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