if your out there swinging 3 plus hours straight. i used commercial ... read more grade furniture striper, and removed that paint and lacquer ( took 2 coats). i was able to make the fawns foot a bit more pronounced and rounded with a rasp and then i went up the grits on my sander and brought it to 150 (my favourite texture for hand tools). finally i oiled it up with tung and teak oil. Better looking, better feeling, better axe. BUT KEEP IN MIND, for 30-40$ more, you could buy a hand forged sweedish steel axe that already has a handle with no red paint :)
  2. 3 years ago
    great balance and weight-heavy use ready
    only one complaint-sheath is useless-very poor quality for such a great axe.continued use doesn't wear out the user
  3. 5 years ago
    Awesome Forestry Axe!!!
    Wow what an axe, size, weight, balance and a Great 5 piece head design. I can't see this hickory handle ever breaking with this new long steel sleeve attached or the head ever coming off with this 5 piece system. Stihl did it again...one of a kind and another awesome product made in the USA. Thank you Stihl...
  1. 4 years ago
    best hatchet I've ever used
    We went on a camping trip and I decided to purchase this hatchet for splitting fire wood and other common camp tasks, and does it deliver. The paint job does come a bit thick so you can see where the paint was running, but pretty isn't why I bought it. I know eventually there won't be much paint left anyway. It is a nice and heavy head. I would prefer a hickory handle but at this price you can't beat it. The hatchet would split logs easily. It took one swing mostly, with the occasional two or ... read more three swings depending on my accuracy. I have had to touch up the blade, but that is a common chore with any sharp tool. The head has yet to come loose. It doesn't even wiggle. It is small enough to pack in my hiking pack but hefty enough to function properly. I will not hesitate to use it on the job either. I am very impressed. I'm surprised I didn't purchase one sooner. #teamstihl
  2. 10 months ago
    Best value I've seen
    I have bought and returned several small hatchets to do some limb splitting around the house. Most in this price range without dropping a ton of money on a Scandinavian one are dull as a marble. This one came with a nice edge, and it seems to be holding well; I took a file to it anyway and now it's fit to shave my whiskers. A couple of feedback items: I purchased this from an ACE Hardware dealer and it was covered in stickers. Certainly not STIHL's fault but I took quite a bit of paint off ... read more the hatchet getting them removed. Not that it should be, but be aware the paint is not chemically resistant. Secondly, it did come with a rubber sheath, and I would really like to see that listed on this page (and for all of their axes) under "accessories" as a stand-alone item. This hatchet feels like it will last a long time and I'd like to be able to continue to protect the edge.
  3. 5 years ago
    nice hachet
    I think its pretty nice hatchet I am thinking about
  1. 5 years ago
    Fine Piece of Axe
    I bought this and a Splitting Maul. This axe outperforms the Maul by Far. Although its not made to take a blow like the Maul would be. It is not necessary. This axe has a substantial weight and edge to plough through the toughest of wood. We have an outdoor burner that takes a log bigger than 1 man could lift. This axe was able to split the majority of the oversized stuff (24+" dia x 30" length) usually in less than 10 blows. Sure its a workout, but why pay to go to a gym when theres wood to be split.
  2. 3 years ago
    I was skeptical at first....
    I was skeptical at first. I do most of spitting with a hydraulic spliter and also use a maul when I am just spitting a small quantity. With that said, the Stihl Pro Splitting Axe is the best investment I've made when it comes to splitting firewood. I was even able to split a few pieces of Osage Orange which are very difficult to manually split. They were not much of a challenge for this tool. I'm sold and very happy with my purchase.
  3. 3 years ago
    Typical Stihl quality
    Very well built . Another 4-6 inches of length in the handle would work better for me . Since this is shaped more like an axe than a maul , it tends to " stick " in a block of wood rather than blow it apart . As long as you can pick up both the axe and block and smash it down until split you're fine . If you stick it in a big block of wood that is too big to pick up you gotta wrestle this axe out and that ain't easy. If you've got big stuff to blast apart you may be better off with one of the ... read more mauls This thing will make quick work of small and medium blocks though.
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