Dayton Miners Axe

4# Miner’s SB Axe Dayton Pattern; 20″ Straight Wooden Handle

$54.43

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

4# Dayton pattern single bit axe with 20″ straight handle.

Product Description

4# Dayton pattern single bit axe with 20″ straight handle. Known as a miner’s axe, the short handle is used for close quarters work. Cutting edge is approximately 4.75″ of overall length and the poll is square.

  • Forged steel head. Made in USA.
  • Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and 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.
  • Body coated with red enamel and the cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust.
  • 20″ 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 and the aluminum choice of material is strong, lightweight and does not change size with moisture content.
  • The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/2″ of the overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.

1 review for 4# Miner’s SB Axe Dayton Pattern; 20″ Straight Wooden Handle

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This might just be the best all around axe in my opinion! Yes it is short, but that is good when limbing small, even some medium size trees (hardwood). If I have to fell a tree this axe can do it no problem. If I need to limb a tree I have the 4 lb head going through the wood like butter and because of the short handle it is much more controllable (safer) than a longer handle axe, in my opinion of course. I have the 4lb Dayton 36″ curved handle felling axe also and it is good and I enjoy felling and bucking trees with it, but the overall versatility of the 4lb Miners Axe really impresses me. Maybe I just haven’t mastered my swing with the longer axe yet, but the Miner’s axe just seems to take better bites at the wood no matter what I am doing. For me this is definitely a two hand axe 99% of the time, but it is also a whole tree processing tool for me. Very Satisfied.

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