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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. Head Weight lbs. 8, Handle Material Fiberglass.
Average Customer Rating:
4.167 out of 5
4.2
 out of 
5
(6 Reviews) 6
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Summary (6 reviews)
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5 of 6(83%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
1 Question | 1 Answer
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

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!"
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
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Review 2 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
2out of 2found this review helpful.
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Review 3 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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+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
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Review 4 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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+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
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Review 5 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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0points
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Review 6 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
3out of 4found this review helpful.
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