Cold Steel Poleaxe


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CZ.22
January 18, 2008, 05:01 PM
Mine came with too big a shaft, or too small a head. The head won't go down on the shaft. I tried to put it on and now it is jammed on the shaft. How should I get it off?
How should I thin the shaft?
And. after all that, how the heck am I supposed to assemble this thing? Do it require pow'r tools?

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CZ.22
January 18, 2008, 08:35 PM
Please help!

PTK
January 18, 2008, 08:46 PM
The axe-head goes on from one end and wedges in place as the pole gets thicker. Did you put it on in the correct direction?

CZ.22
January 18, 2008, 10:53 PM
Wait, so the axe goes on the thin, squared end first? Thanks, that'll help.
Anything else on the other questions I posed, anybody?
Any idea how to get the axe head off where it is jammed? Hit it with something?

spiroxlii
January 19, 2008, 12:19 AM
Get a rubber mallet and go to town.

hso
January 19, 2008, 09:19 AM
Stand it up and tap vigorously on the haft just below the head in hopes of it sliding down with the vibration. If that fails, and it probably will since it sounds like you've really pounded it on the wrong end, tap back and forth on opposite sides of the head itself so that it taps loose and falls free. Then put it on from the narrower end of the haft. Remember that ax heads wedge into place so that they don't fly off the head of the haft and that means they slide on from the narrow end.

DAVIDSDIVAD
January 19, 2008, 05:44 PM
The axe-head goes on from one end and wedges in place as the pole gets thicker. Did you put it on in the correct direction?

The CS pole axe does not mount in the traditional way, PTK and hso.

It has the same diameter at the very tip of the haft as it does where the flattening begins.


It is designed for three holes to be drilled through the haft, and then mounted with three connecting bolts.


To the OP:

consider yourself fortunate, an overly tight fit is better than one that's too loose; you can't add wood, hahahah.

If it really bothers you, just get some sandpaper and work with it, check the fit, etc..

Yes, you are going to need at least a drill, dude.

I mean, you could epoxy the whole thing on once you have it just right, but it's meant to be screwed on.

hso
January 19, 2008, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the correction, DAVIDSDIVAD. I hadn't handled the Cold Steel poleaxe, but the hawks and axes I have all went on the traditional way. If I had just taken the time to look at the Cold Steel website I could have read that it mounts with screws through holes in the langettes.:o.

Some minor assembly is required to attach the head and langettes to the shaft. Screws are included.

DAVIDSDIVAD
January 19, 2008, 06:33 PM
Yeah, it's a pain, and it's lame.

I would've liked it much better if they'd done it the right way.

I mean, the haft is BEEFY enough to take it, but drilling three holes into it just felt wrong.

Nonetheless, it has stood up to some hard-core beatings against some giant bougainvillea, and another overgrown, woody shrub.

CZ.22
January 19, 2008, 06:35 PM
Okay, I got it on, going from the top, the thick end, just pounding with a sledge atop a mallet.
I stained the shaft, and I'm gonna find some black wood screws to use in place of the supplied bolts.
Its one bad boy.

DAVIDSDIVAD
January 19, 2008, 06:39 PM
That sounds like a cool idea.

Let us know how the screws turn out.

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