Pro Splitting Axe


Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $99.95

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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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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!!!!! May 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Last axe I will buy Very well built. Good weight a little short in the handle and also wished the handle was raw instead of finished. None the less a solid tool hopefully something that I can pass down to the kids. May 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Typical Stihl quality Very well built . Another 4-6 inches of length in the handle would work better for me . Since this is shaped more like an axe than a maul , it tends to " stick " in a block of wood rather than blow it apart . As long as you can pick up both the axe and block and smash it down until split you're fine . If you stick it in a big block of wood that is too big to pick up you gotta wrestle this axe out and that ain't easy. If you've got big stuff to blast apart you may be better off with one of the mauls This thing will make quick work of small and medium blocks though. April 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I was skeptical at first.... I was skeptical at first. I do most of spitting with a hydraulic spliter and also use a maul when I am just spitting a small quantity. With that said, the Stihl Pro Splitting Axe is the best investment I've made when it comes to splitting firewood. I was even able to split a few pieces of Osage Orange which are very difficult to manually split. They were not much of a challenge for this tool. I'm sold and very happy with my purchase. March 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by What does someone with 25 axes use to split wood? Until to you hold one and use it, you will never be able to know what a real splitting axe feels like. This axe can split more wood faster than anything on the market. I split red oak, live oak and hickory. February 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stihl Splitting Axe I have split firewood by hand for the last 30 years. I burn an average of 18 cord a year. I have used splitting mauls manufactured by various companies. The last tool that I bought was a lighter maul. After watching a few you tube videos pertaining to axes and mauls I decided to purchase the Stihl Pro Splitting Axe.The craftsmanship on the axe I picked up is of high quality. The shape and size of the head plows through the maple and ash rounds that I had set aside for a nice day. As with any splitting tool(manual), some took more hits to crack. The weight is a little less than most of the mauls that I gave used so I could generate more speed with each swing. This seemed to transfer my energy better than the heavier iron. I only had two bounce offs in the half cord that I split today. I credit the edge and the axe like bit for better penetration into the wood for that.The poll is shape as to be able to pound a wedge. The bit is 4.75 inches and sharp but not razor sharp from the shop. The edge held it's shape and degree of sharpness for this short work out. The hickory handle has decent grain orientation to the head but is painted an varnished. I prefer an oiled handle. An added feature is an over strike guard made of 20 or 22 gauge steel and four inches in length just below the eye. I think this should add a good amount of life to the handle.After splitting just 1/2 cord today I am impressed with the ease of which I did it using the Pro Splitting Axe by Stihl.Only time will tell how reliable it will be. If I experience any problems I will probably edit this review to reflect those other wise I an done. December 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KaPOW! I had to re-learn how to split wood with this axe. Im so used to dropping a heavy swing and this monster just plows through Pinion and Ash like they aren't even there. even splitting unseasoned rounds is a breeze. best axe I have ever used. November 16, 2015
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