All Purpose Box Hatchet

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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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  • Appreciated Gift

    Terry Kirschler, 7/30/2020 I purchased this for my son. He is a bit of a "farmer". I mean to say he has a few chickens and ducks along with a small garden. He was really tickled to receive the box hatchet. Not to big or to little to help him in all his daily chores and maintenance.
  • multi tool

    mike, 7/24/2020 I bought these for myself and some family as a useful muti purpose tool that will take a beating and still do the job. Just gave 1 to a daughter and will pass out more soon. good tool for what it is.
  • Exactly as advertised - sturdy and well built!!

    Glenn Schuster, 7/10/2020 This was my first purchase from Garrett Wade. I was impressed with the ease of ordering and overall quality of the products I purchased, not to mention the free flashlight. The hatchet was exactly as I had envisioned, sharp & sturdy with a very comfortable grip, The free flashlight was a total bonus and surprisingly high quality steel. I am hooked and will be coming back for more tools - I also sent my wife a link to the website for my upcoming birthday :)
  • Every tool belt or box should have this!

    Richard, 4/25/2020 I build or fix every aspect of my house, from flooring to electrical to plumbing to sheet rocking to roofing and siding. I carry this around instead of 4 other tools. From the quick and easy to the down and dirty, love this tool.
  • Oregon Trail wagon train F-2 generation standard of preparation.

    Loren, 4/6/2020 I really haven't used it. I made the purchase to stock up in preparation. I am of the older part of the F-2 generation of the Oregon Trail Wagon Train migration. As a divorced, intermittently homeless, white male; I pressure can my own food more than most women I know. I rate this at 5 stars because I served as a student shop foreman supervising unskilled students in the construction of stage scenery. Even an 'ACTOR' could use it.
  • Great

    David S, 3/12/2020 Bought three as gifts; each recipient is thrilled. As expected rough in finish... perfect for the destructive bashing purpose it was made for. Each recipient is a contractor (younger and did not know about these) wonderful!!! Bargain!
  • If you are looking for a fine, precision tool, this ain't it.

    NEM0, 3/16/2019 This is an inexpensive, commonly available, basic tool. It's not fancy but it is probably the best one of these box hatchets around. You can find these hatchets in many stores and in any flea market. The price is usually in the $15 to $20 range. And they are utter garbage compared to this one. I purchased this one on sale for less than $10. You would usually have to pay twice as much for one not half as good.
    On most of these, the hatchet is usually too dull to cut anything. The tool is covered in a thick coat of paint to hide all the casting flaws. Unlike all the others that I've seen, this hatchet actually came with a sharp edge. It's not shaving sharp, but you would not want that on an hatchet anyway. As I said this is not some finely made, hand crafted, precision tool that you will hand down to your grandkids as an heirloom. Though it does seem tough enough to still be around for your grandkids to use It's a rough basic tool that you can use and abuse to get the job done. it's perfect for just tossing in a tool box, or for keeping in the car for those emergencies that you hope will never happen. If I had to find something negative, I would say that I would have liked the handle to be a little thicker, but that's just personal preference.
    All in all, for the price of this hatchet, you really can't go wrong.

  • Glad I bought this

    Robert, 2/24/2019 Compact useful tool to keep in the survival toolbox in each vehicle.
  • Awesome little tool.

    Robert Thayer, 1/26/2019 Exactly as described perfect for small jobs great to carry on the 4 wheeler and awesome camp tool !!!
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    Ken Karsh, 1/17/2019 Quality product, ordered as a Christmas Gift.
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    Michael, 7/23/2018 I've gone between 3 and 4 stars in my head for a while during thinking about this. Taking all things into consideration I settled on 3, the deciding factor being the inconsistency in manufacturing.

    The product description is accurate, it's a rough tool for rough work and with a little work on it yourself out of the box it'll suffice for just that. It never claimed to be anything that it's not, and for the price I paid for the 2 I bought, on sale, I can't complain. Much.

    They won't win any beauty contests but this is a rough tool that you'll be happy to keep in your car and won't be afraid to use for whatever you might come across. If you're thinking it'd be a nice all-in-one for backpacking cross that off your mind, it's way too heavy for your average backpacker where every ounce matters. As something to keep in your vehicle? Perfect!

    There is no indication of what country they're made in, but they are apparently made in the workshop equivalent of Dr. Bob's Quickstitch Clinic. They're hastily manufactured with not a single eye on consistency. On one I got there's grinder marks galore on the head and the bit is missing an inch and a half of the cutting edge in the middle. For what I paid for them it's not really worth the trouble of returning one, I'll just hash it out myself. Just understand that they aren't kidding about the rough part and you'll be happy with your purchase.
  • Bought it for nostalgia.

    Wm. Keith Sampson, 7/23/2018 I originally bought this because we had a similar one when I was a kid. My dad kept one in the work truck that we would use to clear limbs, demo crates, sheds or just about anything that required hammering, prying, chopping or pulling nails. Bought it for nostalgia and quickly reverted to using it for most any and everything. Keep one on the tractor, in the tool shed, and in my workshop.
  • box hatchet

    Ronald Sands, 7/9/2018 really useful
  • Handy little hatchet

    Karen Geanacopoulos, 6/28/2018 Bought for my grandson. Great little box hatchet. Great for small projects.
  • May not be pretty to some, but it is a solid, functional tool that works.

    Dan Richardson, 4/15/2018 This is the second one I've purchased (have to admit I wait for the special lower prices). It is relatively rough in appearance, but solid steel and actually holds a sharp edge on the hatchet portion. It is a great tool to have around for multiple purposes ranging from hammer to hatchet. You really can't buy the steel, much less a hatchet/hammer/nail puller combo for much less than this. I used it to cut thru an osage orange limb...those of you that know about osage orange know it is very hard wood as it dries out. While it was a bit of a work out, the hatchet did a fine job of cutting. Very pleased with the tool..What I expected.
  • Strong & Useful

    Linda, 1/19/2018 Well made product liked so well I had ordered 3 & ordered 2 more.
  • Sidekick.

    Kenny Schmidt, 12/19/2017 Maybe if I was a welder, maybe if I bought tools to show off or maybe if I bought a tool and didn't use it I would criticize this tool's appearance. However none of that applied to me, I just used it. Hurricane Nate pushed a large tree onto my shop and smashed it like a pumpkin, this tool did the lion's share of the demolition. Great value, great tool. I've bought 3 more for friends.
  • Got a purpose, it should fit the purpose!

    Ron Murray SR, 12/10/2017 I bought this ugly tool to use with my chainsaw vice. The vice is pounded into a log or stump and holds the saw so it can be sharpened. I wanted something that felt like a hammer but wasn't. I also figured the hatchet could be used to trim small branches from the logs I would be cutting. It has a nice weight to it, it looks perfect for what I bought it to do, and I don't care if it gets dirty and scratched up in use. It is an odd looking tool, but so what?
  • Rough & Ready

    Jay Brooks, 11/28/2017 This is a rough tool for rough work. As other reviewers have noted, this is not a tool with much in the "fit and finish" department. I do not consider that a fault for a utility tool such as this one. It does seem to be tough, which is something that matters. My only criticism of it is that the pry bar end is too thick. A few minutes with a bench grander or a file will take care of that. If you are expecting a display grade tool, this is not for you. If you need something cheap and cheerful that you can use for rough work and never worry about and leaving it rattling around loose in a tool box then this is a useful, economical item. I like it because I can chop close to nails or wire where I would be worried about the edge of my good hatchet or pry and yank away removing difficult nails where I would otherwise be risking the hickory handles on my good hammers. This tool will easily and quickly pay for itself in reduced maintenance and wear and tear of better tools; that is its intended function and it serves it well. I am glad that it looks rough so I will never be tempted to "baby" it. This is a rough tool tool for rough work. For its purpose, I think its crudeness is a feature, not a flaw.
  • Disappointed

    Charles Sleighter, 11/17/2017 Looks nothing like the picture. I have to agree with another reviewer who said it looks like a bad weld that should have been ground down.
  • Great multi-tool for the bug out bag

    Tom, 9/28/2017 I bought 3 of these and keep them in all my bug out bags. Great multi-tool! You can see one in use by Glenn in season 2 of The Walking Dead. He's out in the woods and buries it in the head of a zombie! Really! So that ads an extra use to the tool.

    Rickie Hembree, 8/27/2017 Love this box hatchet
  • False advertising!

    Brent, 8/25/2017 Would have been nice if someone took a grinder to it where the head is attached. It looks like someone used JBweld on it, not smooth like the one in the photo. I guess that's what you get for $8.00.
  • Not happy

    Michele, 7/31/2017 Not particularly happy with this product. It looks as tho my great-grandson molded the head with his playdoh. It's not smooth or professional looking in any way. I've not tried it out in the garden yet because it feels like I'll need to put an edge on it.
  • Awesome tool, wish it came with sheath

    Jesse, 2/13/2017 Hatchet is awesome. Even more rugged and durable than I anticipated. Blade shipped sharp. Good grip. Only downside I see so far is that it didnt ship with any kind of sheath or blade covering, and Garret Wade doesn't appear to carry one that fits this hatchet either. Kind of a bummer. I got the hatchet on a special, for $6 around the holidays, but I'll end up spending twice that on a sheath for it.
  • Handy tool at a great price

    Kris Williams, 12/27/2016 Handy versatile tool at a great price!
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    Sheila Phillips, 12/27/2016 Great sturdy tool. I bought 4 of them for family members to use for camping. Think chopping wood, pounding in stakes and pulling up stakes when it is time to leave.
  • awesome

    Joseph P Korup, 12/27/2016 Had another one a long time ago. Not from you. Although it worked a long time one day the handle just snapped off. This one appears to be more sturdily built should last longer than the first one I am really impressed thank you for a great tool
  • What a tool!

    JMac, 12/23/2016 Bought to give as a Christmas gift. Looks very interesting. Probably borrow it for my own use.
  • Box hatchet

    Kate cooper, 12/16/2016 This is an incredibly handy tool for the everyday outdoorsman.
  • Awesome

    Ray Cole, 12/13/2016 awesome tool
  • Very Durable

    Gil Trujillo, 12/5/2016 Great for taking apart pallets . It can take a beating .
  • KSJ

    Kyle S Johnson, 10/21/2016 Great for camping or in the car for emergencies. Also great for Christmas gifts!
  • KJ

    Kyle S Johnson, 10/21/2016 Handy and compact,,,great Christmas gift!
  • Awesome service

    Justin christian, 10/4/2016 Works great and received it quickly, no complaints from me
  • Just what I need

    Carol, 9/20/2016 Handle is not comfortable. However, the tool is sturdy and a great addition to the home or campsite. Just wish you made a blade cover for it.
  • Handy Tool and Unique

    Madra, 9/7/2015 Thought this would be a good stocking stuffer for Christmas.
  • Update To Previous Review

    Plotthunter, 1/29/2015 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, 1/27/2015 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.
  • Truck Tool

    David Walters, 1/24/2015 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, 1/3/2015 My hubby was pleased. He said it going to be a handy tool to have! Clever combination of tools.
  • All in one Hatchet

    Chandra, 1/2/2015 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, 12/25/2014
  • Box Hatchet

    Debbie Laird, 12/18/2014 This looks like a really neat and handy tool. Hoping hubby will like it.
  • Great Tool

    Mike Vigue, 12/12/2014 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, 12/9/2014 Very nice hatchet -- much better than I expected.
  • Really Heavy

    Helen, 12/3/2014 A great camping tool for hammering tent stakes, etc. Not very finely molded, but good for the price.
  • Review

    Fred Apt, 12/2/2014 Good basic tool to carry in a vehicle, for emergency situations.
  • Very Useful Tool

    Larry , 11/25/2014 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, 10/15/2014 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, 9/16/2014 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, 3/30/2014 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, 3/24/2014 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, 3/13/2014 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, 2/16/2013 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, 1/2/2013 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, 1/2/2013 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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