Once You Go Lumberjack

What’s that hole for?

Discussion in 'Axes, Mauls, and Hand Saws' started by Rumpy, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Rumpy

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    I guess I always figured some kind of cord might go through the hole in a splitting wedge. I just suddenly got to thinking about it again, and decided to ask.

    Is it for a lanyard, or am I supposed to put it on my keyring? 16FA850C-2094-44FF-9461-CF8838815E88.jpeg
     
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    On a lanyard around your neck...
    For id...;)

    Like Flavor Flave...

    :dex:

    :rofl: :lol:
     
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    Oh yeah, cos you’re like the biggest Public Enemy fan.....everrrr:rofl: :lol:
     
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    Ummm, who"s that?:emb:
     
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  5. Rumpy

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    That reminds me of an episode of The A-Team where BA was actually going to board a plane willingly, but then couldn’t get past the metal detectors because he refused to take off his chains.
     
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    I wonder if it was part of the molding process? Or maybe it distributes the weight better when striking?
     
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    I say definitely for a key ring! That would be bad azz everyone would know that your a lumberjack! :rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol: All jokes aside I have no clue. The only thing that I think that it could be uses for would be to hang the up on a nail in your garage or work shop so it doesn't get misplaced?
     
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    A keyring like that would be like a gas station bathroom key.
     
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    None of my wedges have that hole. I have a mix of half a dozen or so, some old hand me downs, some newer. They have the indent that leads up to where the hole is, but no hole.


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    I’ve only seen two with the hole. The one pictured was bought a few years back, the other was my grandfather’s.
     
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    In 35+ yrs I've never seen one with a hole like that,I imagine it would weaken & could eventually fall apart.
     
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    For hanging on a nail so you don't lose it?

    Gary
     
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    I have two from Harbor Freight, but I have never seen that one in the store. I have the one on the left. IMG_5619.jpg


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    neither mine nor my grandfather’s came from Harbor Freight.
     
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    Guessing that it is so you, as already mentioned, can hang it up, or run a rope through it, with others, to carry easily.
     
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    Yeah, but I really want that hole to have a more exciting purpose. Maybe it’s a speed hole, it makes your wedge go 10% faster.
     
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    It has 2 uses!

    Lubrication hole - Frequent lubrication with oil or insert a piece of candle wax for less frequent lubrication.

    Sighting hole - You look through the hole to find the perfect spot to place your wedge on the round. :whistle::D
     
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    Three: it is also an 'air relief' hole for when using the wedge in high winds; it allows enough air through so the wind does not knock it over before the first solid hit.

    Brian

     
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