Easy Log Splitting Axe
Product DescriptionVipukirves Leveraxe Splitting Axe 36" With leveraxe you can hit near the edge of the log. With the traditional axe you are almost always required to strike near the middle of the log. Hitting closer to the edge would be dangerous because it is too easy to miss the log or the axe will bounce wildly from a non-centred strike. In both situations the results can be dangerous. Unfortunately, as we all know, splitting a whole log when hit in the centre is the most challenging task. When you have been able to split it in two, the rest will go much more easily. With Leveraxe you won't need to take the whole log head on by striking in the middle. Instead, you can easily and safely start splitting suitably sized logs from the sides by striking closer to edges. No more needing the futile first heavy strikes just to get the log split in two. Features: The Leveraxe is a wood splitting axe used to split firewood of nearly any type of wood and diameter. Leveraxe's innovated design produces a levering action as it sinks into the wood. Less force is required to split the wood compared to traditional axes. The hook on the back of the axe is a brake. This feature stops the axe on top of the wood, not allowing it to go into the ground or the user's leg. Leveraxe's high quality steel head weighs 4.18 lbs. This light weight axe allows women and men of all abilities to split firewood with ease. Details: Total weight: 5.5 lbs Axe head weight: 4.18 lbs Length: 35.5 inches Axe Sheath: Top Grain Leather Handle: Wood, Birch Shipped In: Cardboard Box Made In: Finland, Europe Comes With: Axe and Instructions
- The Leveraxe is a wood splitting axe used to split firewood of nearly any type of wood and diameter.
- Leveraxe's innovated design produces a levering action as it sinks into the wood. Less force is required to split the wood compared to traditional axes.
- The hook on the back of the axe is a brake. This feature stops the axe on top of the wood, not allowing it to go into the ground or the user's leg.
- Leveraxe's high quality steel head weighs 4.18 lbs. This light weight axe allows women and men of all abilities to split firewood with ease.
- Details: -Length: 35.5 inches -Total weight: 5.5 lbs -Axe head weight: 4.18 lbs -Axe sheath: top grain leather -Guarantee: axe head 10 years -Handle: wood, birch -Shipped in: cardboard box -Made in: Finland, Europe -Comes with: instructions
Top ReviewsPerforms as advertised and is one of many tools to use to accomplish this task, but the cost is out
by Bob C (4 out of 5 stars)
August 21, 2015
Does what it says it will do and is one of many tools you may choose to have depending on your situation.
My situation is that we had several huge trees taken down in our backyard - some were 4 feet in diameter - so once they were cut down to 3 foot sections, they were very heavy and hard to move. Buying or renting a splitter were options - but I would have had to get the thing in the back yard, and if renting it, would have had to work quickly to work through the huge volume of wood. Moving these large sections would have been back-breaking - so I opted to give this axe a try as it seemed that is was worth trying.
It does what it claimes to do - I was able to take the large sections, turn them face up and cleave away at their outside knocking off pieces as I went around with the axe until I got the piece down to a 2 ft diameter section so that I could then lift it into the "tire" holder and finish the job.
It works best with dry wood without knots (as does every splitter) - it is not hard to use and get the hang of, and I will note that the technique is actually a lot less "damaging" to your forearms/wrists as you essentiall let it go as it is falling and you quickly learn not to absorb all the impact through your arms - but the axe does its job. So, I spit about a cord with this the first weekend out - and used both it and my maul axe. There are times where the maul is the right tool and there were times where this was the right tool - I was glad I had both.
The nice thing is I can take my time with all this wood in the backyard. I don't have to rush to get it done so I can return the rented splitter, and I don't have to plan the day around starting up a splitter I own and rolling the heavy logs over to it ... so I can get it done at my own pace
The downside - it is way too expensive - I get it that it is a unique design, but the price is outrageous - I only bought it because I thought it would be worth trying instead of renting a splitter for the weekend and getting very little done or buying one at 5-6 times the cost - but at the end of the day - this is a piece of steel on the end of a handle - it shouldn't cost this much. So, happy with the tool in its performance, but feel like the price is highway robbery
by Aaron (1 out of 5 stars)
April 19, 2019
I bought this before a camping trip. We had chopped down a sick oak tree and tried to split the logs with this axe. It was a big group camping trip and none of the 7 or 8 people who tried were able to get this axe to split the logs. We watched the product videos but no luck. Some of us guessed that the problem was the knots in the wood. Therefore I kept the axe, hoping it will work better on my next trip instead of sending it back to amazon.
The leveraxe would dig into the wood, but didn't rotate to split pieces off. Even with multiple strikes into the same slot on the log, I never once got it to work like they say it does.
So far, this thing has been all hype and works only about as well as a regular splitting axe at best.
by TheSpaceWanderer (5 out of 5 stars)
September 24, 2019
It took a few swings to get used to this axe but once I did i really liked it. It does what it says. I have back problems and tendonitis in my arm so swinging my 8lb maul is taxing. I considered spending the money for a hydraulic splitter but looked for other options first. Found the lever axe and for the price I split for an hour or so after work today without any pain. I am a fan. It does have limitations though. Anything with lots of knots will still need a maul or wedge but the lever axe certainly earned its place in my garage.
Great for making kindling!
by Chris (5 out of 5 stars)
December 14, 2018
The Leveraxe I bought was the lightest version. When I ordered it, I wasn't aware there were two weights available. It worked out fine because I'm splitting red fir which is easy to spilt.
Neat axe, may or may not be worth it for you
by Anthony Hermans (4 out of 5 stars)
November 2, 2015
Before purchasing, I read a lot of conflicting reviews on this axe. A lot of reviewers hadn't actually purchased or used one, but found the cost so excessive that it couldn't be worth it. The value for the price is hard to assess for others, but I will say that the axe is unique and works as advertised. I spent a few hours splitting yesterday and while I wouldn't give up my other splitting tools, there's a place for the Leveraxe. On dry, clear rounds, it works quite well, and on some of the twisted, evil knotty logs I'm trying to split, it works as well as could be hoped.
What I like about this axe is that it's relatively light and has a longer handle than my other splitting maul. Also, the design prevents the head from driving too deep into the wood and sticking. These characteristics mean I can make several strikes on the same stubborn round where my other maul would drive deep and wedge into the wood.
As I mentioned, a lot of my rounds are very tough to split, and I found that while the Leveraxe would start to split the wood, sometimes it wouldn't completely separate the pieces the way my traditional maul would. I ended up switching back and forth depending on the round (with this kind of wood, I often have to resort to wedges and a sledge too). Switching between axes is kind of nice too; I think it helped prevent fatigue.
One other thing to mention, the Leveraxe is asymmetrical, and you have to use it on the left side of the rounds. This was sometimes limiting for me and I ended up circling around or rotating the heavy rounds more than I would have with my splitting maul.
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by Michael G. Thibeau (4 out of 5 stars)
December 30, 2018
The leverage splitting axe performed as advertised. The axe was used to split hunting camp firewood. Maximum diameterof the wood being split was 8" - 10".
Excellent splitting Axe!
by Chris H. (5 out of 5 stars)
October 30, 2018
This is a great splitting axe. It worked well to split logs quickly. It helps to place the wood in a tire stand.
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by Bert B. (5 out of 5 stars)
July 17, 2019
by Caleb Colucci (5 out of 5 stars)
January 16, 2019
WOW! This totally works.
11 year old daughter and better half all split wood for the first time using ...
by Randall (4 out of 5 stars)
October 27, 2015
I really waged cost to benefit on this... its expensive for an axe (even a well made one) for a little more I could have purchased a hydraulic splitter (which would split ANYTHING); but, that splitter wouldn't work with a power outage and I am not doing this as a commercial endeavor; the directions say not to let a kid use it but my 9 year old son, 11 year old daughter and better half all split wood for the first time using it. I had more trouble using it as I was 'used' to using a wedge and maul... this is much easier.
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