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Customer Reviews for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"

"Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"

Item# 2570708
"Roughneck 8-lb. maul has a hardened, tempered drop forged alloy steel head. Fiberglass handle with nonslip cushion grip. Handle Material Fiberglass, Head Weight lbs. 8."
Average Customer Rating:
4.286 out of 5
4.3
 out of 
5
(7 Reviews) 7
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Rating Summary (7 reviews)
5 stars
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6 of 7(86%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
2 Questions | 3 Answers
Customer Reviews for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Review 1 for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

One TOUGH Maul!

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May 28, 2014
By
from Westchester, NY
I'm taking full swings at big rounds and this Maul makes perfect pieces fly apart. Plus, the maul doesn't break apart with a miss (neck hits the wood) here and there. Lesser quality mauls I have used in the past break too easily.
It's about half the price and much better quality than anything I have seen or used in the past. I highly recommend it.
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Roughneck 8-LB. Maul, Model # 70-708

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June 6, 2011
By
from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Excellent Tool For Splitting Wood!
Great Value For The Money!
Easy To Swing For A 66 Year Old Retiree!
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+4points
5out of 6found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Splitting Maul

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March 17, 2011
By
from Princeton, Texas
Great for splitting wood the old fashion way. It is wedged at the right angle allowing it to sink into the wood and still separate the pieces.
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+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

travelnbsn

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March 15, 2011
By
from SC
I purchased this maul at the beginning of the season. I was expecting a long life from it with the way it was designed. I used it a few days and was impressed by the ease that it splits the wood. The weight is just right, it swings easily and is balanced well. The only concern I have is that the material that they put to act as a shock absorber at the junction of the head and handel is now tearing away from contact with the wood at times. Otherwise, I am completely satisfied.
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+10points
10out of 10found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Pretty, but flimsy

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March 27, 2009
By
from North Carolina
I bought it on a Friday afternoon, and busted the head off Sunday morning. Don't get me wrong, I expected to break it, just not in the middle of my first tree! The handle had a separate inner core that completely shattered, leaving it unrepairable. The cushion below the head was also a bad idea. It started to catch, and rip on the burled white oak.
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+3points
7out of 11found this review helpful.
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Review 6 for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Works great! Would buy again.

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April 14, 2008
By
from West Monroe, La
I recently broke the wooden handle on my 8 pound maul and got to looking for something better. Enter the Roughneck 8 pound maul. Nice fiberglass handle, perfect weight, almost makes splitting wood enjoyable. Definitely a quality piece.
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+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
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Review 7 for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

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January 21, 2008
By
from Hueytown, Alabama
Woodcutting is no fun. Driving wedges through hardwood isn't for sissies. I tried a friends maul after watching him bust 12" white oak logs apart with ease. I've since replaced my sledge and wedge with this 8# maul and I don't think I'll ever go back. Even my son commented on how much easier it was and the fiberglass handle holds up well. I haven't replaced a handle this year !
Anything that takes a step of the splitting saves me energy and this maul does it. If you cut wood, you need this tool.
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+3points
4out of 5found this review helpful.
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