Innovative Axe - A Two-Way Wood Splitter

Innovative Axe – A Two-Way Wood Splitter

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Axes are a fundamental tool for splitting wood. What about doubling an axe’s business end with a cross-blade?


The “cross blade axe” is a DIY concept that we haven’t seen on the market. But follow the instructions and you can build your own. Warning: You’ll need a welder and angle grinder and know how to use them.


The crossed blade axe would probably work great with straight-grained wood, but seems like it could be a nightmare with gnarled logs or super tight grains.

Two axe heads will be welded together for DIY build

Regardless, it’s a clever idea and would speed up wood splitting in some situations. So, grab your tools and get to work. That wood isn’t gonna split itself.

Sean McCoy
Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.