Our Carpenter Adze is a modern refinement of one of the earliest tools used by humans to cut and shape wood. In fact, primitive adzes first appeared during the stone age, some 70,000 years ago!
This variation, with its heavy 5 lb. head and straight 5” cutting edge, is meant to be swung downward with two hands to level or shape a surface positioned between the worker’s feet at roughly ankle to shin height. It is built to the latest revision of AREMA Plan #12A.
A carpenter’s adze is well suited to big jobs like hand-shaping timbers for use in log construction and smoothing wooden floorboards. In the hands of a skilled user, the tool functions much like a huge chisel, rapidly shaving away material to leave a flat surface.
The Warwood Tool Carpenter Adze is proudly hand-forged from American steel by American workers in Wheeling, WV — just the way it has been for more than 100 years.
- Drop-forged, carbon steel head
- 5 lb. weight
- Straight 5” cutting edge
- 5-⅝” bit length
- Warwood blue finish
- Tool only
- 34” American hickory slip-on
- 34” American hickory slip-on with proprietary safety grip