Pro Splitting Axe

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A professional-grade hickory splitting axe for heavy-duty chopping work.

Product Description

Firewood cutters can put a lot of wear and tear on their axes. The STIHL Pro Splitting Axe is up to the challenge. It features a premium American hickory wood handle for reduced vibration and a long steel sleeve to help protect the handle in the event of an overstrike. Its unique 5-piece head attachment system is up to 2.5 times stronger than a traditional axe head connection. The head is forged from premium C60 steel and shaped to feature an extra-large striking face for improved splitting performance. Weighing in at 5.5 lbs., this wood splitting axe is also well-balanced for swinging. Lighter than a splitting maul, it’s a dependable wood axe made for working all day – no two ways about it.


5.5 lbs.

Important Information

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Pro Splitting Axe is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable This axe is from another dimension. Perfectly balanced and measured, you will find yourself wondering whether you should tell your neighbor or keep it secret. Tell them. This axe saves time and energy. A bit more up front in price but your grand kids will be using it. The overstrike collar is genius though with the way this thing swings, you’ll likely never really test that feature. Few tools measure up to this type of craftsmanship and do the job. Do not hesitate to add this to your home.
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So worth the price I have destroyed 3 axes before getting thus one, dudnt know stihl made an axe, lifetime warranty! The balance and shape of the axe head is perfection. Buying sane fir 2 different friends.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too good I just went nuts at the store one day, bought the Pro axe and a big hatchet, 362cm, a 661, chaps, pro helmet/ear cans. The axe is way better than the junk I’ve been using - brandless garbage with yellow handles and stuff. Way better. The balance of the tool is so much better it’s obvious to everyone.Everything else is awesome as well. But the 661 makes me wonder why I need any other saw, except maybe a small top handle. I need to get an 880 for milling so I can pull the 661 out of that service and just use it as my daily tool, even though I don’t really have anything to do unless I’m just looking to work hard cutting trees. 661 makes it funner than ever, ridiculous fast cutting.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best warranty Did quite a bit of research before I bought this axe, for the price and warranty you cannot beat it. Tears through wood like a hot knife. Only complaint was the first axe I brought home, the screw in the head snapped when using. Brought it in to my local Ace, and they traded it straight across. Didn't have to wait for them to fix it. Love Stihl products and will continue to use them.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! It’s exactly what I was looking for. When you purchase a STIHL product you know your money is being well spent. They are dependable, easy to maintain, and well worth their price tag.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SPLITTING AXE ON THE MARKET!! 2 years ago I switched to a wood burning stove to heat my house instead of gas heat because gas is extensive and with my tree service job, I get wood for free. I've split wood before with cheap axes, but not nearly the amount I am now. I've never been the hydraulic splitter type, because I enjoy axe splitting and using my hands. Since Stihl is the best, most reliable, and my favorite brand for anything wood/outdoors, I decided to invest in a Stihl splitting axe. I decided the Pro Splitting Axe over the regular because of the steel overstrike sleeve. For my first swing I decided to put all my might in it to see what it's made of and easily plowed through the round and lodged straight into the block underneath. I was a fan from then on. 2 years later and it will still lodge into the block if I use to much force. The handle is perfectly shaped and the weight is perfect too. The axe head is the most heavy duty I've ever seen and the steel sleeve has saved me from many of overstrikes over 2 years. And after those 2 years of heavy use, the only difference is worn paint off the axe head. Its just as tight and sharp as the day I got it. You can't beat the price either. Its so worth it in reliability and overall function. I don't expect it, but in the event that the head loosens or the handle breaks, there's the lifetime warrantee too. Stihl Pro Splitting Axe owner for life!
Date published: 2017-12-16
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