Wonder Axe?

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Wonder Axe?

Post by moab » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:37 pm

Says this axe is a huge step up in technology from the traditional axe. Video is pretty convincing.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-leve ... -ax-2014-4
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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by ssgcmw » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:07 pm

I love using science to make our lives easier! However, it's expensive science! $270 when you include shipping to US/Canada!

I would love to see a domestic company license the rights to produce it in North America and perhaps bring down the cost.

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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by colorsafe » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:31 am

The guy in the demo using a tire to keep the split wood from scattering... sweet idea!

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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by TacAir » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:39 am

Aaahhhh, okay How much does that bad boy weigh? May be efficient, but looks like the weight of the head could be a real butt kicker.

Cool tech tho.
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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sun May 11, 2014 9:51 am

I've seen it elsewhere.
Its a maul not an axe as its just for splitting firewood....... That said, it seems to be a very good maul
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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by ineffableone » Sun May 11, 2014 12:20 pm

Something to note is this axe is just mechanically doing what your supposed to do if using proper axe splitting technique.

See in this video Ray Mears describe how to properly turn your axe to do the same thing this high tech axe does around 3:30 mark.


I have been using this technique with axes splitting wood for many years, way before ever hearing of Ray Mears. For me and likely many axe users this is just a natural way to use an axe when splitting wood. But you don't need a special axe like the product linked. Just a regular axe. Which means that axe is still useful for many other tasks besides splitting.

To me these new axes are using tech to solve bad technique rather than some big new innovation that makes splitting easier it is for people who don't know how to use an axe properly.
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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by ineffableone » Sun May 11, 2014 12:22 pm

colorsafe wrote:The guy in the demo using a tire to keep the split wood from scattering... sweet idea!
Yes the tire idea is an old one and it works great. You can also wrap rope or other binding around a group of logs to get similar results.
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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by woodsghost » Sun May 11, 2014 12:36 pm

Here is another fun video of proper axe technique. This girl is crazy!



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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by ineffableone » Sun May 11, 2014 4:09 pm

woodsghost wrote:Here is another fun video of proper axe technique. This girl is crazy!
Yep a good example of her not chopping through the entire piece of wood but twisting at the beginning to pop the wood apart. She is confident enough to be doing it bare foot and even placing wood on rocks. I don't think I would ever do that, but shows how confident she is.
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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by itzybitzyspyder » Sun May 11, 2014 5:52 pm

woodsghost wrote:Here is another fun video of proper axe technique. This girl is crazy!



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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by RonnyRonin » Sun May 11, 2014 6:36 pm

yeah, I'd hate to try and cut down a tree with that. It's a maul.
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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by Exploriment » Sun May 11, 2014 10:55 pm

I’d like to see how it does with gnarly, knotted hard wood and not just poplar.

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Re: Wonder Axe?

Post by RonnyRonin » Mon May 12, 2014 12:56 am

itzybitzyspyder wrote:
woodsghost wrote:Here is another fun video of proper axe technique. This girl is crazy!
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there is some joke about keeping warm at night in there but I'm going to let it go...
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