Ironton Heavy-Duty Splitting Maul - 12-Lb.
handle too weak.
Used this maul to break up some 2-3 foot diameter logs and after the third day noticed the handle started bending backwards. The head is great but with a bent handle this maul is becoming useless.
September 19, 2014
This thing kicks butt! I split 10 cords of wood a year to heat my house I've been doing it for 9 years. I have a bad back so my moto is work smart not hard. You defiantly need to be strong to use this tool but splits big wood easy. I actually sharpened the edge to give me a little bit of an advantage and it works great. I even let my 80 year old neighbor try it and he loved it. I went through 3 mauls before this one breaking all 3 very upsetting. If you want a heavy duty maul that really works buy this animal you won't regret it!
July 11, 2014
Could be better
If the cutting edge was shaped like a spilling maul instead of a triangle this would be a great tool. My 8 lb. spitting maul does a better job.
April 22, 2014
It IS a beast at 12lbs but does the trick, and is way cheaper than going to the gym. Unlike some competing all steel mauls, this one has a longer handle which makes it safer and easier to use. The handle is a little slick and the splitting edge a bit blunt but these are minor drawbacks.
February 10, 2014
This splitting mall is pure power. Nice shaped wedge for splitting the toughest rounds. The weight is well balanced for long days of splitting. The only thing I would change is the rounded shape of the welded head. It makes it a bit awkward for adding a hammer tap when you are almost through that tough that big green log that won't give. I prefer the straight triangle shape instead. Otherwise, this is a great price for a necessary piece of equipment.
February 4, 2014
It's a beast if you can swing it!
Some folks say this thing is too big and they can't use it. Well, I'm sure THEY can't. If you're a pretty strong fella you'll split some pretty big logs with this beast of a maul. But it's not for the weak hearted.
February 1, 2014