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Ames Axes, Hatchets & Picks

Axes and hatchets are vital implements that allow workers to tackle a range of wood-cutting tasks, and AMES manufactures a variety of them to help you get the job done right. So whether you are felling trees or shaping, splitting and cutting wood, Staples has the selection available to meet your needs.

Choose Between Ames Single Bit or Double Bit Axes
One of the most important considerations when purchasing your ax is choosing between single bit and double bit. A single-bit ax has an asymmetrical shape and exhibits a blade on just one side. The advantage of this option is that the user can put more power behind that single bit. The shoulder of the blade also doubles as a hammer. A double-bit ax has a symmetrical shape, giving it the advantage of improved balance. Oftentimes, one blade has a different shape than the other, with one side ideal for splitting and the other for cutting, for example.

Get The Job Done With The Right Ames Hatchet
Although axes and hatchets are versatile tools, it's important to choose an implement best suited for the task at hand. An ax may be specifically designed for chopping and splitting wood, or may be better for landscaping tasks such as trimming and pruning trees. A hatchet, unlike an ax, features a single-piece construction, typically using steel, instead of a steel head and a separate wood or metal handle. You would generally use one hand instead of two and it's ideal for splitting small pieces of wood or chopping branches. Axes are generally used for more demanding tasks, such as felling trees, and usually require two hands for better control.

Choose an Appropriate Handle
The head of an ax is the most powerful and crucial component, as its strength and sharpness will determine its effectiveness. The handle, on the other hand, is easy to replace, and Staples offers a range of handle options for various styles of ax heads. They are usually made of hickory and exhibit strong shock absorption. Be sure to choose a replacement handle intended for the specific weight and type of ax head you are using, such as a single bit, double bit or hunter's ax.

Choosing the right length of handle comes down to a balance of force and precision. A long handle does allow a longer swing that builds up more force. However, if it's too long it may be difficult to control. A shorter handle can be more precise. You can find a range of ax handle lengths at Staples, including 28-inch handles and 36-inch handles.

Replace Your Handle As Necessary
Since the ax head is solid steel, it's likely to stay strong for a long time, but you may decide to change the handle from time to time as needed. To accomplish this, use an ax handle wedge, which securely attaches the head to the handle so you can keep the tool in top condition.
If you are maintaining a large property or working with lumber, the right ax or hatchet is a crucial tool to keep on hand and will help you and your staff conduct your work efficiently.
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Ames 2036800 36" Replacement Handle for Hickory Double Bit Axe
Item : 1263208
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  • Product Type: Replacement Handle
  • Handle Material: Hickory
  • Dimensions: 1"H x 1"W x 36"L
27.69 $27.69
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Ames 2020900 28" Replacement Handle for Boy's Axe
Item : 1263232
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  • Product Type: Replacement Handle
  • Handle Material: Hickory
  • Dimensions: 1.38"H x 2.5"W x 28"L
21.19 $21.19
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Ames 2024000 14" Replacement Handle for Scout/Hunter's Axe
Item : 1263210
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  • Product Type: Replacement Handle
  • Handle Material: Hickory
  • Dimensions: 1.25"H x 1.62"W x 14"L
22.59 $22.59
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Ames 2036700 36" Replacement Handle for Hickory Single Bit Axe
Item : 1263237
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  • Product Type: Replacement Handle
  • Handle Material: Hickory
  • Dimensions: 1"H x 2.75"W x 36"L
24.39 $24.39
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Ames 2048800 10.5" Replacement Handle for Drill Hammer
Item : 1265581
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  • Product Type: Replacement Handle
  • Handle Material: Hickory
  • Dimensions: 1.38"H x 1.62"W x 10.5"L
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Ames 2044 Replacement Handle for Machinist Ball Pein Hammer
Item : SS3563785
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  • Handle Material: Hickory
  • Available in different sizes
  • It is durable, shock absorbent
As low as 10.19 $10.19
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True Temper 1194500 Garden Pick Mattock
Item : 1263591
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  • Product Type: Garden Pick Mattock
  • Handle Material: Hardwood
  • Head Material: Steel
26.39 $26.39
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Ames 2039 Replacement Handle for Adze Eye Nail-Claw Hammer
Item : SS3563784
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  • Handle Material: Hickory
  • Available in different sizes
  • Wedges included to mount handle and head
As low as 13.39 $13.39
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Ames 2046300 18" Replacement Handle for Blacksmith/Engineer's Hammer
Item : 1265582
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  • Product Type: Replacement Handle
  • Handle Material: Hickory
  • Dimensions: 1.12"H x 1.56"W x 18"L
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Ames 2175900 Axe Handle Wedge
Item : 1263199
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  • Product Type: Axe Handle Wedge
  • Dimensions: 5"H x 3.75"W x 5.75"L
  • The kit contains one steel and one wood wedge
7.39 $7.39
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