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A Cross Bladed Axe Splits Wood Faster Than Ever Before

Instructables member KH4 isn't sure whether he should call his invention the cross bladed axe or the crossed blade axe. He cut an axe blade in half, then welded those pieces to opposing sides of another axe blade. Now when he splits a log, it breaks into four pieces instead of just two:

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-via Hack A Day

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As an amateur woodsman, I was originally going to also comment on the other ways people have solved the same problem. What stopped me was respect for innovation.

KH4 has done wonderful work. His device performs as described. He deserves praise for his efforts. Over time, better solutions will become commercial successes. The cross blade axe should be allowed to compete and thrive (or wither) on its merits.
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