Dude I'd rather have that than an axe in all honesty. It's lighter and easier to swing, chops exactly like an axe would on bigger trees and also handles branches and arms/legs with ease that an axe would be useless for but a machete would work on. It's also about 10lbs lighter than an axe and cuts waaaaaaaaay better than a machete.
It is literally the perfect ski trial clearing tool. After doing it for a few years and going through a bunch of different equpiment, all I bring with me nowadays is this, a lightweight chainsaw for the big shit and a pair of ratcheting loppers.
And it's murdered out.
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