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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
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Summary (7 reviews)
5 stars
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1 star
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6 of 7(86%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
1 Question | 2 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 HoSam
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.
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Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+1point
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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 donluc
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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+5points
5out of 5found 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 AccurateConstandExcav
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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+2points
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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 travelnbsn
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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+8points
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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 Anonymous
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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+2points
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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 walexa07
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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Review 7 for "Roughneck Maul - 8-Lb., Model# 70-708"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

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January 21, 2008
By pressurewasherman
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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+2points
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