"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."
"As the owner of a pile of large green logs the challenge of making them into logs was a problem. Did the splitter work? The results were beyond my expectations. The vision of the wedge becoming jammed in the log was a fear that was not valid. Simply keep striking the wedge with mallet and bingo the log splits. "Does what it say's in the tin"."
"This is much better than using an axe. Used the back of the maul head as a sledgehammer to hit the wood grenade. Not used the hand axe yet. The maul makes such a difference. Friend had been trying to split some rounds with an axe and got nowhere fast. Took the maul and grenade round and did the lot in an hour with a lot of hard work. Very satisfying."
"This set is solid, well balanced with neat little rubberised covers for the blades, I am sure that they are just for shipping but can easily be re-used. Buying these three in a set makes a real saving."
The large splitting axe is not so good. After only two times using the large axe the head fell off, the molding just cracked and fell to pieces. I have fitted a hickory shaft to the axe head which is much more robust. I would advise steering clear of molded tools of this type and go for good quality hickory shaft axes - they will last a lifetime. The moldings are just not up to the job."
"The maul bounces back to the extent that it is dangerous to be used as a splitter. I have decided to keep it regardless as it looks good and can be used as a sledge hammer. The little axe is ok and the wood granade is brilliant. The latter should be painted a different colour though as it can easily get lost in saw dust. Summary: Don't buy this set. Just purchase the wood granade separately (at a fraction of the price) and paint it bright orange."
"This axe did its job ...but only for 2 hours. head is held in place by a resin. this has failed and its impossible to get a replacement shaft. This is the second fibre glass handled splitter. Got other from sister shop. Same thing happened with that axe. I would not recommend this axe.