The Leveraxe- by Vipukirves

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Motomom34, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    The Leveraxe is supposedly a new innovative way to split wood. It is supposed to make things easier than using a traditional axe. I have read a few articles and watched a few videos. The demo video by the manufacture had me questioning the axe. I noticed that they were cutting at the edges which leave you with smaller blocks of wood; this seems to be what the designer was aiming for. Plus when using this, one has to put their wood in a tire. After striking the wood, the axe tilts and helps separate the wood. Since the original release, the Leveraxe has had some changes but the price is still almost $300. Yes, Leveraxe sells for $269 on Amazon.

    Here is some info:
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    LeverAxe is light in weight, therefore, allows building the speed when in action. The body of the axe is designed in such a way that the head is fixed from the side, which is generally attached to the center. This helps in altering the center of gravity. It helps the log to break a few millimeters and stop; at the same time, it can counterweight the other side there by splitting the log apart.

    It is a smart device used to split the wood. This smart axe is made of iron and the hook with a heavy design. It has two clamps that hit the log with each swing, helps to produce an excellent resistance which splitting the wood. The handle can also be made of polyamide. It makes it even lighter and can help in fast chopping with less energy as the axe does not get stuck. The model is based on rotational action and lever mechanism.

    Efficient: As it is designed on a lever mechanism, and does not stick inside the wood, the axe is efficient and fast to use.

    Enjoyable: It’s ecological and a fun way to chop the firewood. One can start from edges and easily chop the log.

    Safe: The length of the handle is long which produces more kinetic energy resulting in stopping on top of the log. It is safe to use.

    This is a long video but I liked how the maker of the video tested out the Leveraxe plus traditional axes then giving his opinion at the end

    I would like to demo the Leveraxe because it is quite interesting but I will not be purchasing one after all my research and watching videos. Spending $300 to try out an axe is too much, no matter how intriguing it is. I will stick with my Fiskars axe for now. Has anyone tried out the Leveraxe? Or know of anyone who has one?
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  2. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    269.00 I use my axe and a wedge and sledge
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I've seen this one work back in the 80s. It does, and does not twist in your hands.
    Chopper1 Axe
    The downside is springs that don't last forever.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    So pretty much straight grained, knot free, dry (looks like Alder) wood. I wonder how it works on green Douglas Fir or Sitka Spruce?
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  5. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Log splitter if you have the cash IS the easiest way to part the fire supply. Hammer and wedges are my way right now. Have always been suspicious of gimmicks.
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    i have just one “Saying” for Firewood,,,, “ Hydraulics are your Friend”.....
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  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Seems a variation of the splitting maul. Too spendy to try it. My axe works well, and the money saved buys a lot of preps.
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  8. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    $269.00 - lever it right there, I'll pass...
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  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I've split cords and cords of wood and used a mall and wedges for most all of it , but when it comes to some woods with knots, hydraulics are your friend .
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  10. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Nah....for a few hundred more I can get a hydraulic. I had my first taste of hydraulics this year and boy-oh-boy I am never going back! Besides, who in their right mind would pay $300 for a this tool? Frankly, it is way overpriced given that it is still nothing more than a piece of casted/formed steel on some sort of handle, shape is different but concept is the same. Nah...I will stick with my maul for the ones and twos I need to do by hand because more cost effective.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
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  11. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Was having the same thought on some nice stringy oak. Somebody needs to show them how to get power from their backs and legs as opposed to just using their arms. My stroke starts with my feet and works its way all the way up to my hands, momentum building before the mall ever starts to move. Much easier with more muscles sharing the work.
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  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Watching the video and the woman swinging the axe was painful. She had it too far back in my opinion.

    I will agree it is an overpriced tool but people are buying them.
  13. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    It was certainly painful when she cut her lip and knocked out a tooth!
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  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    That was brutal and all I thought was that is going to scar. Lesson there is do not get your face too close if your axe gets stuck.
  15. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    No safety glasses, either. She's lucky it didn't connect higher.
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  16. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Lol. My local saw shop who specialise in all forestry products has a few of these for folks to try out! He says he has made his money back on them on sales of normal splitting wedges and mauls when people try one of these and then buy the real tools!
    Hydrolics are a must have when your prime source of home heating is wood and you prefer splitting and stacking your self! I rebuilt an older HD log splitter that needed an new engine, i found an older 2 stroke two cylinder diesel to run the splitter. It's way faster on the smaller rounds and can split some pretty big rounds too! 10+ cords a year takes a beating on you the manual way!
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  17. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Finally someone who knows someone who has one of these. And this axe is not as grand as the makers want you to think. When I first saw the axe and checked it out, I questioned having to have a tire to help stand up the wood for cutting. I have never seen a tire used to help stand the wood up. Interesting idea. Anyone ever use a tire like that, to the wood up?
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  18. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I hadn't tried the tire trick before, but i figure any good idea is worth stealing, so I gave it a try and by golly, it works! I would probably only ever use that trick out camping, and even then if i some how forgot to bring fire wood! Lol
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  19. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    We have one at our camp it's not as much for standing the wood up as it is for not having to bend over picking up the pieces and also not breaking your handle on the ax on a bad swing.
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