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broadax

An ax having a large, broad blade; used for the roughdressing of timber.
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Accompanied with a few illustrations on how to hew and a couple of axes, neither of which was a broadax, we attempted to create timbers.
And although I now hew with a broadax, all that I have described above was done with a Kent ax, which has a cutting bit no different than a felling ax.
All others, including the broadax, become aids in the process but they're not essential for doing the task.
Perhaps this is because I learned to hew with a standard bit ax rather than the broadax, but ironically, I now own and use two broadaxes and have found my stance unchanged when using them.
Again I repeat it is not necessary to use a broadax to hew.
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