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How to Use Leveraxe

Leveraxe is a new tool that works in an entirely different way than the conventional axes

Free rotation is fundamental to maximize the lever action that is the very key of the Leveraxe performance. After a few practise swings you’ll learn to relax your grip at the final stage of the swing. With this simple rule - swing and relax your grip - you’ll quickly start enjoying this novel way of splitting firewood. You can download the Leveraxe pdf manual the end of this page.



The Leverage Force of the Leveraxe

The blade sinks only about an inch into the wood and then the blade spreads the wood about 2 - 3 inches. You can split over hard ground, e.g. rock, asphalt, because the blade does not pass through the wood. Don’t miss the target!


1. The axe head goes 5 mm into the wood and immediately rotates to turn right.
2. As the axe turns, the leverage rips off the firewood.


3. Leverage force is much stronger than wedging force of traditional axes. The correct striking technique is important.
4. The shock absorber or safety hook stops axes kinetic energy safely.

Safety Instruction

Please read the instructions and safety tips carefully before starting to enjoy this new innovational way of splitting firewood.

  • Handle with care!

  • Keep out of reach of children and store in a safe place.
  • Contact can result injury. Improper use, flying wood pieces or missing your target may cause serious injury.
  • Hitting a hard object can damage the axe.
  • Never use a damaged axe! Never use your Leveraxe when fatigued or under the influence of any intoxicating substance or medication.
  • Leveraxe is designed to be used for splitting firewood only. Do not use your Leveraxe for anything else.

  • Do not strike another tool, nail or any other object but firewood.
  • Don’t hit Leveraxe with another tool.
  • Do not use Leveraxe for carpentry and don’t use the back of the axe as a striking tool.
  • Hold the Leveraxe always with two hands.
  • Always strike at left edge of the block, about 1.5-3 inches from the left edge. It’s important to let the Leveraxe to rotate in your grip, while simultaneously not losing your grip!
  • Use protective glasses and nonsticking work gloves.

  • Safety distance is 10 m (33 ft).

  • To avoid injuries, ensure that no people or animals are close to the work area. Leveraxe functions in a way that may result pieces or shards of wood to fly sideways.
    Oil the blade occasionally to prevent corrosion.
  • Avoid missing the target!

Storage Instructions

Cover the blade after use and store it in a covered dry location. The paint will wear off from the parts that touch the wood, but this is normal. Oil the blade occasionally to prevent rust. Note that the blade may be very sharp, although Leveraxe also works when slightly dull. You can sharpen the blade with the grinding stone or wheel. If using a wheel, you can finish it off with grindstone.

The unique attachment of the axe head to the handle ensure it does not come off the handle, even if the wooden axe handle dries out and the blade becomes loose. The axe head may become slightly loose on the handle if the axe has been inside in a dry place for a long time. This looseness goes away in a few days when the axe is placed outside in humid air. If necessary, the axe head may be soaked in hot water for a few hours, whereby the handle tightens up again. An axe with a wooden handle must be stored in a place where there is natural humidity.

Don´t storage in straight sunlight and don´t use under -20°C / -4°F. Otherwise it´s carefree.