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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
    Awesome
    Have been heating with wood for 20 years. It was a real debate to spend the money on this maul....until I used it, definitely worth the money. Using hardware store mauls the handles lasted about 2 cords of wood, this handle wont break. This maul hits and splits like a much heavier tool, and goes through knots etc. other mauls wont
  2. 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.
  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. 4 years ago
    Excellent Tool!
    It does what it was intended to do. I simply bought it because it was made by Stihl.
  2. 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!
  3. 5 years ago
    Great multi use hatchet.
    I love this hatchet.ivuse it for several things. Good for kindling, fatwood and even general pounding/driving.
  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. 12 months ago
    Best head ever, replaced with longer handle - best mini axe ever !!!!!
    When I look at these hatchets at a STHL authorized dealer, 6 out of 7 had loose handles. But this did not discourage me because I know what makes a good axe/hatchet head and this one is superb ! Now fitted with a 20 inch handle it is a better small forest axe than Gransfors or any others that cost more than double what I paid even after the cost of fitting a better and longer handle. I would give this hatchet a perfect score except I guess I have to rate the handle it comes with. If you don't ... read more mind repacing the handle then this axe is for you. I give the axe head a 10 out of 10. I only Wish I could post pics of how beautiful it looks now :) Going to buy the forestry axe and yes, fit a bigger and nicer handle to it to make it the best all round axe money can buy for a fraction of the competition :) LOVE STHL axe heads (just not the handles so much) - still well worth buying. If I could buy just the heads then I'd buy them ALL !!!!!
  3. 2 months ago
    Good axe
    I just got the axe used it for over a hour it still cuts very good. At first I was worried the head might come loose but it didn’t very surprised great axe for the money.
  1. 2 years ago
    Your perfect splitting axe
    I did my research. I watched hours of reviews. After considering the formidable competition I felt that the STIHL Pro Splitting Axe was the best tool for the job and I must say my feeling was true. I managed to split almost a cord of wood before skipping off a knot and slicing the inside of my leg right down to the white meat. An ER visit and 11 stitches later, I’m still a happy customer and can’t wait to get out there and get at some more wood.. My advice is to be perfectly certain that you ... read more have the proper protective gear and wear it, in the heat or in the cold. Or you’ll be in the ER as well. This tool absolutely devastates wood, and does no less to flesh.. Believe me! With that being said, I highly recommend this Pro Splitting Axe, when wearing the appropriate protective gear.
  2. 4 years ago
    Outstanding Axe with Excellent Craftsmanship
    I recently purchased this axe. The first thing I noticed was the quality. I used it to split 24" to 36" red oak logs without issue. The axe exceeded my expectation as it split the wood with no problem virtually blowing the wood apart. The design allows for the axe to power its way through the wood. The quality of the steel and the excellent edge allow for this axe to out perform any other axe I have ever used. This axe consistently powers its way through anything that I have thrown at it. The ... read more quality of the axe is beyond comparison. Everything from the hickory handle, the overstrike protection and the craftsmanship of the blade put this axe in its own class. Another incedible product from Stihl.
  3. 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!
  1. 4 years ago
    Awesome all around Axe.......
    After several months of using this Axe I'm am thoroughly impressed. I use it when Felling trees to drive wedges and it's great for limbing. It's always by my side while working in trees. The protection sleeve makes me worry less about an over strike and the weight is great.
  2. 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!
  3. 2 years ago
    Well designed
    This tool was very expensive, but compared to miserable alternatives in the hardware store or the box merchants, my boys will be fighting over this one when I am gone. Someone was griping about the paint on the handle. Do I like it? No. But i can find it in the brush when I lay it down. Yes, it will need some braking in. I love the collar. I am getting older and miss more often. But it saves the handle. It reminds me to pay attention. I am going to buy the smaller axe/hatchett for kindling. This ... read more is a fine tool for splitting freshly cut wood up to 12 inches in diameter. My only request is don't screw it up.
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