Ames is a well-known tool manufacturer, so it only makes sense for them to have a line of axes and mauls. Their product line-up can get a little confusing with all of the various names and model numbers they use, so to keep things simple, we’re only going to look at two of their most popular splitting axes and mauls.
Click on one of the links below to read an individual review or read the whole post to compare them both.
Both the 4-pound Ames Super Splitter splitting axe and the larger 8-pound maul are great value buys. Though they aren’t as beautiful as a hand-crafted Husqvarna or as unique as a Leveraxe, they get the job done for a fraction of the cost.
The 4-pound version is great for smaller jobs, while the 6-pound version can help with most medium wood splitting tasks. And, even if you don’t plan to use either one as your main axe, they make great backups in case of a broken handle or other problem.
Due to the price point on both of these, you really can’t go wrong.