4 lbs. Dayton SB Axe; 36 in. Straight Wooden Handle

SKU: 40DR36S

MSRP $60.29

(2 customer reviews)

4 lbs. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36 in. straight wooden handle.

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4 lbs. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36 in. straight wooden handle. Dayton pattern so named for the Dayton, Ohio area. A full-sized felling axe for general axe chores. Cutting edge is approximately 4.75″ of overall length and the poll is square.

  • Forged tool 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.
  • Head coated with red enamel and cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust.
  • 36 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.
  • The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/2 in. of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.

Prop 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.

  1. Nathan Bickford

    I ordered this axe from Baileysonline.com.It came with a 28 inch handle. I have since changed the handle. It now has a 36 inch straight handle on it.
    I have been using this axe for about a month now. It is easy to sharpen and it holds an edge for a long time. I have used it for driving wedges as well as felling trees.
    I am in northeast Oklahoma. Most of the wood i cut is oak. This axe has held up really well and i think it will serve me well fora long time.
    Thanks for a great product. I plan to try the 6 pound axe very soon.

  2. Chris

    I bought the 3 1/2# version of this axe. I have limbed and bucked lodgepole pine and split alder, maple, and cherry into firewood. One would think that after all that the handle would loosen up. It has not. I sharpened the axe shaving sharp, and after much splitting one would think the cutting edge would be dull. It is not. It still catches on the fingernail. The bottom line: this is a plain axe, especially with that straight handle, which I like, but one would be hard pressed to find a better American-made axe for the money; the head was hung right, the handle is tough, and the steel holds an edge.

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