Pro Splitting Axe


Pro Splitting Axe

A professional-grade hickory splitting axe for heavy-duty chopping work.

The STIHL Pro Splitting Axe features a premium American hickory wood handle for reduced vibration and a long steel sleeve to help protect the handle in the event of an overstrike. Its unique 5-piece head attachment system is up to 2.5 times stronger than a traditional axe head connection. The head is forged from premium C60 steel and shaped to feature an extra-large striking face for improved spli...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
Pro Splitting Axe Specifications
OVERALL LENGTH 31.5"
WEIGHT OF CUTTING HEAD 5.5 lbs.
HANDLE MATERIAL Hickory
Important Information
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Pro Splitting Axe is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AXE vs. MAUL? The Pro Splitting Axe is the Best of Both! I considered this purchase for at least a month...wondering whether this axe was worth the price. I have been using a standard double-bit axe & a splitting maul, both with inferior Chinese-produced steel that won't hold an edge...with handles that don't fit your hands for a good, firm swing. The Pro Splitting Axe head has a striking face with an angle somewhat between that of a standard axe & that of a splitting maul. The weight of the head is also between that of a standard axe & that of a splitting maul. The handle is heftier in girth & ergonomically curved for a more substantial gripping posture, while being slightly shorter than your standard axe handle. The result of this design is a tool that gives you more leverage over your swing resulting in less stress on your shoulders. The enhanced striking face will open up firewood lengths in a manner similar to using a maul. The steel sleeve will really protect the handle from damage as a result of overswing...which usually occurs when you become fatigued. This steel will hold an edge.It will NOT give you buyer's remorse!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SPLITTING AXE ON THE MARKET!! 2 years ago I switched to a wood burning stove to heat my house instead of gas heat because gas is extensive and with my tree service job, I get wood for free. I've split wood before with cheap axes, but not nearly the amount I am now. I've never been the hydraulic splitter type, because I enjoy axe splitting and using my hands. Since Stihl is the best, most reliable, and my favorite brand for anything wood/outdoors, I decided to invest in a Stihl splitting axe. I decided the Pro Splitting Axe over the regular because of the steel overstrike sleeve. For my first swing I decided to put all my might in it to see what it's made of and easily plowed through the round and lodged straight into the block underneath. I was a fan from then on. 2 years later and it will still lodge into the block if I use to much force. The handle is perfectly shaped and the weight is perfect too. The axe head is the most heavy duty I've ever seen and the steel sleeve has saved me from many of overstrikes over 2 years. And after those 2 years of heavy use, the only difference is worn paint off the axe head. Its just as tight and sharp as the day I got it. You can't beat the price either. Its so worth it in reliability and overall function. I don't expect it, but in the event that the head loosens or the handle breaks, there's the lifetime warrantee too. Stihl Pro Splitting Axe owner for life!
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool I just bought this tool and I have been use it for almost 2 months, i use it for very tricky rounds and it works great. Perfect ergonomics, nice balanced tool and very nice hickory handle, I think that the touch of Ochsenkopf axe company it's definitely obvious.. I'm very happy with the attachment system and the steel overstrike plate protection on the handle.Beautiful and functional tool, my conclusion is that this Axe do the job easier.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great axe from stihl. After purchasing the pro splitting maul I was anxious to get my hands on the pro splitting axe. It has lived up to its reputation. I have split several cords this year and can say it is rock solid. I will admit it is a touch heavy and a bit short for my liking but that is because I don't use a chopping block. I would imagine if I did it would be just the right length. Just something to consider if you split on the ground. All and all it is a great compliment to my maul. Between these two there isn't anything I can't split!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wood doesn't have a chance! From the first log I split I was amazed. I was astonished at how well it performed and immediately asked myself why I hadn't invested sooner.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lady logger loves this axe!!!! i just wanted to say im a lady logger and firewood cutter and i split a lot of wood by hand and i have to say this is the most amazing axe ive ever used hands down!!!!! lightweight easy to swing, chops through the wood like butter.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl products are top notch Stihl makes high quality tools period. I have split wood for years and every year I replace my splitting axe because all of these Home Depot tools are no good. Finally I learned my lesson and bought a higher end axe and I don't think I'll have to replace it for many years. Great quality, good steel, built like a tank. To answer the question about using the axe for pounding wedges, any time you use something to strike steel that's just as hard as what you are using there will be problems Never use your expensive tools like this axe to hit steel, regardless of what stihl says. The handle will loosen no matter what. Buy cheap sledge hammers to pound wedges.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I must have got a bad one! Brothers and Sisters - I was skeptical to buy this axe because of the cost. But, I went for it. Today I split about half a face cord (NOT ALOT) almost an hour after I bought it. . . . . and it BROKE. The axe has a metal plate that sits on TOP of the head, covering the eye. The plate is anchored with a long screw and a roll (sp.) pin. Within just a few swings I could hear the plate moving around. A few swings after that, I looked and noticed the pin was about an eighth of an inch out. I pushed it back in several times, and then it finally broke off. I sheared the pin and the screw, causing the plate to come off. I do not believe the integrity of the axe has been compromised in any way. It still swings and feels great, only the plate is gone. The hickory handle is recessed about a quarter inch into the eye - which is untraditional with most modern day 'good' axes. The only problem is I do not know what the handle looked like, at the eye, before using it. Is this recess normal? Is it safe to use? Should I waste my time replacing the plate? I WAS pounding wedges because I was splitting such large rounds. I was told this morning when I bought it that it was designed to pound on wedges. Has anyone heard differently? Has anyone else pounded wedges? Thanks everyone. . . Good luck. . . God Bless!!!!!
Date published: 2016-05-27
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