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2½lb (1.1kg). Unique convex head for easier splitting and less jamming.

2½lb (1.1kg). Unique convex head for easier splitting and less jamming.
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Snapshot (12 reviews)
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9 of 12(75%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
Review 1 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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An excellent tool for the job
8 Jan 2014
By SussexSmiler
, Sussex
"Although it is slightly counterintuitive, this kindling maker works brilliantly despite the blunt striking edge. The weight of the head and rounded leading edge mean that a firm strike (using the weight rather than excessive speed) will split off kindling from a small log with ease. I have used it to halve small logs (of 4 to 6 inch diameter) and produce kindling for my log burner. Much more effective than my hatchet for this job."
Review 2 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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Roughneck Kindling Splitter
8 Mar 2013
By CamelotGardens
, East Sussex
"Excellent Product, no its not sharp like an Axe so don't rush off to the grindstone with it!
It does make kindling wood easier by using the dead weight behind the motion. Takes a few mins to find out how to use it best then your off.
Only thing is after 2 weeks in the woodshed the head has started to rust, maybe a wipe down with an oily rag will help."
Review 3 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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Just the job
4 Dec 2012
By Thetom
, Porthcawl
"I found this almost didn't work on seasoned hardwood but when it came to softwood, particularly if cut into short lengths, a good sharp whacks splits off a piece of kindling very neatly and effectively. It's a good weight and nice length so you can really let the tool do the work."
Review 4 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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Works a treat
28 Oct 2012
By TheOtherMisterT
, Glos
"Most of my kindling is made up of old floor boards that I have cut to kindling length. The axe is great for splitting each piece into kindling sticks. Can't understand the other reviews saying they needed to re-grind the edge. I find it works fine and you can get in to a nice rhythm with each stick pinging off round the garage with one firm blow. The only time it bounces off is when you have a knotty bit near the end.
Its pretty heavy so is a good workout for the wrist. A vast improvement on the hammer/chisel I used to use."
Review 5 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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kindling axe
4 Jul 2011
By charleyd0g
, Ellington
"well designed well balanced less effort needed than traditional hand axe"
Review 6 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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tool for the job
23 Mar 2010
By emptysea
, derry
"strong,sturdy, well constructed. does the job well. special design works a treat."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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log chopper?
22 Nov 2009
By gazza147
, luton beds
"must agree with other review had to change the angle on the cutting edge ,now it cut a good un"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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Great Chopper
18 Apr 2012
By zagiman
, Cornwall
"Just brill for kindling cuts good and fast,
but better for dispatching chickings and ducks
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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Chopper!
25 Oct 2008
By DeanoZX7R
, Wootton Bassett
"A good basic if a little cumbersome kindling splitter. Does what it says on the tin...."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Slow to use, unbalanced
14 Feb 2013
By bookman
, London
"Don't understand why they made this. I use a well-balanced little hand axe and cut a month's kindling in no time, chop chop, maybe a second per cut, no effort. This thing is unbalanced, all the weight at the top end. It takes about 3 times as long to cut the same pile and you find you're holding it halfway up the handle. Can't imagine using it again, unless someone pinches my axe. May be best for killing chickens like the other reviewer said."
Review 11 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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Bounces off
17 Nov 2009
By pcelectrics
, Leicestershire
"Must agree with Spokey - even after sharpening to a razor edge I find it just bounces off most of the time."
Review 12 for Roughneck Kindling Splitter
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log splitter
11 Sep 2008
By spokey2shaves
, Carlisle
"the axe was a very poor kindling splitter, it was too much like a log splitter and would often bounce back out of the wood without splitting it. The angle of the blade is too big."
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.