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Council Tool? 843

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Council Tool?
« on: November 04, 2016, 01:40:49 PM »
I'm still in the market for one good axe after my failed attempt to buy the Husqvarna, and I see a supplier for the outdoor shop I frequent now stock Council Tools.

I haven't done much "research" on the brand, but a few things bother me.....

The specs seem good and they claim to be an old established company, only problem is I've never heard of them before?  Sure enough I'm not that much of an axe freak, but considering videos and articles I've been through I find that strange.

They have a line(s) that seems to be very reasonably priced, then there are other items that seems ridiculously expensive....like the Apocalaxe  :think:

Opinions on this brand?


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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 02:36:22 PM »
I would like to hear some opinions as well :tu: I have heard good stuff about Council but have never had any of their stuff in hand :cheers:

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 11:05:39 AM »
I ordered this one:
http://counciltool.com/sh...-28-curved-wooden-handle/

It's not much more expensive than the local hardware store axes, and probably more axe than I will ever need  :facepalm:
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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 10:00:07 PM »
Looks the part :tu: I hope it serves you well GG :like: :like:

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 04:54:07 AM »
GG I'm sure you'll get many years of good service from that axe. This is a pic of my Council Tool Hunters Axe when it was new in 2012. Another about a year later. It has served me well.     :)
« Last Edit: December 13, 2016, 05:00:50 AM by David »

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 06:49:49 AM »
Well it arrived late yesterday and my buddy at the shop just sent a pic, I have a payslip with some good news but no money in the bank yet  :whistle:

Thanks for the positive feedback David, yours is wearing in nicely!  :tu:

Probably more axe than I will ever need Poncho......but now I've got it  :rofl:
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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 06:54:21 AM »
 :popcorn:

 :D :cheers:

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 10:54:48 PM »
Well it arrived late yesterday and my buddy at the shop just sent a pic, I have a payslip with some good news but no money in the bank yet  :whistle:

Thanks for the positive feedback David, yours is wearing in nicely!  :tu:

Probably more axe than I will ever need Poncho......but now I've got it  :rofl:

Glad you have it :tu: Now you can go and cut something down :dd: :D Or perhaps more accurate :viking: :D

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2016, 01:09:05 PM »
I'll need to paint a picture with words because my bogus smurfing 3rd world semi-government useless beyond belief ISP can't find their smurf-holes with a hand full of smurf-paper.  My ADSL's been down the whole week, the 4th week in 2016......this has put many miles on my soul  :twak:
I'm actually lucky I can (still) access MTO from work, but the pic hosting (and 99% of knife & gun) sites are blocked......
 :rant: over

On to the axe.  :cheers:
Not sure if that's what I asked for, but I got the 24" model.
There's a insubstantial blade protector that failed completely during transport, fortunately there wasn't much of an edge to mess up anyway.

I was stunned, it's smaller than I anticipated, wonderful weildy little thing that chops and feels like it want's to be thrown!  :whistle:

Construction looks and feels nice and solid, knowing the materials used I'm well pleased and for the price not bothered by the slight imperfections.

It's a winner, I'll sharpen it and play around some more, pics will follow.......someday.
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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2016, 05:06:03 PM »
Sorry to hear about your Internet problems buddy :-\

I do know how you feel as mine has been awful this year as well and seemed that it went out every time it rained this summer :facepalm: we would call and they epuld come work on it and the very next time it rained it would be put again :ahhh Sometimes it would take 2 or 3 days before they would come and work on it :rant: But lately it has been better so hopefully yours will be as well :like:

Can't wait to see how it does after you put an edge on it and get to throwing using it :D

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2016, 06:49:09 PM »
Glad you like your new axe Gerhard. Be looking forward to pics when the internet gets back into working order..    :)        :like:

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2016, 06:55:51 AM »
 :cheers:
No internet yet.......and almost nobody is at work anymore so it won't get sorted till somewhere in 2017  :rant:

Axe sharpened to shaving sharp in about 5 minutes on the baby belt grinder.  I want clean up the whole bevel a bit, get rid of the grinding marks.

Oiled the handle.......well satisfied  :salute:
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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2016, 07:12:36 AM »
:cheers:
No internet yet.......and almost nobody is at work anymore so it won't get sorted till somewhere in 2017  :rant:

Axe sharpened to shaving sharp in about 5 minutes on the baby belt grinder.  I want clean up the whole bevel a bit, get rid of the grinding marks.

Oiled the handle.......well satisfied  :salute:


Awesome!     :like:

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2016, 09:17:41 AM »

 :popcorn:

Still waiting for the pictures G  :ahhh

Good luck with your internet Mate  :cheers:

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2016, 04:39:36 AM »
:cheers:
No internet yet.......and almost nobody is at work anymore so it won't get sorted till somewhere in 2017  :rant:

Axe sharpened to shaving sharp in about 5 minutes on the baby belt grinder.  I want clean up the whole bevel a bit, get rid of the grinding marks.

Oiled the handle.......well satisfied  :salute:


Awesome!     :like:

+1 I am glad it wasn't hard to get into a great working order GG :tu: :like: :like:

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2016, 08:37:43 AM »
ADSL is back online, was running at half speed and 25% of the advertised throughput, at least the connection is back to full speed and actual bandwidth 50% of advertised......i.e. a good day  :rofl:

Now I only need to take some pics, leave starts today so hang tough  :salute:
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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2016, 09:17:37 AM »


I've got a house full of booze and chocolate..... it's going to be tough!  :ahhh

 :D :cheers:


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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2016, 08:29:19 PM »
I'm going to make a loooooong story short, finally got a chainsaw and made my 4th attempt to harvest this stump........man handled into my poor Gypsy by myself......still a little broken.  :rofl:

The axe got a bit of a workout with the de-barking, and I'm very happy.  Powerful, but small enough to handle easily. 

I did a few other tests, and I'm still 100% with Nutnfancy that Big Knives Dont Suck  :cheers: , but in this case the axe worked better  :cheers:











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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2016, 10:16:20 PM »
Looks like the axe worked well.  8)  pics also!     :like:

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2016, 11:47:58 PM »
 :like: :cheers:
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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2016, 12:15:50 AM »
Glad the axe worked out mate, and that you've finally got your anvil at working height. :tu:

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2016, 05:24:06 AM »
Great pics GG and that anvil looks sweet :cheers: :cheers: Can't wait to see what you crank out with that :salute: Love the axe and chopper pic as well :dd: :like:

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2016, 05:24:35 AM »
Oh and glad to hear your internet is back on at home :like: :like: :like:

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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2016, 02:10:42 PM »

Thanks for the pictures Mate  :salute:

 :drool:



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Re: Council Tool?
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2017, 02:32:20 AM »
Council Tool has just celebrated it's 130 year anniversary... They are based in Lake Waccamaw NC and have been family owned and managed since John Pickett Council started making turpentine axes for the locals. 

They are expanding their premium axe lines which include the Velvicut Line ( 4 lbs. Dayton felling axe, 2.25 Bad Axe Boys axe, 2 lbs. Hudson Bay in two handle lengths and are adding a 2 lbs. double-bit Saddle axe), and the Wood-Craft line which has recently been introduced starting with the 2 lbs Pack Axe.

Council has many standard/stock axes that are good "chop for the buck"..

I'd encourage to check them out at counciltool.com

Peace, Rooster


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