Council Tool – 5 lbs. SB Splitting Axe; 36 in. Straight Wooden Handle

$69.95

1 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: 4737 Categories: ,

Description

5 lbs. single bit splitting axe with a 36 in. straight wooden handle.

  • Forged tool steel head. Made in USA.
  • Larger poll, balanced head, and wedge shaped blade.
  • 5 lbs. head weight.
  •  4 ¾” Bit length from toe-to-heel.
  •  7 3/8” Overall head length from bit-to-poll.
  • Wedge-shaped blade, with a high centerline, to help keep it from sticking while splitting.
  • 25 deg. Convex bevels/bit
  • ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, at least ½ inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 and we target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in the as forged condition.
  • Head coated with boiled linseed oil to deter rust with Sport Utility forged finish.
  • 36 in. straight American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.  Approximately 1/2 in. of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.
  • Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle, hung proud with a traditional wood and steel wedge.
  • Doubles as a faller’s axe, with chamfered poll corners and radius corners all around the outer poll face, so that it does not cause excessive damage while driving HDPE plastic felling wedges.