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Woodcutter Camp & Forestry Hatchet

Woodcutter Camp & Forestry Hatchet
A lightweight hatchet for use around the home, farm or ranch

Product Description

Whether you’re splitting some kindling or clearing brush around a campsite, the STIHL Woodcutter Camp & Forestry Hatchet is ready for your next outdoor adventure. It features a premium ash handle, and well-balanced cutting head. Its compact design measures 15.75” with a 1.3 lb. cutting head, making it the perfect choice for taking on the road for camping trips. It’s a handy hatchet no serious camper should be without.

Specifications

OVERALL LENGTH
15.75"
WEIGHT OF CUTTING HEAD
1.3 lbs.
HANDLE MATERIAL
Ash
 

Important Information

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Reviews

Woodcutter Camp & Forestry Hatchet is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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 !!!!!
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good light hatchet I have been using this little Axe/Hatchet around my property in East Texas mainly cutting Sweet Gum trees sprouting up. It is a handy size and weight for easy and convenient carry around my property so, I am more likely to have it with me than a bigger heavier axe. That being said, in general, I find this axe to be too light for general light clean up work on my property. The axe head itself seems to be a bit soft as it dulls too fast IMHO on soft wood.The axe/hatchet itself is a good compromise between convenience in size and weight and cutting power and efficiency. Above 2" diameter soft wood, this axe will struggle a bit but get the job done. Smaller material will cut in a good swing or two. The balance and dynamics using it are very good. The shape of the head (pattern) provides a very good 'bite' into stuff. I do wish the head was a bit heavier for more cutting power. I also find the cutting edge seems to dull a bit faster than some of my other axes so, that is a bit disappointing but, not out of line for how I see an axe like this being used.For light yard work and general light camping, it is a good choice with its balanced size and weight providing a good blend of functionality for limited work in recreational or backyard settings. The head pattern is a good one for someone new to axes who may not have the best 'aim' since the broad blade and cutting edge really sticks into the wood and doesn't slip off or deflect too easily. For more serious work such as limbing when cutting firewood and similar activities, a heavier and harder head is needed with more cutting power and a longer lasting cutting edge.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hatchet, gives you a lot of bang for your buck. I have owned this hatchet for about two weeks now and I am pleasantly surprised with it. I purchased this to split kindling and small pieces of wood and it has done more than fulfill it's requirements. The only problems I have with this axe is that the steel is slightly soft and the handle will damage with even the slightest contact. Overall, I recommend this product for everyone from your average Joe to your firewood supplier.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little hatchet Great little hatchet and a lot of bang for your buck. I got to dig through about 12 of these to find the best one. Some where uneven as far as the axe head and handle, but found probably 5 of the 12 that were straight as could be. The problem with the others, to me, was the hole in the axe head was off center... being a perfectionist this bugged me. So watch for that and compare seveal together and you'll get a good hatchet. I did and have used my extensively and have no complaints about it. Well, I didn't care for the paint so I took it off. German blade is 600grams, Ash Handle and just a great lightweight hatchet that you can do some big chores with.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice hatchet Owning dozens of hatchets and small axes I'm very impressed with the cutting ability and handle feel of this hatchet. The handle is very comfortable with the fawns foot swell on both planes giving security in your swing. The blade is of great quality and is Mfg. by one of the best axe makers in the world (Ochsenskoph). For a light hatchet/camp axe I highly recommend this one. Very good value also !
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good hatchet but no sheath I haven't used it yet but without a sheath it probably won't be on my take to the woods list. I don't have a clue where to buy one for it either.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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
Date published: 2015-08-21
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