SB Splitting Axe; 5 lbs, 36 in. Straight Wooden Handle
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.