Axe, Broad

Axe, Broad

Despite its size, the broad axe is a finishing tool, used for slicing off the last half-inch or so of wood when hewing a flat surface. The blade is beveled only on the side away from the timber, allowing the flat side of the blade to sweep down across the grain. The handle is curved out away from the flat side, allowing you to keep your hands clear of the timber surface.

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