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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. 5 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.
  2. 3 years ago
    Makes splitting wood easier then a hot knife going through butter.
    I've been chopping/splitting wood since i was 14-15. Started out with smaller axes, my father bought this axe about a year or two ago and makes life ten times easier. I don't struggle with splitting wood, since I don't have a small frame, 6'2", 290lbs and hands as big as a bearcub, but this axe does most of the work for you. Rarely do i have to exert alot of energy to split wood, but the few times I do, this thing goes through smoothly.
  3. 4 years ago
    Veery great product
    Bye far the best one I have ever used it splits any kind of wood with no problems I just done a whole truck load of hickory with it no problem great product if I have to bye a new one I will go back to this one for sure
  1. 1 year 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.
  2. 3 months ago
    Perfect Axe Throwing Tool
    OK you axe throwing aficionados. This is the perfectly balanced ax for throwing. Sticks every time. Just take five paces back from your Target and throw. The bottom of the handle has that notch that just flips right off your fingers for the proper rotation and sticks every time so, if you're looking for the perfect target throwing axe, this is it. I have 22 throwing axes, now 23 and 4 targets made of Cottonwood trunks and cut down the middle Western Red Cedar power poles. Be careful. Purchase ... read more d at B&B Cyclery in Geneseo IL.
  3. 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
  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. 4 years ago
    Best Axe Ever!
    I bought this axe because my local dealer didn't have the Pro Splitting Axe in stock. Best axe I have ever owned. No other is even close. Splits smaller logs easily. The locking mechanism is impressive and you never feel the head move. The handle guide is study and large enough to protect from over strikes. I usually have buyers remorse but not on this axe. One of the best purchases I have ever made. I bought the Pro Splitting axe also and love it also.
  3. 3 years ago
    Nice axe!
    Another great Stihl product! Makes limbing trees a breeze without a ton of effort. Feels good in the hands and holds an edge for awhile. Only two complaints I have is that first the factory edge is way to dull, it took a lot of filing to make it correct for the application. Second the sheath that comes with it is a joke, it lasted a whole two days, you would think that a company that makes great products would have a great sheath for the edge. But other than that, great product!
  1. 2 years ago
    Solidly made
    I've had this for about 8 years. I use it occasionally for splitting kindling, which it does fairly well. My main use is for driving plastic felling wedges when felling trees. The head has enough weight for this purpose, without being so heavy that it's annoying to carry on my tool belt. The handle is long enough to get a good swing, but short enough so that it's not in the way when carrying. It's also short enough to fit in my box of chainsawing/tree felling tools. The handle is beginning to ... read more crack (from my own miss-hits, not a problem with the tool itself). I'm hoping I can find a replacement that fits.
  2. 3 years ago
    Great for making kindling
    I purchased a PA20 splitting hatchet to keep a pile of dry kindling on hand. After splitting logs with a hydroalic splitter I find that the PA20 splitting hatchet is a very convenient tool for splitting a few pieces of fire wood further to keep a bucket of kindling on hand during the winter season. Having this tool keeps me prepared to starti a fire in our boiler fast and easy in the event that the fire burns out before I get home from a long day at work. Thanks to Stihl for the great ... read more quality, and thanks to Milts Sales and Service for the large selection of supplies, and great customer service they provide.
  3. 4 years ago
    Good head weight and the handle is the right length.
    I've used my hatchet now for about 8 years has worked great for everything. Could've been sharper when it was new. The handle has taken some damage and I would like get a new handle and put it on my self is there a way I can do this with out going to the dealer. The dealer want to repair it for me for warranty purposes. I take care of my tools and know how to install a new handle, please help me in any way.
  1. 3 years ago
    Stihl products are top notch
    Stihl makes high quality tools period. I have split wood for years and every year I replace my splitting axe because all of these Home Depot tools are no good. Finally I learned my lesson and bought a higher end axe and I don't think I'll have to replace it for many years. Great quality, good steel, built like a tank. To answer the question about using the axe for pounding wedges, any time you use something to strike steel that's just as hard as what you are using there will be problems Never ... read more use your expensive tools like this axe to hit steel, regardless of what stihl says. The handle will loosen no matter what. Buy cheap sledge hammers to pound wedges.
  2. 2 years ago
    AXE vs. MAUL? The Pro Splitting Axe is the Best of Both!
    I considered this purchase for at least a month...wondering whether this axe was worth the price. I have been using a standard double-bit axe & a splitting maul, both with inferior Chinese-produced steel that won't hold an edge...with handles that don't fit your hands for a good, firm swing. The Pro Splitting Axe head has a striking face with an angle somewhat between that of a standard axe & that of a splitting maul. The weight of the head is also between that of a standard axe & that of a ... read more splitting maul. The handle is heftier in girth & ergonomically curved for a more substantial gripping posture, while being slightly shorter than your standard axe handle. The result of this design is a tool that gives you more leverage over your swing resulting in less stress on your shoulders. The enhanced striking face will open up firewood lengths in a manner similar to using a maul. The steel sleeve will really protect the handle from damage as a result of overswing...which usually occurs when you become fatigued. This steel will hold an edge. It will NOT give you buyer's remorse!
  3. 6 years ago
    This axe is amazing!
    After breaking the third handle on my hardware store splitting maul, I stopped by my local Stihl Dealer and buought the "Pro Splitting Axe" to complement my PA50 splitting axe. This thing is amazing! Goes in like an axe and the weight of a maul to carry it through the nastiest of wood. Beautifully crafted and indistructable. The last axe you will ever buy!
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