Suggestions on good all-purpose, wall-mount axe and shovel?

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Suggestions on good all-purpose, wall-mount axe and shovel?

Postby digimark » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:16 pm

Just as the subject says. I'd like to mount these inside my trailer for just-in-case use. Prefer fiberglass handles to wood under the theory that they will last longer and keep head attached longer. I can see the axe being used to reduce firewood logs and the shovel for digging a waste hole and digging the trailer out of snow. Something I can order from Amazon is a plus (I have Amazon Prime free two-day delivery.) Thanks.
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Postby Miriam C. » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:09 pm

:o You want a full size shovel and axe or a camp size. You can make a box to go under that will hold these items. You could even get a long plastic box and attach it to a sliding base. :thumbsup:
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Postby Ageless » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:17 pm

For camping; I like a medium, single-bit axe. With the advent of fibreglass handles; even better. I can't comment on the shovel; I'm a rockhound and carry a small shovel (you have to be on yer knees to dig)

Here in the west; many sideroads in logging areas will yield more than enough wood for a toasty campfire without needing any chopping so most times the axe is more a glorified hatchet for kindling.
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:05 am

Here's how Rap does his.......

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Postby firemaniac » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:14 am

I will be using a set of Quickfist clamps to mount mine, although I am mounting mine in the bed of my truck. For the ax, and D handled shovel I chose the 2.5 inch max size (model 0010).

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I got mine from ebay, 4 clamps to my mail box for about 26.00 total
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Postby schaney » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:17 am

I also carry a curved blade pruning saw. Much quicker than an ax for cutting wood up.

firemaniac, quickfists are great, but from what I've seen breakdown over time with UV exposure.
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Postby firemaniac » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:28 pm

I have them in hand now, so we shall see how they hold up in the bed of the truck. I think to help prolong their life, I will treat them with a marine anti UV product of some sort.

From what I can see they are good quality, I am considering purchasing other styles as well after receiving these. I think I need some for securing items in the interior of either the truck, or trailer, things like the Mag light in the cab I don't want flying around.
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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:40 pm

bobhenry wrote:Here's how Rap does his.......

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Speaking of RAP, where is he lately. We haven't seen him since Brown County.

He had about everything you'd ever need in his array of tools. :shock:
I think the "Flintlock" pistol was mounted on the other side. Wow, what a set up.

Only thing missing is a "redneck antenna" :lol:

BTW, schaney, I agree with you about the curved pruning saw. They do a quick job on cutting wood.
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Postby schaney » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:53 pm

Chris, I've been looking at getting some also, good to hear you like them. I use 303 Protectant for protecting rubber and plastic stuff outdoors, should work with Quickfists.
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Postby firemaniac » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:27 pm

Thats the one, I was thinking 919, but knew that wasn't right
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