The Best Felling Axes of 2020

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    Not all axes are built the same. If you want to fell trees or chop logs into smaller pieces you will need a felling axe. We reviewed the most popular axes from big name companies like Fiskars, Husqvarna and Gransfors Bruks to help you pick the right one!

    Fiskars 378841-1002 X27 Super (36") Splitting Axe, Inch, Black
    • Ideal for taller users splitting medium- to large-sized logs
    • Designed for maximum efficiency to give you more one-strike splits. Textured non-slip grip reduces hand strain and improves control
    • Perfected balance and power-to-weight ratio increases swing speed to multiply power, much like an aluminum baseball bat
    • Advanced bevel convex blade geometry adds power and makes the blade easier to remove from wood
    • Lifetime warranty. Item weight: 5.85 pounds
    Fiskars 378571-1002 X15 Chopping Axe 23.5", 23.5 Inch, Orange/Black,Yellow/Black
    • Ideal for felling trees
    • Chops deeper with each swing to get more done faster
    • Perfected balance and power-to-weight ratio increases swing speed to multiply power, much like an aluminum baseball bat
    • Shock-absorbing FiberComp handle is lightweight yet stronger than steel to prevent overstrike damage
    • Lifetime warranty
    Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe 25 Inch, 430
    • Length with handle: 25 inch, Item-ID: 430
    • Weight: 2.6 lbs
    • Sheath in vegetable tanned leather
    • Comes with Original Gransfors Axebook
    • Made in Sweden
    Husqvarna 26" Wooden Multi-Purpose Axe
    • Multi-purpose axe is a single-bit axe in traditional style
    • Head is attached to the hickory shaft using both a wooden and Steel Wedge to secure fastening
    • Versatile axe used for tree felling, wood chopping, and other jobs
    • The long handle provides power to the cut
    • Includes a leather edge cover
    1844 Helko Werk Germany Classic Scandinavian Splitting Axe - 5.5 lb Wood Splitting Axe Splitting Maul Wood Splitter Scandinavian Axe German Made 13521
    • HANDMADE IN GERMANY Our Classic Scandinavian is a heavy duty, straight-handled splitting axe, designed solely for difficult splitting work. The 5 ½ pound head is capable of splitting large rounds, difficult logs, and tough firewood
    • C50 HIGH CARBON STEEL - 53-56 HRC - This Scandinavian axe head is designed specifically as an axe for chopping wood and delivers powerful strikes without getting stuck or pinched up in the wood. It is a great addition to your firewood cutting tools, the head is buffed and polished to a reflective finish for reduced cutting friction and improved rust resistance
    • GRADE A AMERICAN HICKORY HANDLE - LINSEED OIL FINISH - 150 GRIT SANDED Sustainably sourced grade A American hickory handle individually hand finished and selected for grain orientation and density with a boiled linseed oil finish and sanded to 150 grit for a comfortable and smooth finish on your axe handle
    • INCLUDES FULL GRAIN LEATHER SHEATH - 1 OZ. BOTTLE OF AXE GUARD PROTECTIVE OIL Helko Werk Axes include a vegetable-tanned premium leather axe sheath to protect your axes and hatchets
    • DIMENSIONS Head Weight: 5.5 lb / Length: 31 in. / Total Weight: 7.5lb
    Estwing Double Bit Axe - 38 oz Wood Spitting Tool with Forged Steel Construction & Shock Reduction Grip - EBDBA
    • FORGED STEEL CONSTRUCTION - Maximum strength and durability for a lifetime of hard work
    • OUTDOOR VERSITILITY - Perfect for chopping logs, small trees & branches or splitting firewood & kindling
    • HEAVY DUTY SHEATH - Includes ballistic nylon sheath to protect hand sharpened cutting edge
    • PATENTED SHOCK REDUCTION GRIP - Comfortable, durable & reduces impact vibration by 70%
    • MADE IN THE USA - Our tools are proudly crafted in Rockford, IL using the finest American steel
    1844 Helko Werk Germany Vario 2000 Heavy Log Splitter - German Made Splitting Axe and Splitting Maul and Best Axe for Splitting Wood 10058
    • HANDMADE IN GERMANY The Vario 2000 Heavy Log Splitter is an enormous, heavy duty wood splitting axe built to tackle the most demanding jobs. This Helko Werk axe head design is a unique splitting wedge for heavy duty wood splitter work. It delivers incredible striking force, capable of splitting tree trunks, large rounds, and heavy firewood.
    • C50 HIGH CARBON STEEL - 53-56 HRC - This wood splitter axe is an ideal axe for chopping wood and delivers powerful strikes without getting stuck or pinched up in the wood, and is a great addition to your firewood cutting tools
    • GRADE A AMERICAN HICKORY HANDLE - LINSEED OIL FINISH - 150 GRIT SANDED Each axe handle is sourced from Grade A American Hickory that is hand finished and selected for density and grain orientation, finished by hand with boiled linseed oil and sanded to 150 grit for a comfortable and smooth finish to avoid blisters over constant use
    • INCLUDES FULL GRAIN LEATHER SHEATH - 1 OZ. BOTTLE OF AXE GUARD PROTECTIVE OIL Each Helko Werk Axe includes a sturdy vegetable-tanned premium leather axe sheath to protect your log splitter wedge and protective oil to keep your axe looking great
    • DIMENSIONS Head Weight: 6.7 lb / Length: 36 in. / Total Weight: 8.5 lb

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    How We Pick

    Our readers often ask, How do you choose your list? While choosing leverage AI and Machine Learning – then put ourselves in your shoes and ask:

    • What is the best felling axe of 2019, 2018 as well as previous makes and models?
    • Which felling axe is the best value?
    • Which is the most affordable for people on a budget?
    • Which felling axe is the most expensive?

    Trying to answer these questions alone (without our expert help) can be rough. Luckily we made an easy to understand list of the top 10 felling axes to help you pick the right one.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a felling axe used for?
    Felling axes are used to fell trees and chop large logs. The axe head is angled with the handle built to produce powerful swings.

    What is the best felling axe?
    There many good axes and hatchets. We recommend Fiskars or Husqvarna for first time buyers because they are easy to use and affordable.

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