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#1 brett13

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:40 AM

I'm in need of a new camp ax. I always used the el cheapo "camp ax" for $10 from anywhere, but I thought I'd see if it was worth it to invest in a better one. Anyone have a preference or thoughts on the matter?
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:38 AM

I used to use the crappy axe and hatchets as well. Bad idea. Get yourself a nice Gerber or Fiskars. Very nice. Light. Easy to carry or stow. Sharp and cuts nicely. First time you use it You'll understand why.

good luck.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:53 AM

FISKERS,you won't be sorry.
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#4 brett13

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:06 AM

Thanks. I was looking at Fiskars. Also considering one of these:
http://www.cabelas.c...x&cm_ite=netcon
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#5 davinski

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:54 AM

Bret13:

Wow, that is a nice one at Cabela's. More expensive than what I have. Won't go wrong with any of these. I used to have a long handled one, but settled for a hatchet these days. Short and simple to store. Good luck.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:34 PM

I used to frame houses so I am partial to the Vaughn 28 oz rigging ax. I've had it for years now and its never let me down. Its got a waffle hammer head on the opposite end of the blade and holds its edge well. I use it at home for spilitting kindling and take it on the road.

My 2 cents.
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#7 Mark W. Ingalls

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 04:32 PM

Having had a love affair with tools for 40 years now, I have collected all kinds of 'em. I prefer the machete over all my hatchets and axes.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:44 PM

I could never understand the machete thing. I have a cheapo myself. Then I was watching an episode of one of those survivor guy shows. Man he a nice machete. Musta cost a fortune.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:07 PM

Recently got the long handled Fiskars for about $30 at OSH. Light, strong, sharp, and stows away nicely.

I like the Max-Axe, But $$$$$:eek:
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:13 PM

Machete...
Forgot all about that. A very handy tool if you have a nice one. I just worry when other people borrow mine. Scares me. I may have to put it in the camper so I can use it next trip. Good idea, guys.

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