Seymour AX-P3 3-1/2-Pound Pulaski Axe with 36-Inch Hickory Handle

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  1. sempervirens says:
    27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    good handle and construction, cutting edge slightly off, June 3, 2013
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    sempervirens (San Francisco Bay Area (peninsula)) –

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    Took a gamble and bought the un-reviewed Pulaski from Seymour.

    This Pulaski has a handsome wood handle with a slightly antiqued finish that is quite handsome.

    The head is smooth and attractive, not lumpy and rough like the Truper brand one at my local hardware store (probably this: Truper 30529 3-1/2-Pound 35-Inch Pulaski Axe, Hickory Handle).

    However, the head does bend very slightly right at the cutting edge, like someone had pushed sideways against the axe face while the steel was still soft, or they weren’t careful taking it out of the mold. It’s not enough to send back the axe, and the tool is otherwise pretty nice looking, so I’ll keep it. I plan to use it mostly for rough backyard purposes, not splitting cords of wood or felling trees, so the cutting consistency isn’t paramount.

    Also, the grinds for the axe edge aren’t quite symmetrical, but I plan on having to sharpen it myself periodically anyhow.

    The mattock/hoe side of the tool head is quite long, perhaps an inch longer than other pulaskis I’ve used. Compare the picture of this product with the picture of the Graintex PA1760 Pulaski Axe with 3.5 Lb Hickory Handle. I think the longer mattock is better for digging, so I’m happy with it, but I can tell it’s putting extra stress on the head-handle joint. With just a half-hour of digging in my yard, I can already see the joint shifting at the top of the tool head. Not sure whether I’ll have to wedge it more in the future or what, but it’s not as rock solid as I’d expected.

    Also, despite the red-white-and-blue stickers and proud “assembled in the USA” proclamation, the head is discretely stamped “INDIA” on the underside. I don’t imagine there are many garden tools in this price range with US-forged steel though; just thought I’d share, since it’s not in the product description anywhere.

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  2. Alison says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My favorite pulaski ever, July 7, 2016
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    Alison

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    I’ve used quite a few pulaskis in the past few years working on trail crews in the parks and forest service, and this one is one of the best quality pulaskis I’ve ever used. If you look for something to critique, you will be looking all day! The head is the perfect size and shape. The handle is great quality and feels just right. And I can’t detect a woble after several months of use. As long as you keep it clean and take the time to sharpen the edges this tool should last you quite a while
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  3. S.Hardy says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Does the job, but head comes loose. Needs better wedging., August 24, 2016
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    S.Hardy

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    Head is well made and seems solid. Hickory handle was also solid, unfortunately the wedging that holds the head on is not sufficient. Head almost came off with about 10 minutes of use. I will need to buy wedges to secure the head onto the handle. Was a great tool for clearing brush roots, but had to keep re-setting the head on the handle.
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