Pro Splitting Axe - $99.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price Pro Splitting Axe DSRP:  $99.95

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A professional-grade hickory splitting axe for heavy-duty chopping work.

The STIHL Pro Splitting Axe features a premium American hickory wood handle for reduced vibration and a long steel sleeve to help protect the handle in the event of an overstrike. Its unique 5-piece head attachment system is up to 2.5 times stronger than a traditional axe head connection. The head is forged from premium C60 steel and shaped to feature an extra-large striking face for improved spli...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
Pro Splitting Axe Specifications
OVERALL LENGTH 31.5"
WEIGHT OF CUTTING HEAD 5.5 lbs.
HANDLE MATERIAL Hickory
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Pro Splitting Axe is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool I just bought this tool and I have been use it for almost 2 months, i use it for very tricky rounds and it works great. Perfect ergonomics, nice balanced tool and very nice hickory handle, I think that the touch of Ochsenkopf axe company it's definitely obvious.. I'm very happy with the attachment system and the steel overstrike plate protection on the handle.Beautiful and functional tool, my conclusion is that this Axe do the job easier.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great axe from stihl. After purchasing the pro splitting maul I was anxious to get my hands on the pro splitting axe. It has lived up to its reputation. I have split several cords this year and can say it is rock solid. I will admit it is a touch heavy and a bit short for my liking but that is because I don't use a chopping block. I would imagine if I did it would be just the right length. Just something to consider if you split on the ground. All and all it is a great compliment to my maul. Between these two there isn't anything I can't split!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wood doesn't have a chance! From the first log I split I was amazed. I was astonished at how well it performed and immediately asked myself why I hadn't invested sooner.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lady logger loves this axe!!!! i just wanted to say im a lady logger and firewood cutter and i split a lot of wood by hand and i have to say this is the most amazing axe ive ever used hands down!!!!! lightweight easy to swing, chops through the wood like butter.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl products are top notch Stihl makes high quality tools period. I have split wood for years and every year I replace my splitting axe because all of these Home Depot tools are no good. Finally I learned my lesson and bought a higher end axe and I don't think I'll have to replace it for many years. Great quality, good steel, built like a tank. To answer the question about using the axe for pounding wedges, any time you use something to strike steel that's just as hard as what you are using there will be problems Never use your expensive tools like this axe to hit steel, regardless of what stihl says. The handle will loosen no matter what. Buy cheap sledge hammers to pound wedges.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I must have got a bad one! Brothers and Sisters - I was skeptical to buy this axe because of the cost. But, I went for it. Today I split about half a face cord (NOT ALOT) almost an hour after I bought it. . . . . and it BROKE. The axe has a metal plate that sits on TOP of the head, covering the eye. The plate is anchored with a long screw and a roll (sp.) pin. Within just a few swings I could hear the plate moving around. A few swings after that, I looked and noticed the pin was about an eighth of an inch out. I pushed it back in several times, and then it finally broke off. I sheared the pin and the screw, causing the plate to come off. I do not believe the integrity of the axe has been compromised in any way. It still swings and feels great, only the plate is gone. The hickory handle is recessed about a quarter inch into the eye - which is untraditional with most modern day 'good' axes. The only problem is I do not know what the handle looked like, at the eye, before using it. Is this recess normal? Is it safe to use? Should I waste my time replacing the plate? I WAS pounding wedges because I was splitting such large rounds. I was told this morning when I bought it that it was designed to pound on wedges. Has anyone heard differently? Has anyone else pounded wedges? Thanks everyone. . . Good luck. . . God Bless!!!!!
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last axe I will buy Very well built. Good weight a little short in the handle and also wished the handle was raw instead of finished. None the less a solid tool hopefully something that I can pass down to the kids.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical Stihl quality Very well built . Another 4-6 inches of length in the handle would work better for me . Since this is shaped more like an axe than a maul , it tends to " stick " in a block of wood rather than blow it apart . As long as you can pick up both the axe and block and smash it down until split you're fine . If you stick it in a big block of wood that is too big to pick up you gotta wrestle this axe out and that ain't easy. If you've got big stuff to blast apart you may be better off with one of the mauls This thing will make quick work of small and medium blocks though.
Date published: 2016-04-08
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