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Forestry often requires the use of an axe to muscle through toughened roots, awkwardly placed trees and on branches that need to be removed to allow sturdy power tools to be positioned correctly. Choose this powerful Universal Axe to chop through those inconvenient plants with ease.
The axe is coloured bright orange so that it shows up clearly against a forest or natural background, making it highly visible should it be accidentally dropped or be placed somewhere handy. This has the added advantage of ensuring that no one accidentally steps on or kicks the sharp blade, which could cause severe injuries.
The axe is one of the weightier models, coming in at 2.51 kilograms, of which 1.8 kilograms is the axe head. Greater weight gives the axe more heft and thus will work more quickly to bring down a problem tree because it will ‘bite’ deeper than a lighter model. The handle is made from high-quality sturdy fibreglass and steel, while the axe head is made from strong steel.
The back of the axe head is a broad, flat hammer plate which is perfect for driving wedges home, such as those used to ensure a correct falling angle. NB: however, please be aware that using these axes to seat steel wedges is not recommended as it can cause damage to the tool.
This Universal Axe is designed for use with wood, in industries such as construction, logging and forestry management amongst many others. The axe is weighted in such a way that the head benefits from maximum power, when it is swung, ensuring that the power generated is focused behind the cutting edge.
The axe blade has been treated with a non-stick material which allows it to be removed from the tree easily, even after a powerful blow has embedded it deeply into the wood.
The axe has been designed to work effectively as a cutting tool, and as such, must always be handled with care by operatives trained in its use. However, a number of features have been included to aid the user in remaining safe in the work place. A protective edge cover is provided to guard the blade when the axe is not in use, and the shaft has a soft grip handle both for ease of use and to prevent the axe slipping from the user’s grasp .