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#61 theoregontrails

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 03:25 PM

+1 for Estwing.  Best bang-for-your-buck hatchet you can buy, and will last a lifetime, or two.  

and +1 for Council Tools!  Quality stuff all made in the USA.


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#62 12valve

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 05:17 PM

There are any number of excellent axes and hatchets out there. I think it is a carpenters hatchet, long blade on one side, hammer on the other, made by Plumb. Hardened steel edge, holds a edge very well. Total length is 18", so handle is short enough to use with one hand, but long enough to use with two hands as well. For heavy work, I have a Pulaski fireman's tool. Since it has a pick blade on the other side, I gets used for digging or getting unstuck. I also carry two shovels. This way your friend is also digging instead of leaning against the truck drinking beer watching you dig alone. 


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#63 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 12:05 AM

<Snip> I gets used for digging or getting unstuck. I also carry two shovels. This way your friend is also digging instead of leaning against the truck drinking beer watching you dig alone. 

Now that makes great sense!  I may do the same.


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 02:42 AM

There are any number of excellent axes and hatchets out there. I think it is a carpenters hatchet, long blade on one side, hammer on the other, made by Plumb. Hardened steel edge, holds a edge very well. Total length is 18", so handle is short enough to use with one hand, but long enough to use with two hands as well. For heavy work, I have a Pulaski fireman's tool. Since it has a pick blade on the other side, I gets used for digging or getting unstuck. I also carry two shovels. This way your friend is also digging instead of leaning against the truck drinking beer watching you dig alone. 

i kind of like being that guy, drinking the beer, and pointing out that i recommended taking a different route !!!


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