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    Default Axes...what weight?

    What is your choice of weight of either the pick head or flat head axe?

    It seems like the 6 pound varieties are the most common. I am not sure if that is because of cost or lightness for carry. I prefer the 8 pound axe because of the extra force you can apply because of the additional weight. Its kind of like the same reason a firefighter would pick an 8 or 10 pound sledgehammer.
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    The heavier the better, With the exception of females.
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    We run sixes on the flatheads...I grab the 10 lb maul.... I've used 8s in so many classes, pushed the issue, and been told too costly, too big, ect, ect, ect, that I'm blue in the face. I get mocked for the roundface maul, but I get a good crack on the halligan with it. I've seen departments use straight up triangle flatface splitting mauls. Heavy as sin and effective as h**l.
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    We go 8 lb. on the flat head axes and TNT tools. Pick head axes...who cares.
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    Go big or go home! 8'ers for all!
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    We use what the department furnishes.

    SOMEBODY hadda say it.............
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    25#,Gas Powered, Rotary wheel. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    25#,Gas Powered, Rotary wheel. T.C.
    Wow! I bet that works great for driving the Halligan.

    Simply ludicrous.
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    we don't judge our axes based on weight, only cost. I can assure you, ours are the cheapest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    The heavier the better, With the exception of females.
    If they ain't two eighty they ain't a lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGITCH View Post
    If they ain't two eighty they ain't a lady.
    I will argue that, after 180 they become.......more than a handful.

    In the efforts of trying to keep this on topic so our awesome webteam doesn't lock it, most of our crews use the 6lbs. Our bigger and more aggressive guys they usually grab the the splinting maul or the sledge, because lets face who wants to be stuck at the door?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    I will argue that, after 180 they become.......more than a handful.
    Well you sir aren't very good at handling cattle, I mean women.

    I couldn't tell you what we got on the trucks. I think 6, but the average small town home door here isn't locked to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGITCH View Post
    Well you sir aren't very good at handling cattle, I mean women.

    I couldn't tell you what we got on the trucks. I think 6, but the average small town home door here isn't locked to begin with.
    You give me a rope and my Horse I can handle Cattle just fine Now if i could apply that same thought process to The ladies it would take out alot of BS in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    You give me a rope and my Horse I can handle Cattle just fine Now if i could apply that same thought process to The ladies it would take out alot of BS in my opinion.
    Sorry sir, but cattle prods are not for human usage, especially on your wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGITCH View Post
    Sorry sir, but cattle prods are not for human usage, especially on your wife.
    HA! once again i think that it would take alot of BS outa the whole equation....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Wow! I bet that works great for driving the Halligan.

    Simply ludicrous.
    You didn't mention driving the halligan. You said which weight of axe do you prefer, and mentioned driving force. That could be interpreted as driving as far as chopping too.

    Just letting you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
    You didn't mention driving the halligan. You said which weight of axe do you prefer, and mentioned driving force. That could be interpreted as driving as far as chopping too.

    Just letting you know.
    Look Wile E. Coyote,

    I was talking about axes and this is what Rescue101 said:

    25#,Gas Powered, Rotary wheel. T.C.
    How is that relevant to what I asked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Wow! I bet that works great for driving the Halligan.

    Simply ludicrous.
    Maybe NOT,but works MUCH better on a steel door than a fooking Axe.Bad week? AND if you MUST use a Axe,they are 8# here. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Look Wile E. Coyote,

    I was talking about axes and this is what Rescue101 said:



    How is that relevant to what I asked?

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    Listen here Yosemite Sam,

    It is relevant, if it was inferred that you were talking about chopping a hole. Which it could be, because it wasn't specified what the hell you were talking about. You just asked which weight of axe you had/preferred, not what you were/are/had/will do with said axe.

    You didn't say this was a continuation of the haligan thread, and that you were curious what weight axe you had mated with your haligan. You simply asked an open ended question, that could be interpreted in a couple different ways. And it was.

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    Relevant as hell here. I'm NOT swinging an axe(on the roof) if my GAS AXE will run,hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
    Listen here Yosemite Sam,

    It is relevant, if it was inferred that you were talking about chopping a hole. Which it could be, because it wasn't specified what the hell you were talking about. You just asked which weight of axe you had/preferred, not what you were/are/had/will do with said axe.

    You didn't say this was a continuation of the haligan thread, and that you were curious what weight axe you had mated with your haligan. You simply asked an open ended question, that could be interpreted in a couple different ways. And it was.
    Scarecrow?

    Look, talking about a gas saw in a topic called "axes what weight" is about as relevant as talking about machine guns in a tennis match.

    AND...if you are going to talk about HALLIGANS learn how to spell the name of the tool for God's sake.
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    Good reply Fyred. You really burned me. I'm done with this thread. You don't want to listen to why I think the saw comment was relevant, and why you're condescending remark about it was not needed, so f*ck it.
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