"So far spent half a day splitting all sorts of size pieces. The grenade is great for splitting apart the really big bits - up to 2ft dia and 10 inches thick, using the back of the maul which has a sledge hammer head. Then used the maul for breaking into smaller pieces (though grenade works too). If you're swinging at the log, it's a lot easier if you hit it just on the edge. If it gets embedded but doesn't split, just whack it with a hammer a few times and it'll split. Great workout too! Haven't used the axe yet, but it seems pretty sharp."
"Bought a pallet of split logs to find they were too big for my inset log burner. The maul splits them in seconds and after using my old blunt hand axe, with wooden handle and constantly loose head, couldn't believe the efficiency of the small axe for kindling. Still got all my fingers and can't wait to use the grenade!"
"A great set of 3 tools ideal for those people who have wood burners and want to chop their own wood. The splitting maul works a treat compared to previous heavy cutting axe and when the logs are too twisty the wood grenade does the trick. My only comment would be it would have been good to have had a kindling axe instead of a standard axe. All items are very good quality and feel solid."
"I decided to purchase this set after reading all the positive reviews. I've not used the small axe much but the log splitter and maul have really been put through their paces and performed very well. I highly recommend this product."
"Like others, I bought this on the strength of the reviews and I was not disappointed. I have used felling axes before but the maul is worth the money by itself. One swing and large logs are split with ease. Absolutely superb."
"After reading other positive reviews, I decided to buy the log splitting set. The reviews were absolutely correct. It makes log splitting easy and even slightly enjoyable. Had never realised how the design of the maul is so much better for splitting than a normal axe. It doesn't get jammed as an axe can and the splitting grenade is a great little tool. Superb value for money."
"Took a chance on this after reading the mixed reviews and have been amazed by how good it is.
The grenade in particular is a fantastic bit of kit. It has split everything I have put it into, including some very knotted sycamore stumps and branch junctions up to 2ft wide and 18inches deep. It has taken a pounding on a couple of the worst ones but every single one has finally given in to it.
The maul has split everything I have swung it at with ease, cleaving each piece into 2 every time bar one knotty piece when a second thwack was needed.
"This is an excellent product at a good price. I hadn’t realized until recently that you should use a splitting mule to split logs rather than a normal axe – which invariable gets wedged into the log and you spend most of your time extracting the stuck axe from the log you are trying to split.
The splitting maul is awesome – splits the logs apart with ease – explodes them. Where there are large knots (at branch junctions) the wood grenade splits apart the log effortlessly, just hammering in is required, until the log yields. The hand axe is well balanced and makes light work of making fire sticks. Both the maul and hand axe have nice grips and very little shock is fed back.
"Does exactly what is says on the tin. The small hand axe is extremely comfortable to use and very efficient, as is the large maul. I've split logs with ease. Not needed to use the grenade yet but it looks like it will do the job."
"I bought the Log splitter set. It was good value. I have used all three items regularly and they do the job as expected. The Maul is better than a large Axe because it splits the log rather than cut into it, which is what an axe does. I found the shaft to be effective for absorbing the impact and noticed very little in the way of shock to the hands/arms when making heavy contact with the wood. I used the grenade for splitting 'wild grain' logs ie branch joints which were resistant to splitting using the Maul. Once started I used a sledge hammer and the grenade did the business. The small axe was used for splitting down to kindling size, once again I ike the shaft for absorbing impact when cutting. I noticed very little impact on the wrist. I does the job it was intended to do."