Council Tool (50DR28S) 5 lbs. Fallers SB Axe; 28 in. Straight Wooden Handle
5 lbs. Fallers single bit axe with a 28
in. straight wooden handle. A mid-sized felling axe for general axe
chores including driving wedges. Cutting edge is approximately 5″ of
overall length and the poll is square. Newly designed head has a larger
poll, balanced head and wedge shaped balde with chamferred poll.
Forged tool steel head. Made in USA.
5 lbs. head weight.
4 ¾” Bit length from toe-to-heel.
7 3/8” Overall head length from bit-to-poll.
Longer poll for balance, and a larger surface area,
including chamfered poll corners, so that it does not cause excessive
damage while driving HDPE plastic felling wedges.
Balanced head from front to back, with the center of mass within the eye, which reduces head-roll/blade-drop.
Convex bevels/bit. Doubles as a decent splitting axe,
using a wedge-shaped blade, with a high centerline, to help keep the axe
head from sticking while splitting.
ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of
Rc 45-60, at least ½ inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool
internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 and we
target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls are
not hardened and remain in the as forged condition.
Head coated with red enamel and cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust.
28 in. straight American hickory
handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize
shrinkage and help prevent loosening.
Axe head is hydraulically seated onto
handle and secured with a serrated aluminum wedge. The serrated shape
improves bite size and the aluminum choice of material is strong,
lightweight and does not change size with moisture content.
Approximately 1/2 in. of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.
65 Warning: This product contains Nickel (metallic), a chemical known
to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.