Truper 30514 1-1/2-Pound Camp Axe, Hickory Handle, 14-Inch
Our Price: $20.69
(4.0 stars, based on 85 reviews)
Truper 30514, HC-1 1/4H, 1-1/2-Pound Camp Axe, Hickory Handle, 14-Inch. Handy camp axe for sport or home use. Durable hickory handle is an industry standard for strength and comfort. Heat treated blade, wood and steel wedge assembly. After use, clean handle and coat blade with light lubricant. Stock up on quality Truper Tools for other projects today. Truper has been in the hand tool manufacturing business for over 40-year and is by far the largest Mexican company in its field. Truper relies on the most advanced modern and efficient technology to guarantee the optimum quality and value of its products and demanding service needs of the company's global customers.
- Sales Rank: #82459 in Lawn & Patio
- Size: Camp Axe - 1-1/2 lb
- Brand: Truper
- Model: 30514
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 14.00" h x 6.00" w x 1.00" l, 1.75 pounds
- HC-1 1/4H, handy camp axe for sport or home use
- Durable hickory handle is an industry standard for strength and comfort
- Heat treated blade, wood and steel wedge assembly
- After use, clean handle and coat blade with light lubricant
- Truper 30514, stock up on quality truper tools for other projects today
Most helpful customer reviews
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
Very low quality
This is a solid but poorly made axe. The workmanship is so bad that it worse than many products from China (this axe was made in Mexico).
First, the handle is unlike any axe handle I've ever held. It is like a rectangle with rounded edges, so it is uncomfortable in the hand. Second, the handle on the one I got was very irregular - it almost had waves in the wood it was so poorly made. The finish on the wood is awful too - really rough from the grain that lifted when the sealant was applied.
Then comes the axe head itself. The cutting edge was flat in spots, and the sides were unevenly ground, i.e. more material taken off of one side of the blade than the other.
I decided to try to fix it rather than go through the hassle of returning it.
I started by stripping the finish off the handle, but, in the process, the finish on the head started to peel off too. It turns out that what I thought was the grey of the metal head was actually a textured paint made to look like metal. After stripping the wood with one coat of stripper and having to use two for the head I was able to start repairing the structural defects.
Using 80 grit sandpaper and a block I sanded the handle edges until they were round enough to be comfortable, then I sanded as much of the irregularities/waves out of the wood as I could. Then I got the handle wet to lift the grain, dried it, sanded it with 220 grit, and repeated the process a second time.
After that I went to work on the head, using a sanding disc to reshape the defective bits, then finished by sharpening the edge with a Lansky dual grit round whetstone.
Then I buffed the handle with 0000 steel wool, and am now in the process of applying multiple coats of Daly's Seafin Teak Oil.
If it sounds like a lot of work, it was, but it's necessary to make this axe a useable tool. After all this I hope the steel is of a decent quality.
If you want a good axe right off the bat, get something else, like a Council Tool or Barco. If you want a project or you have really low standards, get one of these.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Great Jersey axe for the money!
By Mick Swagger
I bought the Jersey pattern head. I'm very satisfied with the grind of the head and the steel used. It took only about 10 minutes to put an edge on it that would pop hairs using a file and sharpening puck. I had no problem with edge rolling when putting a very fine edge on it with sharpening stones either. The handle is good and grain was fairly straight down the handle. The hang of the head is great. Good squeeze out of wood at shoulder and 100% contact all around. I couldn't have hung it any better. I've already fell and couple trees with it and used it for splitting firewood and processing a tree that was topped and fell due to it being dead standing and close to a home and it did well. The clear finish that was on the cutting edge came of easily with acetone.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By Alexander van Dalen
It is a great axe for light work, but the steel is soft and requires constant sharpening.