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    O.K. I know this is not an apparatus question, however with the amount of knowledge out there I am hoping someone can help. Does anyone know if Iowa American is still making axes. If not.....Where can you maybe get some or What are some good manufacturers who make Quality 8 lb. axes for fire service use.

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    I am 99.99% sure that they are no longer in business.
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    I concur... I.A. was perpetually backlogged with orders from what I recall, and when they went out of business left a huge vacuum.

    Axes... I would have to say Akron Brass and Nupla make decent products. Google either and you can find their product lines.

    Keep your eyes open. There may be someone else lurking ready to add their products for that market.

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    We use Fire Hooks Unlimited for all our hand tool needs. Much better stuff than the "Fisher Price" (Duo-Safety)stuff normally carried by many local dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801 View Post

    Lt Wolf - the name sounds familar. Do you do IFSI instructing?
    No. But I'm Down there doing training a lot. I'm an assistant training instructor with my department. (Frankfort Fire...Just East of Joliet) I do a lot of flashover class for other departments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTWOLF View Post
    No. But I'm Down there doing training a lot. I'm an assistant training instructor with my department. (Frankfort Fire...Just East of Joliet) I do a lot of flashover class for other departments.
    Thanks for the reply...we're not too far apart, I'm just north of Rockford.

    To amend my first reply (and stay on topic), the Fire Hooks Unlimited suggestion is a good one. We've also bought tools (not axes though) from FireMark, and have had good luck.
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    They are out of business. My dept was given a lot of they inventory when they closed.

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    To bad they are gone. We have their 8 lb stainless steel axes and they are great. Best thing about them, they are maintenance free and start every time.

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    So does a well kept saw.And the saw is much quicker.Sorry,I just had to. T.C.

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    And to think I had you pegged in the "man" corner, not the "machine" corner!
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    Machine was invented to make man's life easier,a lesson I learned EARLY in my career,hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Machine was invented to make man's life easier,a lesson I learned EARLY in my career,hehe T.C.
    That's probably where I went wrong, I should have moved in with a machine!

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    You wanna see mine?Machine that is? Housework,farmin',steer wranglin',Yah you're right you've got to pick your move,Hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    We use Fire Hooks Unlimited for all our hand tool needs. Much better stuff than the "Fisher Price" (Duo-Safety)stuff normally carried by many local dealers.
    IA is out of business. I would fully agree with RFDACMO2 and NPFD801. You can't go wrong with FireHooks. FireMark sells FireHooks products. FDNY specs FireHooks for all of their hand tools.

    Check them out at firehooksunlimited.net

    You can buy factory direct from them.

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