Happy to report I’ve processed my first tote of firewood into kindling using the new Fiskars X7 and I still have all my fingers.
The technique I used was to steady the wood on a chopping block with a chicken stick.
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It’s a really nice hatchet. Works like a charm.
Here’s a video demonstrating the technique I used.