11/24/2022 (Thu) 05:26
not an expert, but in my experience, you don't want to split wood with an axe. what you want is a splitting maul. it's like an axe, but much heavier. the weight of the maul should be as much as you're comfortable with. a heavy maul makes splitting even hard woods much easier, since the weight will do 90% of the work for you. the work of splitting becomes more about aim, precision, technique etc rather than physical exertion. maybe this is common knowledge but everyone here keeps saying "axe" and I don't think anyone serious about chopping wood would want to use an axe, they'd use a maul. correct me if I'm wrong.