True Temper Premium Michigan Single-bit Axe 1188500

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  1. Gentle Miant "Gentle Miant" says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A decent felling ax, September 29, 2012
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    Gentle Miant “Gentle Miant” (Central Florida) –

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    This is a 3.5 lb. ax on a 36″ helve with fairly good shape, alignment and design. The handle has small flats on each side, so I would imagine it was made from board stock. But it was apparently well cured, because there seemed to be no twist or warp to it.

    The poll was rounded top and bottom rather than square. The cheeks were a little uneven, but no problem with a proper grinding. The blade was a little hard for filing, but grinding and diamond honing can put on an edge that should last longer with the harder metal. I’ve had no chipping of the blade in the couple of months of regular use I’ve had it.

    There are axes with fancy names going for over 4 times the price of this one, but that I doubt are as useful. Anyway, I’d feel foolish paying that much for something that I expect wouldn’t please me as well.

    Beware of 5 stars for over-priced items. No one likes to admit that they’re a sucker!

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  2. B. Ferguson says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    As good as it gets, February 18, 2013
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    B. Ferguson (New York, USA) –
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    This axe is exactly what I was looking for. Having used this product for six months, the hickory handle has absorbed all of my overstrikes and come back for more. The weight of the head is enough to easily split a 16 inch diameter trunk, even for those not strong enough to consider themselves lumberjacks. The length of the handle provides the leverage needed.

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  3. Oatmealer says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice axe, but…, July 3, 2012
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    I was looking for a felling axe, nothing fancy, just something to take outdoors and to use around the yard.

    The cutting edge was not even, one side had a steeper angle than the other, but the use of a bench grinder was an easy fix. Honed a nice symmeterical edge with the grinder and a sharpening stone, and the edge seems to hold well.

    The description states the head has fully polished sides, but this came with a black paint coating that seems to chip off rather easily. I would have liked to receive the polished head, as advertised. I understand it does not effect performance. It was just a preference.

    Overall, I feel this was a bit overpriced, but it came with a nice lacquered 36″ hickory handle, 3.5lb single bit head & Those were my priorities on this quest. In the near future I will most likely go with a higher quality axe instead, and save this one for a back up.

    I gave 3 stars due to the partially incorrect description, the seller did NOT include a packing slip and the price was higher than I would have liked to see for a standard quality tool.

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