All Purpose Box Hatchet

$ 12.95 29.9500
All Purpose Box Hatchet
Famously ugly - and incredibly useful
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08A01.02 Box Hatchet

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08A01.20 Box Hatchet (3)

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Regular Price: $38.95

Special Price $29.95

For dirty jobs, save your fancy tools - use this instead. Part Hatchet, part hammer, part nail remover and pry bar, this design was originally used to close or open wooden tea crates - think India and the Empire. It's truly one of the most ugly tools made, but loved for its way with rough work. Length 13". Blade width 31/4". The rubber handle is a modern enhancement - sturdier and non-slip. It's cheap enough to allow you to get 3 and spread them around so you always have one close at hand.

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  • Handy Tool and Unique

    Madra, 9/6/2015 Thought this would be a good stocking stuffer for Christmas.
  • Update To Previous Review

    Plotthunter, 1/28/2015 An update to the previous review. GW promptly sent a replacement hatchet when I was able to contact them by phone through customer service. A+ to them for their customer service! I still have doubts about this tool as being very heavy duty but I suppose I should be realistic and recognize that $12.95 does not buy you a five star framing hammer or heavy duty axe or hatchet! It will probably do just fine for light projects around the house or as a spare tool in vehicle for emergencies. I plan to go a little easier on this one since it is cast and not forged. Probably a decent value for the money invested if used in context of price and durability.
  • Compact Handy Multitasker

    Janet Irwin, 1/26/2015 This little tool is a good weight and feel for an ordinary person like me, and quite versatile to boot. I just used it to break up and scrape shovel-resistant ice off the deck stairs, and started thinking of all the other potential uses it will serve as winter passes into spring.
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    Plotthunter, 1/25/2015 Either I got a lemon or these are cheap Chinese junk! The head broke completely off the hatchet the second time I used it. I was backing a nail out of a pine siding board. Found the pry function very limited due to size of tool and angle of pry fingers. Had to back it with or have another hammer under it in order to have enough room to grasp nail and pry up. Can see why they are selling them in lots of three! Since I had used this one for less than half hour, it would take at least three to make it until lunchtime! Very disappointed in quality of tool. Perhaps this was just a bad one. Never got a response from GW when I emailed them to inquire if other folks reported problems. Rather disappointed in tool and company! Catalogs probably go in trash from now on.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for your review on the Box Hatchet. We believe you have received a defective one. Our apologies for the lack of response on our part. We're not exactly sure what happened, but a replacement is on its way to you.
  • Truck Tool

    David Walters, 1/23/2015 Ideal tool to keep handy in my truck. This is the third one I've bought, and have given them to my sons as gifts. No telling all the things you can do with this in a pinch.
  • Ugly but Useful

    Kathleen, 1/2/2015 My hubby was pleased. He said it going to be a handy tool to have! Clever combination of tools.
  • All in one Hatchet

    Chandra, 1/1/2015 I bought this for my husband for x-mas. He absolutely loves this. Very handy, small, fits in the tool box. The only thing that would be nice is a cover for the blade. I know these come with the more expensive hatchets.
  • I love you cool tool.

    Jack Anderson, 12/24/2014
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    Debbie Laird, 12/17/2014 This looks like a really neat and handy tool. Hoping hubby will like it.
  • Great Tool

    Mike Vigue, 12/11/2014 Great Tool at a great price, I feel a lot better having this tool in my truck in case of emergency especially in the winter.
  • Great Hatchet

    Ed Hester, 12/8/2014 Very nice hatchet -- much better than I expected.
  • Really Heavy

    Helen, 12/2/2014 A great camping tool for hammering tent stakes, etc. Not very finely molded, but good for the price.
  • Review

    Fred Apt, 12/1/2014 Good basic tool to carry in a vehicle, for emergency situations.
  • Very Useful Tool

    Larry , 11/24/2014 I used this knock off some limbs from a log. One blow on each limb and they were removed. A great weight makes it very useful. You'll wish you bought two as family will want to borrow it, as mine did.
  • A Tool Good Enough To Deserve A Sheath!

    Tim Cacy, 10/14/2014 Bought 3. One for my own use and two for the kids families. A great allaround camping tool as it can be used to drive tent stakes, pull em out, split kindling and pull nails out of trees if needed. A sheath should be offered for the blade or better yet, for the entire "working" end of the tool."
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    David Stark, 9/15/2014 The product is good but I would have much preferred that it was made in the USA and not in China. This is a handy tool.
  • Broke 1st Use

    William Carroll, 3/29/2014 I used it to split firewood and as I battoned it on the hammer head, the hammer head broke off.
  • Multi Hatchet

    Duncan Wynn Jr, 3/23/2014 Had one of these for years , albeit the original Swedish military surplus version with a wooden handle. Never had it break and it was quite useful!
  • Very Handy Tool

    Jim Leftwich, 3/12/2014 One of the handiest tools you can have if you do any work outside...with this and a Leatherman, you're pretty much ready for anything.
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    MD Helgerson, 2/15/2013 This item looks like its made of steel but in fact it is cast - what disappointment - will probably break the first nail I pull.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    We're sorry to hear that you are not altogether happy with the Box Hatchet. It is steel but is a steel casting rather than a forging. By all means, please send it back to us and we will issue you a refund. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Useful tool to have around

    Joe, 1/1/2013 Great tool to have in the garage. Has dozens of uses in the home and yard,and makes short work of a lot of everyday tasks.
  • Great Deal!

    Ralph Anderson, 1/1/2013 For those who have yard work to do, this tool replaces (4) others. No need to find a double handful of several tools! Pick up the Box Hatchet and head for the yard work! Cannot be beat! So versatile!
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