In loving memory of Kenis D. Keathley 6/4/81 - 3/27/22 Loving father, husband, brother, friend and firewood hoarder Rest in peace, Dexterday

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Discussion in 'Axes, Mauls, and Hand Saws' started by Sirchopsalot Jr., Nov 23, 2022.

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  1. Sirchopsalot Jr.

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    Today at about 12:40, my maul started exhibiting death wobbles, a common symptom of old age in tools. I struck a rather tough split, and, upon attempted retrieval, saw the handle move substantially while the head of the maul stayed profoundly still in the split. I knew the time had finally arrived. Discussion with nearby family lead to the understanding that her time was near, and that we should see her off in proper fashion. I fed her well with some straight-grained ash to help her feel young and new again, and she passed with a peaceful yeeting of her own head. My beloved Fiskar of around 3 or 4 years, who had seen me in my best and worst years, met my dog and my future wife, has finally moved on to more peaceful places. I wish her well.


    ...in other news, I got a new maul today! Same one as last time, and I'm well into a good splitting technique so she won't have to suffer through as many over-swings and such. Here's to more splitting, cheers!

    Editor's note: apologies for lack of dog
     
  2. buzz-saw

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    Dial up BRAD , he knows all about that.
     
  3. KSPlainsman

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    Make sure you send pictures to their warranty department. They supposedly send new ones out.
     
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    :rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol:
     
  5. buZZsaw BRAD

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    R.I.Pieces Isocore! Be sure to file a warranty claim.. A new tool as soon as two weeks.
     
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    Not quite that fast right at the moment. I actually broke my Fiskars Hookaroon last week and sent a picture to warranty and they're at a 3 to 4 week processing time.

    I jinxed myself in a thread stating that I'd never broke a Fiskars product and within a month, broke one.
     
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    Ive broken two X27 axes and an Isocore maul. All warranty claims. The first axe was two weeks. The Isocore was back in March and they gave me a wait for one option or get a cjeck and but my own. I got the check.
    I dont hand split much anymore (hydro since late Spring 2021) and use the maul to section big logs to load. I think the handle may have a crack or partly loose.

    Cant say anything bad about their warranty, im just getting tired of breaking them. :picard:
     
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    I hope I have your good luck with their warranty. I'm on day 8 and haven't heard anything yet. Crazy thing about my hookaroon is, it was the metal that broke, not the handle. I figured the handle would be what would break, but I was wrong.
     
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    It was you that was in that thread, now that I think about it. You'd said how many you've broke and I said I've had good luck so far.................then it happened. Lol
     
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    Took a little searching but i found all three.
    Broken Isocore

    B roke Another One!
    Broken F iskars!

     
  11. buZZsaw BRAD

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    Maybe we should start a "pictures with your broken Isocore" thread??? :rofl: :lol:
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  12. KSPlainsman

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    "Who wore it better?" :D
     
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    My isocore has lasted pretty well, going on 15 cord this year, not counting last couple years off and on hand splitting.
    But, my dime-store mauls never even lasted this long.
    Brad, that was the pic we were looking for yesterday. That was the BL score in your area if I recall!
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  14. buZZsaw BRAD

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    Yup, that was a fun cut. Hoping to find more BL on FB/CL. I have PLENTY of secret stashes for small amounts.

    I hope he filed a warranty claim.
     
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    Sirchopsalot Jr. make sure you file the warranty claim. My 2nd IsoCore busted a couple months ago and I had a new on in 3 weeks.

    buZZsaw BRAD is the only one I’ve heard of breaking an x27… he must be using it wrong!