Ideal for taller users or anyone who prefers a longer axe, the X27 Splitting Axe provides power that makes splitting medium-sized to extra-large logs easier than ever. Like every X-Series Hatchet or Axe, the X27 combines perfected weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and virtually unbreakable design to maximize your performance. This combination of features allows the blade to disperse wood more effectively, offering more one-strike splits with each swing. It also includes our longest handle for increased leverage to maximize the power and speed of taller users. Since you can split wood more easily with the X27, each job requires less time, less effort and less hand strain. Lifetime warranty.
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100%of customersrecommend this product73 of 73reviews
Rating Breakdown74 reviews
100%of customersrecommend this product73 of 73reviews
I used this axe today for the first time. Never used a splitting axe before in my life. Took a few swings before I could get the hang of judging the distance, but before long I was splitting away and my aim was getting better and better. I started with a few smaller (5" - 8") pieces. I did fine. Then, I went to a 18" round, and it was even easier. The big pieces are easier than the smaller pieces.
And as to the the size, I'm 60 yrs old, 5'9", 165 lbs, in excellent physical shape, and I found this very easy to use (once again, for the first time in my life using a splitting axe). I thought the 28" Fiskars splitting axe was too short. If they had a 32" or 33" model, I might have preferred it, but I didn't find this 36" one a problem at all to use, so I question the description where it says, "Ideal for taller users".
Thank you to all the people who gave a review. It was your comments that encouraged me to by this, and I'm very happy with it.
Moved out in the country,where we have a boiler outside.Need to split wood regularly to keep the house warm in the winter.This little axe performs wonderfully.At fist glance I can see where people would walk by it.It has a hollow handle made of space aged materials.Not the solid wood handle you were raised on,but after the neighbors have come by and swung it,they were pretty impressed.Its light,and does a better job.I am no lumber jack,but this thing makes me look like I know what I am doing.I seen they came out with a completely black model this year.I think ill have to get that one too.Thing is bad looking.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting, bright orange color scheme makes it easy to see
I split firewood by hand for side money. Over the past year, I split 20 cords using primarily 2 axes. I split about 7 with a RockForge 3.5 pound splitting axe (do NOT waste your money on that one!!) and the remaining 13 with the Fiskars.
I'm 5'8 which is shorter than the recommended user for this axe, but the length allows good leverage. It splits as well or better than the average axe because of the EXTREMELY sharp edge.
The hollow plastic handle seems flimsy on first inspection, but 13 cords of wood have failed to do more than rub the label off. A lightweight total package makes this axe easy for me to keep swinging up to 5 hours. I get tired after that.
NOTE: This axe is made of VERY soft metal and intended for splitting only. Take great care not to contact even slightly a rock or metal object with the axe, or you will notch the blade. DO NOT hammer on it if jammed into wood, or you will destroy it. Observe caution of you are trying to free up a wedge with the axe. I had to buy a sharpening stone, because I messed this up.
Axe does not wear at all from use with wood. It's extremely versatile, because the light weight and sharp edge will literally cut through wood fibers. Easily better than a maul, because you can swing it three times for the same amount of effort as a bigger tool.
Armed with only my Super Splitter, an 8 pound sledge, and a wedge, I can take apart 15-18 inch tall rounds of fresk oak and cherry from trees as big as 2.5 feet in diameter. My favorite axe yet! Worth the money. Avoid the RockForge Garbage!
Pros: Durable, Vibrant Color, Multi Use, Functionality, Sharp, Stylish, Great Quality
This axe made it very easy to split live oak logs that I could never do with my other axe. It barely required any effort at all. Aside from the blade itself, I didn't even feel any vibration in the handle like I would with my other axe. I could use it all day.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Strong, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
Needed to split a bunch of logs and had zero experience. Checked out the reviews for this product, most of which I thought were a bit over the top, but I went and got it anyways. Well... they weren't. This thing is awesome!
I considered getting the one a size down as I'm only 5'8", but as it turns out, I think I made the right call. Doesn't like wet oak. As others have said, "beware the bounce", but even just letting one end dry for a day was enough for this complete amateur to split oak like an old pro (at least that's what I tell myself).
Highly recommend this product. I've split a little over a truckload and the thing shows NO signs of wear.
This is the best splitting axe. We bought this to take camping & we just loved it. There is a little bit of a learning curve getting used to the length, but once you got that down watch out wood. I would suggest to watch some youtube videos of this & you will really appreciate it even more so. Its well worth the money. The time it saved us compared to the other axe we had is incredible! I ordered it online & it came within 5 days to my door step :) I would recommend this to anybody. As a matter of fact I bought 2 & my friend convinced me to sell her my back up. Be careful with the little kiddies this is SHARP.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
I've been down the road of buying less log splitters (cheap and cheaper), but this one, without a doubt, is a superior product. You can tell from what appears as one piece construction that this splitter will get the job done. And it has! Balance, weight and fit. This one has helped me split two 80ft pine and one 60ft oak in quick order. Use the right technique, have the proper 'stump' and this will make short work of a weekend task
Don't spend $1000 on a hydraulic log splitter when this Fiskars spitting axe will do the job better. With a little effort, you can split 2 logs in the time a hydraulic splitter can split 1. I was amazed at how big of logs I could split with this axe. This is easily the best axe I have ever owned. If you need proof, check out the video reviews on YouTube.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight
I had a couple of oak trees cut down and had just installed a wood stove so I kept the wood. I didn't think there could be much technology left to be be discovered in something so rudimentary as a splitting ax. They have been around for awhile. So I bought a Rock Forge and immediately bounced it off a round. I quickly saw that it had a blunt edge so I went to work with a file and stone. I still bounced it off the round. I have not split a piece of wood with it yet! I had never really split any wood but didn't think it would be that hard. It isn't! I looked on line for reviews and found the Fiskar X27. The reviews and youtube videos sounded like a stretch. They were not. I feel like Paul Bunyan! This thing will really split wood! And it is light! I had the good fortune to stumble across two great tools, the Fiskar X27 and a Woodchuck combination tool. The big oaks were a breeze, and I'm 64.
I bought this product to split mostly pine while camping. I've been using a regular axe for splitting and this was a significant upgrade. We've got three teenagers doing most of the splitting and this was their favorite. The handle showed no signs of abuse in spite of the teenagers. The two other axes we brought camping both had new handles destroyed by the end of the trip. The axe was very sharp out of the package and remained so. This is another excellent Fiskars product to add to my collection.
As others have commented, this is an excellent, fairly priced tool. One of the best I have ever purchased. Easy to use, even for a relative novice like me. The only complaint I have is that while the first use, at three hours, was great, the second time around, the non-stick coating on the axe seemed to be gone and after every swing I had to extract it from the log like Excalibur. Basically doubled the time of the task.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
I looked at several handle lengths for splitting before settling on the 36 in model. I thought perhaps 36 in was too long. However, the ax is easy to swing and the 36 in gave me more horsepower to split. This ax is great, I split large pieces of wood without a wedge and it worked like a champ. You may need a wedge only if you are splitting logs longer than 36 inches with a diameter over 24 inches. Other than that, one good swing resulted in a perfect split. If you are planning to split wood get this ax simple as that you will not be disappointed.
I used it on dry and wet logs. Balanced, light, easy to swing, but tons of splitting power.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Functionality, Strong, Sharp, Great Quality, Good Shape
I gave this to my brother for Christmas and we quickly went out to give it a try along side a 6lb maul I've been using for 10 years or so. I can say that the X27's light weight and non stick cutting edge made the splitting straight grained logs easier than the 6lb maul, however when knots started to show up in some of the logs the 6lb maul's extra weight was beneficial as the X27 would bounce back rather jarringly from a stiff log. This is an excellent choice; you may need a separate wedge and sledgehammer combination more often than a if you chose a heavier maul but the light weight will make it easy to swing for hours without exhaustion.
Just finished splitting a cord of wood. Mostly oak and some maple. Axe is is a little different than splitting maul I was using. So light and thin, I though that there was no way this would perform like a splitting maul! I was wrong. This axe works better than expected. It does not get stuck in wood as easily as a maul....and when it does, it comes out fairly easily. Be careful, If wood splits easily, axe can go right through to ground. I split on a large diameter oak base but I knicked the ground once when axe came through the wood so fast! Keep legs wide for safety! This axe is quite light with a long handle. It takes a few swings to get used to it but you can develop good momentum due to light weight. Handle appears hollow but appears to be a rugged design.