How to choose a good ax for home

Traditionally the selection ax process will be divided into individual steps, highlighting the most significant details of compliance or non-compliance with which depends ultimately how successful will this purchase tool.

Modern manufacturing technology tools and instruments allow to achieve a combination of desired properties axes on the basis of their functionality.

Agree, there is a difference - to cut the meat, say, or try to cut down the tree in the New Years Eve ...

You can, of course, do not bother learning the technical side of things, and immediately go to the nearest stroyrynok or seek the services of the omniscient search engine.

Those who are subject to the ax of choice fits more thoroughly, we recommend to read the article to the end. You will receive an overview of the axes, which saves you from hasty decisions when buying the tool.

The most common varieties of axes are: ax-ax; carpenter's ax; marching ax; hunting ax; ax for chopping.

Ax-splitter characterized by an elongated handle, a specific (triangular) form part of the chopping wedge and considerable weight, which greatly simplifies the process of splitting the wood.

Carpenter's ax will be lighter and smaller in size. The shape of the wedge chopping - rectangular. This is a common model of the ax, which can be used for a variety of plumbing and carpentry work.

Marching ax is a versatile tool. A distinctive feature - the rubber grip of medium length (to ax could fit in a normal backpack), with a relatively small wedge. This thing is just a pleasure to hold in their hands.

Hunting ax different from all other varieties lightweight chopping part, allows for the case not only cut the branch or a tree, but also to cut the meat or to cut the carcass of the animal.

Ax for chopping meat found in almost every home. Usually it has a "decorative" look that does not detract from its functional properties, since its purpose is not only to cut through the meat into pieces, but pererubat large and small animal bones.

How to choose a good ax

Our own algorithm of actions when choosing a good ax as follows:

[1]. Determine the quality of steel. To do this simple test: click the nail on the edge of the wedge without touching the edge of the hand. If the metal is "tingle", then the ax is made of good-quality solid steel, which will not be quickly grow blunt.

[2]. To think about the weight of the ax. For most types of domestic work will approach the ax of medium size, weighing from one to one and a half kilograms. Heavier models needed for firewood or cutting bones of large animals. For tourists will fit lightweight model, weighing 0.6-0.8 kg.

[3]. Enjoy the convenience and practicality of the handle. No irregularities knots, peeling, and other defects. The tool should ideally "go to bed in his hand." It is desirable that the ax handle was water-resistant (in case your instrument suddenly accidentally fall into the water).

[4]. Pay attention to assessing the quality of an ax blade. The best option - a direct form, gives the product versatility and practicality. Such a blade is easier to sharpen (as with abrasive bars and grindstones using all colors).

[5]. To get accustomed to the brand of the manufacturer. This kind of guarantee against counterfeiting and buying patterns obviously poor tool.

The most well-known manufacturers and suppliers are considered to be the company's ax Fiskars, Berger, Hultafors, Gardena, Sigma and others. Well proven tools, marketed under the trademark of domestic "Foreman".

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